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Artist to bring exhibit to UMaine during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Traci Molloy, an artist and education activist, will give a public presentation at the University of Maine as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The presentation, “Against My Will,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 in Minsky Recital Hall. Molloy will speak about the creation of the exhibit and previous collaborations with […]

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New nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer to benefit research and education in Maine

To enhance research and education in Maine, the University of Maine Department of Chemistry is acquiring a state-of-the-art, 500 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer with a more than $535,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation and Chemistry Research Instrumentation programs. Leading the project is UMaine assistant professor of chemistry Matthew Brichacek, […]

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World Climate Interactive Negotiation Simulations to be held at Maine schools in October

University of Maine graduate students are partnering with schools across Maine to host World Climate Interactive Negotiation Simulation (WCS) activities. The simulation activity was developed by the nongovernmental organization Climate Interactive and involves a role play in which participants act as country delegates and work together to negotiate a global climate agreement. The simulation emulates […]

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Coalition including UMaine announces plan to grow forest economy

A coalition working to boost Maine’s forest economy announced its action plan at the University of Maine on Sept. 25. Forest Opportunity Roadmap/Maine (FOR/Maine), a coalition working to diversify the state’s wood products businesses, attract capital investments, and develop greater economic prosperity for communities impacted by recent mill closures, announced a plan to grow Maine’s […]

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Maine forest with moose

Researchers awarded $1.5M to examine spread of mosquito-transmitted diseases

A team of University of Maine researchers has been awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to examine the relationships among the spread of mosquito-transmitted diseases, perceptions of mosquito-borne disease risk and human travel, including domestic and international tourism. The five-year project, “Coupled Dynamics of Tourism and Mosquito-Borne Disease Transmission in the Americas,” is […]

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Isaac Record to deliver 2018–19 Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture

The Honors College at the University of Maine will present the TIAA 2018–19 Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture with Isaac Record ’03 on Sept. 25. Record, an assistant professor of practice at Michigan State University’s Lyman Briggs College, will discuss “Life, the University and Everything: My Romp Across Disciplines in Pursuit of Answers,” at 3:30 p.m. […]

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Nielsen to discuss ‘bringing ocean perspective to urban estuary’ at DMC

Karina Nielsen will talk about “Bringing an ocean perspective to an urban estuary” at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. Nielsen directs the San Francisco State University Estuary and Ocean Science Center. Her scientific research focuses on how oceanographic, climatic and anthropogenic factors influence the functioning of coastal […]

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Trade Only Today mentions Advanced Structures and Composites Center

Trade Only Today reported Hinckley Yachts partnered with the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center to create a 3D printed electric boat. The company worked with the center to design parts and choose materials that would withstand the sun, and to print a console to a higher level of accuracy made possible with […]

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Press Herald interviews Wahle about research on baby lobsters in deep water

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Richard Wahle, a professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences and director of UMaine’s Lobster Institute, for an article about his recent research on settlement of juvenile lobsters. The American Lobster Settlement Index, a program hosted by Wahle’s lab, has monitored the number of baby lobsters that […]

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