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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.
ORONO | “Fill the steins to dear old Maine …” That is the opening line of the University of Maine’s renowned fight song made popular decades ago by Rudy Vallee. This fall, Black Bear football fans — age 21 and older — will be allowed to do just that …
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.
ORONO | University of Maine faculty, students, staff and alumni will celebrate the life of former Honors College Dean Charlie Slavin from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Collins Center for the Arts. The 58-year-old mathematician who led the Honors College for 15 years died unexpectedly at his …
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.
ORONO | The Maine Public Utilities Commission has granted a fifth extension to allow a Casella Waste Systems Inc. subsidiary and Bangor Gas Co. LLC to resolve a dispute over a proposed seven-mile methane gas pipeline between the Juniper Ridge landfill in Old Town and the University of Maine. …
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.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK | Despite one of the comic punchlines delivered by a pair of comedic storytellers, attendees at a benefit event learned Tuesday night that, when it comes to conservation, sometimes you can get there from here. Part of the purpose of the event was to honor four …
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.
BANGOR | Seven Maine colleges have been named to The Princeton Review’s list of best northeastern colleges, with Bowdoin College in Brunswick listed as having the best quality of life for students in the region. Bates College of Lewiston, Bowdoin College, Colby College of Waterville, College of the Atlantic …
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.
ORONO | Despite appearances and nearly $3.7 million in infrastructure funding withheld by the governor, the two major construction projects on the University of Maine’s flagship campus are on schedule, according to university officials. In order to ensure the work gets done and contracts are fulfilled, however, the university …

UMaine professor honored at White House for AmeriCorps service

on Aug. 17, 2012, at 5:07 p.m.
ORONO | A University of Maine professor spent Friday at the White House alongside 11 other AmeriCorps alumni for their leadership and service to their communities. Sharon Wagner, a UMaine assistant professor in the School of Economics, was recognized as a “Champion of Change” in AmeriCorps Alumni, an organization …

UMaine research institute to show off latest developments in aquaculture

on Aug. 17, 2012, at 5:06 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute will host a series of tours of its research facilities in Walpole, Franklin and Orono next week. Tours and activities will be held at each site at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, and again in a daylong research showcase in …
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.
ORONO | Hundreds of 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 …
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.
ORONO | The “Bridge-in-a-Backpack” technology developed at the University of Maine and licensed to an Orono startup company has received a key approval that could speed its commercial adoption. The Bridge-in-a-Backpack was more than a decade in development at UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center. The technology is an …

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

By Pete Warner on July 12, 2012, at 11:23 a.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine has named Seth Woodcock as the new associate athletic director for development. Woodcock, who worked in development at Maine Medical Center for the past nine years, will assume the role as the lead major gift fundraiser for athletics at the University of Maine. …
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.
ORONO | Life abounds in the North Atlantic during the spring and summer in the form of microscopic plant plankton, and a University of Maine researcher is part of the group that recently figured out why. The results of a study reported this month in the journal Science show …

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

By Nick McCrea on July 07, 2012, at 1:46 p.m.
OLD TOWN | A Casella Waste Systems Inc. subsidiary and Bangor Gas Co. have entered their third month of negotiations in a dispute over plans to build a seven-mile pipeline that would provide the University of Maine at Orono with methane gas. EcoGas LLC and Bangor Gas representatives first …

Farmers, foresters divided on agriculture, conservation merger plan

By Nick McCrea on June 22, 2012, at 8:20 p.m.
ORONO | Foresters, university officials, landowners and recreationists who spoke Friday at the first in a series of stakeholder meetings about the proposed merger of two state departments said, for the most part, they were willing to accept a new government structure but were worried some groups might be …

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

By Nick McCrea on June 12, 2012, at 6:50 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine has received a $7.9 million gift from the estate of an alumnus to go toward campus maintenance projects. It’s the third largest gift received by the university in its 147-year history. The estate of Thomas Hosmer, a 1958 mechanical engineering graduate who died …
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.
CHICAGO — Less than a month old, Savannah Dannelley scrunches her tiny face into a scowl as a nurse gently squirts a dose of methadone into her mouth. The infant is going through drug withdrawal and is being treated with the same narcotic prescribed for her mother to fight addiction …
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.
HALLOWELL | Bangor Gas Co. believes a seven-mile pipeline that would bring methane gas from Juniper Ridge Landfill to the University of Maine in Orono would hurt its ratepayers and lead to the “degradation of our franchise,” a company attorney said Wednesday. EcoGas LLC, a subsidiary of Casella Waste …
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.
ORONO | For Pulitzer Prize-winning author, historian and baseball fanatic Doris Kearns Goodwin, a great leader is someone who can put aside personal strife, make friends of enemies and work with rivals to improve the standing of others. For Goodwin, no one embodied that better than U.S. President Abraham …

UMaine makes Princeton Review’s green honor roll

By Nick McCrea on April 18, 2012, at 5:15 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine in Orono is one of just 16 schools profiled for the Princeton Review’s “Green Honor Roll” for 2012. The accolade came in the latest edition of “Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges,” which was released April 17. The guide recognizes higher education …
Bill McKibben, author and environmental activist, will be the keynote speaker of the 18th HOPE Festival at the University of Maine in Orono on Saturday, April 21, 2012.

Renowned activist Bill McKibben speaking at Orono HOPE Festival

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 18, 2012, at 5:04 p.m.
Environmental activist Bill McKibben will speak about climate change and environmental health at the 18th annual HOPE Festival at the University of Maine in Orono on Saturday, April 21. His keynote speech, open to the public, is scheduled for noon at the Student Recreation and Fitness Center on campus. Time …
 
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