School of Food and Agriculture

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Food science majors to engage in active learning to prepare for industry demands

Balunkeswar (Balu) Nayak is leading a charge to strengthen food science majors’ understanding of science and engineering by replacing lecture-centered instruction with active-learning strategies. The University of Maine associate professor of food processing is directing a multi-university project to boost math knowledge and problem-solving skills of food science majors for careers in food processing, food […]

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Yarborough interviewed for BDN article on new use for wild blueberries

The Bangor Daily News interviewed David Yarborough, a professor of horticulture and wild blueberry specialist, for the article, “This new trend for wild Maine blueberries will tingle your taste buds.” The article focused on new trends in Maine’s food industry to incorporate wild blueberries into savory products, like the Blue Flame hot sauce produced by […]

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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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CUGR announces 2018–2019 academic year fellowship winners

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the recipients of the 2018–2019 Academic Year Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-mentored research. Each fellowship provides a $1,100 award for the student to help cover costs of the project. Funding for […]

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Participants sought for research on taste, whole grains for older adults

Participants are needed for a University of Maine research project on taste and whole grains for older adults, being conducted 12:30–5 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Sensory Evaluation Center, 158 Hitchner Hall. Most Americans do not eat enough whole grains. UMaine researchers are studying whether taste is an important factor in deciding to eat whole […]

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Gallandt, students interviewed for BDN article on Maine academic agriculture programs

Eric Gallandt, a professor of weed ecology at the University of Maine, as well as Madison Lawler and Delaney Overlock, undergraduate students in the sustainable agriculture program at UMaine, were interviewed for the Bangor Daily News article, “Modern agriculture programs in Maine emphasize food production science, policy.” There are fewer family farms in Maine than […]

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Retirement celebration for Stokes Nov. 29

Members of the University of Maine community are welcome to attend a retirement celebration for Martin Stokes, a professor of animal and veterinary sciences in the School of Food and Agriculture. The celebration will be held 4–5:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in Wells Conference Center, Room 3. For more information, contact Karen Cliff at 581.2947.

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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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