Signature and Emerging Areas

Aerial view of engineering buildings on UMaine's campus in Orono

Design team named for Engineering Education and Design Center

Editor’s note: Story updated Dec. 7. The team of WBRC Architects Engineers, based in Bangor, and Ellenzweig, an architecture and planning firm in Boston, has been selected to design the Engineering Education and Design Center at the University of Maine, proposed to be upward of $80 million. The team, which includes five other Maine firms […]

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Students with a breathing simulator

Students’ biomedical engineering spinoff company receives VentureWell funding

A group of biomedical engineering graduate students at the University of Maine has been selected by nonprofit VentureWell to receive funding and training to develop their medical simulation startup. The students are receiving a $5,000 grant to help build their spinoff company, Zephyrus Simulation LLC. As part of their senior capstone, the students developed a […]

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UMaine designated one of eight DOE combined heat and power centers

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the University of Maine to lead one of eight regional partnerships dedicated to the promotion, technical support and deployment of cost-effective and highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) technologies throughout the nation. UMaine, in partnership with the University of New Hampshire and Watson Strategy Group, will oversee […]

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Creation cuff

Jason Brown imbues modern jewelry with ancestral energy

Jason Brown of Penobscot Nation infuses his contemporary handcrafted jewelry with positive ancestral energy. Brown, who formed Decontie & Brown with wife and partner Donna Decontie-Brown, says it’s gratifying to see people wear their innovative Wabanaki-inspired jewelry and clothing — including leggings, dresses, hoodies and haute couture gowns. “Unfortunately, some people think of us (Native […]

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Organization selling Christmas trees to benefit scholarship program

Xi Sigma Pi, the forestry honors society at the University of Maine, is holding its annual Christmas tree sale at Nutting Hall through Saturday, Dec. 9. Profits from the sale will fund scholarships for students in the School of Forest Resources and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology. Hours for the sale are […]

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Aquaculture toolkit

Youth invited to explore ocean with EPSCoR, UMaine Extension toolkit

Got twine? How about clothespins? Glue sticks? Coffee filters? Cotton balls? University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H and Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine do. They’ve also got dried seaweed, globes, kickballs and fish puzzles. They’ve packed these and other items in toolkits​ — called Exploring Marine Science and Aquaculture (Grades K–2) — that […]

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Students, faculty to present at National Collegiate Honors Council Conference in Atlanta

Fourteen University of Maine Honors College students, along with faculty and staff, are traveling to Atlanta, Georgia this week for the annual National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference Nov. 8–12. Faculty and students will be giving 10 presentations on various topics related to Honors education, including social justice and human rights, intersectionality, activism and classroom […]

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Authors of ‘Caught’ to share fishing tales Nov. 14 at DMC

The authors of “Caught. Time. Place. Fish.” will sign books and share stories at noon Nov. 14 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. A collaboration between fisherman Glen Libby and photographer Antonia Small, “Caught” is an account of the beauty, fragility and profound change that characterizes fishing, fishing […]

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Financial markets

The human costs of financial crises: linking market sentiment to human capital loss

Global financial crises and the severe economic hardships they impose on millions of people worldwide can sometimes lead to violent and fatal outcomes, according to a new study from the University of Maine. The research, which links periods of economic turmoil to increased rates of suicide and murder-suicide, illuminates the often overlooked and understudied loss […]

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