Signature and Emerging Areas


Nayak, Beal aim to bolster seaweed, blue mussel production

Editor’s note: story updated Nov. 3 Aquaculture companies in Maine are at the forefront of efforts to culture high-quality seafood products. While the industry has grown in the last five years, those seeking to further expand face serious challenges. Two awards from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will support research projects designed to overcome […]

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UMaine to celebrate international education, cultural exchange Nov. 4–17

The University of Maine will celebrate and promote international education and global cultural exchange through a variety of events in November. Events will begin Saturday, Nov. 4 with the 30th annual Culturefest at the New Balance Student Recreation Center, and will end Friday, Nov. 17 with the Solidarity Harvest volunteer opportunity. Other activities will include […]

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Michelle Goody and Clarissa Henry

Goody finds flu ravages muscles of zebrafish with muscular dystrophy

This time of year, doctors often recommend flu shots for people who are young, old, pregnant or immunocompromised. Michelle Goody suggests adding people with muscular dystrophy to the list. After the University of Maine research assistant professor injected the flu virus into the bloodstream of zebrafish with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), damage to their muscles […]

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Kelley, Loring to discuss connections between art, environment in Portland

University of Maine marine geologist Joseph Kelley and 2017 honorary doctorate recipient Donna Loring will take part in a discussion that explores connections between art, environmental concerns and people’s relationship to the natural world at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 in Osher Auditorium at Maine College of Art. Kelley will discuss his research about Maine’s […]

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Austin Steward

Austin Steward: Bioengineering major aiming for pediatric career in Maine

Austin Steward, a third-year bioengineering major at the University of Maine, was part of a select group who gained early access to the Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance program. Born of a partnership between Tufts and Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine Track Early Assurance reserves a limited number […]

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Gill to speak at science conference in Kuwait celebrating female leadership

Jacquelyn Gill is an invited speaker at the 10th International Conference on Women Leaders in Science, Technology, and Engineering in Kuwait. At the Oct. 23–25 conference, female role models will be celebrated and success stories and strategies will be shared to inspire the next generation of women. Recognizing the value of a STEM education in […]

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Aquaculture Educators Network hosts STEM workshop

The Aquaculture Educators Network (AEN) invites ​teachers statewide to a free professional development workshop Monday, Oct. 23 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The event, co-hosted by AEN, is a collaboration between Maine EPSCoR, the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute, Island Institute, Herring Gut Learning Center, and Hurricane Island Center for […]

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Engineering Job Fair Oct. 18

More than 130 companies — the largest number ever — are expected to be represented at the University of Maine’s 2017 Engineering Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the New Balance Student Recreation Center. Co-sponsored by the UMaine College of Engineering and Career Center, the 19th annual event is […]

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Heather Leslie

DMC director Heather Leslie shares vision for UMaine’s marine lab

Editor’s note: Heather Leslie recently spoke with communications intern Aliya Uteuova about her first two years as director of the Darling Marine Center (DMC), the University of Maine marine laboratory in Walpole. Leslie talks about the DMC’s first-ever strategic plan; promising collaborations with industry and community groups; projects to benefit Mainers, businesses and ocean ecosystems; […]

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