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Journalism is the first rough draft of history

Michael Socolow, associate professor of communication and journalism, searches for lessons of history as he contemplates constantly evolving media. Transcript Michael Socolow: You need to be, in a certain sense in today’s world, to be a journalist, you need to be almost an adrenaline junky. You need to be able to be ‘on’ almost all […]

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Five pins

Four-time National Collegiate Wrestling champ Samantha Frank is heading into a nursing career. Transcript Samantha Frank: (Push up, push down. OK, wiggle your fingers and toes. Good.) I wanted to be a nurse since I was two years old, which is crazy, because I don’t remember. We were leaving the hospital one day, my dad’s […]

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Aliens and body snatchers

The invasive brown-tail moth was introduced into New England in the late 1800s and in recent years has begun to spread into new areas throughout Maine. The caterpillar can cause serious harm to trees, however, it’s the toxic hair they possess, which causes painful poison ivy-like rashes on those who come in contact with it, […]

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Call for change

University of Maine researchers Amy Blackstone, Susan Gardner and Judith Rosenbaum participate in a roundtable discussion about sexual harassment, equitable workplace environments and #MeToo and #TimesUp. Transcript Amy Blackstone: I guess an easy place to start is with the law. The law recognizes two forms of sexual harassment, quid pro quo and hostile work environment […]

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Ode to nature

Associate professor of art Greg Ondo teaches classes in sculpture, glass and metal casting. In his sculptures, the landscape, setting and sense of place are critical to the works’ meaning and, ultimately, their performances. Transcript Greg Ondo: A lot of the work that I do has a sense of place and sight that can speak […]

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Sea monsters

Since 2012, National Weather Service meteorologist John Cannon has worked with UMaine researchers to improve storm models and forecasts. With increased intensity and frequency of nor’easters and other strong storms, early warning is needed to cope with storm surge, flooding and erosion. Transcript Stephen Dickson: Coastal storms are one of the biggest dangers, because they […]

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Tending the yard

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has partnered with the Maine State Prison in Warren to provide horticulture skill training to inmates. It is part of the prison’s reinvigorated agriculture program that provides food for the facility and local food pantries, cuts costs for the prison and state, and assists inmates in developing employable job skills. […]

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Line of sight — Gettysburg

University of Maine professor of history Anne Knowles uses GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to explore and illustrate how the Civil War disaster at Gettysburg could have been a result of the geography as seen from General Lee’s vantage point. Transcript Anne Knowles: Gettysburg is another subject that so many people have studied. It is the […]

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The music man

At the University of Maine, Christopher White leads the Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band, Screamin’ Black Bear Pep Band, and the Symphonic Band, UMaine’s highest level audition group. Bands under White’s direction average 70 public performances per year and provide the UMaine soundtrack that successfully links generations of students, alumni and fans. Transcript […]

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Lost to the sea

  Maine’s coastline is home to more than 2,000 archaeologically documented shell middens and virtually all of them are quietly eroding into the ocean, putting invaluable records of Maine’s cultural and environmental history at risk. It is a trend that is likely to continue in the face of increased storm activity and sea level rise. […]

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