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UMaine’s 214th Commencement set for May 14

The 214th Commencement at the University of Maine will be held May 14 in Harold Alfond Sports Arena on campus. UMaine Commencement, held in two ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., is one of the largest graduation events in the state, with more than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students, including over 40 doctoral degree […]

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UMaine’s 2016 Presidential Achievement Award winners

Faculty members in marine sciences, engineering technology and political science have been named recipients of Presidential Achievement Awards, the University of Maine’s top honors. Howard M. “Mac” Gray, professor of construction engineering technology, will receive the 2016 Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award; Neal R. Pettigrew, professor of oceanography, will receive the 2016 Presidential Research and Creative […]

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Behavior of tiny ‘intoxicated’ crustaceans can get them killed

Intoxicated people aren’t alone in engaging in risky behavior. Intoxicated tiny crustaceans in the ocean — or copepods — do too. And it can get them killed. Rachel Lasley-Rasher studies small shrimp-like animals that become intoxicated from grazing on blooms of toxic phytoplankton. The University of Maine marine researcher said the common calanoid copepods Temora […]

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Young collaborates with NASA at Langley Research Center

For some, a dusty place where it snows and the average temperature is 81 degrees below zero Fahrenheit might not be an appealing destination. But Mars — the fourth planet from the sun — is a place NASA intends for astronauts to explore. Scientists at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia routinely ask, “How do […]

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Odor plays a role in whether mussels stay or go

For people looking to settle down, a location’s odor can be a factor in whether they stay or go. Turns out the same is true for mussel larvae. Mussel larvae swim toward odors from adult mussels, and swim away from odors from predators, including green crabs and dog whelks, says Scott Morello, a visiting researcher […]

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UMaine Ph.D. candidate awarded Fulbright to Canada

Kimberley Rain Miner, a second-year Ph.D. candidate in Earth and climate sciences at the University of Maine, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Canada in geosciences from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Miner, who is from Los Angeles, will be conducting research at University […]

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Meet UMaine’s 2016 Outstanding Graduating Students

Eleven undergraduates have been named 2016 Outstanding Graduating Students at the University of Maine. Among them is Connor Smart, the Outstanding Graduating Student in the Maine Business School, and the 2016 salutatorian. The Outstanding Graduating Students will receive their degrees at UMaine’s 214th Commencement in Harold Alfond Sports Arena May 14. The other Outstanding Graduating […]

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UMaine Humanities Center awards $10,000 to faculty grant projects

The University of Maine Humanities Center (UMHC) has awarded more than $10,000 to seven faculty grant projects, including several based in the community. Spring 2016 UMHC Faculty Grants were awarded to: Constant Albertson, associate professor of art, to support the new media component of her ceramic art project, “Coordinates of Collateral Damage.” Kirsten Jacobson, associate […]

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2016 Student Research Symposium April 27

The research of more than 500 undergraduate and graduate students will be highlighted in a daylong symposium April 27 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The 2016 UMaine Student Research Symposium will be held from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. The free public event is sponsored by UMaine Graduate Student Government and the Center for Undergraduate […]

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