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UMaine Franco American Programs receives $350K from National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded $350,000 to the University of Maine Franco American Programs for a project to digitize historic materials and make them openly available online. UMaine will conduct the project on behalf of the Franco American Collections Consortium, a collaboration of university archives that maintain collections of books, documents, photos, […]

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New UMaine initiative will leverage talent and innovation to help state’s startups and small businesses respond to lingering pandemic challenges

With $2.5 million in Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan funding, the University of Maine has expanded programming and services to help stabilize and support small businesses and startups dealing with ongoing pandemic challenges that are hindering their growth. The Solutions for Maine R&D and Innovation Hub, based out of UMaine’s Foster Center for Innovation and […]

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UMaine showcases research and creativity during Maine Impact Week

Maine Impact Week, which celebrates the University of Maine faculty, students, community and their contributions to the social and economic advancement of the state and beyond, will be held from April 10–16. Over 20 in person and virtual events will occur throughout the week, all of which highlight the impact of research and creative work […]

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UMaine to conduct first national assessment of seafood marketing practices

The University of Maine, with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and NOAA Fisheries, is launching the first-ever national assessment of seafood marketing practices in the United States. The American Seafood Harvesters Marketing Practices Survey aims to bring attention to the role that seafood harvesters play in the nation’s food systems and, eventually, […]

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Study unravels the impact of rockweed harvest at the bed-scale

A study led by the University of Maine captured how entire rockweed beds recover from harvest, and the practice has a smaller impact than previously thought. Rockweed wields immense influence over its intertidal habitat. Its tangled branches form the backbone of a rich ecosystem that shelters and feeds an abundance of marine life. Everywhere rockweed […]

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Salmon deplete fat stores while stopped at dams, UMaine study shows

Restoration of the critically endangered Atlantic salmon is an important issue in the rivers of Maine. Dams on Maine rivers have long been known to impact fish populations, but a new study led by the University of Maine quantifying the time and energy lost by Atlantic salmon stopped by dams indicate that the structures might […]

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UMaine leads study of Ugandan glaciers that unravels 20,000-year-old geological mystery

Ancient geological discrepancies can not only puzzle scientists, but can also lead to revelations about our present climate once they are solved. An international team led by a University of Maine researcher has uncovered a 20,000-year-old geological mystery in Uganda that will inform how scientists understand the relationship between glaciers, sea level temperatures and precipitation […]

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