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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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Townsend leading research as part of NOAA Ocean Acidification Program

Research led by University of Maine Professor of Oceanography David Townsend is part of NOAA’s newly announced Ocean Acidification Program. Townsend is working in collaboration with UMaine School of Marine Sciences researchers Larry Mayer, Aaron Strong and Damian Brady; Joe Salisbury of the University of New Hampshire; and colleagues from Friends of Casco Bay, Northeast […]

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Mainebiz reports on new Maine Sea Grant director

Mainebiz reported Gayle Zydlewski, an associate professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, has been named director of the Maine Sea Grant College Program, effective July 1. Zydlewski, who has a doctorate degree in oceanography from UMaine, has more than 20 years of experience as a researcher and faculty member at UMaine […]

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Tickets for lecture by famed oceanographer Sylvia Earle available March 6

Famed oceanographer and explorer Sylvia Earle will present “Exploring the Ocean in the 21st Century” at the Collins Center for the Arts, April 30, 4:30–5:30 p.m. Her lecture will include underwater film of her research and conservation efforts in many coastal and deep areas of the global ocean. Tickets are free but must be reserved […]

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UMaine research cited in Press Herald report on Maine lobster haul decline

University of Maine research was cited in the Portland Press Herald article about Maine’s lobster industry seeing both its value and volume fall sharply in 2017. Landings declined 16 percent in 2017, and the boat value of the statewide catch fell 18.6 percent, according to the Maine Department of Marine Resources, which released its annual […]

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UMaine community members participating in fourth annual Maine Science Festival

The fourth annual Maine Science Festival will be held throughout downtown Bangor and Orono March 15–18. 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. A list of […]

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Renowned ocean explorer Sylvia Earle to lecture at UMaine in April

Renowned oceanographer and National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle will give a lecture, “Exploring the Ocean in the 21st Century,” 4:30–5:30 p.m. Monday, April 30 in the Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets will be available in March and a second announcement will be posted when they become available. Tickets are free, but will require […]

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UMaine mentioned in Press Herald article on lobster industry

The University of Maine was mentioned in a Portland Press Herald article about the popularity of live lobsters in Asia. Two-thirds of the live lobster sold overseas by the U.S. last year went to Asia, up 36 percent from the year before. The growth in the $231.9 million Asian market is welcomed by the Maine […]

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