News Releases

UMaine to host Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference

Promoting engineering as it relates to agriculture, biology and related applications is the focus of a multiday conference to be hosted by the University of Maine. About 75 participants are expected to attend the Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (NABEC) from July 31–Aug. 3 on the Orono campus. NABEC, part of the American Society […]

Read more

Warhol-inspired student portrait

Warhol-inspired student self-portraits on display at Hudson Museum

Eighth-graders at the Indian Island School created Andy Warhol-inspired photographic silkscreen self-portraits for their graduation shots. The student pop art productions, along with several Warhol pieces on loan from the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor, are on exhibit in the Minsky Culture Lab in Hudson Museum at the University of Maine. Michael […]

Read more

Phong Nguyen

Phong Nguyen: Changing lives is top priority

Read transcript Phong Nguyen earned a degree in chemical engineering with a concentration in pre-medical studies and a minor in chemistry from the University of Maine. The Vietnamese native hopes to one day use his passion for health care and fitness to make a difference back home. This fall, he will be pursuing a doctorate […]

Read more


Hudson Museum contributes to ‘West Mexico’ exhibit in Oklahoma

An archaeology exhibition titled “West Mexico: Ritual and Identity” at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma includes 21 objects from the University of Maine Hudson Museum. The pieces on loan from UMaine and other public and private collections augment the more than 500 figures and vessels from West Mexico that Thomas Gilcrease amassed. Robert Pickering, […]

Read more

Study examines how perceived closeness of climate change influences opinions

Determining if the perceived proximity of climate change can be manipulated to inspire engagement in the issue is the central focus of a recent study led by a University of Maine researcher. The study adds to growing science and risk communication literature that suggests dimensions of psychological distance can influence attitudes toward environmental policies and […]

Read more

Mountains in Mongolia

Putnam pursues climate clues in Mongolia ice fields

Aaron Putnam, assistant professor with the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, is searching for clues in Mongolia about what “caused the Earth to lurch out of the last ice age.” Kevin Stark, a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, is embedded with Putnam’s research team and is blogging about the expedition. […]

Read more

New microdevice developed by UMaine, Jackson Lab replicates embryonic spinal cord development

Researchers at the University of Maine MicroInstruments and Systems Laboratory (MISL), in collaboration with The Jackson Laboratory, have developed a new microfluidic tool that reproduces in the laboratory the same physiochemical environment that instructs embryonic stem cells to develop into organized tissue. Using this device, the research team has successfully cultured a portion of a […]

Read more

Tents on snow

Climate scientists: Australian uranium mining pollutes Antarctic

Uranium mining in Australia is polluting the Antarctic, about 6,000 nautical miles away. University of Maine climate scientists made the discovery during the first high-resolution continuous examination of a northern Antarctic Peninsula ice core. Ice core data reveal a significant increase in uranium concentration that coincides with open pit mining in the Southern Hemisphere, most […]

Read more


Brichacek receives $1.2M NIH grant to study glycans

University of Maine research to provide molecular-level understanding of glycan-associated disorders, such as inflammation, pathogen infection and cancer, has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Matthew Brichacek, UMaine assistant professor of chemistry, leads the research to develop methods to synthesize glycans — a family of carbohydrates — that can […]

Read more

Kimberley Rain Miner

Emerging environmental leader earns prestigious Switzer Fellowship

Kimberley Rain Miner, Ph.D. candidate in Earth and climate sciences at the University of Maine, was recently selected as a Switzer Environmental Fellow by the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. This year, the Switzer Foundation awarded 20 fellowships of $15,000 each for emerging environmental leaders who are pursuing graduate degrees and are dedicated to positive […]

Read more