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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.

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.

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