Campus Announcements

UMaine Extension offers hay directory to growers, buyers

University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers the online Maine hay directory as a means to connect buyers and sellers of Maine hay products. “It is important for livestock farmers to find quality feed for their animals,” says Rick Kersbergen, Extension professor of sustainable dairy and forage systems. “Quality forages are the backbone of any feeding […]

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Frey to demonstrate basketmaking at Hudson Museum artist showcase

Gabriel Frey will demonstrate the ancient tradition of brown ash and sweetgrass basketry at an artist showcase 10–11 a.m. Aug. 1, in the Hudson Museum at the Collins Center for the Arts. Frey, a 13th-generation Passamaquoddy basketmaker, also will share new directions that he’s taking the tradition. Frey specializes in pack and utility baskets. He […]

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Gerbi named associate dean for research

Christopher Gerbi has been named associate dean for research in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and associate director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station. Gerbi joined the School of Earth and Climate Sciences as faculty in 2007 and will be promoted to the role of professor on Sept. 1. He […]

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American Unagi founder to talk at DMC about eel aquaculture

Elvers are a valuable fishery in Maine, but a lot of the catch is shipped to Asia, grown to maturity, then sold back to U.S. markets. But Sara Rademaker, founder of American Unagi, keeps some profit here in Maine. Using business incubator facilities at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, she grows locally sourced […]

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MAIER receives funding renewal from Maine Department of Education

The Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research (MAIER) at the University of Maine has received an $849,000 grant from the Maine Department of Education to continue its Early Start Maine program. Early Start Maine is an early intervention model that provides training, consultation and ongoing support statewide to providers working with young children ages […]

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Shanghai social work students visit UMaine

Eight undergraduates and one professor from the social work department of Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU) in Shanghai, China are here for a three-week exchange with the University of Maine School of Social Work and the Intensive English Institute (IEI) July 1—20. The students are receiving English language support from Erin-Kate Sousa of the IEI and […]

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Woodruff to discuss sea level, extreme floods at DMC

Winter 2018 in New England was one for the record books in terms of coastal flooding. Portland, Maine recorded high-water levels not experienced since the Blizzard of 1978. University of Massachusetts associate professor Jon Woodruff will talk about “High water, extreme floods and coastal systems” at 10:30 a.m. July 20 in Brooke Hall at the […]

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Effects of storm surge focus of three public presentations in July

Three public presentations to learn about the effects of storm surge — rising water levels generated by storms — in three Maine estuaries will be held in Mount Desert, Belfast and Castine in July, led by University of Maine researchers. The interactive data sharing events, led by University of Maine professors Kim Huguenard and Laura […]

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This year’s ‘Catch’ is in

Maine Sea Grant has published Volume VI of “The Catch: Writings from Downeast Maine,” a literary journal produced in association with Fogler Library and the Downeast Fisheries Trail. The volume features an oral history with Pat Shepard of Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries; an interview with Robin Alden; poetry by Mary Lyons, Matt Bernier, Jerry […]

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Thomas, Klein videos online as part of Maine Science Festival playlist

The 5-Minute Genius videos from this year’s Maine Science Festival are online. The playlist includes the presentations of two members of the University of Maine community — Andrew Thomas of the School of Marine Sciences, talking about “Tracking Ocean Climate Change,” and Sharon Klein of the School of Economics on “The Many Sciences of Solar […]

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