Stories for Alumni and Friends

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Student introduces new technology to Maine forest products industry

The Maine forest products industry has been a part of Walker Day’s life for as long as he can remember. Growing up in the small western Maine town of Lovell, Day watched as his father and grandfather spent the majority of their professional careers in forestry. “They both had a very big impact on how […]

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UMaine Center on Aging helps Bangor become more livable for seniors

When AARP announced last summer that Bangor would be named the 100th community in the country to earn “age-friendly” status, leaders in Maine’s third-largest city had to make a big commitment. To receive this distinction, a city must agree to devise a comprehensive strategy to become more livable for its oldest residents. AARP had already […]

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Koizar earns ‘M’ Club Dean Smith Awards

School of Biology and Ecology senior Sigi Koizar was honored with the Dean Smith award for the second-straight year this week. Koizar, who plays for UMaine’s women’s basketball team, boasts a 3.97 grade point average in biology with a pre-medical concentration and a minor in chemistry. The award is named for Dean Smith, an electrical […]

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Students earn scientific diving certification at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center

Nine students completed their scientific diving certification at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Scientific divers study the underwater environment using scuba or other diving equipment, the certification is a critical step for many marine science students as they prepare for academic and professional careers. The UMaine program follows American Academy of […]

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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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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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