Features

Grain harvest

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Field days

Maine’s successful grain movement is powered by farmers, products and research

Anne Knowles

ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Line of sight

Anne Knowles uses technology to reconstruct and
re-examine the past

UMaine pep band

ARTS AND HUMANITIES

The man behind Maine music

Christopher White directs the soundtrack linking generations of Black Bear fans

Doug Allen

ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Gandhi in today’s world

The United Nations taps Douglas Allen’s internationally recognized scholarship

Shell midden research on the Maine coast

SCIENCES

Lost to the sea

Alice and Joseph Kelley survey Maine’s fragile shell middens to preserve the ancient history of the archaeological sites

Joyce Longcore

SCIENCES

Identifying a killer

Joyce Longcore is recognized with prestigious AAAS Golden Goose Award

Also in this issue

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

President Susan J. Hunter

Land grant
mind-set

Scientific and scholarly research
that makes a difference

FLAGSHIP DIFFERENCE

Weather balloon

Eclipse
mission

High Altitude Ballooning group
teams with NASA

FLAGSHIP DIFFERENCE

Seaweed

Story of
survival

Sequencing reveals how Porphyra
thrives in a tough environment

BLACK BEAR SUCCESS

Kaitlin Young

A high
note

Kaitlin Young named
2018 Maine Teacher of the Year

FLAGSHIP DIFFERENCE

Open book

The King
Chair

Shakespeare scholar named to
inaugural professorship

FLAGSHIP DIFFERENCE

Zebrafish research

Flu in
muscle cells

Goody finds influenza ravages zebrafish
with muscular dystrophy

FLAGSHIP DIFFERENCE

Fruit fly

Nobel
research

Brandeis scientist a longtime collaborator
on circadian rhythm studies

FLAGSHIP DIFFERENCE

Financial markets

Human
costs

Study finds loss of life a direct consequence
of financial market instability

UMAINE ENGAGED

A city with solar panels

Science and 
service

Sharon Klein’s interdisciplinary
energy research is guided
by community collaboration

STUDENTS FIRST

NSF Fellows

Now
seven

Three more NSF Graduate
Research Fellows named

INSIGHTS

Owls in a tree

News
briefs

Research, innovation and scholarship in
wildlife ecology, sociology, marine sciences,
forestry and more

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE FOUNDATION

Anne Collins

Vision for 
Tomorrow

Campaign’s matching gift program
supports Maine students