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South America

Glacial termination in South America the focus of UMaine-led NSF study

The history of South America’s retreating glaciers at the end of the last ice age will be the focus of a three-year National Science Foundation study led by the University of Maine.  Brenda Hall, UMaine professor of glacial geology in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and the Climate Change Institute, will lead the […]

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New mobile app is the latest tool to help Mainers fight opioid overdoses

Maine’s Office of Behavioral Health, in collaboration with the University of Maine, has released a free mobile app that provides key information to help reduce deaths from opioid overdoses. The app, OD-ME, contains naloxone administration instructions for both intranasal Narcan and intramuscular naloxone, and step-by-step audio and visual guidance on how to perform rescue breathing. […]

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Hal Borns

Colleagues celebrate Hal Borns’ legacy of friendship, vision, scientific discovery

Harold “Hal” W. Borns Jr., University of Maine professor emeritus of Earth and Climate Sciences and former director of the Institute for Quaternary Studies (now the Climate Change Institute), died Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  Borns was an internationally acclaimed glacial geologist and professor. But he almost became an engineer.  After serving in the U.S. Coast […]

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Crabs in a box

Local Catch Network yields bounty of fresh seafood options

During the coronavirus pandemic, some people are realizing they don’t have a strong relationship with the food system or local food producers. Local Catch can help remedy that, says University of Maine assistant professor of marine policy Joshua Stoll. The Local Catch Network is a community of fishermen, researchers and consumers committed to providing local, […]

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Twenty-nine faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Twenty-eight faculty members from the University of Maine and one from the University of Maine at Machias have received tenure and/or promotion. The faculty members were nominated by President Joan Ferrini-Mundy based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service, and approved by the University of Maine System Board […]

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Farm and forest

Daigneault to put forests, farms to work reducing greenhouse gases

Adam Daigneault is analyzing how Maine’s working forests and farms can also be employed to mitigate greenhouse gases (GHG) that are warming the planet. The University of Maine E.L. Giddings Assistant Professor of Forest, Conservation, and Recreation Policy is identifying cost-effective and impactful practices — think commercial thinning and no-till farming — for a United […]

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McGillicuddy Humanities Center fellows

Flessen, Lamonica, Stockley selected McGillicuddy Humanities Center fellows

University of Maine students Ivy Flessen, Bria Lamonica and Leela Stockley are the spring–fall 2020 Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center undergraduate fellows.  Fellows receive $4,000 a semester for two consecutive semesters while they work on their chosen humanities projects and serve as humanities ambassadors to peers, the campus and beyond. Flessen, from Oswego, Illinois, […]

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