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Music of the holocaust

Transcript [background music] Phillip Silver: My research is to find music by composers who, because they were Jewish, had their works banned. If any works were published, attempts were made to destroy any known copies of them. The desire was put into place by the Nazis to write these figures out of history. [pause] Phillip: […]

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Flu-fighting discovery

Transcript Sam Hess: The big challenge is that people still get sick from the flu. The virus mutates every year, so the vaccine is playing catch‑up to that. We’d really like to have something that could fight the flu even though it’s changing, even though it’s mutating. We’ve developed a technique called super‑resolution microscopy. It […]

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Being an artist

The senior studio art capstone course taught by James Linehan at the University of Maine prepares students for a future career as an artist. An exhibition, featuring works created throughout the students’ time in college, is the final exam. Students are in charge of all aspects of the show, from selecting and hanging the pieces […]

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Maine’s wild blueberries

Transcript [insects and wind] Lily Calderwood: When you go out to the barrens… David Yarborough: You’d see a nice, open environment that’s conducive to wildlife, such as turkeys. Lily Calderwood: We call these glacial deposits of land that are growing so many blueberries a blueberry barren. And that name does describe the place. It looks […]

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Blueberry history

Transcript David Yarborough: I’d like to give you an overview of wild blueberry production in Maine from the beginning, and to discuss the changes that have occurred and made it a $250 million industry. Wild blueberries colonized the soil after the last Ice Age receded. The action of the glacier created a well-drained sandy loam […]

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A philosopher’s life

In 2000, Jessica Miller came to Maine to put philosophy into practice. Her teaching and leadership on campus are well known. But perhaps her broadest and arguably most profound influence is as a clinical ethicist in the state’s health care communities.   Transcript Jessica Miller: I think when people picture philosophy and philosophy professors, they […]

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Dream job

Look out, world. Here they come.   Transcript Caroline Allan: I might want to help find a cure for cancer. Nathaniel Hufnagel: I want to work for NASA. Caroline Allan: Maybe a neurosurgeon. Makena Nevells I’m interested in being a veterinarian. Nathaniel Hufnagel: To be the first one to invent something that can go the […]

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UMaine tends a growing STEM collaborative

The RiSE Center connects with Maine educators at all levels to advance innovative and engaging hands-on teaching and learning.   Transcript Susan McKay: When I think about STEM, I think about the separate disciplines within STEM — the science, technology, engineering and mathematics — but I also think about the skills that someone learns who’s […]

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Carnivores of Maine

Bryn Evans, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology at the University of Maine, is working to develop a protocol for monitoring carnivores in northern Maine. By luring animals to camera traps using bait, Evans and other researchers are getting a better understanding of some of Maine’s more stealthy creatures, such as martens, fishers, […]

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Small mammals, big personalities

Personalities of animals, including the smallest woodland mammals, dictate how they behave and, ultimately, impact their habitat. Understanding how the critters respond in environments being altered by humans and climate change is at the core of research by Alessio Mortelliti, an assistant professor of wildlife habitat ecology at UMaine. Transcript Alessio Mortelliti: Small mammals play […]

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