COVID-19 media citations

News Center Maine highlights UMaine professor, graduate students forecasting economic fallout of COVID-19

News Center Maine reported on Andrew Crawley and six University of Maine graduate students helping state officials estimate the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Crawley, an assistant professor of regional economic development with the UMaine School of Economics, and his students have been working with the State Economist’s Office to develop forecasts for how […]

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Penobscot Bay Pilot shares Extension’s help in meat processing plant inspections

The Penobscot Bay Pilot highlighted the help University of Maine Cooperative Extension faculty provided the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry in authorizing 90-day grants of inspection to three Maine-based custom slaughter operations through its Maine Meat and Poultry Inspection program. The department granted temporary authorizations to Hatch’s Custom Meat Cutting, Crystal, Watson’s Custom […]

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WABI reports on Dr. Biden’s virtual campus visit

WABI (Channel 5) reported Dr. Jill Biden, former second lady, met virtually with University of Maine officials on May 28 to discuss their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including partnerships they’ve established with hospitals and local businesses. Dr. Biden virtually toured the Advanced Manufacturing Center, and doctorate students talked about some of the technology they’ve […]

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Maine Public quotes Brewer in report on engaging young voters

Maine Public quoted Mark Brewer, a professor of political science at the University of Maine, for a report on creative, socially distant ways to engage young voters. More than one-third of all eligible voters are under the age of 39, but historically, few of them vote — about 36% turned out in 2018. This year, […]

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Mainebiz previews BioME COVID-19 webinar featuring Maginnis

Mainebiz previewed a free webinar on May 28 hosted by BioME, the Bioscience Association of Maine, to bring together representatives of businesses in Maine that have taken the lead in the medical aspect of fighting the COVID-19 virus. Melissa Maginnis, an assistant professor of microbiology at the University of Maine, is a panelist in “The […]

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Centralmaine.com notes UMaine Extension offering pick-your-own resources

Centralmaine.com reported University of Maine Cooperative Extension has compiled resources into a new webpage dedicated to “Best Management Practices for U-Pick Farms During COVID-19.” The site offers guidance and practical tips on topics including proper sanitation, maintaining social distancing, safe hand washing systems, and access to a recorded webinar featuring in-depth discussion about best pick-your-own […]

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Centralmaine.com, Morning Ag Clips preview Extension’s online farmer update 

Centralmaine.com and Morning Ag Clips previewed University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s online update for farmers scheduled for 10 a.m. May 29, with Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Amanda Beal, and Bureau of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources Director Nancy McBrady. Topics will focus on the department’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

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Scientific American quotes Mayewski in article on coronavirus, geological records

Scientific American quoted Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, in the article “Will the Earth ‘Remember’ the Coronavirus Pandemic?” Amid widespread lockdowns to combat the coronavirus pandemic, worldwide emissions of carbon dioxide are down by 17 percent since a year ago, and analyses suggest that 2020 will see […]

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Press Herald speaks with Carter about turning to local food during pandemic

The Portland Press Herald spoke with Hannah Carter, dean of University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about turning to local food to fill supply chain gaps during the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. national food system is under strain that has been exposed by the pandemic, including producers being undervalued because Americans generally believe food should be […]

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