COVID-19 media citations

Bangor Daily highlights Maine libraries’ efforts to collect COVID-19 stories

The Bangor Daily News advanced the Aug. 13 Zoom event “All in This Together: Preserving Maine’s COVID-19 Memories.” Matthew Revitt, shared collections librarian at Fogler Library, will join other archivists from across Maine for this seminar, which begins at 4 p.m. The free event seeks to share information about statewide library initiatives focused on documenting […]

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Johnson joins panel to improve GIS education during pandemic  

Point of Beginning shared that Tora Johnson, director of the Geographic Information Systems Laboratory at the University of Maine at Machias, will be a panelist for Global GIScience’s conversation “Pedagogies for Resilient GIScience Education” 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 4. The conversation is to formulate best practices for the GIS community. People can register for the free, […]

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PPH publishes 4-H youth photo essay  

The Portland Press Herald posted a photo essay titled “For Maine’s 4-H kids, raising animals a labor of love.” Photographers captured 4-H animals and youth who usually take part in Maine Association of Agricultural Fairs but won’t this year because most fairs have been canceled due to the coronavirus. This summer would have been Natalie […]

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BDN cites Extension blueberry fact sheet 

The Bangor Daily News cited a University of Maine Cooperative Extension fact sheet in its story about coronavirus outbreaks at blueberry farms in the state. Maine is the nation’s top producer of wild blueberries, with fields on 44,000 acres, according to the article. Working with UMaine, the Maine Wild Blueberry Commission group has provided 800 protective […]

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Press Herald reports on effort to develop new remote learning models

The Portland Press Herald reported the University of Maine, Maine Department of Education and other educational organizations will design and pilot new models of remote learning. The U.S. Department of Education awarded Maine $16.9 million for the endeavor, Rethinking Remote Education Ventures (RREV), through a Rethink K-12 Education Models grant funded by the Coronavirus Aid, […]

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BDN speaks to Brazee about helping seniors adopt internet services, new technology

The Bangor Daily News interviewed former University of Maine professor Edward Brazee about helping Mainers in the baby-boom generation use the internet and adopt modern technology during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brazee co-founded the company BoomerTECH Adventures in 2015. He and colleagues have helped older Mainers learn how to use Zoom, order groceries online, pay municipal […]

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Nikkei Asian Review interviews Long about Vietnam’s containment of COVID-19

The Nikkei Asian Review interviewed Ngo Vinh Long, professor of Asian History at the University of Maine, for the article titled “Vietnam rushes to repatriate COVID-infected workers.” Vietnam, which is smaller than California with more than twice the population, serves as an early success story for containing COVID-19. Long said the country logged just over […]

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Stancioff speaks with Guardian about lobster industry changes

The Guardian interviewed Esperanza Stancioff, climate change educator for University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant, about changes in the lobster industry. Stancioff said that over time the center of Maine’s lobster fishery has shifted from Thomaston to Stonington and Canada. Lobsters also have been moving farther offshore, requiring fishermen to obtain an […]

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Howell speaks to Business Insider about membrane to capture airborne COVID-19 droplets

Business Insider interviewed University of Maine biomedical engineer Caitlin Howell about efforts to develop a bioengineered membrane to capture airborne coronavirus droplets. The National Science Foundation allocated $225,000 for the project, a joint effort between UMaine and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  The project team, led by Howell and UMass Amherst chemical engineer Jessica Schiffman, […]

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