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Fogler Library receives American Kennel Club collection to aid genetic research

The American Kennel Club donated a collection of books containing international pedigree lines dating back to approximately 1860 to the Fogler Library at the University of Maine to support genetic research. The gift was inspired by Laurie Connell, a research professor in UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences, who discovered the uncataloged volumes in the American […]

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In Sweden, Waller shares in-depth knowledge of cold-water corals

Rhian Waller’s front yard is a 660-foot-deep fjord. The long, narrow sea inlet nestled between cliffs in Tjärnö, Sweden is home to a host of marine species, including seabirds and harbor seals. And corals. Until January 2020, the fjords also will be areas of exploration for Waller, a University of Maine marine scientist based at […]

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Portrait of Jane Puhlman

New Faculty: Jane Puhlman

Jane Puhlman joined the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders as an assistant professor this fall. What has your journey been to this point? I obtained a master’s in speech pathology at Southern Connecticut State University. After graduation, I moved to upstate NY for 4 years and worked as a school based speech pathologist and […]

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Portrait of Jay Wasson

New Faculty: Jay Wason

Jay Wason joined the School of Forest Resources as an Assistant Professor of Forest Ecosystem Physiology this fall. What has your journey been to this point? Native of Syracuse, New York. BA from the University of Pittsburgh. PhD from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry studying mountain spruce-fir forest responses […]

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International research team to study effects of ocean acidification on iron availability to phytoplankton in North Pacific

The effect of ocean acidification on iron availability to phytoplankton in the eastern North Pacific is the focus of a three-year, more than $954,000 National Science Foundation collaborative research grant to the University of Maine, University of Washington and University of South Florida. UMaine School of Marine Sciences professor Mark Wells will lead the project, […]

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Food science majors to engage in active learning to prepare for industry demands

Balunkeswar (Balu) Nayak is leading a charge to strengthen food science majors’ understanding of science and engineering by replacing lecture-centered instruction with active-learning strategies. The University of Maine associate professor of food processing is directing a multi-university project to boost math knowledge and problem-solving skills of food science majors for careers in food processing, food […]

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New Faculty: Seth Campbell

Seth Campbell joined the School of Earth and Climates Sciences and the Climate Change Institute as an assistant professor this fall. What has your journey been to this point? I completed a B.A. at the University of Maine in Farmington (1996-2001) and shortly thereafter, moved to UMaine. I never really left! I completed an MBA […]

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Steneck discusses risks to coral reefs at Ocean Solutions Initiative in Monaco

Bob Steneck, professor of marine sciences based at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, recently attended the Ocean Solution Initiative convened by Monaco’s Prince Albert II. The initiative brought together coral reef experts from seven countries — Monaco, France, Japan, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States — to discuss global and local […]

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