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Students at Commencement

UMaine helps launch unprecedented national effort to increase college access, equity and degree attainment

The University of Maine is one of 130 public universities and systems nationwide leading a new initiative to increase college access; eliminate the achievement gap for low-income, minority and first-generation college students; and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025. The nationwide initiative, Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success, was announced Nov. 11 by […]

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Hands accepting canned goods

UMaine community giving back during holiday season

Editor’s note: This is not a complete list; additions may be made. Several University of Maine groups are leading charitable efforts to give back to the community throughout the holiday season. The Black Bear Exchange, UMaine’s food pantry and clothing exchange, will provide Thanksgiving meals to its clients who will be in the area for […]

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Rain

Overlooked trends in annual precipitation reveal underestimated risks worldwide

A reanalysis of worldwide annual trends in precipitation demonstrates that risk to human and environmental systems has been underestimated, according to a team of University of Maine researchers. As a result, they found more than 38 percent of the global population and over 44 percent of land area have been experiencing overlooked precipitation trends. Conventional […]

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Dam removal in Veazie, Maine

Research focuses on New England dam problems and win-win solutions

Decisions about whether to build, remove or modify dams involve complex trade-offs that are often accompanied by social and political conflict. A group of researchers from the natural and social sciences, engineering, arts and humanities has joined forces to show how, where and when it may be possible to achieve a more efficient balance among […]

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Weed management

UMaine research on weed management for organic farms focus of $1.9M USDA award

Weed management strategies for organic vegetable growers, including challenges to implementing them, will be the focus of a more than $1.9 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to the University of Maine. The research will be led by Eric Gallandt, a UMaine professor of weed ecology […]

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