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Students to present service-learning projects May 5

The University of Maine’s Campuses for Environmental Stewardship groups will present student service-learning projects from 12:30–3 p.m. Thursday, May 5 in the Bangor Room, Memorial Union. Students, faculty and community members will be in attendance. Projects conducted this semester focused on issues of importance in the state including: sustainable tourism, mining activities, Penobscot River water […]

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Alba-Technic, UMaine engineers accept the Head Health Challenge

Inventor and entrepreneur James Ferguson uses his head. And with assistance from University of Maine researchers, he’s creating a material to help other people protect theirs. The founder and CEO of Alba-Technic, LLC in Winthrop, Maine has developed a patented, shock-absorbing material system to shield the brain from injury. Ferguson, a former nuclear power plant […]

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Rubin a transportation expert at national conference

Jonathan Rubin, director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and professor of economics, and chair of the Environment and Energy Section, U.S. Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, will be one of the experts presenting on transportation at the Washington, D.C. conference, U.S. Energy Policy in the 2016 Elections and Beyond: Incremental or […]

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NSF research grant to advance spatial artificial intelligence

“Just over the hill” or “downstream” are phrases commonly used to communicate location. But how can these basic instructions be used for computing? With a two-year, $175,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation, Torsten Hahmann, an assistant professor in the School of Computing and Information Science, will explore the implications of informal spatial descriptions […]

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Art education students leading community projects on storytelling, weaving

University of Maine students in an advanced art education course will present their community art service project, “Weaving a Story,” during the 22nd annual HOPE Festival. From 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, April 23 at the New Balance Student Recreation Center, the students will provide the opportunity for participants to contribute to a collaborative […]

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Eating chocolate improves cognitive function, study finds

People who ate chocolate at least once a week performed better on multiple cognitive tasks, compared to those who ate chocolate less frequently, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Maine, University of South Australia and Luxembourg Institute of Health that has garnered international attention. With age, education, gender age and […]

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Doctoral candidates organize club, author ‘Oceanography’ article

Three University of Maine marine science students authored an article about developing camaraderie and job skills in “Oceanography” magazine. Doctoral candidates Karen Stamieszkin, Melissa A. May and Alison Chase wrote about their experience creating the Marine Science Professional Development Club (MSPDC) and planning three student retreats at the seaside Darling Marine Center in Walpole. “Indeed, […]

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DMC explorers to share ideas, spark discussion at TEDx talks

University of Maine doctoral student Skylar Bayer and oceanographer Bob Steneck will deliver TEDx talks at separate events in May. Bayer, based at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, will take the stage at TEDxPiscataquaRiver “On the Edge” on Friday, May 6, at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Bayer, a doctoral candidate in marine […]

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Maine Music Box migrating to Digital Commons

A project to bring full-text scores from the Maine Music Box database into Digital Commons is underway. The first of several series to be migrated is the “Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection” with 5,200 illustrated sheet music scores now available on Digital Commons. Materials in the public domain, or published before 1923, may be downloaded […]

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