College News

Conner Named Track All-American

University of Maine women’s track and field standout Corey Conner has been named a United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association second team All-American. Conner, a senior nursing major from Townsend, Mass., placed 16th in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships last weekend to earn the distinction. […]

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Wood Researchers Win Awards

Two University of Maine faculty members and a UMaine graduate student recently won awards for wood-related research at the 66th International Convention of the Forest Products Society. William Davids, the John C. Bridge Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Stephen Shaler, a professor of wood science, were named winners of the L.J. Markwardt Wood […]

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Garbage Study Shows 60 Percent of Trash Could Be Diverted

A recently updated 2011 study by the University of Maine School of Economics that sorted and assessed the contents of trash in a representative sample of 17 Maine communities concludes that as much as 60 percent of what’s thrown away could be diverted from the waste stream through composting and recycling. Since municipalities pay for […]

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Nursing Student Heading to NCAA Championships

UMaine nursing major Corey Conner’s favorite academic experiences have come at the local level, where she is able to pursue her studies hands-on working alongside her professors in one of the area hospitals. Outside of academics, however, Conner is making an impact at an international level. A senior on the UMaine cross country and track […]

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Marine Scientist Discusses Cod Colonization

New evidence suggests that Atlantic cod may have the ability to affect entire food webs in both benthic and pelagic marine ecosystems, according to a University of Maine marine scientist, writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). “Not only are (cod) strong interactors capable of limiting the abundance of their prey […]

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Ancient Rocks Provide Critical Clues About Modern Earthquakes

At first glance, there’s nothing remarkable about the rocky Maine blueberry field in which University of Maine graduate student Nancy Price does her research. But those rocks are crucial to our understanding about how faults work nearly 10 miles below the surface of the Earth. Indeed, that’s where rocks are supposedly the strongest. Price’s findings […]

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UMaine Scientists in Two MPBN Emmy Nomination Films

Video interviews and perspectives from University of Maine marine scientists were included in two Boston/New England Emmy-nominated productions by Maine Public Broadcasting Network, according to a report in the Portland Press Herald. The science program “Sustainable Maine” was nominated for the documentaries “Desperate Alewives” in the Outstanding Environmental Program category and “The Triple Bottom Line” […]

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UMaine’s Hart a Panelist at National Sustainability Symposium

David Hart, director of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center at the University of Maine and research leader for the UMaine-based Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI), was in Washington, D.C., recently serving as a panelist at the prestigious National Academies Symposium “Science, Innovation, and Partnerships for Sustainability Solutions.” Hart, a professor of in the School of […]

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UMaine Names Outstanding Employees

The Classified Employees Advisory Council and the Professional Employees Advisory Council have announced the University of Maine’s outstanding employees of the year. CEAC employees selected for 2012 awards are Dianne Perro, the administrative assistant for the Department of Earth Sciences, and Nancy Michaud, a library assistant II in the Science & Engineering Department at Fogler […]

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Klimis-Zacas Named Fulbright Specialist for Blueberry Research

Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, UMaine professor of food science and human nutrition, has been awarded a Senior Fulbright Specialist grant in agriculture, which will enable her to continue her research on the health benefits of wild blueberries at the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at the University of Milan in Italy. In 2007 she received a […]

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