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UMaine Today Magazine 

January / February 2003 Features:

Target
Target

In a statewide effort to develop businesses and create jobs, Target Technology Center, operated by the University of Maine, was created as one of seven state-supported economic development facilities. As a business incubator specializing in information technology, Target Center links researchers with economic development experts.

 
Developing Research
Developing Research

The newly formed Maine Research Consortium is an example of "strength in numbers." Six institutions in the state, including UMaine and nonprofit research facilities like Jackson Laboratory, are working together to bring to Maine large-scale, multidisciplinary projects that strengthen R&D.  

 
Trading on the Environment
Trading on the Environment

Free trade agreements have both economic and environmental implications. It's often assumed that more industry means more pollution. But according to UMaine economist Georges Tanguay, it's not that black and white. 

 
Alternative Energy Fueling Debate
Alternative Energy Fueling Debate

More than a quarter-century ago, oil embargoes caused millions of Americans to rethink their dependence on gasoline and the federal government to research sources of alternative energy. Yet today, we are more dependent than ever. UMaine policy analyst Jonathan Rubin is studying why.

 
Entrepreneurial Edge
Entrepreneurial Edge

The Maine Business School will soon bring entrepreneurial thinking and activity into the classroom, giving students an understanding of small and midsize companies, and encouraging them to pursue their own ideas.

 
Capitalizing on Research
Capitalizing on Research

Through technology transfer and economic development investment, Engineered Materials of Maine will soon be manufacturing a new kind of lumber developed by UMaine's Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center.

 
Learning to be Part of the Knowledge-Based Economy
Learning to be Part of the Knowledge-Based Economy

The Maine Adult Education System plays an important role in helping Maine workers adapt to emerging technologies and markets. For the past 25 years, UMaine's Center for Adult Literacy and Learning has provided professional development, technical assistance and resources to the adult education teaching staff statewide.

UMaine Today
Creativity and Achievement at the University of Maine
Volume 3 Issue 1

 

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