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Faculty collaborate to effectively teach core biology concepts

Each year, Maine’s forest industry harvests 6 million to 7 million cords of wood to build homes and make furniture, paper and other products. Which of the following processes contributes the most to the increase in timber biomass? That’s a question developed for students in biology courses on six University of Maine System campuses. The […]

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WABI covers timber sports competition

WABI (Channel 5) reported on a timber sports competition hosted by the University of Maine Woodsmen Team. Men and women from colleges around New England came to UMaine to test their wood skills in events including axe throwing, pole climbing and crosscut sawing. “It’s awesome to be outside,” said Bree Jarvis, president of the UMaine […]

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Kayla Greenawalt: Scholar-athlete makes case for protecting the environment

Exploring national parks as a teen during a family cross-country trip made a lasting impression on Kayla Greenawalt. “It made me want to be around that environment and protect the environment,” says the University of Maine ecology and environmental sciences major. Greenawalt, who returned from a research trip to the Falkland Islands with Ph.D. student […]

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Michaela Murray: finding academic path on road to sustainability

University of Maine student Michaela Murray, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in ecology and environmental sciences, found her research passion in the form of sustainable food systems. Murray, who is an Honors College student with a minor in economics,  learned about the Farm to Institution Food Project (F2I), a pilot program the Honors College […]

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UMaine Students Compete at Northeast Regional Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge

By Grant Herchenroether Five animal and veterinary science students from the University of Maine competed at the 16th annual Northeast Regional Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge®. Schools across the Northeast sent students to compete against one another in this real-world application event. These students are pursuing potential careers in the dairy industry including farmers, researchers, educators, financial […]

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Student discovers new wasp species, AP reports

The Associated Press reported University of Maine student Hillary Morin Peterson discovered a new species of wasp. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said Peterson discovered the species, which doesn’t sting, while conducting work for her thesis. The Brunswick resident named the wasp Ormocerus dirigoius, in tribute to Maine’s motto, “Dirigo,” which means “I […]

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Food Science Club visits Ocean Spray headquarters

Students in the University of Maine’s Food Science Club took their learning on the road to learn about cranberry growing and processing from Ocean Spray. The graduate and undergraduate students visited the company’s headquarters in Middleborough, Massachusetts. There, they were greeted by Dr. Brianna Hughes, an associate manager of product development and UMaine alum. The […]

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Nursing student, ROTC cadet, field hockey player featured on WABI

Lydia Gavner, a nursing student at the University of Maine, was featured on WABI (Channel 5). Gavner also is a member of the UMaine field hockey team and a cadet in the UMaine Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC). “I have a list of priorities. Obviously I can’t play field hockey if I don’t have […]

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Drew Brooks: Microbiology, music double major on track for medical school

Drew Brooks, a microbiology and music double major from Lyman, Maine, came to the University of Maine with a goal of becoming a medical doctor. As a sophomore, Brooks already has been accepted to Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance program. Born of a partnership between Tufts and Maine Medical Center (MMC) […]

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