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Gabe quoted in BDN article on Monson revitalization effort

Todd Gabe, an economics professor at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Bangor Daily News article, “A wealthy group bought the heart of a poor Maine town to build an artist colony.” Since October, the nonprofit Libra Foundation has spent $750,000 buying property in Monson, and plans to spend as much as $10 […]

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Seacoast Online advances Wells Reserve climate change talk by Fernandez

Seacoast Online reported Ivan Fernandez, a professor of soil science and forest resources at the University of Maine, will speak about climate change at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 at Wells Reserve. “Maine’s Climate Future — What Do We Do Now?” will focus on the implications of a changing climate for the people and places […]

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Camire speaks with BDN about providing healthy school lunches

Mary Ellen Camire, a professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Bangor Daily News article, “Maine schools resist national plan to relax healthy lunch guidelines by serving fresh, local foods.” Camire said that for many children, school is the only place they get healthy food. “So […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by Butler

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece, “Lessons from France: Universal care works and is not politically divisive,” by Sandra Butler, a professor of social work at the University of Maine. Butler is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to address […]

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BDN previews UMMA exhibit developed by UMaine Center on Aging

The Bangor Daily News reported on “Somewhere,” a solo exhibit by New York artist Jason Bard Yarmosky that opened May 19 at the University of Maine Museum of Art in downtown Bangor. The show, developed in partnership with the UMaine School of Social Work’s Center on Aging and St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation, will be on […]

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Bayer, Wahle quoted in Press Herald article on lobster bait

Bob Bayer, executive director of the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute, spoke with the Portland Press Herald for the article, “What did your lobster eat before you ate your lobster? And why should you care?” as part of the “Green Plate Special” column. For Maine lobsters, herring is their preferred food because they grew up […]

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UMaine awarded $1M for projects to boost state’s rural economy, media report

The Associated Press, Maine Public, Mainebiz and WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine will receive more than $1 million in federal money for projects focused on improving the rural economy in the state. The money is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. UMaine researchers Jessica Leahy and Mindy […]

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Hakai Magazine quotes Sandweiss in report on Peru anchovy fishery

University of Maine archaeologist Dan Sandweiss was quoted in the Hakai Magazine article, “The fish that smells like money: A tiny anchovy could be a silver bullet for malnutrition in Peru — if only we would let it.” The Peruvian anchoveta is one of the world’s most abundant fish, but only two percent of the […]

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UMaine awarded $1M for projects to boost state’s rural economy, media report

The Associated Press, Maine Public and WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine will receive more than $1 million in federal money for projects focused on improving the rural economy in the state. The money is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. UMaine researchers Jessica Leahy and Mindy Crandall, […]

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Tisher, Borns co-write BDN op-ed

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece, “Trump’s fight against environmental protection is a threat to Maine’s economy and health,” by Sharon Tisher and Harold Borns. Tisher is a lecturer in the University of Maine School of Economics and Honors College. Borns is a glacial and ice age geologist, UMaine professor emeritus of the […]

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