Signature and Emerging Areas

Speaking in Maine airs Mayewski’s ‘Arctic Climate Change and Maine’ talk

Maine Public’s Speaking in Maine is sharing Paul Mayewski’s address titled “Arctic Climate Change and Maine” in December to the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations in in Camden. Mayewski, director of the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, recently led National Geographic and Rolex’s Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mount Everest. The world-renowned climate scientist […]

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Maine Public’s biggest story of year: record-setting 3D printer, boat 

A University of Maine time lapse video of a 25-foot, 5,000-pound boat being printed by a 3D printer at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center was Maine Public’s biggest story of 2019 based on traffic volume. The Composites Center earned three Guinness World Records — for the largest printer, the largest solid […]

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Deutsche Welle links to Climate Reanalyzer’s mapping of ‘heat blob’ in Pacific Ocean

Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, credited the Climate Change Institute’s Climate Reanalyzer in its story about ocean heat waves and Australian bushfires. The article linked to the Climate Reanalyzer, which mapped the heat blob in the Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and South America. The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research described the blob […]

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Newsom quoted in bicentennial column in Morning Sentinel, KJ

In Lisa Miller and Luisa Deprez’s column in the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal about Maine turning 200 years old, University of Maine assistant professor of anthropology Bonnie Newsom, a citizen of Penobscot Indian Nation, said, “People have been living here for at least 11,000 years … living along the Penobscot River for at least […]

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Buffalo News utilizes Climate Reanalyzer in snowfall deficit story

In its article about snowfall deficit and global temperature anomalies, The Buffalo News linked to the Climate Change Institute Climate Reanalyzer. “Even Moscow didn’t get a white Christmas, which is unusual … For most of us, shovels can remain in place and snowblowers will continue a lengthening rest,” Don Paul wrote.

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Press reports on death of microprocessor inventor Chuck Peddle

The Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News, News Center Maine and WABI (Channel 5) reported on the death of Chuck Peddle, a 1959 graduate of the University of Maine’s engineering program whose 1975 invention of a microprocessor paved the way for the era of personal computing. Peddle died Dec. 15 at the age of 82 at […]

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Mayewski continues climate change conversation on ‘The Maine Question’

What’s it like living and doing research in the world’s most remote locations?  Listen as Ron Lisnet continues his conversation with Paul Mayewski, director of the University of Maine Climate Change Institute.  In Part 2 of the two-part podcast “The Maine Question,” Mayewski recalls drilling ice cores on glaciers and living in a tent for […]

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Fish Farmer cites UMaine in article about oral vaccine for sea lice

The University of Maine was mentioned in a Fish Farmer magazine article about an oral vaccine being developed for sea lice by a team of Scottish and international aquaculture experts. Sea lice are estimated to cost the Atlantic salmon production industry about $550 million a year. The new approach will use advanced nanoparticle technology to […]

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Washington Post talks with Shaler about mass timber construction

The Washington Post talked with Stephen Shaler, director of the School of Forest Resources and associate director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, for its story “Forget the log cabin. Wood buildings are climbing skyward — with pluses for the planet.” Shaler said, “There’s not a silver bullet out there” with regards to mass […]

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‘The Maine Question’ probes Mayewski’s explorations, discoveries

In Part 1 of this two-part podcast, “The Maine Question” asks what it’s like in the most remote, harsh and spectacular locations on Earth. Anyone with a thirst for adventure has likely dreamed of seeing the South Pole, Mount Everest, or the massive ice sheets of Greenland. Paul Mayewski has done all of that and […]

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