Along the Mall

Skonberg to educate media about foods of the future

Denise Skonberg will participate in a media briefing about emerging research driving the development of consumable algae, insects and cultured meat — and how factors such as taste, nutrition, public perception, and environmental impact may influence their acceptance as foods.  The American Association for the Advancement of Science briefing, titled “Fit to Eat? Algae, Insects, […]

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UMaine student receives regional continuing education award

Natascia La Verde of Belfast, Maine has received a 2020 University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) New England Region Outstanding Student Award. The award honors an undergraduate enrolled in a program offered through a division of professional, continuing or online education who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and an unusual will to learn — not […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H program receives regional and national awards

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H youth development program staff were recently honored by the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) as Northeast regional and national winners of the Diversity & Inclusion: Expanding the 4-H Audience Award and the Excellence in After School Programming Award.  UMaine Extension staff honored at the NAE4-HA conference, held […]

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Saros named Fellow of Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography

Jasmine Saros has been named a Fellow of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO).  ASLO Fellows are recognized as having achieved excellence in their contributions to the association and to aquatic sciences. Saros is a professor of paleolimnology and lake ecology with the University of Maine School of Biology and Ecology […]

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NCAAE Founder’s Award named for Sandweiss

At the 38th Annual Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory (NCAAE) at Brown University, the first Dan Sandweiss NCAAE Founder’s Award was presented to Richard Daggett of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, in recognition of long-term and active support of the Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory and “Andean Past,” founded by Dan Sandweiss […]

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Varahramyan participates in White House Summit

Kody Varahramyan, vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School, attended the White House Summit of the Joint Committee on the Research Environment, Nov. 5 in Washington, D.C. The summit focused on the progress made to date by the National Science and Technology Council Joint Committee on the Research Environment. Specific emphasis was […]

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UMaine Extension specialist Forstadt receives Distinguished Service Award

University of Maine Cooperative Extension associate professor and human development specialist Leslie Forstadt was recently honored by the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) with the Distinguished Service Award. The NEAFCS award recognizes members for leadership, outstanding program efforts, and personal and professional development. As the highest award given, Forstadt was recognized […]

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Biddle wins research award for article examining Coladarci’s work

A paper co-authored by University of Maine assistant professor of educational leadership Catharine Biddle won the Howard A. Dawson Best Research Paper Award at the recent National Rural Education Association annual convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Biddle is lead author of “On Resisting ‘Awayness’ and Being a Good Insider: Early Career Scholars Revisit Coladarci’s Swan Song […]

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Dagher recognized as 2019 Transportation Champion by the Maine Better Transportation Association

Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, was recognized as the 2019 Transportation Champion by the Maine Better Transportation Association (MBTA) during an award ceremony Oct. 4 in Freeport.  MBTA is the largest transportation organization in the state with 700 members. The award ceremony celebrates and recognizes leaders […]

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UMaine experts among leaders in new Climate Adaptation Fellowship

The Climate Adaptation Fellowship, a peer-to-peer learning program designed to build climate resilience across farms, forests and communities, has launched its official website. According to a news release about the initiative, the Climate Adaptation Fellowship provides “a curriculum designed to give farmers, foresters, and advisors the information they need to adapt to climate change, bring […]

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