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Experts to address climate change topics, questions in free webinar 

What is Maine doing to address climate change? How does climate change impact geopolitical unrest? Are the wildfires in the western United States related to climate change?  People interested in learning more about these and other topics are invited to the “A Climate Change Forum — Your chance to ask questions about climate change” webinar […]

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Kamath to examine impact of parasites on moose survival

Pauline Kamath will investigate how parasites affect moose survival and health to inform management strategies targeted at maintaining healthy populations of the large mammal in Maine and across North America. The Morris Animal Foundation awarded the University of Maine assistant professor of animal health in the School of Food and Agriculture $148,492 for the three-year […]

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University of Maine project tells story of COVID-19 pandemic through arts

Editor’s note: story updated Sept. 21. Maine residents are invited to participate in a new project at the University of Maine that is using the arts to tell the story of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Jack Pine Project, a collaboration of the Maine Folklife Center, Maine Studies Program and the Hutchinson Center, connects professional artists, […]

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Marcotte, Muscat awarded Killam Fellowships to study in Canada

University of Maine students Sarah Marcotte and Abigail Muscat earned Killam Fellowships to study in Canada during the spring 2021 semester. Marcotte, a third-year biology major, plans to study at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Muscat, a third-year marine sciences major and international affairs minor, plans to study at the University of British Columbia […]

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UMaine 4-H Centers partner with Maine K–12 schools to provide outdoor and STEM education for students

University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Learning Centers will play a pivotal role in the education plans of K–12 schools in Maine communities this fall by providing venues for vibrant outdoor learning, and experiential STEM and outdoor education lessons that add depth to standard grade-level curriculum.  “Outdoor learning centers are playing a significant role in […]

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Mette co-authors article encouraging civic education to foster stronger democracy

Creating more opportunities for civic education in U.S. schools can lead to a stronger democracy. That’s the argument of a new article co-written by UMaine associate professor of educational leadership Ian Mette in the September issue of School Administrator, the journal of the School Superintendents Association (AASA). “Democratizing Schools From the Inside Out” was co-authored […]

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UMaine’s Natural Climate Solutions Initiative releases interim report on Maine land sector’s greenhouse gas mitigation potential 

The University of Maine Natural Climate Solutions Initiative has released an interim report that explores approaches for mitigating the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through management in forestry and agriculture. Natural climate solutions (NCS) are conservation, restoration and improved land management actions that increase carbon storage or avoid greenhouse gas emissions in landscapes and wetlands. […]

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UMaine awarded nearly $3M to train graduate students to be future Arctic scientists

The University of Maine will train future Arctic scientists to help address the socio-environmental challenges resulting from the world’s most rapidly changing environment with a nearly $3 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The new UMaine initiative, Systems Approaches to Understanding and Navigating the New Arctic, is funded by the NSF Research Traineeship […]

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