COVID-19 media citations

NYT mentions UMaine in article about seismic noise reduction during pandemic

The New York Times mentioned the University of Maine in its coverage of research published in the journal Science about “the longest and most coherent global seismic noise reduction in recorded history” due to the coronavirus. The quieting, according to the researchers, resulted from social distancing, industrial shutdowns and drops in travel and tourism. Researchers […]

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Jones, Graham, Llerena promote Undiscovered Maine on WAGM

Professor of Management Information Systems Nory Jones and students Grace Graham and Julianne Llerena spoke with WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) about Undiscovered Maine. This Maine Business School project uses social media to bring attention to sometimes overlooked areas of the state and small businesses there, including those struggling during the pandemic. “Our regular […]

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Mainebiz highlights AMC’s role helping manufacturers during pandemic

The University of Maine Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) was touted in a Mainebiz story for its collaboration with the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Manufacturers Association of Maine to help area businesses recover during the pandemic. “COVID has put many manufacturers in a difficult situation. They wish to keep workers safe but still need to […]

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Media report on efforts to develop membrane to capture coronavirus-containing droplets

News Center Maine, Business Insider and FOX 22/WFVX Bangor reported that University of Maine and University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers are exploring how to detect and analyze airborne coronavirus droplets using a bioengineered membrane. The team, led by UMaine biomedical engineer Caitlin Howell and UMass Amherst chemical engineer Jessica Schiffman, seeks to develop a membrane […]

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Free Press shares economists’ forecast for hospitality industry

The Free Press shared results of a study by University of Maine economists that indicated earnings for Maine restaurants and lodgings will drop by more than one-third from 2019 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Todd Gabe, a professor of economics, and Andrew Crawley, an assistant professor of regional economic development, predict that 2020 hospitality […]

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Barkan’s ACA op-ed appears in BDN, Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Sociology professor Steven Barkan penned a guest column about the Affordable Care Act that ran in the Bangor Daily News and the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. “The repeal of Obamacare will not make America great again,” wrote Barkan. “Instead it will once more put us at the mercy of insurance companies, and it will worsen many […]

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Laramie Boomerang quotes Vekasi about China’s monopoly on minerals

The Laramie Boomerang quoted Kristin Vekasi, an assistant professor of political science and policy and international affairs at the University of Maine, in the article titled “Growing tensions with China could affect land deal.” Vekasi was part of a National Press Foundation Webinar on global trade during coronavirus on July 7, 2020. Titled “Essential Ingredients: […]

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