Signature and Emerging Areas

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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Brian Olsen Studies Superstorm Sandy’s Effects on Tidal Marshes to Target Restoration Efforts, Assist Threatened Species

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is monitoring infrastructure repair efforts around Atlantic City, New Jersey, where Superstorm Sandy killed 73 and caused billions of dollars in damage when it barreled ashore a little more than two years ago. In January, Brian Olsen, assistant professor of biology and ecology, will start gauging the restoration of tidal […]

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UMaine Archaeologist Honored for ‘Pioneering Interdisciplinary Studies’

An international group dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people is honoring Daniel H. Sandweiss, an archaeologist at the University of Maine. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) elected Sandweiss a Fellow for his distinguished contributions to archaeology. Alan Leshner, CEO and executive publisher of Science, says Sandweiss’ notable […]

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Helping Farmers Make Informed Soil Health Decisions Focus of Mallory’s Research

Ellen Mallory, a sustainable agriculture specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and a professor in the School of Food and Agriculture, is leading a project that aims to help inform farmers’ decisions about adopting soil health strategies. The yearlong project, “Building knowledge, skills and networks for soil security in Maine,” received a $44,442 […]

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UMHC, BDN Team up for ‘My Maine Culture’ Project, Seek Digital Postcards

The University of Maine Humanities Center has partnered with the Bangor Daily News on “My Maine Culture,” a project to celebrate Maine’s sense of place. The public is encouraged to submit a digital postcard — an image or video with accompanying text — to the BDN by Dec. 16. Visuals should capture participants’ Maine culture […]

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