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Redmond describes kelp beer in MSNBC video

UMaine News Release, Sept. 30, 2014 – Sarah Redmond, a marine extension agent with Maine Sea Grant helped Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. in Belfast develop a brew made with sugar kelp. Read more about the product of this unique collaboration here.

Kim modeling influenza A in zebrafish

UMaine News Release, Sept. 30, 2014 – Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School Carol Kim is leading a team of researchers seeking to understand adaptive immune response and vaccine efficacy using transparent zebrafish embryo and a fluorescent reporter strain of the influenza A virus. Read the full story here.

Mainebiz quotes Fried on governor’s race

UMaine News Release, Sept. 23, 2014 – Professor of Political Science Amy Fried was interviewed recently by Mainebiz about the three way race for the Blaine House. Read the story here.

Holberton using nano tags to track migratory birds

UMaine News Release, Sept. 2, 2014 – Rebecca Holberton, Professor in the School of Biology & Ecology, is collaborating with Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife to monitor the health of the semipalmated sandpiper using nano tags and VHF telemetry towers covering the eastern seaboard from the Bay of Fundy to Cape Cod. Click here to read the full story.

AP picks up Holberton quote in SeaCoastOnline

UMaine News Release, Aug. 25, 2014 – Professor of Biological Sciences Rebecca Holberton’s work tracking migratory shorebirds was featured in  the Bangor Daily News, The Portland Press Herald, and on MPBN radio after a story in SeaCoastOnline was picked up by the Associated Press. Read the UMaine news blog here.

Hayes commentary published in JAMA

UMaine News Release, Aug. 26, 2014 – Professor of Psychology Marie Hayes has co-authored an invited column in the Aug. 25 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association with Dr. Mark Brown of Eastern Maine Medical Center. The commentary refers to studies that indicate the legalization of marijuana may reduce the incidence of death from overdoses of opioid analgesics. Read the news release here.

Smith appointed to commission on status of women in Maine

UMaine News, July 1, 2014 - Rebekah Smith, a research associate at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, was appointed to the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women by Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives Mark Eves. The Permanent Commission on the Status of Women is “a government-appointed group dedicated to improving opportunities for women and girls.” The group advises the Governor and members of the legislature about policy and social issues affecting women and girls in the state.

Hunter appointed to UMaine presidency

UMaine News Release, June 17, 2014 -Univeristy of Maine System Chancellor James H. Page has announced the appointment of Dr. Susan Hunter to a 2-year term as president of the flagship campus. Hunter will be the first woman to serve in this role at UMaine. Read the full news story here.

Bieluch, Lindenfeld and Silka receive US Fish and Wildlife funding

UMaine News, May 16, 2014 – UMaine faculty Karen Hutchins Bieluch, Laura Lindenfeld and Linda Silka will study the role of citizen science in sustaining Maine’s river herring fishery. Read more about the project, which is funded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and will be conducted in collaboration with USM, here.

Klimis-Zacas research cited in Prevention magazine

UMaine News, May 28, 2014 – Wild blueberry research conducted by clinical nutritionist and Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition Dorothy Klimis-Zacas was noted in the article titled “10 New Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally.” Read the article here.

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