College News

2011 Undergraduate Student Awards

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture announces the winners of this year’s undergraduate student awards. Outstanding International Student—2011 Maire Dineen is a scholar-athlete from Toronto, Ontario. She will graduate this May with a degree in economics. Maire is a member of UMaine’s field hockey team, who has been able to successfully balance the […]

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Jonathan Rubin to Work in Africa as Fulbright Scholar

Jonathan Rubin, a faculty member in the UMaine School of Economics and member of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to work at the Center of Study in Renewable and Sustainable Energy at Sub-Saharan Africa’s University of Botswana, Gaborone, during the 2011-2012 academic year. Rubin will assist with […]

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Bear Brook Watershed research receives funding support

Contact: Ivan J. Fernandez, (207) 581-2932 or ivanjf@maine.edu The University of Maine’s ongoing research at the Bear Brook Watershed has received another funding boost from the National Science Foundation to study nitrogen cycling in the watershed. UMaine has received $370,646 for the first year of funding from a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to […]

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Susan Brawley receives prestigious award

Susan Brawley of the UMaine School of Marine Sciences and botany faculty received the Northeast Algal Society’s Frank Shipley Collins at the organization’s 50th annual meeting over the past weekend. The award honors exceptional and meritorious contributions to phycology and the Society. Collins was an authority on North American algae in the 19th/20th century. The […]

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UMaine Food Science College Bowl Team wins regional competition

The UMaine Food Science College Bowl team did a fantastic job at the regional Institute of Food Technologists’ competition hosted by Rutgers University this weekend. The UMaine team beat teams from Cornell, Rutgers, University of Massachussetts, and Penn State, and will now represent the North Atlantic region at the Institute of Food Technologists national competition […]

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Zoologist Wins Educator Prize

Contact: Mary Tyler, (207) 581-2559 or Mary.Tyler@umit.maine.edu University of Maine zoology Professor Mary S. Tyler has won the 2011 Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize from the Society of Developmental Biology. Tyler’s research in developmental biology includes the area of genetic controls and tissue interactions during embryonic development, which she examines using experimental and histological techniques. […]

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UMaine Scientist Takes Lead on Ocean Expedition

Contact: Lee Karp-Boss, or Jessica Bloch, (207) 581-3777 University of Maine School of Marine Science research professor Lee Karp-Boss will leave Wednesday with an international group of scientists and researchers from Chile to Easter Island on a leg of the Tara Oceans Expedition, a three-year worldwide sailing journey to study oceanic ecosystems. Karp-Boss, who studies […]

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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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