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Noblet study featured in Working Waterfront

UMaine News Release, Oct.21, 2014 – A study conducted by Caroline Noblet, assistant professor of economics, was recently published in the  Working Waterfront.  Noblet surveyed summer visitors to Monhegan about the impact of floating wind turbines on their visits to the island to understand how people use scientific information in their decision making. Read the full story here.

Waller appointed chief scientist for Glacier Bay expedition

UMaine News Release, Oct. 9, 2014 – Rhian Waller, associate professor in the School of Marine Sciences, will serve as the chief scientist leading an expedtion in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Read more about this collaborative project and Waller’s role here.

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.

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