Signature and Emerging Areas

Maine Sea Grant blog offering weekly updates

The Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine offers the latest news and event information on a blog on the organization’s website. Catherine Schmitt, communications director for Maine Sea Grant, will post weekly updates throughout the spring.

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Damariscotta River productivity focus of SEANET public meeting

Students and faculty from the Darling Marine Center and Bigelow Labs, aquaculture industry partners, and the Damariscotta River Association (DRA) will hold a public meeting titled “The Damariscotta River: Understanding What Makes a Productive Estuary” 5–7 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the DRA facility at Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane, Damariscotta. Presenters will […]

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UMaine to host Maine National History Day April 9

For the third year in a row, the University of Maine will host hundreds of students and teachers from around the state as they participate in the Maine National History Day competition on Saturday, April 9. About 325 students and teachers from 35 middle and high schools are expected to take part in the event. […]

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Larval spruce budworm

Maine Spruce Budworm Task Force to release risk assessment, response plan

In advance of the next predicted eastern spruce budworm outbreak, officials with the University of Maine, Maine Forest Service and Maine Forest Products Council have published a risk assessment and disaster preparedness plan to keep forest landowners, government officials and the general public informed. The report includes an assessment of the last outbreak and how […]

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Skylar Bayer

Bayer produces event where stories, science collide in Bangor

Stephen Colbert introduced millions to Skylar Bayer’s marine reproductive ecology research. When “The Colbert Report” aired a mock crime story about missing scallop gonads and a lonely lady scientist performing experiments, the audience laughed while it learned. That funny, true, personal stories can both inform and entertain resonates with Bayer, a doctoral candidate based at […]

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UMaine and Maine Science Festival

Be immersed in a simulated tornado, illustrate nature, look through a solar telescope, hold an oyster, ask a genius a question. Do it all and more at the Maine Science Festival, being held March 18–20, at the Cross Insurance Center and other downtown Bangor venues. The University of Maine is participating in a number of […]

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Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study investigators provide extensive normative data for the evaluation of cognitive deficits in kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been associated with increased risk for cognitive impairment, with the highest risk observed for those with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). In many previous studies, healthy individuals have been compared with persons who have ESRD and are often being treated with hemodialysis. In recent papers, investigators with the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study […]

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Expanding Your Horizons STEM conference for middle school girls March 17

Approximately 270 middle school girls from around the state are expected to take part in the annual University of Maine conference that aims to provide a safe and encouraging environment to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The 29th Expanding Your Horizons conference takes place March 17 on the UMaine campus and features workshops […]

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