News Releases

Fatal Beech Weather

Maine’s Beech trees have been under attack for decades by beech bark disease that typically appears as disfiguring cankers on a tree species that’s supposed to have a smooth and silvery bark.

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JAMA Editorial Focuses on Prescription Opiate Abuse Epidemic in Newborns

As the national epidemic of opiate abuse and addiction continues to swell, the social and financial burden of treating infants born to drug-addicted mothers grows, too. 

The current issue of the “Journal of the American Medical Association” features an editorial co-written by University of Maine psychology professor Marie Hayes.

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Offshore Wind Lab awarded LEED Gold

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center the LEED Gold certification for its newly constructed Offshore Wind Laboratory. This is the first LEED Gold-certified building on the UMaine campus.

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UMaine working with law enforcement, information security to investigate computer breach

A University of Maine computer server has been breached by hackers, potentially exposing personal information of individuals who made purchases through campus-based computer stores at UMaine and the University of Arkansas. While law enforcement’s forensic analysis of the data continues,early estimates are that up to 1,007 online-only transaction records —including names and partial credit card […]

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UMaine Graduates One of Its Largest Classes

One of the largest classes in University of Maine history graduated today in the 210th Commencement ceremonies at Harold Alfond Sports Arena. This academic year, 2,467 students — 1,875 undergraduate and 592 graduate students — earned degrees from UMaine.

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UMaine Infrastructure Improvements Scheduled as Part of ‘Paint and Polish 2012’

In response to his first nine months of extensive visiting with the University of Maine community in campus classrooms, laboratories and legacy buildings, President Paul Ferguson, as part of an initiative referred to as “Paint and Polish 2012,” will allocate approximately $2.5 million to improve the campus infrastructure. This initiative will include more than a […]

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