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Dr. Mian Riaz honored with the Bernard Lown ’42 Humanitarian Award

The University of Maine Alumni Association honored Mian Riaz with the 2016 Bernard Lown ’42 Humanitarian Award. Mian was the first student to graduate with a doctorate in food science. He worked with Professor Alfred Bushway on the suitability of new raspberry cultivars from Highmoor Farm for use in raspberry jam. Dr. Riaz directs the Food […]

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Happy retirement, Dean Ashworth!

Ed Ashworth gets his kicks out of other peoples’ success. That passion is clear in the legacy he will leave behind when he steps off the UMaine campus at the end of September as the dean of UMaine’s College of Natural Sciences Forestry and Agriculture & director of the Maine Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station […]

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Video: The Green Endowment’s gifts keep growing

At the University of Maine, gifts can grow trees and the next generation of foresters. Meet Keith Kanoti, UMaine’s forest manager, and students Alexander Audet and Ben Thorne who gained hands-on experience this summer thanks to timber harvest from Green Endowment Lands. When friends of the University of Maine donate forest property to the Green […]

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cary james

Cary James: UMaine alumnus and champion for the students

University of Maine alumnus Cary James has been teaching chemistry at Bangor High School (BHS) for 17 years, and currently serves as the head of the school’s science and technology department. He has received numerous distinguished teaching awards, and his students have been recognized internationally for their academic achievements and innovations in the STEM fields. […]

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Grad student’s art featured on cover of annual climate report compiled by NOAA

Art created by University of Maine graduate student Jill Pelto is featured on the cover of an international climate report compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Pelto’s environmental artwork appears on the front and back of the State of the Climate in 2015, an international, peer-reviewed publication released each summer as a supplement […]

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Travis Blackmer

Travis Blackmer: Finding educational gold in heaps of trash

For Travis Blackmer, the summer of 2011 was a summer of garbage. And it changed his life. While classmates at the University of Maine were waiting tables, pounding nails, or painting houses to make tuition money, the 20-year old undergrad was pawing through trash. Tons and tons of trash. But he didn’t really mind. After […]

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Climate change and the rise of the Mongol Empire

Could the rise of the Mongol Empire, the greatest land empire ever on Earth, have been linked to climate change? Aaron Putnam thinks so. In 2010 and 2011, Putnam, previously at Columbia University and now an assistant professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and the Climate Change Institute at the University of […]

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