Signature and Emerging Areas

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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Discussion on current weather events, future climate trends Sept. 8

A discussion on current weather events and their relation to past, present and future climate trends will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 in Bryand Global Sciences Center, Room 307. The talk will be led by Sean Birkel and Bradfield Lyon, research professors at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute. The talk […]

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Gulf of Maine

Longer, stronger summers in the Gulf of Maine

Summer is coming to the Gulf of Maine, longer and warmer than ever — as much as two months longer. That’s the message of a new research article by a team of scientists led by Andrew Thomas of the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences. The study, published in the journal Elementa, examined the […]

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Three undergraduates gain early admission to Tufts University School of Medicine

Three University of Maine undergraduates have received early acceptance to Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance program. Trevor Morin, a microbiology major from Scarborough, Maine; Drew Brooks, a microbiology and music double major from Lyman, Maine; and Austin Steward, a bioengineering major and Honors College student from Colebrook, New Hampshire, […]

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Flexible squid movement focus of summer research at DMC

A visiting team of researchers studied features of muscles that control squid maneuverability this summer at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center. Squid move to capture prey, elude predators and compete for access to mates. The idea for the research sparked five years ago during a conversation among scientists Ian Bartol, Paul Krueger and […]

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