Sweat bee on aster

New publication about bees and their New England habitats available

Researchers in the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station and their colleagues from neighboring institutions published a report called “Bees and Their Habitats in Four New England States” this summer. The report includes previously unpublished information and a synthesis of literature relevant to Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The report also offers recommendations for […]

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Ruffed Grouse

Study supports Maine’s current management practices for ruffed grouse hunting

Maintaining current hunting regulations for ruffed grouse will help ensure sustainable population management in the state, according to a new University of Maine study. Ruffed grouse live in Maine’s forests year-round and are popular quarry among hunters, including a substantial number of non-resident hunters who travel to Maine to pursue the birds each year. The […]

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UMaine Extension offers hay directory to growers, buyers

University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers the online Maine hay directory as a means to connect buyers and sellers of Maine hay products. “It is important for livestock farmers to find quality feed for their animals,” says Rick Kersbergen, Extension professor of sustainable dairy and forage systems. “Quality forages are the backbone of any feeding […]

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MAIER receives funding renewal from Maine Department of Education

The Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research (MAIER) at the University of Maine has received an $849,000 grant from the Maine Department of Education to continue its Early Start Maine program. Early Start Maine is an early intervention model that provides training, consultation and ongoing support statewide to providers working with young children ages […]

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Fiske Guide news feature

UMaine named among ‘best and most interesting’ by 2019 ‘Fiske Guide’

The University of Maine is one of the more than 300 “best and most interesting” colleges in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Ireland, according to the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019” out this week. The guide’s profile of UMaine notes that undergraduates “help themselves to a range of strong academic programs at a […]

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University of Maine announces spring 2018 Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 2,214 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the spring 2018 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 1,634 are from Maine, 533 are from 31 other states and 47 are from 21 countries other than the U.S. Listed below are students who received Dean’s List honors for spring 2018, completing 12 or more credit hours in the semester and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Wood measurement training program to be held at UMaine May 3–4

The University of Maine will host an approved wood measurement training program May 3–4. The course prepares participants to take the state licensing exam to become a licensed wood scaler in the state of Maine. Instruction will be given in scaler’s licensing law, wood measurement methods and all applicable rules. The program includes both classroom […]

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