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Volunteers help new students move into residence halls

UMaine welcomes its largest incoming class

The University of Maine is welcoming its largest incoming class — 2,300 students — with Maine Hello on Aug. 26, in preparation for the start of classes for the fall semester on Monday. Arriving on campus, members of the Class of 2020 and their families are being greeted by hundreds of UMaine community volunteers who […]

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Jill Pelto

Grad student’s art featured on cover of annual climate report compiled by NOAA

Art created by University of Maine graduate student Jill Pelto is featured on the cover of an international climate report compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Pelto’s environmental artwork appears on the front and back of the State of the Climate in 2015, an international, peer-reviewed publication released each summer as a supplement […]

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University of Maine to host second annual Aging Initiative Workshop

Major aging-related challenges in Maine and the state-based research being done to address them will be the focus of a panel discussion open to the public Aug. 22 as part of the second annual Aging Initiative Workshop at the University of Maine. Speaker of the House Mark Eves will provide opening remarks at 10 a.m. […]

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Sargent Lake

The environmental legacy of acid rain

For Stephen Norton, lakes hold a treasure trove of precious scientific information. For the past 40 years, Norton, professor emeritus at the University of Maine, has studied lakes by evaluating sediment cores from around the world. Using the cores taken from the bottom of lakes, he is able to determine the age of the sediment […]

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Beadwork done by Jennifer Neptune

‘Threads of Our Lives’ headed to American Folk Festival, Maine libraries

“Threads of Our Lives: Maine Folk Fiber Art,” featuring demonstrations and exhibition panels highlighting the diversity of the fiber arts statewide, will debut at the American Folk Festival in Bangor, Aug. 27–28, sponsored by the Maine Folklife Center at the University of Maine. The exhibit and more artist demonstrators, supported by a $1,400 grant from the […]

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A whale swimming in the ocean

Ocean salt, temperature can barricade phytoplankton, impact food web

Subtle, fleeting differences in ocean salinity or temperature can act as physical barricades for phytoplankton, which results in a patchy distribution of the most important food resource in the ocean and may explain the large biodiversity in the sea, say University of Copenhagen and University of Maine researchers. Ocean currents transport phytoplankton, or microscopic algae, […]

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Maine EPSCoR High School Research Internship Program participants

High school youth gain summer STEM experiences at UMaine

This summer, the Maine EPSCoR High School Research Internship Program celebrates its 10th year of engaging high school students in collegiate-level STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) opportunities. Students, who are currently engaged in research in their respective fields of interest, will present posters on their findings 2–4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Mitchell […]

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