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Simons-Legaard’s research featured on radio, in blog

UMaine News Release, Feb. 11, 2015 – Deer habitat studies by Erin Simons-Legaard, assistant research professor, were the topic of the day recently on Bob Duchesne’s Wild Maine radio show. Click the link to hear the audio, and read George Smith’s thoughts on this topic in his blog in the Bangor Daily News.

Cetinic featured in Women in Oceanography

UMaine News Release, Jan. 29, 2015 – Marine Science researcher Ivona Cetinic is one of four Maine scientists featured in a supplement to the December issue of Oceanography magazine. Cetinic and three other oceanographers collaborated to highlight the continuing challenges faced by women in marine science. Read the supplement, “Women in Oceanography: A Decade Later,” here.

Capps stream ecology project funded by NSF

UMaine News Release, Jan. 16, 2015 – Krista Capps, assistant research professor in the Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology, seeks to explore urban watershed management in developing economies with a $60,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Read more about the project here.

ScienceInsider feature on Smith’s findings third most popular article of 2014

UMaine News Release, Jan. 22, 2015 – Assistant Professor Michelle Smith recognizes that lecturing, as a teaching-learning technique, is not the most effective way to reach students. Her work, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was also featured in ScienceInsider, the on-line journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The ScienceInsider article describing the findings of her study was the third most popular of 2014.  Access the abstract of study, which was  co-authored by Smith, using the link above, and read the AAAS story here.

Diversity in the science professoriate not simply a pipeline issue

PLOS One, Dec. 10, 2014 – Diversifying the Ph.D. “pipeline” may not be enough to diversify biomedical science faculty in the U.S. according to a recent, peer-reviewed article published online by the Public Library of Science in the publication PLOS One. Read the article by Kenneth Gibbs, John McGready, Jessica Bennett and Kimberly Griffin using the link below.

Ph.D. Career Interest Patterns by Race/Ethnicity and Gender

NSF Discovery highlights Smith’s STEM research

UMaine News Release, Dec. 19, 2014 – With support from the National Science Foundation Asst. Professor Michelle Smith is working to enhance instruction and assessment in college science classes by energizing students and faculty. Read the NSF story on-line here.

Leahy report inspires fire wood bank

The Ellsworth American, Dec 26, 2014 – The work of Assistant Professor Jessica Leahy has inspired the establishment of a fire wood bank to provide much needed support to Mainers who may be forced to choose between heating and eating. Read the full story here.

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.


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