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Archaeology field school

UMaine students participate in seventh season of coastal archaeological fieldwork

University of Maine anthropology students are spending four weeks in an archaeology field school in the Machias Bay area, directed by assistant professor of anthropology Bonnie Newsom. This is UMaine’s seventh season of coastal archaeological fieldwork in the region. In the field school, funded by the Maine Academic Prominence Initiative (MAPI) grant, students are immersed […]

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Peter Strand taking a sample from a rock outcrop next to the Khumbu Icefall above Everest Base Camp

UMaine researchers take part in National Geographic, Rolex Expedition to Mt. Everest

An international team of scientists, climbers and storytellers, led by the National Geographic Society and Tribhuvan University, and supported in partnership with Rolex, conducted a scientific expedition to Mount Everest, believed to be the most comprehensive single scientific expedition to the mountain in history. The multidisciplinary team installed the two highest weather stations in the […]

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Biddle receives funding to continue research on rural schools and community well-being

Catharine Biddle, assistant professor of educational leadership, is the recipient of nearly $5,000 from the American Education Research Association (AERA) to continue her work with the Transforming Rural Experience in Education (TREE) program in Washington County. TREE — an initiative of the nonprofit Cobscook Community Learning Center — uses strengths-based, equitable, trauma-informed practices to support […]

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Holly Schreiber

For Schreiber, humor’s a topic worthy of serious consideration

Listening to comedy routines of Dave Chappelle, Steven Wright and Joan Rivers are assignments in Holly Schreiber’s “Humor and Diversity in the U.S.” course. So too, are watching clips of television hits “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation.” No joke. Students examine humor from a variety of perspectives in the three-credit online course, including humorous […]

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Diving at a coral reef

Coral detectives: Steneck, student team study reef health in Dominican Republic

The coast of the Dominican Republic is home to coral reefs, the world’s most biodiverse marine ecosystems. But the reefs are rapidly degrading, threatened by the effects of climate change, overfishing and other human activities. University of Maine researcher Bob Steneck and UMaine students traveled there May 12–25 to collect data, increase knowledge and diagnose […]

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Two UMaine students, one alumna chosen as Fulbright Finalists

Two University of Maine students and one alumna are 2019–20 Fulbright Finalists with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Emily Craig ’18, Eric Miller and Jesse Walters have been offered grants for their individually designed research projects. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is named for Sen. J. William Fulbright, who introduced a bill in Congress in […]

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From coast to coast, companies team up to fund UMaine lobster research

A $75,000 gift from two seafood companies will fund a fourth field season for a University of Maine deepwater lobster settlement monitoring program. The deepwater research is an extension of the American Lobster Settlement Index, which was initiated in 1989 by Rick Wahle, a research professor in the School of Marine Sciences and director of […]

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Jesse Groening

Curiosity drives Groening ’10 to document, share people’s unique stories

A cluster of elm trees near Stodder Hall is Jesse Groening’s favorite University of Maine spot. “They were the best for climbing and getting a bird’s-eye view of the campus,” says the 2010 graduate. Since Commencement, the broadcast journalism major and TV film and video minor has had lots of interesting views and opportunities. He’s […]

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