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UMaine installs four more Level 2 vehicle charging stations for public use

The University of Maine installed four new Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations for public use at the Stevens Hall parking lot, increasing its total number of chargers for UMaine community and public use to 35.  Members of the public can charge their electric vehicles at these stations for $1.50 per hour. More information is […]

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Putnam, Hall and Allen awarded $600K NSF grant for glacier research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $601,729 to Aaron Putnam, associate professor at the School of Earth and Climate Sciences; Brenda Hall, professor at the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute; and Katherine Allen, assistant professor at the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, for research looking at how glaciers’ seasonal […]

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New micro-credential to build capacity for behavioral supports in Maine schools

The University of Maine will soon begin offering a micro-credential for educators to become Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) coaches and trainers in schools and school districts throughout the state.  PBIS is a nationally recognized framework providing a multi-tiered continuum of supports to all students, promoting positive academic and socio-behavioral outcomes. The UMaine College […]

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UMaine Extension Washington County office has a new home on Machias campus

University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Washington County Office will move to its new home at the University of Maine at Machias later this month. The new location in the heart of campus will facilitate collaborations and connections that will strengthen UMaine Extension’s 4-H, nutrition and gardening programs, and provide additional pathways for county residents to […]

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Mayewski ranked among top Earth scientists by

Paul Andrew Mayewski, professor and director of the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, was ranked No. 125 in the world and No. 66 in the United States in the first edition of the ranking of top Earth scientists produced by, the number one online research portal for scientists.  The website determined the rankings […]

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UMaine research shows adverse childhood experiences associated with worse cognitive function in community-dwelling older adults

Childhood trauma can impact a person’s life into adulthood. According to University of Maine research, adverse childhood experiences may even have a negative impact on cognitive function as people age.  UMaine researchers assessed the intellectual abilities, verbal memory, visual memory and executive attention of participants ages 55 to 90 years old recruited as part of […]

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UMaine researchers co-author Smithsonian study about Indigenous oyster consumption

Bonnie Newsom, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Maine and member of the Penobscot Indian Nation, and Alice Kelley, research associate professor at the Climate Change Institute, co-authored a study showing that oyster fisheries were intensively yet sustainably harvested by Indigenous peoples long before European settlers arrived.  The study, co-led by Smithsonian’s National […]

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English Internships supported by Caroline Bicks, Stephen E. King Chair fellowships

Caroline Bicks, Stephen E. King Chair in Literature, and Kathryn Swacha, assistant professor of English, started a new internship fellowship program designed to offer students funding to pursue unpaid internships. Five students are currently recipients of the donor-funded Stephen E. King Chair Internship Fellowship, which pays students between $1,500 and $2,500 depending on weekly hourly […]

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