COVID-19 media citations

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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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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