July 22, 2009
Comments from Prof. James Acheson of the UMaine anthropology faculty and School of Marine Sciences are included in a Wednesday Bangor Daily News story (http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/111235.html) about the investigation into a shooting incident on Matinicus. Police say that the shooting relates to a dispute between two men over lobster fishing territory. Acheson has written two books about the lobster industry's history and social structures.
Acheson provided similar perspectives for...
July 13, 2009
SMS dual-degree graduate Sheril Kirshenbaum has teamed with Chris Mooney to produce a sobering analysis of the marginalization of science on the national forum. Their book, Unscientific America, is already gathering critical acclaim: <http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/7/12/751063/-Book-Review:-Unscientific-America>, <http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2009/07/unscientific-america-a-review/>. Sheril is currently an associate at Duke University and welcomes communications from...
July 7, 2009
SHICK, WELLS INTERVIEWED IN AUSTRALIA UMaine professors Malcolm Shick and Mark Wells were recently interviewed by an ABC radio news producer in North Queensland, shortly after returning from a research cruise. The interview followed a chance meeting with the Australian Minister for Science, who was in the area to announce funding for an Australian Institute of Marine Science research project.
July 7, 2009
STENECK IN CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR BLOG Comments from Robert Steneck of the UMaine School of Marine Sciences faculty are in a Christian Science Monitor blog
The blog examines issues related to the depletion of fisheries in various parts of the world, attributable to what Steneck calls "roving banditry" -- large-scale trawling operations from places like Europe, South Korea,...
June 17, 2009
June 5, 2009
Watch Oprah interview Bruce Sidell on the topic of Antarctic glacier melt.
May 11, 2009
Professor of Anthropology and Marine Sciences James Acheson is the University of Maine Alumni Association Distinguished Maine Professor. Acheson, an Augusta, Maine native, received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Rochester in 1970 and has taught at UMaine since 1968. He has served as chair of the Department of Anthropology and as program coordinator for marine policy in the School of Marine Sciences. He also is a cooperating research professor in the Lobster Institute....
May 5, 2009
NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS ON BRAWLEY RESEARCH Tuesday's New York Times has a story (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/05/science/05obweed.html ) about new research by UMaine Prof. Susan Brawley, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Brawley and her colleagues have researched the origins of two invasive species common to northeastern North America: toothed wrack and the common periwinkle. The research as determined that the species came from Britain and Ireland, carried...
April 30, 2009
MAINE STUDENTS EARN HOLLINGS SCHOLARSHIPS Two University of Maine sophomores have received the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship. Samantha Bond, a marine science major, zoology minor and
honors student from Temple, N.H., and Jeremy Bender, a marine science major and honors student from Saint Paul, Minn., each will receive up to $8,000 per year for their junior and senior years. In addition, they will each have a summer internship...
April 21, 2009
NICK BROWN ON NBC NIGHTLY NEWS Nick Brown, operations manager at UMaine's Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research, was featured in a Monday NBC Nightly News story (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#30315209) describing aquaculture and its
impact on ecosystems and food supplies.