Media report on $1M federal grant for farming research

The Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News and WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine has been awarded $999,120 to study pioneering farming technology and practices. U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced the award in a press release. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded the collaborative research grant to UMaine to […]

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Alexandra Jimenez and Krystal Poulin: Birds of a feather at Avian Haven

As a young child, Alexandra Jimenez followed around squirrels and cracked open nuts for them. Her desire to help animals is still strong. Today, the University of Maine sophomore from Montville is majoring in animal and veterinary sciences with a pre-veterinary concentration. At UMaine, much of her academic concentration has been on cows and sheep […]

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Pam Wells: Inquisitive landowner

Pam Wells of Old Town owns more than 1,000 acres of land and wants to know the best way to manage her forest. To do so, she enrolled as a student in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine. Already a UMaine alumna, Wells holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology/English that she […]

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Scott Walker: Combating Life-threatening Diseases

Scott  Walker, a principal scientist of infectious diseases at Merck Research Laboratories in New Jersey, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Maine in 1986. For 18 years Walker, who earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and biochemistry in 1992 from the University of Connecticut Health Center, School of Medicine, has […]

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Jacob Eddy and Brianne Du Clos: Bees and Barrens

Jacob Eddy of Thompson, Connecticut is a junior at the University of Maine. He will graduate in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology, and a concentration in wildlife science and management. This past summer, Eddy worked with UMaine graduate student Brianne Du Clos, who collaborates with faculty researchers Cynthia Loftin and Frank Drummond. […]

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Public acceptance, support of climate policies focus of study

As climate policies evolve through the legislative process, public acceptance and support may change, as well. A recent study conducted by a team of University of Maine researchers found that even though acceptance is an important process through which policy perceptions and economic ideology influence support, acceptance doesn’t always lead to support. Through a national […]

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