Campus Announcements

Mark calendars for sixth annual Student Symposium April 16, 2021

The 2021 UMaine Student Symposium will be held virtually Friday, April 16. The sixth annual symposium will offer an opportunity for the public and university community to interact one-on-one with UMaine students as they present their research and creative work. Updates will be shared on the event webpage. Also look out for additional information on […]

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UMaine Extension offers Thanksgiving recipes, food safety tips

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has several resources to help prepare a safe and healthy Thanksgiving meal. Before buying that turkey, UMaine Extension associate professor and registered dietitian Kate Yerxa suggests “planning for one to 1 ½ pounds of turkey per person. This will provide enough for the meal and leftovers for turkey sandwiches or […]

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Fogler library creates list of Wabanaki-authored books

In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, and in honor of the University of Maine’s place within the homeland of the Penobscot Nation, the Raymond H. Fogler Library created a list of books by Wabanaki authors available at awihkhikaní-wikəwαm (“book house” or “Fogler Library” in the Penobscot language). The growing list contains nearly 70 titles […]

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Maine Science Podcast features Hamlin in latest episode

The Maine Science Podcast features Heather Hamlin, an associate professor of aquaculture at the University of Maine, in its latest episode.  Hamlin discussed her research seeking to understand how human-induced changes in the environment, whether it be climate change, ocean acidification or pollutants, can affect the reproduction and development of aquatic animals that are important […]

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‘The Maine Question’ closes third season asking how lobsters are doing

Lobsters are synonymous with Maine, defining it alongside lighthouses, forests, rocky coasts, blueberries and potatoes. Beyond its reputation as a delicious meal, the iconic crustacean propels a major industry, draws tourists from around the world and serves as a bellwether for climate change and environmental health.   Few people know lobster from all angles better than […]

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Maine AgrAbility, Extension develop farming resources for veterans

Maine AgrAbility and University of Maine Cooperative Extension have developed resources specifically for Maine military veterans who are farming or want to know more about farming in Maine. Maine AgrAbility Veteran Resources includes a checklist for veterans looking for farm employment, UMaine Extension’s publication Guide to Veteran-to-Farmer Training Pilot Program Resources in Maine and links […]

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Mitchell Center hosts talk about collaborating for community well-being Nov. 23

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk about how municipalities can collaborate with researchers to improve community development 3–4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23.  Over the past 20 years, Dave Milan has helped municipalities learn how departments can work together to improve community well-being. […]

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Hutchinson Center offers 20% discount on online winter professional development programs Nov. 27–30

Registration is now open for all online winter professional development programs through the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. All winter 2021 professional development programs will be 20% off Black Friday (Nov. 27) through Cyber Monday (Nov. 30). More information is available on the Hutchinson Center website. The UMaine Hutchinson Center’s professional development programs […]

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UMaine Extension offers resources to producers during hay shortage

Many livestock and equine owners in Maine purchase all of their hay and forage needs for winter. While this year’s growing season started out well, forage growth was reduced due to low rainfall in most of the state, especially for second and third hay cuttings.  According to University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor Rick Kersbergen, […]

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