Stories about University of Maine

Lee Kantar, moose biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, holds a vial containing lungworms found in a moose. Researchers have determined that the lungworms are not dictyocaulus viviparus, as previously thought, and may be worms that are more commonly found in red deer and fallow deer in Sweden.

University of Maine research tackles issue of lungworm in moose

By John Holyoke on Sept. 28, 2012, at 1:24 p.m.
University of Maine President Paul Ferguson speaks to the Maine Blackbears football team Alfond Stadium during Media Day in August 2012.

University of Maine to sell beer at home football games

By Pete Warner on Sept. 19, 2012, at 7:01 p.m.
Charlie Slavin in 2010.

Ceremony planned to honor life of former Honors College head Charlie Slavin

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 10, 2012, at 4:54 p.m.
The proposed natural gas pipeline from the Juniper Ridge Landfill to the University of Maine.

Negotiations over landfill gas pipeline to UMaine extended for fifth time

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 29, 2012, at 3:32 p.m.
Tim Sample, one of the most successful Maine humorists, sits in his recording studio in Brunswick in February 2006.

Comedians Bob Bryan, Tim Sample honor Schoodic conservationists, internship program

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 21, 2012, at 11 p.m.
Prospective students and their parents tour the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick in March 2009.

7 Maine colleges listed among best in the region by The Princeton Review

By Alex Barber on Aug. 21, 2012, at 7:27 p.m.
A mounted bear specimen poses, covered by a plastic tarp during summer renovations, in Nutting hall on Aug. 16.  It may not look like it right now, but University of Maine officials say two of the flagship campus' largest construction projects, Nutting Hall and Stewart, will be completed on schedule despite the university missing out on nearly $3.7 million in voter-approved bond funding that is being withheld by the state.

UMaine expects to meet major construction deadlines despite withheld bonds, putting off smaller projects

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 21, 2012, at 3:38 p.m.

UMaine professor honored at White House for AmeriCorps service

on Aug. 17, 2012, at 5:07 p.m.

UMaine research institute to show off latest developments in aquaculture

on Aug. 17, 2012, at 5:06 p.m.
More than 500 University of Maine Honors College alumni, students and friends will raise their steins at 10 p.m. EDT Thursday across the country — and perhaps the world — to celebrate the life of the college’s dean, Charles Slavin, who enriched the lives of many and died unexpectedly at his home Monday. The history of the stein runs deep at the University of Maine, where the “Stein Song” has been played with pride since 1904.

Hundreds to raise steins for late head of UMaine Honors College

By Dylan Martin on Aug. 01, 2012, at 8:02 p.m.
Habib Dagher, director of the Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center at the University of Maine, poses at the school's testing laboratory in Orono in October 2008.

‘Bridge-in-a-Backpack’ hits milestone

By Matt Wickenheiser, Staff Writer on July 13, 2012, at 5:48 p.m.

University of Maine names Seth Woodcock new associate athletic director for development

By Pete Warner on July 12, 2012, at 11:23 a.m.
Scientist Mary Jane Perry (right), an oceanographer with UMaine’s Darling Marine Center, and educator Carla Companion go over a webinar on the spring phytoplankton bloom in the subpolar North Atlantic. The results of a study reported this month in the journal Science show that the bloom can start up to a month earlier than scientists previously thought thanks to the whirlpools, or eddies, on the ocean surface.

UMaine oceanographer helps solve puzzle behind tiny plants with big effects

By Nick McCrea on July 07, 2012, at 5:46 p.m.

Casella subsidiary, Bangor Gas granted third extension in landfill gas pipeline negotiations

By Nick McCrea on July 07, 2012, at 1:46 p.m.

Farmers, foresters divided on agriculture, conservation merger plan

By Nick McCrea on June 22, 2012, at 8:20 p.m.

UMaine receives nearly $8 million donation from graduate’s estate

By Nick McCrea on June 12, 2012, at 6:50 p.m.
In this undated photo provided by the family, Aileen Dannelley holds her baby, Savannah, at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. The one-month-old baby is being treated with methadone for withdrawal while she and her mother both fight addiction to powerful prescription painkillers.

Number of US babies born suffering from drug withdrawals triples

By LINDSEY TANNER, The Associated Press on April 30, 2012, at 4:15 p.m.
The proposed natural gas pipeline from the Juniper Ridge Landfill to the University of Maine.

Bangor Gas says Casella’s UMaine pipeline plan would harm company, customers

By Nick McCrea on April 25, 2012, at 4:14 p.m.
Doris Kearns Goodwin

President Lincoln left a lesson in leadership, author Doris Kearns Goodwin tells University of Maine audience

By Nick McCrea on April 18, 2012, at 10:27 p.m.

UMaine makes Princeton Review’s green honor roll

By Nick McCrea on April 18, 2012, at 5:15 p.m.