College News

UMaine’s Witter Farm Wins Agri-Mark Top Quality Producer Award

The University of Maine J.F. Witter Teaching and Research Center’s dairy operation has received the top quality producer award for Agri-Mark Region 14 for 2011. Region 14 consists of all the Agri-Mark farms in the state of Maine and one in Chatham, N.H. The award recognizes efforts by students and staff at the Witter Farm […]

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UMaine Researcher Developing Database of Environmental Reactions

ORONO, Maine – University of Maine geochemist Amanda Olsen is part of a national research team that is starting a database to help scientists understand the speed at which environmental reactions take place. Olsen is partnering on EarthKin – the name of the database, which alludes to reaction kinetics, the study of the rates at […]

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Economics Researchers Probe Potential Savings in Trash

A fully functional table saw, a $45 flashlight, a bag of canned food, baby strollers, car seats, plastic toys, bowling balls and returnable bottles and cans are some of the things residents of Maine communities have thrown in the trash this past summer and fall. Those discarded items could have been reused or recycled, according […]

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UMaine Study to Explore Cancer Treatment, Patient Functionality, Expectations

For the nearly 9,000 Maine residents and more than a million nationwide undergoing cancer treatment, the resulting fatigue and exhaustion forces lifestyle changes, and choices, that can affect family and friends, in addition to patients themselves. Patients in treatment cannot continue doing what they are used to doing, or would like to do, and must […]

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Marine scientists awarded grant to explore fish size and resiliency

Are bigger fish better? That question is at the root of a collaborative research effort by scientists at the University of Maine and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI). The project will look at how changes in the sizes of fish in a given population influence overall health and ability to resist external pressures […]

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Marine Education Scientist Shares First NASA Images

NASA’s new Aquarius instrument has produced its first global map of the salinity of the ocean surface, according to an announcement from NASA last week, and the map has provided an early glimpse of the mission’s anticipated discoveries. UMaine Senior Marine Education Scientist Annette deCharon was particularly excited to see the first image, which was […]

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Center on Aging Receives Two Program Continuation Grants

The University of Maine Center on Aging recently received two grants from the United Way of Eastern Maine to continue two popular programs, the Center’s RSVP organization of community volunteers over the age of 55, and the RSVP Bone Builders exercise education program. The Center on Aging RSVP (Retired Senior and Volunteer Program) is a […]

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5 UMaine Students Gain Early Admission to Tufts Medical School

For more information, contact Kristen Andresen at (207) 581-3742 or kristen.andresen@umit.maine.edu. ORONO – Five University of Maine students have received early acceptance to Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance program. The students are India Stewart, a biology major and Honors student from Verona Island, Maine; Erica Hidu, a microbiology major […]

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Graduate Student’s Research Included in Greenland Project

University of Maine Ph.D. candidate Aaron Putnam is a member of an international team of scientists who have produced a prediction of what climate records from Greenland might look like over the last 800,000 years and investigation into the possible causes of abrupt climate change. Putnam, a glacial geologist in UMaine’s Department of Earth Sciences […]

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