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Mallory seeks to inform soil health decisions

UMaine News Release, Nov. 21, 2014 – With funding from the USDA/NIFA, Cooperative Extension Specialist Ellen Mallory will develop agricultural expertise to support potato and grain farmers in northern Maine, dairy farmers in central Maine, and mixed vegetable production in south Central Maine. Project findings will be shared with farmers through videos, demonstration trials and a website intended to disseminate successful soil health/cover cropping strategies. Read more about the project here.


Brawley to lead NSF-funded Dimensions of Biodiversity project

UMaine News Release, Nov. 10, 2014 – Susan Brawley, professor of plant biology in the School of Marine Sciences, will lead a 3-year collaborative project with Woods Hole Marine Biological Lab in Massachusetts and UMaine colleagues John Singer and Benildo de Los Reyes. The group will study the diversity of bacteria associated with marine algae to understand how they contribute to marine ecosystem health. Read the full story here.

Fried to offer election coverage via Google Hangout

UMaine News Release, Nov. 4, 2014 – Political scientist and blogger Amy Fried will offer real-time answers to voter questions on election night as a participant in a video chat that will be live-streamed on the Bangor Daily News website. Click here to read more or for instructions for joining the Google Hangout.

Perry co-chair of Ocean Optics XXII

UMaine News Release, Oct. 23, 2014 – Mary Jane Perry, interim director of the Darling Marine Center, is the co-chair  of Ocean Optics XXII, which is slated for Oct. 25-31 at the Holiday Inn in Portland. Read more about the conference and Perry’s role here.

Sorg to study circumstances of violent deaths

UMaine News Release, Oct. 29, 2014 – Forensic anthropologist Marcella Sorg is teaming up with retired medical examiner Margaret Greenwald to probe the relationship between domestic violence, homicide and suicide. With funding from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the pair will attempt to identify best practices to reduce homicides and prevent domestic abuse in Maine and Vermont where the rates of violent deaths exceed the national average. Read the full story here.

MacRae quoted in Press Herald

UMaine News Release, Oct. 29, 2014 – Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Jean MacRae was quoted in the Portland Press Herald regarding a gas smell associated with a construction project in South Portland. Read the full story here.

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.

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