News Releases

Glasses resting on a book

Study finds better visual acuity is associated with less decline in cognitive functioning over time

Lower visual acuity is associated with both lower cognitive function and greater declines in cognitive functioning over a five-year period, according to a new University of Maine study. The longitudinal research by Peter Dearborn and co-investigators affiliated with the UMaine Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, and the Department of Psychology found lower vision […]

Read more

Spruce tips

A taste of the Maine woods is brewing in Orono

The University of Maine’s forestry faculty have teamed up with Black Bear Brewing Company and Marsh Island Brewing to serve up Green Growth, a spruce tip pale ale, this July. The idea was originally conceived by Daniel Hayes and Aaron Weiskittel of UMaine’s School of Forest Resources. They were planning to host a boreal forest […]

Read more

Fifty-five college students interning with state, municipal governments

The Maine Government Summer Internship Program opened its 2018 session May 29 with 55 students interning with the state and with municipal governments. The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine administers the program, which offers a full-time, 12-week, paid work experience to undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of study […]

Read more

Cooperative Extension lab

Open house for the new UMaine Extension Diagnostic and Research Lab June 22

An open house for the new University of Maine Cooperative Extension Diagnostic and Research Laboratory will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22. The facility at 17 Godfrey Drive in Orono is the new home of UMaine Extension’s Veterinary Diagnostics Lab, including the Aquatic Animal Health Lab, and the Pest Management Unit […]

Read more

Transportation infrastructure

UMaine wins $14.2M DOT award to form Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) has selected the University of Maine to lead the creation of a highly competitive University Transportation Center (UTC) called the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC). TIDC aims to save taxpayer dollars by extending the life of transportation assets, including bridges, roads and rail. The DOT will provide as […]

Read more

EPSCoR, Cooperative Extension demonstrate Maine-themed science toolkits

In 2014, a small group of students, faculty and staff from Maine EPSCoR and University of Maine Cooperative Extension discussed the possibility of creating a suite of marine science curricula to distribute in classrooms across the state. Over the years, this seed of an idea has grown into a set of nationally recognized, hands-on science […]

Read more