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8th Annual Bangor Humanities Day is Feb. 1

The 8th Annual Bangor Humanities Day on Feb. 1 will celebrate music, art, history, literature and other humanities disciplines at venues throughout downtown Bangor. The free public event is sponsored by the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center at the University of Maine. The day kicks off at Bangor Public Library at 10 a.m. with […]

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‘2020 Visions: The Humanities at UMaine’ will be held Jan. 31

A showcase of current research and creative projects in the humanities, “2020 Visions: The Humanities at UMaine,” will be held on Jan. 31 from 2–5 p.m. at the Buchanan Alumni House. The event, sponsored by the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, is free and open to the public. “We want to make sure that […]

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DMC shellfish study highlights changes in Damariscotta River

Darling Marine Center researcher Kara Pellowe and colleagues found very few clams of commercial size (2 inches or larger) last summer in any of the intertidal flats managed by the towns of Damariscotta and Newcastle. Their discovery came during a collaborative project in which they counted shellfish (soft-shell clams, quahogs, razor clams, mussels and oysters) […]

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For older adults, music training boosts cognitive function, well-being

Group music training can enhance cognitive function and personal well-being in older adults, according to a new University of Maine study led by Rebecca MacAulay, an assistant professor of psychology, and Philip Edelman, an assistant professor of music education.  Music is associated with reduced stress and improved quality of life and mood, and music training […]

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Revisit 2019 faculty, student discoveries

University of Maine faculty members and students conducted fascinating and impactful research important to Maine and the world in 2019. This roundup of stories from July to December covers 3D printing, eDNA, obesity, lobster resilience, and sustainable aquaculture. And here’s a link to research and news highlights from January to June. All UMaine news stories […]

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Pellowe, Leslie: Fishermen adapt to environmental change in varied ways

Regulations and financial resources that influence how people fish have as great an effect on how they deal with change as where and how they fish, found University of Maine Darling Marine Center researchers Kara Pellowe and Heather Leslie. The ecologists examined how fishermen adapt to environmental and economic change in Baja California Sur, Mexico.  […]

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