University of Maine News
An article coauthored by Esperanza Stancioff, a climate change educator for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant, about citizen scientists helping environmental researchers monitor the effects of climate change on plants and animals was published in the January 2013 issue of the Journal of Extension. The article is titled “Nature’s Notebook and Extension: Engaging Citizen-Scientists and 4-H Youth to Observe a Changing Environment.”
Andrei Alyokhin, associate professor and graduate coordinator, University of Maine School of Biology and Ecology, will be sworn as the member of the Governor’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Council March 26 in the Deering Building, Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources in Augusta. The IPM Council was established by the Maine Legislature to promote, expand and enhance integrated pest management within the state with the goal of having a less environmentally damaging and more economically sustainable approaches to preventing pest damage. The council serves both advisory and coordination roles in the effort. Alyokhin’s research interests include potatoes and insect pest management.
One UMaine women’s basketball player sustains a broken hand, team safe after Tuesday night bus accident
University of Maine women’s basketball player Milica Mitrovic sustained a broken hand and a bus driver was injured after the bus transporting the team to a game in Boston went off Interstate 95 near Georgetown, Mass., at approximately 8:30 last night.
Head coach Richard Barron also was treated for minor facial lacerations. All the players and staff on the bus were taken to three area hospitals for observation and were released early this morning.
The bus driver was lifeflighted from the scene.
The team will be traveling back to Orono today. Tonight’s game against Boston University has been canceled.
The bus was southbound when it left the highway, crossed the median and the northbound lanes, and came to a stop in a wooded area. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.