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Chen, Fernandez named 2018 Presidential Award winners

A fisheries scientist whose research informs commercial and recreational resource management, a popular mechanical engineering professor whose classroom contributions include development of new curricula and educational software, and a soil scientist whose leadership and expertise benefit policymakers and the public are the recipients of the University of Maine’s top faculty honors this year. Yong Chen, […]

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Nine college faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Nine of the college’s faculty have received tenure and/or promotion. The faculty members were nominated by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service, and approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. “UMaine’s world-class faculty are at the heart of […]

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WABI visits UMaine’s sugar house as maple season gets underway

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the beginning of Maine’s maple season while visiting the University of Maine’s Thomas J. Corcoran Sugar House. Keith Kanoti, a forest manager at UMaine, said students, staff and faculty tap about 350 trees to make syrup every spring. The recent weather has been perfect for harvesting sap, WABI reported. “If […]

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AP reports on study that finds beech trees dominating as climate changes

The Associated Press reported on recent research by a group of scientists that found beech trees are dominating the woodlands of the northeastern United States as the climate changes. The scientists said the move toward beech-heavy forests is associated with higher temperatures and precipitation. They said their 30-year study, published in the Journal of Applied […]

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Leahy writes op-ed on land access for Piscataquis Observer

Jessica Leahy, a professor of human dimensions of natural resources at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece for The Piscataquis Observer titled, “Declining public access to private land is a key issue in 2018.” Leahy also is a sportswoman, landowner in Sebec and member of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s Landowners […]

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WABI advances wood skills competition

WABI (Channel 5) reported men and women from colleges around New England will test their skills at the University of Maine on Feb. 24. The UMaine Woodsmen Team will host the meet beginning at 8 a.m. behind the Bryand Global Sciences Center. Events will include axe throwing, pole climbing and crosscut sawing, WABI reported. One […]

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Wheatland lab initiatives included in Mainebiz article on commercial drone use

University of Maine initiatives were included in the Mainebiz article, “Commercial drone use is taking off, as more Maine companies use them on the job.” The Barbara Wheatland Geospatial Analysis Laboratory in UMaine’s School of Forest Resources is introducing drone technology to various industry professionals, according to the article. “We’ve worked with Verso at their […]

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UMaine mentioned in media reports of CLT firm expanding to Maine

The Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5) and Woodworking Network reported the nation’s first manufacturer of cross-laminated timber plans to set up shop in Maine, with a goal of creating 100 jobs at a $22 million mill. SmartLam, LLC of Montana still seeks a mill site, but has committed to building a factory in Maine […]

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Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Rep. Erin Herbig to visit UMaine

Margaret Chase Smith Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Rep. Erin Herbig will visit the University of Maine on Feb. 21. Herbig will be honored with a reception from 4–5 p.m. at the University Club in Fogler Library. All are welcome to attend the event. Herbig is serving her fourth term in the Maine House of Representatives. […]

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