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Thomas, Klein videos online as part of Maine Science Festival playlist

The 5-Minute Genius videos from this year’s Maine Science Festival are online. The playlist includes the presentations of two members of the University of Maine community — Andrew Thomas of the School of Marine Sciences, talking about “Tracking Ocean Climate Change,” and Sharon Klein of the School of Economics on “The Many Sciences of Solar […]

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Transportation Research News profiles Rubin

Transportation Research News profiled Jonathan Rubin, a professor of economics and the director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine. Rubin studies the economics of transportation energy and greenhouse gas emissions. His recent research has focused on cellulosic biofuels, specifically low-carbon biofuels derived from woody biomass, and how to make […]

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Transportation Research News profiles Rubin

Transportation Research News profiled Jonathan Rubin, a professor of economics and the director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine. Rubin studies the economics of transportation energy and greenhouse gas emissions. His recent research has focused on cellulosic biofuels, specifically low-carbon biofuels derived from woody biomass, and how to make […]

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Crandall quoted in BDN article on turnaround in forestry market

The Bangor Daily News quoted Mindy Crandall, an assistant professor of forest landscape management and economics at the University of Maine, in an article on changes in the forestry market, including increasing prices and demand. Wood prices have doubled in the past six months, resulting from several factors like a buildup in the demand for […]

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Gabe featured in WalletHub piece about states with best economies

Todd Gabe, a professor of resource economics and policy at the University of Maine, was featured in the “Ask the Experts” section of the WalletHub study, “2018’s Best & Worst State Economies.” Gabe said the two most important ingredients for economic development are human capital and the presence of technology-using businesses. “State and local officials […]

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Trostel quoted in Times Record article on workforce board facing funding cuts

Philip Trostel, a professor in the School of Economics, was quoted in a Times Record article about Brunswick-based Coastal Counties Workforce Inc. learning it will likely face cuts in its federal funding in the next fiscal year. The nonprofit is one of three workforce boards in Maine that provides resources and services to help Mainers […]

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Mainebiz cites Gabe’s economic impact study in report on enticing visitors

Mainebiz quoted Todd Gabe, a University of Maine economics professor, in the article, “Maine markets arts and culture in bid to entice visitors to look beyond lobsters and lighthouses.” Last year, more than 380,000 cruise ship passengers visited the state, according to CruiseMaine. While the majority of visitors to Maine are from New England and […]

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UMaine’s 216th Commencement is May 12

More than 1,650 students, including 34 doctoral degree candidates, are expected to participate in the University of Maine’s 216th Commencement on May 12 in Harold Alfond Sports Arena on campus. UMaine Commencement will be held in two ceremonies, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies are ticketed events and live streaming will be available. Tips for attending Commencement, […]

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Undergraduate, graduate students receive awards at 2018 Student Symposium

More than 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students presented their work during the third annual University of Maine Student Symposium held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on April 17. The free public event, which was organized by UMaine Graduate Student Government and the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) as part of Maine Impact Week, […]

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