Maine

President Ferrini-Mundy talks with PPH about Roux Institute

Joan Ferrini-Mundy, president of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias, was quoted in a Portland Press Herald story about Northeastern University’s plan to create a graduate school and research center in Portland that offers certificate programs, master’s degrees and doctorates in machine learning and artificial intelligence, with an emphasis on life […]

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McConnon quoted in PPH piece about growth of specialty food, beverage businesses

James C. McConnon Jr. talked with the Portland Press Herald for its story about the rising number of specialty food and beverage businesses in the state. McConnon, a Cooperative Extension business and economics specialist and economics professor at the University of Maine, said according to federal census data, the number of food and beverage manufacturing […]

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Wolff to discuss ‘Rufus Porter’s Curious World’ on Maine Calling

Justin Wolff will be among the guests to talk about the exhibit “Rufus Porter’s Curious World: Art and Invention in America, 1815–1860” at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art at 1 p.m. Jan. 29 on Maine Public’s Maine Calling. The University of Maine professor of art history co-curated the exhibition and co-edited and contributed to […]

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Feb. 6 is annual University of Maine Day in the Hall of Flags

Editor’s note: Due to inclement weather, this event has been canceled for Feb. 6.  University of Maine faculty, staff and students will be in the Hall of Flags in the State House 8–11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 to showcase how Maine’s flagship university makes a difference in all 16 counties.  University of Maine Cooperative Extension […]

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President Ferrini-Mundy to speak on ‘Maine Calling’ on Jan. 7

Joan Ferrini-Mundy, president of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias, will speak on the Maine Public radio show “Maine Calling” on Jan. 7.  The show, airing at 1 p.m., will focus on the recently released 10-year Strategic Economic Development Plan for the state of Maine. Discussion will cover the plan’s major […]

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UMaine Extension receives grant to recycle agricultural greenhouse plastic

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has been awarded $38,764 by a one-year State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection Waste Diversion Grant to develop a statewide pilot program to recycle agricultural greenhouse plastic. The grant proposes that a voluntary recycling program can achieve a high percentage of grower participation, and affordably divert and recycle a […]

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Mother and baby

Opioid-dependent mothers have reduced social neuropeptide levels, give fewer gentle touches to babies

Mothers being treated for opioid-dependency showed impaired responsiveness and sensitivity to their babies, compared to mothers not dependent on opioids but similar in socioeconomic and lifestyle factors.  The opioid-dependent mothers’ sensitivity deficits were associated with reduced oxytocin (OT) release. OT, which is made in the hypothalamus of the brain, is normally released during mothers’ interactions […]

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