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‘Brownie’ Schrumpf cited in Press Herald story on origins of the dessert

In a story celebrating National Brownie Day, the Portland Press Herald noted it was former University of Maine instructor Mildred Brown “Brownie” Schrumpf who contended, for years, that Maine invented the yummy dessert. Over her roughly 70-year career, Schrumpf, who died in 2001 at age 98, taught home economics at UMaine and camp cookery to […]

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Gill tells Business Insider NASA data critical to climate change research

University of Maine paleoecologist and plant ecologist Jacquelyn Gill told Business Insider that NASA data on Earth’s climate provides a critical baseline of comparison, as she and other researchers study climate change over millions of years. Last month, Bob Walker, an adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, told The Guardian newspaper that the incoming administration was […]

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Researcher charts advances in marine mammal genetic sequencing

Answers to evolutionary and ecological mysteries about marine mammal species may be closer at hand, thanks to advances in genetic sequencing techniques for so-called nonmodel organisms. Kristina Cammen, a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow in biology and soon-to-be assistant professor of marine mammal science at the University of Maine (starting May 2017), led the research […]

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Kevin Du Clos, right, with co-advisor Dr. Damian Brady at the Darling Marine Center, after Du Clos successfully completed his Ph.D. studies in the University of Maine's School of Marine Sciences.

Kevin Du Clos successfully defends Ph.D. thesis

On Thursday, December 1, Kevin Du Clos successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC) in Walpole. The defense not only earned Du Clos a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the School of Marine Sciences, but it was also the conclusion of a long and productive research career at the […]

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Seymour speaks with Seacoast Online about balsam fir trees in Maine

Robert Seymour, the Curtis Hutchins Professor of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, was interviewed by Seacoast Online for an article about the state’s most common tree: the balsam fir. “It’s just everywhere,” Seymour said of the tree that grows in mixed woods in southern and central Maine, and in almost every forest ecosystem […]

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Washington Post mentions UMaine Center on Aging in story on osteoporosis treatment

The Washington Post cited advice from Paula Burnett, RSVP Program Coordinator at the University of Maine Center on Aging, in a story on exercise classes that can help ease the effects of osteoporosis. For relief, seniors with the degenerative bone condition are increasingly turning to classes that include resistance and weight-bearing exercises. Burnett, the newspaper […]

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NSF-funded project, including UMaine’s Gill, cited in Sierra Sun Times article

The Sierra Sun Times of Mariposa, California published a press release from the University of California at Merced, citing a paleontological research project that includes work by Jacquelyn Gill. Gill is an assistant professor of paleoecology and plant ecology with the University of Maine’s School of Biology and Ecology and Climate Change Institute. The project, […]

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Darling Marine Center cited in AP article on Maine eel farmer

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center was mentioned in an Associated Press article about how a Maine aquaculture farmer wants to keep baby eels, or elvers, in the state. Elvers are at the center of a lucrative business in Maine, which is home to the only large-scale fishing operation for them in the country, […]

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Karin Bothwell (third from the left) and Erin Schlager (Right) with other students at the Society of American Foresters national convention

Presentation on women studying forestry ties for second in national contest

Karin Bothwell and Erin Schlager, both master’s students in the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources, presented their research on female students in forestry programs, and the on-campus group, Supporting Women in Forestry Today (SWIFT) at the 2016 Society of American Foresters National Convention this November. The pair tied for second place in the […]

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