Maine

Former Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy to lead University of Maine System

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint former Connecticut governor Dannel P. Malloy the next Chancellor of the University of Maine System.  The appointment concludes more than a year of succession planning that included the development of a multi-year Declaration of Strategic Priorities and a national search for a leader. […]

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Maine Solar Sprint celebrating 25th year June 8 at UMaine

The Maine Solar Sprint race is celebrating its 25th year on June 8 at the University of Maine. The event, which runs 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m., is free and open to the public. Solar Sprint, a UMaine Cooperative Extension 4-H program, challenges students statewide to create solar-powered model cars as an interactive way to learn principles […]

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Browntail moth outbreaks expected statewide this year

As spring slowly moves its way into Maine, data is indicating that large parts of the midcoast and southern central parts of the state are likely to experience another tough year with the browntail moth. Maine Forest Service’s (MFS) aerial survey in fall 2018 showed over 126,000 acres impacted — double what was reported two […]

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Registration open for Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference at UMaine

Registration is open for the Maine Statehood and Bicentennial Conference May 30–June 1 at the University of Maine. In July 1819, a majority of voters in the District of Maine chose to separate from Massachusetts. Maine became the 23rd state in the nation in March 1820. Conference organizers see the bicentennial as an opportunity to […]

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University of Maine announces fall 2018 Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 2,388 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the fall 2018 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 1,666 are from Maine, 669 are from 34 other states and 53 are from 25 countries other than the U.S. Listed below are students who received Dean’s List honors for […]

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More than 230,000 pounds of produce donated through Maine Harvest for Hunger in 2018

In 2018, volunteers statewide in the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine Harvest for Hunger program donated 231,752 pounds of produce directly to neighbors in need and to 187 sites, including food pantries, soup kitchens and low-income senior centers. The monetary value of the produce donated is estimated at almost $400,000. More than 500 volunteers, […]

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Maine coast

Birkel, Mayewski prepare report to help Mainers plan for climate challenges

Mainers can expect significant environmental changes in the next two decades due to increased greenhouse gas emissions and patterns of variability in the climate system, say University of Maine researchers Sean Birkel and Paul Mayewski. And they’ve produced a report — Coastal Maine Climate Futures — to provide a base for coastal Maine planners to […]

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Maine teachers, volunteers invited to participate in ‘Code Your World’ in October

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is inviting teachers and volunteers from around the state to participate in the 11th annual 4-H National Youth Science Day challenge by hosting the experiment in their school, after-school program, library or 4-H club throughout the month of October. This year’s challenge, “Code Your World,” is a four-part activity […]

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