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Noblet: Consumer education key for growth of aquaculture in U.S.

Over the last several decades, aquaculture has been expanding throughout the world. Still, many Americans know very little about the industry and its progress has been sluggish. But, the tide could be changing as new research from the University of Maine indicates the industry is poised for growth through strategic outreach and consumer education. Aquaculture, […]

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UMaine-led team discovers new hemlock species

A new species of hemlock has been identified on Ulleungdo, an island east of the Korean peninsula, which may lead to the temperate conifer being considered for conservation. The Ulleungdo hemlock (Tsuga ulleungensis) was identified by an international team led by Garth Holman, a research associate in the School of Biology and Ecology at the […]

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Students volunteering throughout the country with Alternative Breaks

University of Maine students with Alternative Breaks, a student-led organization that promotes community involvement, are spending the upcoming winter and spring breaks volunteering throughout the United States. Since 1998, UMaine’s Black Bear Chapter of Alternative Breaks has organized trips for students to provide volunteer service to others. This year, the nonprofit is deploying six groups […]

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Design team named for Engineering Education and Design Center

Editor’s note: Story updated Dec. 7. The team of WBRC Architects Engineers, based in Bangor, and Ellenzweig, an architecture and planning firm in Boston, has been selected to design the Engineering Education and Design Center at the University of Maine, proposed to be upward of $80 million. The team, which includes five other Maine firms […]

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Students’ biomedical engineering spinoff company receives VentureWell funding

A group of biomedical engineering graduate students at the University of Maine has been selected by nonprofit VentureWell to receive funding and training to develop their medical simulation startup. The students are receiving a $5,000 grant to help build their spinoff company, Zephyrus Simulation LLC. As part of their senior capstone, the students developed a […]

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UMaine designated one of eight DOE combined heat and power centers

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the University of Maine to lead one of eight regional partnerships dedicated to the promotion, technical support and deployment of cost-effective and highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) technologies throughout the nation. UMaine, in partnership with the University of New Hampshire and Watson Strategy Group, will oversee […]

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Jason Brown imbues modern jewelry with ancestral energy

Jason Brown of Penobscot Nation infuses his contemporary handcrafted jewelry with positive ancestral energy. Brown, who formed Decontie & Brown with wife and partner Donna Decontie-Brown, says it’s gratifying to see people wear their innovative Wabanaki-inspired jewelry and clothing — including leggings, dresses, hoodies and haute couture gowns. “Unfortunately, some people think of us (Native […]

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Wabanaki Creation Cuff to be featured at Basketmakers Holiday Market

The 23rd annual Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine. Award-winning members of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance — which focuses on preserving the ancient art of brown ash and sweetgrass basketry and […]

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