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ORONO —What did you use your smartphone for today? To Facetime with friends, order a Lyft, pay bills, Google whether it’s OK to feed peanut butter to dogs?

For University of Maine clinical psychology doctoral student Colin Bosma, smartphones also are a research tool.

BANGOR - Eastern Maine Community College (EMCC) is excited to announce an incredible opportunity for individuals wishing to become Medical Assistants (MA). 

ORONO — Preserving a range of different personality types within small mammal populations is critical for maintaining the key ecosystem function of seed dispersal, according to University of Maine researchers.

Understanding how variation among individual seed-dispersing animals and whether land-use change interferes with the process is the focus of a recent study led by Allison Brehm, a Ph.D. student in wildlife ecology, and Alessio Mortelliti, an assistant professor of wildlife habitat ecology.  

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 19:04

The Wheelmobile is coming to Orono

ORONO – One of America’s favorite game shows will be looking for contestants in Orono this weekend.

The Wheelmobile, the promotional vehicle for the game show “Wheel of Fortune,” will be in Eastern Maine searching for contestants to play on America’s Game. The Eastern Maine open auditions will only take place on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Arts on the campus of the University of Maine.

BANGOR – Bruce Ranger entered the night of June 14 only one win away from 9,000 career victories in harness racing. After the first of his eight scheduled races for the night, Ranger achieved the milestone with Anderlecht, crossing the finish line with a time of 1:57.

ORONO — Gulf of Maine temperature trends and variability during the past 11,000 years will be the focus of a five-year study led by a University of Maine paleo-oceanographer to enhance long-term environmental prediction and planning.

Katherine Allen, a UMaine assistant professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, and the Climate Change Institute, has received a more than $584,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award to study Gulf temperatures from the early Holocene to the present. The award follows an NSF-funded collaborative research project led by Allen in 2016 that focused on Pacific Ocean stratification since the last ice age.

BANGOR – The Greater Bangor 4th of July Corporation kicked off its annual campaign last week to raise funds for the Independence Day parade, charity concert and fireworks display. And this year, organizers say major changes are in store for this year’s celebration that spans the cities of Bangor and Brewer.

PORTLAND - Chancellor James Page and the Presidents of Maine’s public universities announced today that 4,077 Maine students are attending University of Maine System institutions this spring free of tuition and fee expense. The number of Maine students whose tuition and fee obligations were completely covered with grant and scholarship aid represents nearly one-in-four (24.4%) of the 16,718 Maine undergraduates enrolled this semester.

ORONO — Angela Myracle’s research is going to the dogs.

Or, more accurately, for the dogs.

As a scientist with Maine EPSCoR’s Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET), Myracle looks for innovations in aquaculture.

And when the assistant professor of human nutrition at the University of Maine spied dog treats at a local supermarket that were made with lobster from Iceland, she thought, “What about dog biscuits made with green crabs from Maine?”

If the novel idea becomes a market reality, Myracle says it could be a win-win-win situation.

NEW YORK — The National Book Critics Circle announced the recipients of its book awards for publishing year 2018 at their annual meeting on March 14.

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