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UMaine supports teachers with first summer Educators Institute

Schools across the state held their last classes of the 2021–22 school year this week, marking the official start of summer for Maine students, parents and teachers. However, about 125 educators won’t be leaving the classroom just yet, as they take part in the first annual University of Maine Educators Institute being held virtually June […]

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Vekasi testifies before U.S.-China Economic and Security Commission

Kristin Vekasi, associate professor at the Department of Political Science and School of Policy and International Affairs at the University of Maine, testified in front of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Commission on her research about rare earth policies on June 9, 2022. A copy of her testimony can be found online.  Vekasi testified that […]

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UMaine researchers develop recyclable nanocellulose food containers

Takeout food is more popular than ever, but waste created by single-use plastic containers is environmentally harmful. University of Maine engineers have created a grease-proof, water-resistant container from recyclable cellulose nanocomposites that could be the next big thing in takeout technology. The demand for takeout, fast food and ready-made food has created an enormous plastic […]

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