President Ferrini-Mundy cited in release about support for research community

A news release issued by Sen. Susan Collins on Aug. 17 regarding cosponsorship of bipartisan legislation to support the research community during the COVID-19 pandemic quoted University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias President Joan Ferrini-Mundy. “Federally funded research at the University of Maine has grown our local natural resource economy, strengthened the state’s quality […]

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USM, UMaine offer COVID-19 webinar series

The University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service and the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center will offer the special course series “Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic: Resilience and Recovery.” This free, 12-session series is an updated version of the June 2020 class offered by the Muskie Center, and is designed to enhance […]

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Wilson Center offers Summer Fun Boxes for personal reflection

The University of Maine Wilson Center is sharing resources to make the last month of summer productive by supporting fun and personal reflection.  Summer Fun Boxes, which contain coloring sheets and colored pencils, gratitude stones, poems and a candle, among other items, can be picked up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays at 67 College […]

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State partnership overcomes urgent shortage of key N95 mask testing materials

The University of Maine has manufactured more than 2,200 bottles of testing solutions required to perform aerosol fit tests of N95 masks in accordance with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration protocols for testing Personal Protective Equipment. Maine public sector enforcement guidance requires that state and local government health care employers perform an initial qualitative fit test for […]

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UMaine, Maine MEP collaborating on production of aerosol shields to protect health care workers

A University of Maine and Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Maine MEP) innovation team developing solutions to COVID-19-related health care challenges has worked with in-state hospitals and manufacturing partners to build, test and start production of two variations of an “aerosol box” meant to protect frontline medical staff as they intubate or transport patients who may […]

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