COVID-19 media citations

Faculty speak with WVII about including COVID-19 content in courses 

WVII (Channel 7) reported that University of Maine faculty are incorporating COVID-19-related content in multiple courses. History professor Liam Riordan said that it’s important to think about dramatic continuities across time to “understand our own moment.” Associate professor of political science and international policy Kristin Vekasi said seizing the opportunity to learn about the coronavirus […]

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Reuters includes UMaine in article about costs in age of COVID-19 

The University of Maine is mentioned in a Reuters article about controlling college costs in the age of COVID-19. “The University of Maine [System] is offering in-state pricing for out-of-state students whose colleges have had to shut down,” reads the article. The New York Times posted the Reuters piece.

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Press Herald interviews Handley about pick-your-own strawberry season

David Handley, vegetable and small fruit specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, told the Portland Press Herald that he expects most pick-your-own strawberry farms to open this season. The story included interim safety guidance issued by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and University of Maine Cooperative Extension. The Sun Journal carried the […]

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BDN covers AMC, industry collaboration to produce masks

The Bangor Daily News reported on a collaboration between the University of Maine’s Advanced Manufacturing Center and industry partners to produce masks during the coronavirus pandemic. After several weeks in early March during which Ntension and Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center worked with AMC and the Manufacturers Association of Maine to run extensive filtration […]

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WABI talks with graduate students about connecting through art

WABI (Channel 5) spoke with graduate art students at the University of Maine about a project they’re using as a way to spark community conversations about the COVID-19 pandemic and protests happening throughout the world. Rochelle Lawrence, an Intermedia Master of Fine Arts candidate at UMaine, recalls making bread with her children over a fire […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Miller

The Bangor Daily News published an opinion piece by Jessica Miller, a professor of philosophy and associate dean for faculty affairs and interdisciplinary programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Maine, about balancing individual freedoms and collective rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Especially in times like these, we have […]

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Press Herald reports on Carter’s discussion about struggles, resilience of farmers with state committee 

The Portland Press Herald reported on Hannah Carter, dean of University of Maine Cooperative Extension, discussing the struggles and resilience of farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic with the Maine State Legislature’s Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee. The newspaper included her talk in the article “Federal funding not enough to meet farmers’ needs, state official says.” […]

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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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