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Study finds yogurt, other dairy foods associated with better cardiometabolic health

The consumption of yogurt and other dairy foods is associated with healthier dietary habits and cardiometabolic profile, according to a new study by University of Maine researchers. The study by Georgina Crichton, Olivia Bogucki and Merrill Elias published in the International Dairy Journal explored the relationships among yogurt and other dairy foods, and dietary patterns, […]

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International research team to study effects of ocean acidification on iron availability to phytoplankton in North Pacific

The effect of ocean acidification on iron availability to phytoplankton in the eastern North Pacific is the focus of a three-year, more than $954,000 National Science Foundation collaborative research grant to the University of Maine, University of Washington and University of South Florida. UMaine School of Marine Sciences professor Mark Wells will lead the project, […]

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Balunkeswar (Balu) Nayak

Food science majors to engage in active learning to prepare for industry demands

Balunkeswar (Balu) Nayak is leading a charge to strengthen food science majors’ understanding of science and engineering by replacing lecture-centered instruction with active-learning strategies. The University of Maine associate professor of food processing is directing a multi-university project to boost math knowledge and problem-solving skills of food science majors for careers in food processing, food […]

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Nick Charlton named UMaine football head coach

Orono, Maine — Nick Charlton has been named the 36th head football coach of the University of Maine, effective immediately. “I am extremely excited and humbled to be named the head football coach of the University of Maine,” says Charlton, who has served as offensive coordinator at UMaine since February. “My family and I are […]

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Caribou native named dean of University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Caribou, Maine native Hannah Carter has been named dean of University of Maine Cooperative Extension, effective May 1. Carter is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication at the University of Florida (UF), which is part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). She also directs UF’s Wedgworth Leadership […]

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UMaine Cohen Institute to offer new internship at The Cohen Group

The William S. Cohen Institute for Leadership & Public Service at the University of Maine will offer a new internship program for undergraduate students beginning in spring 2019. The internship will be with The Cohen Group in Washington, D.C. The Cohen Group was formed by former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen to help enterprises […]

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More than 230,000 pounds of produce donated through Maine Harvest for Hunger in 2018

In 2018, volunteers statewide in the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine Harvest for Hunger program donated 231,752 pounds of produce directly to neighbors in need and to 187 sites, including food pantries, soup kitchens and low-income senior centers. The monetary value of the produce donated is estimated at almost $400,000. More than 500 volunteers, […]

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