COVID-19 media citations

Kaye pens pandemic op-ed for CentralMaine.com

An opinion piece by Lenard Kaye, professor of social work and director of the Center on Aging at the University of Maine, was featured in CentralMaine.com as part of a series authored by members of the Maine Scholars Strategy Network to address public policy challenges in Maine. Kaye’s column identified the obvious and subtle impacts […]

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Media share updated COVID-19 numbers from UMS

The Portland Press Herald and CentralMaine.com reported 11 active coronavirus cases in the University of Maine System as of Sept. 7, including 8 at the University of Maine and one newly diagnosed case at the University of Maine Fort Kent. WAGM in Presque Isle and WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) covered the announcement of the […]

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Press Herald promotes COVID-19 webinar series

The Portland Press Herald advanced a new weekly webinar series, “Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic: Resilience and Recovery.” The free series, which was developed by the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center in partnership with the University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service, runs 5–6 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 3 to Nov. 19. […]

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Maginnis talks with WVII about COVID-19, athletics

Melissa Maginnis talked with WVII (Channel 7) about the coronavirus, participation in athletics, and safety in light of the Maine Principals’ Association’s work to align its protocols with state guidelines. “Think about this as a marathon, not a sprint. We want to make sure these children are healthy and they can continue to engage in […]

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BDN updates coronavirus total at UMaine  

The Bangor Daily News reported Thursday that known infections across the state’s public universities numbered 14. That includes three new cases at the University of Maine, where nine students are infected. University of Maine System spokesperson Dan Demeritt said three students are isolating on campus and the rest are in isolation off campus. Four previously […]

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Howell talks with Business Insider about COVID-19, frozen food

Caitlin Howell shared her expertise with Business Insider for an article about coronavirus precautions. Business Insider India ran a portion of the story. The assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering said the chance of catching COVID-19 from frozen food is slim. “It is possible, but the virus is not very stable outside the human […]

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Pen Bay Pilot posts piece about 4-H Centers providing outdoor, STEM education

Penobscot Bay Pilot shared a University of Maine Cooperative Extension story about UMaine 4-H partnering with schools for outdoor, STEM education. University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Learning Centers — including Blueberry Cove 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Tenants Harbor, Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Lincolnville, and the 4-H Camp and Learning […]

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UMaine included in BDN’s Wednesday coronavirus compilation story

The Bangor Daily News spoke with University of Maine System spokesperson Dan Demeritt for its Wednesday compilation of coronavirus cases in the state. Demeritt told the BDN that infections across the System numbered 13. That included two new cases at the University of Maine, where 10 students have been infected. Five are isolating on campus […]

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Dinesh talks with Mainebiz about online entrepreneurship, support

Mainebiz interviewed Veena Dinesh, director of business incubation for the University of Maine Office of Innovation and Economic Development, about operational changes implemented to sustain businesses during the pandemic. “When COVID hit, we realized we had to adjust our support services,” she said. “We were more worried about the engagement aspect. But it’s interesting to […]

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