Signature and Emerging Areas

UMaine Center on Aging RSVP Program Receives Grant

The RSVP program at the University of Maine Center on Aging was awarded a one-year $14,340 grant by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Paula Burnett, RSVP program director, submitted the proposal to the Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) within Maine’s DHHS. RSVP is part of the national Senior Corps — […]

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President Hunter to Speak at Orono Bog Boardwalk’s Opening Ceremony

The Orono Bog Boardwalk will open for its twelfth season at 7 a.m. Thursday, July 24. A ceremony celebrating the completion of the first phase of reconstruction and the official reopening will be held at noon. University of Maine President Susan Hunter is scheduled to speak during the event. More than 50 volunteers from campus […]

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Upward Bound Math Science Students to Present Projects

All five of the Upward Bound Math Science student groups will present their final videos for the summer program’s Group Sustainability Design Project from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 25, in the Foster Center for Student Innovation. The Upward Bound Math Science Program is affiliated with the UMaine College of Education and Human Development […]

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Blomberg Studying Population Dynamics of Ruffed Grouse

Erik Blomberg, an assistant professor of wildlife ecology in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine, received a $181,518 grant from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for his proposal, “Understanding population dynamics of ruffed grouse.” The three-year project aims to better understand how forest management practices […]

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NASA, UMaine Endeavor to Better Understand Phytoplankton, Carbon Cycling

University of Maine oceanographer Ivona Cetinic is participating in a NASA project to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain. Phytoplankton — tiny ocean plants that absorb carbon dioxide and deliver oxygen to Earth’s atmosphere — are key to the planet’s health. And NASA wants a […]

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Brady to Study Impact of Climate Change, Farmers’ Practices on Water Quality

A University of Maine marine scientist will examine implications of climate change on farmers’ practices and the ensuing consequences for downstream coastal water systems. Farmers are planting earlier than they were a few decades ago and that means applying fertilizer earlier and, for some crops, being able to plant twice in a growing season, says […]

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Upward Bound Math Science Students Celebrate 50 Years of National Program

Participants of the Upward Bound Math Science program at the University of Maine are recognizing the 50th anniversary of the national Upward Bound program by contributing to a regional video project. The video will feature students in Upward Bound programs across New England singing a song dedicated to the program and written by Craig Werth, […]

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Research Shows 15-year History of Wetland Management

A new article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) documents nearly 15 years of vernal pools research and management by the University of Maine’s Aram Calhoun who is leading an interdisciplinary team at the Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI), a program of the Sen. George J. Mitchell Center. In the article, published […]

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‘Leveraged Flip’ Course Revolves Around Experts

University of Maine economist James Breece has traveled to China a half-dozen times and as a University of Maine System (UMS) representative, he recruited Chinese students for the seven UMS campuses. When Breece — who specializes in macroeconomics, international trade and forecasting — recently returned to the classroom he thought it was important for UMaine […]

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Bataineh Awarded Funds to Research Spruce Budworm Effects

Mohammad Bataineh, an assistant research professor of quantitative silviculture and forest modeling at the University of Maine’s Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, was awarded $69,747 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service for his proposal, “Incorporating spruce-budworm impacts into the Acadian Variant of the Forest Vegetation Simulator.” Outbreaks of the native spruce budworm […]

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