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UMaine professors complete another leg onboard Tara research schooner

Lee Karp-Boss and Emmanuel Boss, professors at the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, completed a month-long research cruise in the western South Atlantic Ocean as part of Tara Ocean Foundation’s Mission Microbiomes project.  Tara, a French nonprofit that conducts ocean expeditions using its titular research schooner, launched the project in December 2020 to […]

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Legacy Extension garlic project keeps growing in Maine gardens

For nearly a quarter-century, Dave Fuller has been teaching untold numbers of people ages 5 to 90 how to grow hardneck garlic. It’s been one of his areas of expertise as a University of Maine Cooperative Extension agriculture and nontimber forest products professional based in Farmington. He has provided hands-on training for commercial growers and […]

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CUGR announces a record number of student award winners for 2021–22 academic year

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the winners of the 2021–22 Academic Year Undergraduate Fellowships and Research Experiences, as well as the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) graduate research fellowships.  CUGR has reported a record number of student projects this year. Despite the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this […]

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McNamara, partners creating new Farm to School Institute for Maine 

A new Maine Farm to School Institute for rural middle and high schools will focus on promoting and sourcing local food, and educating students about what they eat.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded Jade McNamara, a University of Maine assistant professor of human nutrition, a nearly $225,000 […]

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UMaine planning May commencement for COVID-impacted graduates

Editor’s note: The first survey sent by the UMaine Alumni Association closed Dec. 1. UMaine graduates of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 who have questions can email um.commencement@maine.edu. Planning is underway at the University of Maine to host a commencement ceremony in May 2022 for graduates of the COVID-impacted Classes of 2020 and 2021. Traditional commencement activities, […]

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UMaine cited for sustainability efforts on campus 

The University of Maine was among colleges and universities worldwide receiving top honors for its sustainability efforts from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). UMaine was one of the 16 top performers nationally and internationally in the Grounds category, one of AASHE’s sustainability impact areas, focused on campus land management, […]

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Conflict expert weighs in on the impact of U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

Pentagon leaders appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee in late September to review the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban’s takeover of the country. As the Taliban gains control over the country amidst ongoing instability, it has become clear that the road to peace seems more difficult than ever before. “I think […]

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USM, UMaine receive $500K for economic development partnership

The Economic Development Administration has awarded the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine $509,000 over five years to fund the University Center for Economic Development, a collaboration of experts from the University of Maine System that will provide technical assistance and research for the implementation of the state’s 10-year economic development strategy.  […]

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