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Fogler Library receives American Kennel Club collection to aid genetic research

The American Kennel Club donated a collection of books containing international pedigree lines dating back to approximately 1860 to the Fogler Library at the University of Maine to support genetic research. The gift was inspired by Laurie Connell, a research professor in UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences, who discovered the uncataloged volumes in the American […]

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Sandra Caron selected 2019 Distinguished Maine Professor

Sandra Caron is the recipient of the University of Maine Alumni Association’s 2019 Distinguished Maine Professor Award that recognizes the highest qualities of teaching, research and public service. The UMaine professor of family relations and human sexuality is a “triple threat,” says Timothy Reagan, dean of the College of Education and Human Development. In addition […]

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In Sweden, Waller shares in-depth knowledge of cold-water corals

Rhian Waller’s front yard is a 660-foot-deep fjord. The long, narrow sea inlet nestled between cliffs in Tjärnö, Sweden is home to a host of marine species, including seabirds and harbor seals. And corals. Until January 2020, the fjords also will be areas of exploration for Waller, a University of Maine marine scientist based at […]

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15th Canadian/U.S. Lobstermen’s Town Meeting April 5–6 in Portland

Editor’s note: Story updated Feb. 14. The 15th Canadian/U.S. Lobstermen’s Town Meeting, hosted by the University of Maine Lobster Institute, will be held April 5–6 at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel in Portland, Maine. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Two Nations, Two Fisheries: Shared Challenges, Shared Opportunities.” Lobstermen, dealers, processors, scientists and policymakers […]

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Registration open for Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference at UMaine

Registration is open for the Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference May 30–June 1 at the University of Maine. In July 1819, a majority of voters in the District of Maine chose to separate from Massachusetts. Maine became the 23rd state in the nation in March 1820. Conference organizers see the bicentennial as an opportunity to […]

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Improving health care focus of partnerships with St. Joseph, UMF, UMM, Dartmouth

The University of Maine is leading multi-institution efforts to provide physicians with tools to help aging people avoid falls and to detect biomarkers associated with pancreatic cancer. Directed by UMaine engineering professor John Vetelino, researchers at UMaine, the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Maine at Machias are collaborating with St. Joseph […]

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New study finds blue mussels resilient to ocean acidification

Blue mussels, the predominant species used in aquaculture in Maine, may be more resilient than other cultivated species to the increased seawater acidity and storms predicted to hit the Gulf of Maine as a consequence of climate change, according to a University of Maine research team. A study led by Tim Bowden, an associate professor […]

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2019 Maryann Hartman Award winners announced

Editor’s note: Story updated Feb. 7. The 2019 Maryann Hartman Awards recognizing the inspirational achievements of Maine women will be presented to retired professor of economics and women and gender studies Susan F. Feiner of Portland, Deputy Attorney General and Chief of the Criminal Division for the State of Maine Lisa Marchese Eames of Cumberland Center, […]

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Botanists, with help from Thoreau, find climate change puts spring wildflowers in the shade

Spring wildflowers may face challenges in a warming climate. That’s according to researchers who combined their findings with historical observations collected by philosopher and author Henry David Thoreau. Conservation biologists Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie of the University of Maine and Richard Primack of Boston University presented Thoreau’s scientific observations from the 1850s in Concord, Massachusetts to […]

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Maine 4-H Foundation purchases Greenland Point Center in Princeton

With the help of numerous donations, Maine 4-H Foundation has purchased the 64-acre Greenland Point Center in Princeton, Maine. The center, located on a peninsula in Long Lake in Washington County, was a children’s camp for many years. With some facility upgrades and new educational and recreational equipment, the property is expected to open next […]

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