Along the Mall

Leslie discusses marine fisheries research at symposium in Germany

Heather Leslie, director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, presented her research in June at the 2nd Symposium on Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg in Germany. Leslie was one of 16 invited speakers at the symposium organized by the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the university. The Libra […]

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Tree Street Youth recognizes Ruth Cyr with Heartwood Award

Tree Street Youth Center recognized Ruth Cyr with the 2019 Heartwood Award at the annual “I Am Tree” event held April 24 at Bates College. Cyr, a community education assistant with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), has been delivering nutrition education to youth for 23 years. The […]

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UMaine student, faculty researchers present at Society for American Archaeology annual meeting

The University of Maine was well represented at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 11–14, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Emily Blackwood (M.S. student in the Climate Change Institute and IPh.D. student) chaired a session, “Advances in Heritage Preservation,” and presented a paper, “Reconstructing the Ostra Collecting Site Using Virtual Reality.” Kit […]

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Sociology majors to present at ASA conference

Sociology majors Jonah Paris and Jessica Sweeney have been accepted in national competition to the Honors Program of the American Sociological Association, which takes place at the ASA annual conference, held this year in New York City in August. Honors Program students present their work to their peers, attend several sessions, and hear from graduate […]

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Bayer talks about Andy Mays in Story Collider

Skylar Bayer reminisces about her friendship with scallop diver Andy Mays at a Story Collider event with the theme “Bonds.” Bayer, who earned her Ph.D. at the University of Maine, is a marine biologist, producer for The Story Collider, storyteller and science communicator. She and Mays appeared in The Colbert Report’s hysterical 2013 feature titled […]

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Miner to speak at Geological Society of Washington meeting

Kimberly Miner, a research assistant professor at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, will speak at the Geological Society of Washington meeting April 24 in Washington, D.C. Her talk is titled “The secret legacy of glaciers: Assessing the risk of legacy pollution in glacial meltwater.”

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Fried appointed to Maine Permanent Commission on the Status of Women

Amy Fried, a professor and chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Maine, has been appointed to the Maine Permanent Commission on the Status of Women for a two-year term. The commission is a government-appointed group dedicated to improving opportunities for women and girls, and advises the governor and members of the […]

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McGill named lifetime honorary Fellow of the Ecological Society of America

Brian McGill, a professor of biological science at the University of Maine, was named a lifetime honorary fellow of the Ecological Society of America. The society established its fellowship program in 2012 with the goal of honoring its members and supporting their competitiveness and advancement to leadership positions in the society, at their institutions, and […]

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UMaine graduate student researchers attend GradCAP workshop

University of Maine graduate students whose research focuses on climate change effects and adaptation in agriculture, forestry and aquaculture attended a workshop at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, Maine on March 19, capping a yearlong project offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Northeast Climate Hub network. The project, Northeast Graduate Student […]

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