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College names its 2017 Outstanding Graduating Undergraduate Students

The University of Maine’s College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture has named its Outstanding Graduating Undergraduate Students for 2017. They include: Afton Hupper, The Frank B. and Charles S. Bickford Memorial Prize Afton Hupper of St. George, Maine is an Honors student majoring in ecology and environmental sciences, with a concentration in sustainability, environmental […]

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2017 UMaine Student Symposium to feature research and creative activity

The research and creative activities of more than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students will be showcased at the second annual University of Maine Student Symposium April 24 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The free public event will be held from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. and is organized by UMaine Graduate Student Government and the […]

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Emily Illingworth: Fearless fortitude

What is the key to success? Emily Illingworth might say it is failure. Even when failure seems as likely an outcome as success, Illingworth is not afraid to reach. She sees failure as an opportunity to learn and grow, and her many achievements at the University of Maine are a result of this fearlessness and […]

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UMaine wild blueberry research wins at international symposium

Vasiliki Papakotsi, a graduate student in the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture, was recognized at the Berry Health Benefits Symposium in Pismo Beach, California for presenting one of the best research posters at the conference. The poster featured a collaborative project between the laboratory of Professor Klimis-Zacas of the University of Maine’s […]

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UMaine 2017 valedictorian, salutatorian earning a total of five degrees

Allyson Eslin of Bangor has been named the valedictorian and Joshua Patnaude of Sanford the salutatorian at the University of Maine for 2017. Between them, the two top students will receive a total of five degrees at UMaine’s 215th Commencement in Harold Alfond Sports Arena May 13. Eslin, who is also an honors student, will […]

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Aquaculture — Putting Maine on the map

With Earth’s population of more than 7,495,217,688 increasing by one person every 15 seconds, there’s an intense demand for nutritious, high-protein food. Aquaculture — the farming of aquatic plants and animals — is helping to meet the need. And it’s the fastest-growing form of food production. In Maine, innovative research is being conducted to better […]

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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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