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New Faculty: Amanda Henderson

Amanda Henderson recently joined the School of Nursing as the director of the Nursing Learning Resource Center and a lecturer. Why UMaine? It’s home to me. What has your journey been to this point? Once I arrived at UMaine, I never left. Completing my course work (BSN, MSN) and previous employment experiences here. Please tell […]

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New Faculty: Thomas F. P. Wiesen

Thomas F. P. Wiesen recently joined the School of Economics as an Assistant Professor of Macroeconomics. Why UMaine? Maine has an outstanding quality of life. The students here are dedicated. And UMaine is an excellent place to conduct scholarly research. I am proud to be working for Maine’s flagship research university. What has your journey […]

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New Faculty: Jonathan Malacarne

Jonathan Malacarne recently joined the School of Economics as an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics. Why UMaine? The School of Economics has dynamic students and an active, inquisitive faculty who are a pleasure to work with. What has your journey been to this point? I did my undergrad in economics at the University of Virginia. […]

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New Faculty: Sean Sibley

Sean Sibley recently joined the School of Nursing as a Lecturer. Why UMaine? UMaine raised me! I grew up in the area and knew I wanted to provide healthcare to my community. I have been afforded many opportunities to advance my knowledge and career from my network at UMaine. I love the collegial atmosphere and […]

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New Faculty: Sue Ishaq

Sue Ishaq recently joined the School of Food and Agriculture as an Assistant Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Why UMaine? I love the area, and I love the spirit of collaboration on campus, especially when it comes to connecting back to the state and putting our research into practice. Please tell us about your […]

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Forestry alum Thröstur Eysteinsson on transforming Iceland’s landscapes

Thröstur Eysteinsson ’90 (M.S.), ’92 (Ph.D.) spent his childhood exploring Iceland’s bountiful natural world. His grandfathers were active volunteers in Iceland’s forestry societies, which he later joined while working as a high school science teacher. As he learned more about the history of forestry in Iceland, his interest grew, so much so that he quit […]

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Diver surveys coral reef in the tropical waters off the Dominican Republic.

Coral detectives: Steneck, student team study reef health in Dominican Republic

The coast of the Dominican Republic is home to coral reefs, the world’s most biodiverse marine ecosystems. But the reefs are rapidly degrading, threatened by the effects of climate change, overfishing and other human activities. University of Maine researcher Bob Steneck and UMaine students traveled there May 12–25 to collect data, increase knowledge and diagnose […]

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From coast to coast, companies team up to fund UMaine lobster research

A $75,000 gift from two seafood companies will fund a fourth field season for a University of Maine deepwater lobster settlement monitoring program. The deepwater research is an extension of the American Lobster Settlement Index, which was initiated in 1989 by Rick Wahle, a research professor in the School of Marine Sciences and director of […]

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McDonough MacKenzie documents dramatic loss of native plants on MDI

Areas across the Northeast have lost an average of one-fourth of their local plant biodiversity in the last 50 to 150 years. Certain plant families had even higher rates of loss, says Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maine. When her research team compared 19th century botanical records from Mount Desert […]

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Saros receives 2019 Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award

Jasmine Saros, professor of paleoecology in the School of Biology & Ecology and associate director of the Climate Change Institute, was selected to receive the 2019 Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award. The University of Maine also awarded Susan McKay, RiSE Center director and professor of physics, with the 2019 Presidential Public Service Achievement Award […]

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