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Waller to lead NOAA exploration of underwater mountains

This summer, Rhian Waller will return to an area of the Atlantic Ocean that she last explored 16 years ago. And she’s inviting everyone interested in the deep sea and deep sea animals to watch the underwater discoveries with her in real time. In 2005, Waller was a postdoctoral fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution […]

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Henriques named 2021 Switzer Fellow

Paloma Henriques, a marine policy master’s student at the University of Maine has been awarded a 2021 Switzer Fellowship by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation.  Henriques, a marine policy master’s student in the School of Marine Sciences, is advised by Joshua Stoll. Her research is focused on creating alternatives to sustainability certifications that serve […]

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UMaine-led grant helps Maine schools implement behavioral support framework

More than 4,000 students across Maine are now receiving Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) thanks to intensive professional development provided by University of Maine College of Education and Human Development experts supported by a grant from the Maine Department of Education.  PBIS is a nationally recognized, multi-tiered framework providing a continuum of supports to […]

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Municipalities join Mitchell Center Food Rescue MAINE campaign  

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine has partnered with the city of Waterville and a coalition of three central Maine towns to advance the Food Rescue MAINE campaign aimed at ending food waste in Maine. Waterville will launch a community food recycling program with a June 17 […]

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UMaine researchers develop innovative AR smartphone app for nursing lesson

University of Maine researchers developed an augmented reality smartphone app for teaching nursing students an interactive lesson about heart failure.  The app displays a floating, animated heart model onto the smartphone screen, which is imposed onto the video feed from the camera. A heart failure lesson is embedded into the app and offers 45 swipeable […]

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University of Maine announces Innovate for Maine Fellows class of 2021

The Innovate for Maine Fellows of 2021 are kicking off their summer work experiences with Maine companies following completion of a week-long boot camp program designed to introduce them to innovation and entrepreneurship in the state. Twenty-three students representing seven colleges and universities will complete internships or projects for 25 Maine companies this summer as […]

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UMaine School of Nursing receives $1.7M grant to help diversify Maine workforce

Increasing the diversity of Maine’s workforce in nursing is the focus of a more than $1.7 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to the University of Maine School of Nursing, in partnership with Northern Light Health and Morgan State University. The four-year award by HRSA, an agency of the U.S. Department […]

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Two UMaine Ph.D. students win BioME Showcase awards

Two University of Maine Ph.D. students won first and third place in the college division of the 2021 Bioscience Association of Maine (BioME) Student Showcase.  The annual competition, hosted virtually this year, tasks college and high school students, who participate in separate divisions, with presenting life-science focused research projects to win cash and academic prizes. […]

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