Signature and Emerging Areas

UMaine Student Computer Games Competition Thursday

Contact: George Markowsky, 581-3940; George Manlove, 581-3756 ORONO — The lobby of UMaine’s Jenness Hall will become somewhat of an electronic games arcade Thursday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., as eight teams of students will competitively showcase computer games they have created in a class, COS 125, Introduction to Problem Solving through Python Programming. […]

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Tuesday Talk on Next Version of Internet and Security

Contact: George Markowsky, 581-3940 The Tuesday, Nov. 23 Cybersecurity Club Talk at 3:30 p.m. in 227 Neville Hall will be “Setting up a Secure IPv6 Network” by Will Dean of the University of Maine. The talk will explain Internet Protocol Version 6, the successor to version 4, the first publicly used Internet Protocol in operation […]

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Cyber Monday Analysis, Expectations

Contact: Nory Jones, 581-1971 Nine in 10 retailers are telling the National Retail Association’s survey partners they are planning special Cyber Monday sales and specials, with plenty of free shipping, on what has become the biggest online shopping day of the year. On Cyber Monday, the first Monday after Thanksgiving, as many as 54.5 percent […]

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UMaine Receives $3.5 Million in R&D Awards

Contact: Joe Carr (207) 581-3571 or joe.carr@umit.maine.edu ORONO, Maine – The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) has selected five University of Maine projects to receive a total of $3.5 million from the Maine Technology Asset Fund. Gov. John Baldacci announced last week a total of $7.25 million in awards to 10 applicants across Maine. The Maine […]

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Markowsky Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Ukrainian University

Contact: George Markowsky, 581-3940 ORONO — George Markowsky, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science, recently was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from The Research Council of Ternopil National Economic University in the Ukraine for his work during a recent sabbatical there. He helped the university win a NATO grant enabling the installation […]

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Computer Hackers Don’t Stand a Chance Against UMaine’s Cyber Team

Contacts: George Markowsky, (207) 581-3940 or Aimee Dolloff, (207) 581-3777   Computer Hackers Don’t Stand a Chance Against UMaine’s Cyber Team ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine Cybersecurity Team proved that computer hackers don’t stand a chance against them at the 2010 Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The team came in second place in […]

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Hampden to install rain garden with help of UMaine Cooperative Extension

Contact: Laura Wilson, (207) 949-2167; Aimee Dolloff, (207) 581-3777 *Note to members of the media – The best opportunity to see the garden in progress and speak to volunteers and Hampden Mayor Matthew Arnett will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18. HAMPDEN, Maine – Hoping to set an example for residents, the town of […]

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Scientists to Extend Antarctic Ice Records Back to 3 Million Years

Contact: Andrei Kurbatov (207) 581-2840; Aimee Dolloff, (207) 581-3777 ORONO, Maine – Scientists at the University of Maine have received a $436,546 grant from the National Science Foundation to extend climate records back to three million years using ice samples from the Allan Hills Blue Ice Area in East Antarctica. Andrei Kurbatov, an assistant research […]

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University of Maine Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Specialists Award

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — Professor Harlan J. Onsrud at the University of Maine has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Law in Australia at The University of Melbourne during February and March 2009, according to the UnitedS tates Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. […]

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