COVID-19 media citations

Ferrini-Mundy speaks with WABI about vaccination efforts at UMaine, across UMS

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy spoke with WABI (Channel 5) about campus and University of Maine System engagement in the vaccination process, including seeking vaccines for students and staff, confirming Phase 1B vaccination eligibility for faculty, and recruiting nursing students to administer the coronavirus vaccine to eligible members of the public. 

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College Post story cites UMaine study on rural youth aspirations

The College Post cited a survey led by social scientists at the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources in a story about how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a greater drop in college applications among rural students compared to their urban counterparts. The Rural Youth Futures Project reported that the top barrier to college education among […]

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Dagher, Maginnis leading two Maine Science Festival online forums

Habib Dagher, founding director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, and Melissa Maginnis, an assistant professor of microbiology, will lead two online forums during the 2021 Maine Science Festival.  The festival will offer six one-hour sessions via Zoom, one in January, one in February and one in March. Each session will […]

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WABI talks with Strout about nursing students administering COVID-19 vaccines

Kelley Strout, associate professor and director of the University of Maine School of Nursing, talked with WABI (Channel 5) about UMaine students administering COVID-19 vaccines. “We’re planning to deploy 108 senior nursing students who have already gone through our laboratory courses and had laboratory training on IM injection,” Strout said, noting that many of the […]

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Media cite Daley, Sorg report on Maine drug deaths

In coverage of 2020 drug related deaths in the state, the Associated Press, Maine Public, News Center Maine and the Bangor Daily News cited a report prepared by University of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center researchers Kiley Daley and Marcella Sorg. SFGate shared the AP story.Daley is a research associate; Sorg is a forensic anthropologist with a research […]

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