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Three UMaine students isolating after testing positive for COVID-19

Orono, Maine — Two University of Maine students living off campus in Orono and one student living in a fraternity house have tested positive for COVID-19. Maine Center for Disease Control protocols are in place.  The students are in isolation and their close contacts are in self-quarantine.  One of the students participated in the asymptomatic […]

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UMaine again in annual Princeton Review, Fiske guides 

The University of Maine is among the best 386 colleges nationwide, according to The Princeton Review’s 2021 edition of its annual guide, and also is included again this year in the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Colleges and universities profiled in this year’s “The Best 386 Colleges” represent about 14% of the 2,800 four-year colleges in […]

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Susan Brawley

Brawley honored with PSA Award of Excellence

Editor’s note: story updated Aug. 18, 2020 Susan Brawley, professor of plant biology and cooperating professor of biological sciences in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, received one of two 2020 Awards of Excellence from the Phycological Society of America (PSA). Craig Schneider, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Biology at Trinity College, […]

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NSF funds Karp-Boss’ research into processes affecting plankton

A University of Maine marine scientist will investigate the processes affecting the abundance, diversity and movement of plankton populations in the Pacific Ocean.  The National Science Foundation awarded Lee Karp-Boss, a professor with the School of Marine Sciences, about $370,000 for her research into the influences of Island Mass Effect on various planktonic communities. Emmanuel […]

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Rural families of children with autism may benefit from telehealth, study says

Families of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder who live in rural areas might receive better and more equitable access to early intervention services using telehealth technology, according to a recent study led by two University of Maine professors. Studies have shown that early intervention is key to improving developmental and educational outcomes for children […]

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View what’s new, and old, at UMaine-affiliated museums, gallery 

For people eager to again appreciate art and artifacts in person, three University of Maine museums and a gallery are open, or soon will be.  Admission to the Hudson Museum, Page Farm and Home Museum, Zillman Museum (ZAM) and Lord Hall Gallery is free. Guests are required to wear face coverings and follow all other […]

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Lobster research

UMaine researchers find rising ocean temperatures, acidification worsen immune response, physiology in lobsters  

Rising ocean temperatures and acidification, which results from decreasing pH levels, can increase adolescent lobsters’ vulnerability to disease and impact their physiology, according to University of Maine scientists. Amalia Harrington studied the individual and combined effects of increased ocean acidification and warmth on adolescent, female American lobsters as a postdoctoral researcher at UMaine. Faculty from […]

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Floating wind turbine

Diamond Offshore Wind, RWE Renewables join the University of Maine to lead development of Maine floating offshore wind demonstration project

The University of Maine will collaborate with New England Aqua Ventus, LLC (NEAV), a joint venture between Diamond Offshore Wind, a subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Corporation, and RWE Renewables, the second largest company in offshore wind globally, to develop UMaine’s floating offshore wind technology demonstration project off the coast of Maine. As the developer, NEAV […]

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