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Gulf of Maine

Townsend leading research as part of NOAA Ocean Acidification Program

Research led by University of Maine Professor of Oceanography David Townsend is part of NOAA’s newly announced Ocean Acidification Program. Townsend is working in collaboration with UMaine School of Marine Sciences researchers Larry Mayer, Aaron Strong and Damian Brady; Joe Salisbury of the University of New Hampshire; and colleagues from Friends of Casco Bay, Northeast […]

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New checklist features 270 species of native bees in Maine

The first checklist of bees in Maine, compiled using wild blueberry research records from the 1800s to present, as well as private and public collections, and citizen science observations, has documented a total of 278 species — all but eight of which are native, according to a scientific team led by University of Maine bee […]

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English major awarded George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship to study in Ireland

Taylor Michele Houdlette, a third-year English major at the University of Maine, has been awarded the George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship and will study abroad in Ireland during the fall 2018 semester as part of the student exchange program. The competitive merit-based scholarship is made possible by an agreement between Maine and Ireland for a […]

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Maine coast

Maine Sea Grant names new director

Gayle Zydlewski, an associate professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, has been named director of the Maine Sea Grant College Program, effective July 1. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to join Maine Sea Grant,” Zydlewski says. “Maine Sea Grant plays such a pivotal role for Maine’s coastal communities, and […]

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Study analyzes common misconceptions about depression among older adults

Determining whether depression affects older adults differently than younger adults and if it calls for the same treatment was the focus of a recent study conducted by University of Maine researchers. Emily Haigh, an assistant professor of psychology at UMaine, led the study that analyzed five common misconceptions about depression in older adulthood that initially […]

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Maine coast

Alliance for Maine’s Marine Economy invests over $14 million in infrastructure projects to increase jobs

The Alliance for Maine’s Marine Economy, a consortium of Maine-based marine businesses, research institutions and educational organizations, is investing in infrastructure and technologies with $7 million in voter-approved bond funds, matched by more than $7 million from Alliance members. Led by the University of Maine, the Alliance is dedicated to ensuring that Maine seafood, fishing […]

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New map honors indigenous place names in Canada

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, the Canadian-American Center at the University of Maine has published a new map, “Coming Home to Indigenous Place Names in Canada.” The map honors indigenous place names in Canada and the assertion of indigenous authority through place names. Commissioned by Stephen Hornsby, director of UMaine’s […]

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Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries focus of King Chair Lecture at UMaine

Restorative justice for the survivors of Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries will be the focus of a March 7 lecture by author James M. Smith at the University of Maine. His free public lecture, “Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries, Academic Advocacy and Restorative Justice,” at 7 p.m. in Minsky Recital Hall is part of the Stephen E. King Chair […]

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Four finalists named for University of Maine presidency

Four finalists have been named for the presidency of the University of Maine and will be in the state for campus visits between Feb. 20 and March 2. The finalists are: Amit Chakma, president and vice chancellor of the University of Western Ontario; Joan Ferrini-Mundy, chief operating officer of the National Science Foundation; Sally Reis, […]

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Maine Sea Grant awards funds to four new research projects

The Maine Sea Grant College Program has awarded funds to faculty at the University of Maine and other research institutions statewide for four new projects representing nearly $1 million in research investment from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and matching sources. Amanda Klemmer and Brian Olsen of UMaine’s School of Biology and Ecology will […]

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