At a Glance

Cohen Institute offering weeklong travel course to Washington, D.C.

The William S. Cohen Institute for Leadership & Public Service at the University of Maine is sponsoring a weeklong travel course to Washington, D.C. that focuses on “Leadership in Chaotic Times.” The experience aims to develop hands-on, advanced leadership skills for the 21st century — a time of dramatic and unpredictable change. From May 15–21, […]

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Parks, Recreation and Tourism students to restore trails on Mount Desert Island

One dozen University of Maine students in the Parks, Recreation and Tourism program in the School of Forest Resources ditched the classroom for a camp on Mount Desert Island May 16–20. The intensive one-week course, now in its second year, provides students field experience and an opportunity to meet professionals working in the parks, recreation […]

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UMaine dairy cow sets state record for butterfat production

Holstein Association USA, the world’s largest dairy cattle breed organization, has verified the recent production record of UM Eden Padme as a new Maine state record for butterfat production in her age group. Padme is a member of the dairy herd at the University of Maine’s J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center in Orono. At […]

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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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