Stories about University of Maine

Third-year master's student Chris Bennett walks around with a virtual reality headset at the Virtual Environment and Multimodal Interaction Laboratory at the University of Maine in Orono on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Students and researchers at the lab have been working on virtual reality programs to help the visually impaired, firefighters in smoke-filled rooms, and others "see" buildings through augmented reality.

UMaine researchers working to shape the future of virtual sight

By Nick McCrea on Feb. 08, 2013, at 5:14 p.m.
Tenants at The Grove apartment complex in Orono have complained about several problems since the community opened in fall of 2012. Some residents suspect persistent mold is to blame for their health problems.

Some Grove tenants suspect mold is cause of health problems

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 31, 2013, at 6:06 a.m.
Lawrence’s Spencer Carey (right) knocks down Bangor’s Xavier Lewis during a game in November 2011 in Fairfield. Carey has committed to play football at the University of Maine next fall.

Lawrence standout Spencer Carey commits to UMaine football program

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 30, 2013, at 6:46 p.m.

UMaine, MMA set to deploy prototype floating wind turbine in Castine

By Mario Moretto on Jan. 30, 2013, at 5:09 p.m.
Plans for the proposed skate park at the University of Maine.

Groundbreaking University of Maine skate park concept becoming more concrete

By Andrew Neff on Jan. 18, 2013, at 8:51 p.m.

No MLK Day breakfast at UMaine this year because of planning problems

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 16, 2013, at 8:51 p.m.
The Danish String Quartet will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, in the University of Maine's Minsky Recital Hall.

UMaine Chamber Music program welcomes Danish String Quartet

on Jan. 14, 2013, at 3:16 p.m.
Edward Grew, a geologist and research professor at the University of Maine, holds a rock sample from Antarctica that contains the mineral prismatine. Grew has discovered several minerals himself and he was instrumental in the revalidation of prismatine. Russian geologists Evgeny Galuskin and Irina Galuskina named two recently discovered minerals Edgrewite and hydroxyledgrewite in honor of Grew who has been working in this field for over 40 years.

University of Maine research professor honored to have 2 minerals named after him

By Alex Barber on Dec. 25, 2012, at 5:11 p.m.

Is the end of the world at hand? Mayan calendar prophecies examined at Jordan Planetarium

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 04, 2012, at 1:31 p.m.

UMaine to train students to stem high school drug use, bullying, depression

By Nick McCrea on Nov. 28, 2012, at 6:02 p.m.
Lobster traps sit stacked on the Casco Bay Bridge abutment in South Portland on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, with Portland's waterfront behind them. The greater Portland metro area now counts for more than half the state's economic output.

Portland area now accounts for most of state’s economy. What happens to the rest of Maine?

By Whit Richardson on Nov. 23, 2012, at 12:54 p.m.
Maine Men's basketball player Justin Edwards (14) lays in two points over the Brown defense in the second half of their game in Orono, Maine, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.

Former MCI player Maia leads Brown to men’s basketball win over Maine

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 17, 2012, at 9:33 p.m.

Maine coach Whitehead: Strong team defense is a key for weekend series

on Nov. 01, 2012, at 6:03 p.m.
Matt Morris

UMaine goalies face daunting task this weekend against BC, UNH

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 01, 2012, at 6:01 p.m.
Jack Cosgrove at UMaine practice in Orono in August.

Family and friends of University of Maine athletes, coaches safe in wake of Hurricane Sandy

By Pete Warner on Oct. 30, 2012, at 6:28 p.m.
Brian Perkins (right), a laboratory director and research assistant professor with UMaine

Beer, science behind it to be focus of new University of Maine course

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 19, 2012, at 3:39 p.m.
Bruce Riedel, a retired Central Intelligence Agency strategist and senior fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, will discuss Osama bin Laden and the al-Qaida's future in a lecture at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Buchanan Alumni House at the University of Maine.

Former CIA officer, al-Qaida expert to discuss hunt for bin Laden, violence overseas at UMaine

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 15, 2012, at 7:59 p.m.
James Page

In wake of controversy surrounding former chief, UMaine System confident in pay-raise review

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 12, 2012, at 5:14 p.m.
Maine's Gerald McLemore (32) dishes off as Machias' Nathaniel Burke (5) follows the play in a game in the Memorial Gym in Orono in November 2011. Ever since the University of Maine athletics department announced its multimillion-dollar plan to renovate the gym, it has been searching for ways to convert that part of the aging structure into a suitable, modern basketball facility.

Future of renovated Memorial Gym as University of Maine basketball game facility in doubt

By Pete Warner on Oct. 03, 2012, at 8:26 p.m.
Maine defensive end Trevor Bates (92) tries to get a hand on a pass from Villanova quarterback John Robertson (19) in the first half of their game in Orono, Maine, Saturday, September 29, 2012.

Poor run defense plagues University of Maine football team

By Pete Warner on Oct. 01, 2012, at 3:09 p.m.