COVID-19 media citations

Public advances festival presentations by Dagher, Maginnis

Public previewed the online 2021 Maine Science Festival, noting presentations by University of Maine faculty Habib Dagher and Melissa Maginnis. Dagher, who is the director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, will speak at 1 p.m. on Feb. 16 in a session titled “Offshore Wind: From the UK to Maine.” Maginnis, an associate professor […]

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Youth esports collaboration with town of Orono highlighted in BDN

The Bangor Daily News reported that the town of Orono and the University of Maine have partnered to form an esports league for the town’s elementary students. The league, which is for students in grades 2-5, offers a 6-week Minecraft competition that includes weekly one-on-one timed matches. News Center Maine also reported on the collaboration.

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WVII covers Ferrini-Mundy statement on vaccine distribution

WVII (Channel 7) reported on the role of the University of Maine System in planning for and distributing COVID-19 vaccines, sharing a statement from University of Maine president Joan Ferrini-Mundy. “In the new year, Maine’s research university will be working with UMS institutions and public educators across the state to create awareness about the efficacy […]

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