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Habib Dagher

Dagher to be recognized as 2015 White House Transportation Champion of Change

Habib Dagher, founding director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, will be recognized as a 2015 White House Transportation Champion of Change on Oct. 13, in Washington, D.C. The White House Champions of Change event, focused on “Innovators in Transportation for the Future,” will be hosted by the U.S. Department of […]

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Human-marine environment interactions crux of DMC director’s study

Heather Leslie, director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, is leading a research project to deepen her interdisciplinary investigations of ecological and human dimensions of small-scale fisheries in Mexico’s Baja peninsula. A $1.79 million award from the National Science Foundation’s Coupled Natural and Human (CNH) Systems Program funds the three-year project. “My studies […]

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Researcher finds it takes guts to locate elusive shrimp

Rachel Lasley-Rasher wanted to learn more about highly mobile shrimp that are important food for baleen whales and commercial fish along the continental shelf from Cape Hatteras to Nova Scotia. Because of their significance in the marine food web, she said a better understanding of shrimp migration patterns could fill knowledge gaps and help predict […]

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UMaine named Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences

The University of Maine has been named a national Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences in a joint application and designation process sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey. UMaine is among 17 universities from across the nation selected to receive the award in the first year of the program. […]

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Science, politics focus of Mitchell Sustainability Lecture

The intersection of science and politics will be the focus of the 2015 Senator George J. Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability at the University of Maine on Oct. 15. “When Science Meets Politics: Symphony or Slugfest?” will be presented by University of Colorado professor and author Roger Pielke Jr., at 1 p.m. in Hauck Auditorium. The […]

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Maine humorist Tim Sample brings ‘Drunken Fireworks’ to UMaine

Maine humorist Tim Sample will be at the University of Maine for two appearances as part of UMaine’s 150th anniversary celebration Saturday, Oct. 17, during Homecoming Weekend. At 7 p.m., Sample, will read passages from Stephen King’s new short story “Drunken Fireworks.” Sample, who narrated the recently released audiobook, also will talk about his career […]

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An early spring for Maine lakes

Researchers at the University of Maine say an expected increase in the frequency and strength of El Niño events — unusual warming of the tropical Pacific Ocean that causes worldwide fluctuations in temperature and rainfall — may result in milder winters in New England. Though good for residents longing for warm weather, the shift could […]

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Open University Day part of UMaine’s 2015 Homecoming, Oct. 16–18

The University of Maine’s yearlong celebration of its 150th anniversary continues with Open University Day Oct. 17, held in conjunction with Homecoming, and Family and Friends Weekend. A list of all public events throughout the weekend, Oct. 16–18, including athletics events, art exhibits, planetarium shows, performances and receptions is available online. “We’re extending an invitation […]

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