Signature and Emerging Areas

Pendse Awarded Funds to Encourage Involvement of Females in Forestry

Sheila Pendse, a project development associate in the Dean’s Office of the University of Maine College of Engineering, is leading a project that aims to engage female middle school students from rural Maine communities in forest bioproducts research programs and STEM careers. The Engineering Information Foundation recently awarded Pendse $12,540 to create a Sustainable Energy […]

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Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology Celebrates New Name

The University of Maine’s Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology (WFCB) formally recognized its new name and celebrated the department’s tradition of education and research at a recent event. The division, previously known as the Department of Wildlife Ecology, officially changed its name in September 2014 to better reflect its current graduate and undergraduate […]

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Scientists Face Frontiers at Storytelling Event

A field biologist, science writer, river restorer and senior producer will share their experiences at a science storytelling project 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., in Portland. Skylar Bayer and Ari Daniel are co-producers of the event for The Story Collider, which creates live shows and podcasts in which […]

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UMaine Researchers Aiding Efforts to Develop American Eel Aquaculture

University of Maine Marine Extension associates are involved in emerging efforts to develop aquaculture for American eel. Last October, scientists, eel biologists, eel merchants, entrepreneurs and government regulators attended a workshop on the eel industry sponsored by the USDA Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center and organized by Barry Costa-Pierce (University of New England), Michael Timmons (Cornell […]

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Carnegie Foundation Classification

Carnegie Foundation Selects UMaine for 2015 Community Engagement Classification

The University of Maine is one of 240 colleges and universities in the United States selected to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. UMaine and 156 other institutions received reclassification; 83 colleges and universities received first-time classification. In 2008, UMaine and Bates College were the first […]

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NSF Story Highlights STEM Education Research of Michelle Smith

The research of Michelle Smith, assistant professor in the School of Biology and Ecology, is the focus of a National Science Foundation Discovery feature, “Rules of engagement: Transforming the teaching of college-level science.” Smith is the principal investigator on four projects and a co-principal investor on another, all aimed at improving nationwide science instruction and […]

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Press Herald Outlines ‘Historical Atlas of Maine’

The Portland Press Herald said the recently released “Historical Atlas of Maine” tells the state’s story with “masterful depth and visuals.” Burton Hatlen, a University of Maine English professor, poet and mentor to Stephen King, envisioned and proposed the idea for an atlas in 1997. When Hatlen died in 2008, UMaine colleagues Stephen Hornsby and […]

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FEMA News Today Previews Olsen’s Tidal Marsh Research

FEMA News Today ran a University of Maine release about Brian Olsen’s research on the restoration of tidal marshes and birds impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awarded Olsen, a UMaine assistant professor of biology and ecology, a $1.4 million grant to conduct a 22-month study on the recovery of birds […]

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