Campus Announcements

Construction Scheduled for Sebago Road

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — Work on UMaine’s Sebago Road will begin on Thursday, June 24. The road will be closed to traffic until 3 p.m. each day through July 15.  Sebago is the road that cuts between Hitchner Hall and the back of Memorial Union/Fogler Library.  Grove Street Extension will be […]

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UMaine Joins International Toxic Algal Detection Initiative

Contact:  Laurie Connell, (207) 581- 2470; Rosemary Smith, (207) 581-3361 ORONO — The University of Maine recently became one of the first to receive an international research partnership award, designed to link U.S. scientists and engineers with counterparts in Ireland to study environmental and seafood contaminants. The BEACONS (biosafety for environmental contaminants using novel sensors) […]

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State Funding Supports Development of Environmentally Friendly Insulation

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — A June 14 Maine Technology Institute (MTI) awarded of $99,780 will help provide momentum for efforts by a South Bristol company to develop a new building insulation fiber from recycled paper and paperboard. The University of Maine’s Process Development Center (PDC) received the MTI grant for this […]

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UMaine Senior Learns about Microfinance, Rural Poor in Bangladesh

Contact: 207-659-1880 or raehathaway@hotmail.com ORONO — Last summer, in a country where nearly half the population of 135 million lives in poverty, Rachel Hathaway solidified her commitment to a career devoted to human rights advocacy. She plans to do it using microfinance. “When the five senses are engaged and you see children forced to beg […]

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Researchers Making “Bottom Up” Assessment of Ocean Fisheries

Contact: James Wilson, 581-4368 ORONO — A team of University of Maine researchers led by marine scientist James Wilson is studying the relationship among competition, regulation and conservation in the fishing industry. The research is integrating cutting-edge computer modeling, and fishermen’s and scientists’ knowledge of three very different fisheries — lobster, sea urchins and groundfish. […]

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Extension Sewing Program Maintains Cultural Thread for East African Children

Contact: Kristy Ouellette, 353-5550 LEWISTON — Twelve-year-old Naima Arte is making a traditional East African black dress and Naima Odowa, 14, has cut and sewn a black and white scarf with embroidered red hearts. Making clothes with traditional colors “is who we are,” says Odowa, who immigrated to the United States from Kenya with her […]

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DeepCwind Consortium Launches New Informational Website

Contact: Elizabeth Viselli, Associate Program Manager, (207) 581-2831 OR0NO, Maine–The University of Maine AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center has designed and launched a new website to provide current information regarding the DeepCwind Consortium. It can be viewed at http://www.deepcwind.org. Website visitors can browse information about all aspects of the consortium–research initiative, view available opportunities for […]

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NASA Grant Enabling Research on Inflatable Structures

Contact: Ali Abedi, 581-2231 ORONO — The University of Maine has received a two-year NASA grant to create an interdisciplinary research and education program focused on a wireless system to detect leaks in inflatable structures, such as lunar habitats, and domes and bridges used in defense and civilian situations. UMaine Professor Ali Abedi has received […]

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Peanut-Allergy Research Suggests Schools Need Reasonable Policies

Contact: Sid Mitchell, (207) 581-3435 ORONO — To better protect students with potentially life-threatening peanut allergies, schools should implement comprehensive food allergy action plans that include age-appropriate accommodations, personnel training and communication with parents, according to two education researchers. Dianne Hoff at the University of West Georgia, who conducts research on the social/political context of […]

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