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Rep. Sara Gideon, Policy Fellow on Nov. 18

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 at 12:54 pm

On Wednesday, November 18, Rep. Sara Gideon joins the Policy Center for the day as a Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow.

Assistant Majority Leader Sara Gideon of Freeport is serving her second term in the Maine House of Representatives. She is a past member of the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, where she worked to lower energy costs, encourage increased energy efficiency and promote clean and renewable energy to capitalize on Maine’s natural resources and build a clean-energy economy.

A reception for Rep. Gideon will be held from 4:00 – 5:30pm Nov. 18 at the University Club, Fogler Library.


For more information, contact Jennifer St. John at 581-1645 or

Rubin Quoted in Biofuels Article

Monday, October 26th, 2015 at 11:26 am

Professor Jonathan Rubin is quoted in an Oct. 24 article in the Bangor Daily News on the issue of producing wood-based fuel. The article discusses the experience of the Old Town mill  and UMaine’s biorefinery research program to produce cellulosic, or wood-based, ethanol and the current market outlook for ethanol.

Read the full article here:

Training Scientists to Communicate

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 at 11:05 am

The UMaine Faculty Fellows Program recently offered interactive training to twenty UMaine scientists who want to learn how to better communicate their science to the public. The collaboration between UMaine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science creates an experience that will help participants speak about UMaine and their own work with passion and confidence to students, policymakers and the public. As an official Alan Alda Center affiliate, UMaine offers the training on campus.

Read the full article here:

UMaine, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science aim to connect researchers with students, public

Trostel interviewed on WVOM

Monday, October 19th, 2015 at 11:52 am

Prof. Phil Trostel was featured this morning on the George Hale/Rick Tyler show on WVOM for his recent research published by the Lumina Foundation on the social benefits of attaining a college education.

Listen to the interview here: