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UMaine community members participating in fifth annual Maine Science Festival

The fifth annual Maine Science Festival will be held in Bangor and Orono March 13–17. The University of Maine is one of the major event sponsors. Several members of the UMaine community will lead workshops and participate in the program that draws science, innovation and creative achievement enthusiasts of all ages. “Ask a Researcher” will […]

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Mainebiz cites UMaine study in article on new Westbrook concert venue

Mainebiz cited a University of Maine study in an article on development of a new concert venue in Westbrook. Construction on Rock Row, a mixed-use development in Westbrook, is just beginning and will include Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row, a temporary 8,200-person capacity amphitheater set to open this summer. The venue, a collaboration between […]

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2019 Maryann Hartman Award winners announced

Editor’s note: Story updated Feb. 7. The 2019 Maryann Hartman Awards recognizing the inspirational achievements of Maine women will be presented to retired professor of economics and women and gender studies Susan F. Feiner of Portland, Deputy Attorney General and Chief of the Criminal Division for the State of Maine Lisa Marchese Eames of Cumberland Center, […]

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Four students named semifinalists for Fulbright grants

Four University of Maine students and alumni have been recommended as semifinalists for the 2019–20 Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the largest exchange program in the country that offers opportunities for recent graduates in more than 160 countries. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase […]

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Klein quoted in Times Record column on renewable energy

Sharon Klein, an associate professor of economics at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Times Record column on renewable energy in Maine. Maine ranks first in renewable energy production, leads New England states in wind generation, and has the potential to generate more than 500 percent of its current electricity sales from renewable […]

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Klein quoted in WABI report on volunteering to insulate homes

WABI (Channel 5) quoted Sharon Klein, an associate professor of economics at the University of Maine, in a report on work to insulate Maine homes by the volunteer organization WindowDressers. According to WABI, the Rockland-based organization held 33 workshops around the state this season, including the final one in Bangor recently, for volunteers to build […]

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Noblet, McGreavy interviewed for BDN article about ‘NIMBY’ phrase

University of Maine faculty members Caroline Noblet, an assistant professor in the School of Economics, and Bridie McGreavy, an assistant professor of environmental communication, were interviewed for a Bangor Daily News article about the use of the phrase “Not in my backyard,” or “NIMBY.” The concept is a focus in localized debates in Greater Belfast […]

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Kennebec Journal interviews Trostel for article about government shutdown effects

The Kennebec Journal interviewed Philip Trostel, a professor of economics and public policy at the University of Maine, for an article about local effects of the government shutdown. The U.S. government entered a partial shutdown Dec. 22, which has become the longest in history, now stretching beyond three weeks. About 800,000 federal employees are working […]

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Media report on new School of Economics, Maine Brewers’ Guild study

The Bangor Daily News, Craft Brewing Business, WABI (Channel 5) and Brewbound reported on a new study released Jan. 16 by the Maine Brewers’ Guild and Andrew Crawley, an assistant professor in the University of Maine School of Economics. Breweries and related activities by their suppliers and employees contributed a total of $260.4 million to the Maine […]

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