Campus Announcements

Summer undergraduate research training workshop to be held June 16

The University of Maine Office of Research Compliance will hold a Responsible Conduct of Research training 1–4:30 p.m. June 19 in Hill Auditorium. The session is for undergraduate students participating in research sponsored by NSF, NIH and/or USDA-NIFA. Registration is required by June 12. More information, including a link to register, is online.

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UMaine Extension publications offer tips for potato growers

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers information and tips for potato growers. Resources aim to educate potato growers in Aroostook County on certain chemical elements, micronutrients and pH of soil, including testing tips and how to correct improper levels. Visit the UMaine Cooperative Extension Publications Catalog for bulletins including: Potato Farmers in Aroostook County, […]

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International scientists to participate in sustainable forest management workshop

A two-day workshop on sustainable forest management focused on northern forests research will bring scientists from the United States, Canada and Denmark to the University of Maine, June 7–8. The event, “Long-Term Site Productivity Research: Lessons from Other Regions and Opportunities for Maine,” is offered by the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (CFRU), a stakeholder-driven research […]

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Fogler Library wins award for interactive building map

An interactive building map published by the University of Maine’s Fogler Library has won a 2018 PR Xchange Award from the American Library Association. The PR Xchange Awards recognize the best public relations materials created for libraries in the past year. The competition received more than 400 entries, which were evaluated based on content, originality […]

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Students review fish stock assessments for European Union countries

In May, a group largely comprised of University of Maine students was chosen to conduct a peer review of fishery stock assessments for seven countries in the European Union. Of the group, 17 students currently work in professor Yong Chen’s fishery population dynamics lab in the School of Marine Sciences. “Only two labs in the […]

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Beal, Skonberg to be among presenters at Green Crab Working Summit

Solutions to the green crab problem will be the focus of the two-day Green Crab Working Summit June ​6–7 in Portland. Brian Beal, a professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine at Machias, will provide an overview of green crab population dynamics. Denise Skonberg, an associate professor of food science and human nutrition […]

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UMM student-produced film recognized at Docs Without Borders Film Festival

The University of Maine at Machias student-produced film “Whatever Works: Exploring Opiate Addiction” has won a 2018 Award of Excellence in the Docs Without Borders Film Festival. The film was created in the first-ever Downeast Documentary course in 2017, led by professor Alan Kryszak. The film has been viewed more than 38,000 times on YouTube.

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Wahab named vice president for enrollment management

Following a national search, R. Lizzie Wahab has been named vice president for enrollment management at the University of Maine, with oversight of the enrollment operations of the UMaine and University of Maine at Machias campuses. Wahab will join the university Aug. 1. “Lizzie Wahab has a tremendous record of achievement in leading institutions toward […]

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Annual leadership program for undergraduate women to be held May 31–June 5

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine will host an annual six-day nonpartisan undergraduate student leadership program for women that aims to educate, engage and empower young leaders. Maine NEW (National Education for Women) Leadership will run Thursday through Tuesday, May 31–June 5 at the Orono campus with trips to Augusta […]

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