UMM in the News

Image of trees in a Maine forest

Game Warden Magazine notes UMaine Machias support via OGT

Maine Game Warden Magazine noted the University of Maine at Machias working with the nonprofit Operation Game Thief (OGT) to support Maine game wardens. According to the publication, OGT has worked with UMaine Machias to provide startup support to the campus’s Wildlife Forensics Program.

Read more

UMaine Machias ranked most affordable LGBTQ-friendly campus in Maine

The University of Maine at Machias was recently ranked as the state’s most affordable LGBTQ-friendly school by Student Loan Hero, a company that helps borrowers organize, manage and repay student loan debt. Nationally, UMaine Machias ranked 25th. Student Loan Hero integrated the Campus Pride Index list of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities with the latest tuition […]

Read more

Boston Globe reports on documentary film produced by UMM students

The latest production from UMM’s Downeast Documentary filmmaking course, “Privacy and the Power of Secrets,” was featured in a Boston Globe article ahead of its U.S. premier at the West Newton Cinema on May 30.  Film critic Peter Keough called the production “artful and engaging.” The Downeast Documentary course led by instructor Alan Kryszak was […]

Read more

Kryszak’s film scores covered by Portland Press Herald

The Portland Press Herald interviewed creative arts lecturer Alan Kryszak about his original film scores, which are featured in a series of short Christmas films presented by Turner Classic Movies this holiday season. The instrumental compositions, which feature a mix of violin, harp and handbell, comprise a “decidedly uncharacteristic score for holiday movies,” the Herald […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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.  

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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.

Read more

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 […]

Read more