Campus Announcements

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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Maine Compost School Offering Workshop for Schools, Public Institutions

Contact: Mark Hutchinson, Cooperative Extension educator, (207) 832-0343 MONMOUTH — The faculty of the award-winning Maine Compost School will present a two-day compost workshop for schools and public institutions August 17-18 at Highmoor Farm, a University of Maine Agricultural and Forestry Experimental Station in Monmouth, Maine. The workshop will focus on developing compost/recycling programs in […]

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Maine NEW Leadership Program Ends with Participant Graduation Today

Contacts: Hon. Mary Cathcart, 944-1411 ORONO — Two dozen college women participating in this year’s Maine NEW Leadership Program June 3-8 will receive graduation certificates today following the day’s final panel discussions at the University of Maine. The young women, from colleges and institutions throughout Maine, will be available to discuss their experiences and share […]

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UMaine Presidential Search Team Selected

Contact:  Tracy Bigney 973-3234; Peggy Markson 973-3245 BANGOR—The University of Maine System announced today the members of a search committee tasked with making recommendations for the next leader for the System’s land grant and sea grant institution located in Orono.   Earlier this year, UMaine President Robert Kennedy announced his intention to step down from the […]

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ATV Club Study May Help Understand Merit of Voluntary Recreational Groups

Contacts: Jessica Leahy, 581-2834; Marilynne Mann, 581-3110 ORONO — The formation all-terrain vehicle (ATV) rider clubs throughout Maine has garnered social capital returns, including improved image and relations with private landowners, according to a recent study by two University of Maine researchers who focus on human-environment interactions. The study explored the purpose of such clubs, […]

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UMaine Professor Mayewski to Receive Prestigious Seligman Crystal

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — Prof. Paul Mayewski, director of the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, will travel to Norway this weekend to join an exclusive fraternity of esteemed climate scientists to receive the International Glaciological Society’s (IGS) Seligman Crystal. Since the award was first presented in 1963 — to its […]

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August Program for High School Students Interested in Marine Sciences

Contact: Linda Healy (207) 563-3146, ext. 200 WALPOLE — A three- day August program at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC), will give high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn about marine science academic and career options. Dive In! is a new overnight program at DMC, a UMaine marine science laboratory […]

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UMaine Sponsors Trip to Bangor City Forest and Orono Bog Boardwalk

Contact: Amy Witt, 207-780-4205, amy.witt@maine.edu BANGOR, Me.—University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a tour of the Bangor City Forest and Orono Bog Boardwalk on Friday, June 11 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Jan Santerre of the Maine Forest Service, Bangor City Forester Brian Dugas and guides from the Orono Bog Boardwalk will lead the tours.   […]

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UMaine to Host May 14 High School Wind Blade Challenge

Contact: Roberta Laverty, (207) 581-2110 or Paul Williamson, Maine Composites Alliance, (207) 242-3521 ORONO – High schools and vocational centers across Maine are set to participate on May 14 in the second Maine Wind Blade Challenge hosted by the University of Maine AEWC Advanced Structures & Composites Center in partnership with the Maine Composites Alliance […]

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