College News

Allen Designated National Speech Pathologist of the Year

Marybeth Allen of the UMaine Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders recently was named the Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year by the National Stuttering Association (NSA). The association recognized Allen during its annual meeting in Fort Worth, Texas for her outreach and organization efforts on a national level on behalf of youths who stutter. “She […]

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Nursing School Offers New Nurse Educator Certificate Program

The University of Maine School of Nursing this fall launched a new Nurse Educator’s Certificate Program, which is expected to help ease the shortage of nurses by producing more nursing clinical instructors in Maine. The school also has received a Maine Department of Labor Health Care Sector grant of nearly $80,000 to offset tuition and […]

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Researchers awarded grant to develop cellulose nanocomposite materials

The field of nanoscience has shown that the smallest of particles are sometimes the strongest. Research into these infinitesimal objects – whose dimensions range from a few nanometers to less than 100 nanometers; by comparison, a sheet of paper has a thickness of 100,000 nanometers – has also shown these particles are well-suited for use […]

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UMaine nutritionists offer tips for kids’ snacks, lunches

University of Maine nutritionists are available to offer advice for parents and guardians looking to pack healthy — and appealing — lunchboxes for children and adolescents, and to identify the benefits of school-prepared meals and snacks. Mary Ellen Camire, a fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists and professor of food science and human nutrition, […]

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Underwater gliders provide unprecedented documentation of aggregate flux event during North Atlantic phytoplankton bloom

Using the latest in optical sensor technology, marine scientists from the University of Maine and the University of Washington have achieved unprecedented documentation of a critical phenomenon that occurs during the spring phytoplankton blooms in the North Atlantic that feeds the deep ocean and contributes to carbon dioxide sequestering. During what’s called an aggregate flux […]

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Limited Iron Availability Shown to Exacerbate Coral Bleaching

It is widely held that coral bleaching occurs when temperatures and solar radiation are high, overwhelming antioxidant defenses in the algal endosymbionts and their coral hosts. Little understood are the biological mechanisms underlying such destabilization under stressful conditions. An international research team led by marine biologist Malcolm Shick and chemical oceanographer Mark Wells of the […]

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UMaine Graduate in Story on Trail Huts

A UMaine graduate was quoted in a Kennebec Journal story about the trail and hut system built by the nonprofit agency Maine Huts and Trails. Chris Nilon, the hutmaster at a hut in Flagstaff Lake, said he graduated from UMaine with a degree in parks and recreation and tourism. He had been working at national […]

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UMaine Nursing School Receives Tuition Offset Grant

The University of Maine School of Nursing has received a $17,381 Advanced Nursing Education Traineeship Grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration. The grant will help offset tuition and expenses for nursing graduate students in 2011-2012 who agree to practice in underserved or rural areas in Maine. The funding is important […]

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