Signature and Emerging Areas

Fishermen in Eastport, Maine

Maine fishermen: adapting in a sea of change

Increasing environmental uncertainty coupled with rapidly changing market conditions in the Gulf of Maine raise important questions about the ability of Maine’s commercial fishermen to adapt. How resilient is the industry to these shifting waters? Who is best positioned to adapt and who is most vulnerable? “We have started to explore these questions by studying […]

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Sara Morris to deliver Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture

The Honors College at the University of Maine will present the TIAA 2017–18 Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture with Sara Morris on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Morris will present “Accounting for Happiness: The Rewards of Unlikely Career Choices, and the Lasting Value of Kindness,” at 3:30 p.m. in Neville Hall, Room 101. The lecture is free and […]

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CMJ seminar topics include academic integrity, digital culture, climate change, hate speech

The Department of Communication and Journalism’s fall Colloquium Series begins at noon Monday, Sept. 18 with a roundtable titled “Skills-based Approaches for Teaching Academic Integrity” in Dunn Hall, Room 424. Panelists from the department include doctoral students Dana Carver-Bialer, Bryan Picciotto and Tyler Quiring; lecturer Lily Herakova; and assistant professor Holly Schreiber. Six other public […]

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UMaine HAB team launching a weather balloon

Engineering students starred during total eclipse

The temperature was north of 93 degrees on Clemson University’s Quad and Cameron Sullivan’s computer keyboard was so hot it hurt to touch. On the rooftop of the nearby Watt Family Innovation Center, Derek Haas says felt like a frying egg. But at 2:37 p.m. Aug. 21, the temperature dropped for 2 minutes and 37 […]

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Tijerina earns first Chris Kobrak Fellowship in Canadian Business History

Stefano Tijerina has been named the first recipient of the Chris Kobrak Fellowship in Canadian Business History. The University of Maine adjunct assistant professor accepted the $10,000 award at the “150 Years of Canadian Business History” conference Sept. 11–12 in Toronto. Tijerina was awarded the fellowship for his in-progress book titled “Navigating Imperial Competition in […]

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DMC welcomes Boothbay Sea and Science Center campers

Boothbay Sea and Science Center campers capped off their summer program with a recent daylong visit to the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Nearly 30 campers, ages 5–13, learned about shellfish aquaculture with Lili Pugh, DMC’s K–12 education coordinator. “To understand aquaculture, one must know the science,” Pugh says. “Understanding water quality, […]

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UMaine receives $1.5M award to advance Maine’s marine economy

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently announced a $1.5 million award to the University of Maine to support a major waterfront infrastructure investment at the Darling Marine Center (DMC), UMaine’s marine laboratory in Walpole, that will benefit marine industries statewide. Together with matching funds from UMaine and state marine bond funds, the EDA award […]

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Mountian peaks in the clouds

Mountain ice records North Pacific storm intensification through windblown sea salt

For nearly 300 years, winter storm activity in Alaska and Northwestern Canada has been intensifying and is currently unmatched in magnitude and duration over the past 1,200 years, according to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The research, a collaborative effort between Dartmouth University, the University of Maine and the University […]

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