College News

UMaine Researcher Joins Group Examining Potential Iron Fertilization of Oceans

Contact: Fei Chai (207) 581-4317 or fchai@maine.edu A University of Maine oceanographer is representing the university in a new consortium exploring the potential impact of iron fertilization of the oceans in order to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Fei Chai, a professor in UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences and cooperative professor […]

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Occupations Attract

They say who you know is as important as what you know. But University of Maine economist Todd Gabe has turned this slogan on its side. His research is based on the premise that what you do is a reflection of what you know. What you know is as important as how much you know. […]

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UMaine Graduate on Discovery Channel Reality Show

University of Maine graduate Michael Merchant is part of a new Discovery Channel reality show that takes place in South America. Discovery Channel’s “Out of the Wild: Venezuela” features nine volunteers who are dropped off and abandoned in a remote area of southern Venezuela. Armed with only basic supplies, the group must traverse 70 miles […]

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Ornithologist Available to Discuss Season’s Early Birds

Contact: Rebecca Holberton, (207) 581-2526 ORONO — Just half way through February, robins, historically iconic harbingers of spring, already have been spotted around the University of Maine campus and in surrounding communities. And northern cardinals, once considered only a few decades ago in Maine as “southerners from away” are now spending the winter at many […]

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Two NSFA students win Dean Smith Awards

The University of Maine announced on Sunday that Corey Conner (a nursing student from Townsend, Mass.) of the cross country and women’s track and field team and Jeremy Bender (a marine science student from St. Paul, Minn.) of the men’s swimming team are the recipients of the 2011 “M” Club Dean Smith Awards. The awards […]

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UMaine Accepted into Howard Hughes Medical Institute Initiative

Contact: Charlie Slavin, (207) 581-3262 or slavin@honors.umaine.edu; Keith Hutchison, (207) 581-2827 or keithh@maine.edu The University of Maine has been selected to take part this year in the Science Education Alliance, a national program of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute that seeks to develop resources for undergraduate science educators to present innovative courses and programs. First-year […]

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Tainted Eggs Still a Threat; Expert Advice for Small-Scale Egg Producers

Contact: Anne Lichtenwalner, (207) 581-2789 ORONO — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implemented new egg-handling safety regulations this year for corporate producers after Salmonella enteritis (SE) outbreaks in the Midwest and the recall of millions of chicken eggs as a result. SE-contaminated eggs, however, remain a threat for any size of farm, including backyard […]

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Former UMaine Ph.D. Student Credited with New Mineral Discovery

The October issue of the journal The Canadian Mineralogist includes a peer-reviewed article by UMaine Department of Earth Sciences faculty researcher Edward Grew, recent Ph.D. student Jeffrey Marsh and colleagues about the discovery in 2009 by Marsh of a new mineral, a species of garnet named “menzerite-(Y)” in honor of the German crystallographer Georg Menzer […]

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