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Students, community enhance gardens at Old Town Elementary School

The grounds at Old Town Elementary School grew a bit lusher this spring when the University of Maine teamed up with members of the local community to build raised garden beds The garden expansion and improvement project was led by four UMaine sustainable agriculture seniors, Emma Sanchi, Gradeigh Cameron, Ben Nelson, and Matt Derrah, for their capstone […]

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Three UMaine projects awarded USDA funding to strengthen economy of rural communities

Three University of Maine projects were awarded a total of more than $1 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grants to improve sustainable agriculture and help rural communities thrive. The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded nearly $17.5 million to 47 institutions nationwide. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and […]

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UMaine Forestry Camp under way

Students from the University of Maine School of Forest Resources are starting their summer with a two-week foray into the Maine woods. As part of the annual Forestry Camp, they will hone skills essential to professional foresters, including forest inventory and operations, wood quality evaluation, recreation management, field navigation, and documenting wildlife. “This is a […]

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Servello named dean of College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Frederick Servello has been named dean of the University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, effective July 1. Servello has been serving as interim dean and director since Oct. 1. A national search was conducted to fill the position of Edward Ashworth, […]

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New pier in place at Darling Marine Center

More than 50 people gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center’s new Lowes Cove pier and floating docks. Faculty, staff and students will utilize the new pier on the shore of the Damariscotta River for UMaine research, teaching and outreach initiatives. Citizen scientists monitoring the estuarine environment and K–12 […]

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Smith’s gene research wins at symposium

Sarai Smith, a third-year microbiology and biochemistry double major in the University of Maine Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences and the Honors College took the top undergraduate presentation title at the University of Maine Student Symposium. Smith, of Amesbury, Massachusets, competed alongside over 1,200 graduate and undergraduate students at the public showcase of UMaine student research […]

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