COVID-19 media citations

Media promote Garden Mentorship program 

Several media organizations shared the University of Maine news release highlighting a new gardening mentorship program developed by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. The program matches volunteer Master Gardeners with people seeking technical gardening assistance and coaching. The program is intended to support the rapidly increasing number of home gardeners seeking pandemic-safe activities. Volunteer mentors […]

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Media cover DOE award to UMaine for student services

Mainebiz and Penobscot Bay Pilot listed the University of Maine among universities in the state that split $5 million awarded by and the U.S. Department of Education’s Student Support Services (SSS) Program during the pandemic. UMaine was awarded $668,084. The Bangor Daily News, Maine Public, The Washington Times and Seacoast Online carried the Associated Press story about the award.   

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Mayewski talks with WVII about pandemic, cleaner air

Paul Mayewski told WVII (Channel 7) that fewer toxic substances are being emitted into the atmosphere during the pandemic and that the air is cleaner. “The fact we can live with less [and] consume more local products is good for us. It’s good for the environment,” said the director of the Climate Change Institute. “The […]

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WABI interviews Biddle about importance of resources during remote learning

Catharine Biddle talked with WABI (Channel 5) about a study that sought to capture examples of interesting and innovative responses of Maine school districts to school closures last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “To what extent is that creativity affected by differences in rurality, differences in access to particular kinds of funding, particular kinds […]

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WABI, Observer, BDN advance library efforts to collect COVID-19 stories

The Piscataquis Observer and the Bangor Daily News advanced the Zoom event at 4 p.m. Aug. 13 titled “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. The free event seeks to share information about statewide library initiatives focused on […]

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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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