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UMaine-led team predicts increasing decline of hemlock as winters warm

Land managers in New England and eastern New York state have a new tool to help identify eastern hemlock stands at greatest risk for rapid growth decline by evaluating stresses on the trees, including response to the hemlock woolly adelgid and changes resulting from a warming climate. Today, an estimated 26 percent of the region’s […]

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Four college faculty members earn tenure and/or promotion

The University of Maine announced that tenure and/or promotion for 15 faculty members has been approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. The faculty members were nominated by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service. “The excellence and leadership […]

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Nursing students lend a healing hand in Costa Rica

In the poverty-stricken outskirts of San Jose, Costa Rica, 15 UMaine Nursing International students dedicated their spring break to applying their education and developing new skills. There, they met with community leaders and set up a community clinic where they partnered with local doctors to provide acute care to people that would not otherwise have […]

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UMaine field ecology course takes students on safari

The University of Maine sent 18 students majoring in anthropology, zoology, wildlife ecology, and ecology and environmental sciences to Africa for a field studies course in ecology this month. The group, led by two faculty members, explored Africa’s ecology in Arusha, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks, and the Ngorongoro Crater of Tanzania. As students […]

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Birthisel investigates solutions to climate change challenges

Thanks to generous support from the Correll Fellowship, Sonja Birthisel explores solutions to challenges climate change is creating for farmers. The Ph.D. candidate in UMaine’s interdisciplinary Ecology and Environmental Sciences program also uses her research to introduce high school students to STEM fields, providing teenage interns opportunities to develop independent research projects. Watch to find […]

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UMaine awards Sandweiss the 2017 Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award

A forensics researcher on the front lines of the drug abuse crisis in Maine and nationwide, the founder of UMaine’s nationally recognized Writing Center and an international expert on El Niño will receive the University of Maine’s top annual faculty awards. Research Professor Marcella Sorg will receive the 2017 Presidential Public Service Achievement Award; Professor […]

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Victoria Hernandez: Army ROTC in Paraguay

University of Maine ROTC cadet Victoria Hernandez’s role models are her parents. Her father immigrated to the U.S. from Honduras in the late 1980s. Her mother followed a few years later. Successfully building a better life as her parents did for the family requires discipline, focus and faith. Hernandez found her own version of the […]

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Finalists for college dean and Experiment Station director to give campus presentations

Four finalists for dean of College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture and director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station will be on campus March 21-April 14. Public presentations on the topic “Leadership Within a Large, Diverse College at a State Flagship University,” a question-and-answer session and reception are scheduled at the following […]

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Learn the art of nature at the Darling Marine Center this June

David Wheeler will teach a natural science illustration workshop June 12–16 at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Wheeler, a teacher and artist for more than 25 years, will introduce basic shapes found in nature and help participants sharpen their observation skills. “We draw creative people from the Midcoast area and from […]

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