COVID-19 media citations

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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Press Herald updates coronavirus case numbers for UMaine, UMS

The Portland Press Herald reported 13 active coronavirus cases among staff and students across the University of Maine System, including two new cases at the University of Maine. Systemwide, six cases have been identified through testing of asymptomatic students and staff returning to campus. CentralMaine.com featured the Press Herald story. WABI reported systemwide COVID-19 totals. […]

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WABI interviews Ferrini-Mundy in return-to-campus story

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy talked with WABI about having students on campus for the first time since March. “I am confident that our planning has been thorough, that we are as ready as we can be and I’m just delighted that our students are back,” she said. UMaine is now in Phase II […]

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Press Herald updates COVID-19 numbers across UMS

In a story about an investigation of a party that University of New England students who have tested positive for coronavirus attended, the Portland Press Herald reported that there are 12 active cases of coronavirus among students and staff in the University of Maine System as of Aug. 31.

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Biddle discusses pandemic-related achievement gaps with Maine Monitor

Catharine Biddle, associate professor of educational leadership, talked with The Maine Monitor about how school officials in the state are managing student achievement gaps exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Students who already faced challenges, such as economic, food or housing insecurity, have seen those challenges grow during the pandemic, Biddle told the Monitor. In addition, […]

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Marble talks with Daily Bulldog about virtual fair

The Daily Bulldog interviewed Tara Marble, University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth development professional, about the virtual exhibit hall developed so children can display their work. “We’re trying to connect kids in a time when we’re not connected at all,” said Marble. National 4-H recognized the Maine branch for their work in trying to […]

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Evans talks with WABI about welcoming activities

WABI reported on The AMainezing Race, a scavenger hunt at the University of Maine aimed at welcoming new students. ”We’re doing so many more diverse programs, so many more inclusive programs. Just getting students involved whether they’re on campus, in Maine, or Alaska or anywhere in between,” said Ben Evans, coordinator of campus activities. The […]

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