Along the Mall

Klimis-Zacas receives national recognition for research on health benefits of wild blueberries

University of Maine professor of clinical nutrition Dorothy Klimis-Zacas received the 2024 American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Industry Recognition award, which honors significant contributions to the field of nutrition science.   Klimis-Zacas has focused her research on the health benefits of wild blueberries and their bioactive compounds, specifically on cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Her wide […]

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UMaine students compete in North American Dairy Competition

Four students from the University of Maine Animal and Veterinary Sciences Program competed in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge held from April 4-6 in Visalia, California. They joined 212 students from 37 colleges and universities from across the U.S. and Canada.  Students visited one of the three hosting dairy farms in California. The Dairy […]

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UMaine faculty, alumni showcase work during Readingpalooza

Several local writers who are also University of Maine faculty and alumni will showcase their work during Readingpalooza at noon on Sunday, April 14 at Queen City Cinema Club in Bangor.  Victoria Hood, a UMaine graduate and adjunct instructor in the Department of English, organized the event. Other presenters include Hollie Adams, UMaine assistant professor […]

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Comins delivers eclipse and astronomy talks in New Hampshire

Astronomer and University of Maine physics professor Neil F. Comins delivered multiple talks about the total solar eclipse and common misconceptions in astronomy on April 7 and 8 in New Hampshire.  On April 7, Comins gave two talks to guests at the Omni Mount Washington Resort, which welcomed 132 attendees. On April 8, he spoke […]

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UMaine researchers presenting at AERA annual meeting

The 2024 American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting is happening April 11-14 in Philadelphia, with some preconference events earlier in the week. The AERA conference is the world’s largest annual gathering of education researchers and practitioners, and a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative studies in a variety of areas. Here’s a look at some of […]

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SPIFFY wins first place in worldwide portfolio competition

The Student Portfolio Investment Fund, also known as SPIFFY, won first place in a worldwide portfolio competition on March 22. The competition was part of the G.A.M.E. Forum XIII (Global Asset Management Education) held March 21-22 in New York City. During the event, 1,100 students from more than 125 universities interacted with industry leaders and […]

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UMaine Wrestling Team qualifies for national championships

The University of Maine Wrestling team, part of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) since 2013, qualified for the 2024 NCWA National Championships.  The UMaine Foundation is currently fundraising to support the team’s upcoming trip to Louisiana for the championships. In addition to travel expenses, funds can help buy new team equipment for the next […]

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Barron co-leading poetry roundtable in San Diego to celebrate Robert Frost

University of Maine professor of English Jonathan Barron is co-leading a roundtable discussion in San Diego March 21-23 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the poet Robert Frost. Workshops and roundtable discussions will be held by distinguished poets and joined by scholars from around the world. Barron’s roundtable will focus on how […]

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