UMM in the News

Johnson discusses climate vulnerability on MPR’s Maine Calling

Tora Johnson, chair of the Environmental and Biological Sciences division at UMM, was one of seven experts featured on an episode of Maine Public Radio’s Maine Calling addressing the effects of rising sea levels on Maine’s coastal communities. Johnson, who also directs UMM’s GIS Laboratory and Service Center, discusses what the university has been doing […]

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Beal quoted in AP News report on clamming industry

Brian Beal, professor of marine ecology and director of UMM’s marine science field station at the Downeast Institute, was interviewed for an Associated Press feature on the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on Maine’s clamming industry.  

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BDN reports on grant funding for Early College

UMM’s Early College program was one of four recipients awarded a MaineSpark grant for innovative education initiatives, the Bangor Daily News has reported. Program director Christy Alley was awarded $5,000 to support the launch of Early College Summer Institutes for high school students. Summer progamming was suspended in 2020 due to COVID-19, but Alley will […]

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Johnson’s GIS project profiled in UMaine Research news

In “Mapping Out a More Flood Resilient Future“, The University of Maine Research newsletter profiles Tora Johnson, chair of the Division of Environmental and Biological Sciences at UMM and director of the GIS Service Center, whose study on flood resilience in Machias has helped the town apply for a FEMA grant in support of flood […]

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Ellsworth American interviews Reisman about CARES Act

Jonathan Reisman, associate professor of economics at UMM, was interviewed by the Ellsworth American about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2.1 trillion stimulus package recently passed by Congress to address the severe economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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UMM professor featured in report on land conservation in Downeast Maine

Tora Johnson, associate professor of Geographic Information Systems at the University of Maine at Machias, was featured in a recent article from the Island Institute about coastal land conservation in Downeast Maine. The article states that Johnson, a social scientist who is “often called on to provide local data”, has been part of a group […]

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Local media report on fisheries management conference at UMM

A two-day “State of the Science” conference focusing on ecosystem-based fisheries management, hosted by the University of Maine at Machias from June 17–18, was covered by several local media outlets. The Machias Valley News Observer, FOX 22, and Fishermen’s Voice all reported on the conference, which was the product of a collaborative partnership between the Maine Center for […]

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Brian Beal named one of Maine magazine’s “50 Mainers”

Brian Beal, a professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine at Machias, was featured as one of 50 Mainers “creating a brighter future for the state” in Maine magazine’s annual round-up.  Beal, who also serves as director of research at the Downeast Institute, has “played a pivotal role in enhancing Maine’s marine economy […]

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Student documentary in the news

A documentary produced by students in the Downeast Documentary filmmaking course at the University of Maine at Machias made the news this month, following a successful premiere at the Performing Arts Center on April 24. “When the Chevy Breaks (How Small Towns Fix Big Problems)” received coverage in the Machias Valley News Observer, the Countywide […]

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UMM in the News!

UMM is back in the news! This story, aired on Maine Public’s Marketplace, features UMM’s 1+3 engineering program agreement with UMaine and our student, Phil Parent. Innovative educational opportunities are economic development, and this effort will help Maine attract and keep young, skilled people to the workforce. Read or listen to the story here: https://www.marketplace.org/2017/12/20/economy/joining-together-and-targeting-specific-industries-maine-s-colleges-hope-they-can

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