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Edith Patch Award

April 14, 2011


Haleyh Viehman, Gayle Zydlewski's graduate student, recently was nominated and selected as the recipient of the master's level award for this year's Edith Patch Award!  This award is given each year to graduate and undergraduate women in acknowledgement of distinguished work that they have done while at the University of Maine and in recognition of their promise for future contribution to the fields of science, agriculture, engineering, or environmental education.  The awardees receive a...

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NEW Fall SMS Class

April 12, 2011


New Course – Fall 2011

SMS 598  (14240)  Maine’s Working Coast: The Intersection of Science, Policy and Community

This course will be team-taught by staff from Maine Sea Grant and the Marine Extension Team, a partnership between Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Marine Extension Team members live and work in Maine’s coastal communities from Wells to Eastport, where they conduct applied research, community engagement, and group process with a wide range of...

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Sunday Telegram profiles aquaculture business

April 11, 2011


April 10  

Future looking bright for tropical fish hatchery

By Beth Quimby
Staff Writer


FRANKLIN - Snowbanks were still piled high around the Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research, where the thermometer last week struggled to reach the 40s and the temperature in Taunton Bay remained killer cold.


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John Patriquin/Staff Photographer

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Soren Hansen, president of Sea and Reef Aquaculture in Franklin, points to a tank of...

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Professor interviewed about unusual Chinese lamb

April 5, 2011



Professor Irv Kornfield, the director of UMaine's Molecular Forensic Laboratory, was interviewed for a story on AOL News about a lamb born on a farm in China that resembles a dog. The birth has given rise to rumors that the lamb is the result of the mating of a sheep and dog. Kornfield told AOL the chances of a sheep giving birth to a puppy were impossible because dogs and sheep have been isolated genetically for so long that they differ greatly in their chromosome numbers.

This farm has...

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Students win excellence in teaching awards

April 5, 2011


ORONO — Nicole Heller, a doctoral student in developmental psychology in the Department of Psychology, and Artur Palacz, a doctoral candidate in oceanography in the School of Marine Sciences, are winners of the University of Maine Center for Excellence in Teaching and Assessment (CETA) Graduate Teaching Awards.

They were selected in two categories by a faculty review panel from among a highly competitive pool of applicants.

Winning the Solo Instructor category award, Heller, who earned a...

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UMaine scientist takes lead on ocean expedition

March 11, 2011


University of Maine School of Marine Science research professor Lee Karp-Boss will leave Wednesday with an international group of scientists and researchers from Chile to Easter Island on a leg of the Tara Oceans Expedition, a three-year worldwide sailing journey to study oceanic ecosystems.

Karp-Boss, who studies phytoplankton and their form, function, and relationship to the environment, is serving as the chief scientist on board for the current leg, which will take the researchers 2,100...

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The Science of Kissing - Sheril Kirshenbaum

March 3, 2011


The Science of Kissing


Who doesn't remember their first kiss? For many, it is a memory they will carry with them for life. And from our first moment in our mother's arms, to our final moment as we exit this world, to the defining moment of our wedding, a kiss is often the act that accompanies our most significant events in life. But why do humans kiss? Is it a cultural artifact, or in our genes? And why do some cultures avoid it, while others embrace it? In her new book, 

The Science...

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UMaine Researcher Joins Group Examining Potential Iron Fertilization of Oceans

February 25, 2011


A University of Maine oceanographer is representing the university in a new consortium exploring the potential impact of iron fertilization of the oceans in order to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Fei Chai, a professor in UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences and cooperative professor in UMaine’s Climate Change Institute, has joined the ISIS Consortium (ISIS stands for In Situ Iron Studies) which is made up of researchers from 12 universities and research centers...

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Bruce Sidell

February 10, 2011


As many of you may already know, Dr. Bruce Sidell, founding Director of  the School of Marine Sciences and Professor of Marine Sciences, Cooperating Professor of Zoology and Biochemistry, died February 8th at his home after a brave fight with cancer.  At Bruce's request there will be no formal services.  Friends are invited to call from 6-8pm on Thursday, February 10 at the Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main Street, Old Town, located across the street from Holy Family Parish.



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