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Irwin Gratz / Maine Public

New University of Maine Chancellor Dannel Malloy Wednesday launched a campaign to promote the UMaine System's affordability and highlight the growth of "experiential learning" at its campuses.

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - A U.S. Senate committee has signed off on a funding bill that would provide help to Maine's potato industry as well as other rural enterprises.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

All this week, Maine Public - and more than 250 other news outlets all around the world - are reporting stories on climate change as part of the  "Covering Climate Now" project. In Maine, scientists say that climate change means hot summers, warm winters, more rain, and less snow, along with a warming gulf of Maine, and that will affect the state's fisheries, its  economy and traditional ways of life.

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The University of Maine and The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will use a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to learn more about Maine's aquatic ecosystems.

ORONO, Maine - Nature lovers who encounter fluttering butterflies might also be able to contribute to research about the colorful insects.

The state's university system voted to spend more than $6 million in new grants and scholarships for students  — but also increases tuition by more than 2 percent —as part of a budget plan passed on Monday.

With an eye toward creating a new market for Maine's forest products industry, the University of Maine Thursday announced a new research collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

When Maine voters head to the polls in November, they won't just be choosing candidates. They'll also consider a number of infrastructure bonds, including nearly $50 million in spending for the state's university system. University officials are calling it a "workforce bond" that will be an important piece of the effort to address Maine's ongoing labor shortage.

ORONO, Maine - The University of Maine is warning students about a man who has been spotted following women around campus.

ORONO, Maine - A University of Maine professor who was previously cleared in a sexual harassment investigation has been placed on paid leave again amid a separate investigation into his conduct.

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ORONO, Maine - The University of Maine has appointed a veteran college sports administrator as the school's new athletic director.
 
New Hampshire native Ken Ralph has worked as the director of athletics at Colorado College for the last 11 years. Before that, the 49-year-old served as the director of athletics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for five years.
 
UMaine announced Monday that Ralph will begin on Sept. 1, and his contract is for four years with an annual salary of $214,000.
 

Celie Deagle, Lucia Helder, Penobscot Nation / Maine Public

For the last 153 years, the University of Maine campus has occupied the traditional territory of the Penobscot Nation. 

ORONO, Maine - Researchers with the University of Maine are using an award of more than $430,000 from the National Institutes of Health to research immune responses to influenza.
 
The University of Maine says the scientists believe novel treatments that work independently of the effectiveness of current vaccines are important to controlling the spread of flu. Flu vaccines vary from year to year in effectiveness.
 

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine's Public Utilities Commission today re-opened consideration of consumer subsidies for a floating wind turbine project planned off Monhegan Island, potentially adding more delay to its development.

The University of Maine and the Penobscot Nation have signed an agreement to help preserve the tribe's cultural heritage.

WABI-TV reports officials from the university and the tribe met Thursday afternoon at the Hudson Museum to sign a Memorandum of Understanding. Under the pact, tribal perspectives will be included in research projects. Officials will also add Penobscot signs on campus.

UMaine President Susan Hunter says the memorandum will evolve to include more people. Hunter is confident the agreement will benefit the entire state.

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