August 15, 2019

Blueberries in Maine This Year Will Be Late, But Sweet

UMaine’s Cooperative Extension sheds light on this year’s Maine blueberry harvest. David Handley, vegetable and small fruit specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, recently spoke with Maine Public and explained that in Maine, the harvest will be pushed back anywhere between 10 days and two weeks due to rain and colder temperatures. The bright…

July 11, 2019

A Life-Saving Path

    ON A BRIGHT FEBRUARY MORNING, under a blue sky that seemed to hold the promise of spring, Aislinn Sarnacki ’10 strode through a white pine forest at the Stover Preserve in Belfast and down to the snowy banks of the Passagassawakeag River. Sarnacki, a Bangor Daily News re­port­er, is familiar to many outdoor…

May 17, 2019

Alum Receives Investment on Shark Tank

Eric Roy ’09 recently appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank, securing a $400,000 investment from Mark Cuban for his Washington, D.C.-based water filter company Hydroviv. Hydroviv makes custom water filters according to the customer’s water quality. It initially began in 2015 as a charitable effort in response to Flint, Michigan’s, water crisis. Roy designed, developed, and…

February 11, 2019

Coach Barron’s Journey Featured in Washington Post

In 2011 Richard Barron accepted a position coaching the women’s basketball team at the University of Maine. His career path, having been the head coach of both a men’s and women’s Division I basketball program, is very rare. After a mysterious illness kept him from coaching for nearly a year, Barron is in his first…

February 11, 2019

Sandra Caron Named 2019 Distinguished Maine Professor

Dr. Sandra Caron ’79, ’82G, a highly regarded teacher and scholar whose research has received extensive national recognition, has been named the recipient of the University of Maine’s 2019 Distinguished Maine Professor Award, the university’s highest faculty honor.  Caron, a longtime member of UMaine’s College of Education and Human Development, was chosen through a rigorous…

December 7, 2018

UMaine Professor finds pesticides in Alaskan glacier and meltwater

Research assistant professor Kimberley Miner ’18 Ph.D. recently discovered pesticide pollutants, including the insecticide DDT, in an unlikely place: a remote Alaskan glacier and its meltwater. The pesticides, Miner states, were deposited and stored near the surface of the Jarvis Glacier in Alaska and are more than likely transported from Asia where they are used…

September 21, 2017

Uncomfortable Subjects Are This Professor’s Specialty

Sandy Caron doesn’t shy away from topics that many people are reluctant to discuss. In fact, she regularly tackles intimate matters in lecture halls with hundreds of students. She knows that discomfort with discussions about human sexuality, along with a lack of knowledge, can lead to a range of problems. As a professor of family…

Adrienne White Oct faculty excellence award
October 31, 2016

UMaine Alumni Association Honors Dr. Adrienne White

To many, Dr. Adrienne White, professor of food science and human nutrition, is the personification of a land-grant university. A UMaine faculty member since 1988, Dr. White has influenced thousands of lives as a teacher, researcher, mentor, and public servant. She has also earned state and national recognition as a ground-breaker and leader in the…