School of Economics

CUGR names 2018–2020 undergraduate research assistants

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has named the 2018–2020 Faculty Fellows Assistants. The CUGR Faculty Fellows Program supports faculty efforts toward improving undergraduate research mentoring skills, expanding curricula to include research and scholarship experiences, and developing proposals for further funding specifically involving undergraduate students. Each CUGR Fellow is provided $1,100 to […]

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BDN interviews Blackmer about composting partnership

The Bangor Daily News reported on a $17,500 grant from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection that was awarded to Bó Lait dairy farm and Scrapdogs Community Compost. The grant allows the companies to work together to produce nutrient-dense compost and take food scraps out of the waste stream, according to the article. Travis Blackmer, […]

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BDN article about horse rescue organization cites UMaine survey

The Bangor Daily News cited a 2012 University of Maine survey of 82 Maine horse owners in the article “These Mainers rescue neglected horses from the brink of death.” Windham-based horse rescue organization Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals (MSSPA) usually takes in horses seized by law enforcement in cases of abuse and […]

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EurekAlert, ScienceDaily publish UMaine release on Roy’s dam research

Eurekalert and ScienceDaily published a University of Maine news release about research led by Sam Roy, a postdoctoral researcher at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, on decisions about whether to build, remove or modify dams, and how, where and when it could be possible to strike a more efficient balance between […]

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heavy equipment deconstructing a dam

Research focuses on New England dam problems and win-win solutions

Decisions about whether to build, remove or modify dams involve complex trade-offs that are often accompanied by social and political conflict. A group of researchers from the natural and social sciences, engineering, arts and humanities has joined forces to show how, where and when it may be possible to achieve a more efficient balance among […]

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Credit Union Journal quotes McConnon in article about Maine Harvest Credit Project

Credit Union Journal quoted Jim McConnon, an Extension business and economics specialist and professor of economics at the University of Maine, in an article about the Maine Harvest Credit Project. The project would be the country’s first credit union to exclusively provide loans and mortgages to local farmers and others in the food industry, according […]

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KJ interviews McConnon about Maine craft, artisan industries

Jim McConnon, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension specialist and professor of economics at UMaine, spoke with the Kennebec Journal for an article about the 38th annual Fall Holiday Arts and Craft Fair that was held in Augusta. McConnon, who studies small businesses with 1–5 employees, said these businesses make up more than a fifth […]

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UMaine faculty mentioned in KJ article on grant awarded to start compost facility

The Kennebec Journal reported a $17,750 grant from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and a partnership between Midcoast businesses is bringing residential and commercial compost infrastructure to Knox County. Work is underway to construct a compost facility on Bo Lait Farm in Washington where the farmers and Camden-based Scrapdogs Community Compost will pick up […]

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School of Economics study cited in BDN article on craft beer

The Bangor Daily News article “Thirst for craft beer continues across US, Maine” cited a March 2017 study from the University of Maine School of Economics. All 50 states saw an increase in the number of breweries between 2012 and 2016, during which the total number nationwide grew from 880 to 2,802, the article states. […]

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