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Research: Addressing the challenges of our aging population

Read transcript The University of Maine’s Aging Initiative is leading in aging-focused research, education and services to assist our aging population to live and thrive in Maine. Maine has the highest median age of any state and it is rising at one of the fastest rates in the nation. Changing demographics in Maine and nationwide […]

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DMC, Bigelow study: Rising ocean temperatures threaten baby lobsters

If water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine rise a few degrees by end of the century, it could mean trouble for lobsters and the industry they support. That’s according to newly published research conducted at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. The research is the only published […]

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UMaine Marine Sciences Boot Camp connects students to the ocean

The annual Marine Sciences Boot Camp at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center (DMC), in Walpole, offers first-year students an intensive preview of what their lives will look like as marine-science majors. “I loved every minute of it,” said Miranda Furnari, a student from Danvers, Mass. “It was so incredible to actually get a […]

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Community: From the ground up

Read transcript The University of Maine’s potato breeding program, conducted in collaboration with the Maine Potato Board, is committed to cultivating new varieties of spuds — a process that takes more than a decade and involves the expertise of growers, entomologists, food scientists, agronomists and geneticists. Follow professor Gregory Porter to the University of Maine […]

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Olivia Conrad: An internship scoop at Gelato Fiasco

This summer, Olivia Conrad, a fourth-year student from Yarmouth, Maine, majoring in food science and human nutrition, landed a sweet internship at one of Maine’s premier gelato companies. Conrad was the food safety intern at the Gelato Fiasco Flavor Foundry in Brunswick, Maine, where pints are produced, packed and shipped nationwide. She assisted the company […]

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New Maine Forest Spatial Tool to aid understanding of state’s forest resources

A new interactive, online tool that allows high-resolution exploration and display of spatial data sets of Maine woodlands will help provide more information about the state’s forest resources to stakeholders — from landowners to researchers and policymakers. The Maine Forest Spatial Tool, developed by the University of Maine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests, provides […]

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Charlotte Quigley: Researching how water temperatures affect kelp growth

Read transcript Charlotte Quigley is a Ph.D. student at the University of Maine studying marine biology. Her research focuses on alaria (a type of sea vegetable) and how changing water temperatures affect its growth. By studying and testing its genetic structure, Quigley hopes to supply a sustainable, temperature tolerant crop for Maine’s aquaculture future.

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New study shows impact of out-of-state students on the Maine economy

A new study about the University of Maine’s out-of-state undergraduate students found that their activities generate a statewide annual economic impact of an estimated $160 million, according to UMaine Professor of Economics Todd Gabe. In addition to the annual economic contribution — including multiplier effects — in spending, Gabe found UMaine’s out-of-state undergraduate students fill […]

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Cary James: UMaine alumnus and champion for the students

University of Maine alumnus Cary James has been teaching chemistry at Bangor High School (BHS) for 17 years, and currently serves as the head of the school’s science and technology department. He has received numerous distinguished teaching awards, and his students have been recognized internationally for their academic achievements and innovations in the STEM fields. […]

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New faculty: Angela Daley

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture brought a wealth of experience and expertise to its community when it welcomed new faculty this fall. Over the next few months we will feature a new faculty member every Monday and Wednesday to help you get acquainted with these new members of our community. Please join […]

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