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UMaine Today Magazine 

March / April 2003 Features:

Losing your Edge
Losing Your Edge

For the past quarter-century, University of Maine psychology researchers have studied how mental acuity in people diminishes with age. The study underscores the need to seek treatment for health problems that increase the odds of reduced mental function. It also demonstrates that loss of cognitive sharpness can occur long before old age.

 
Fundamentalism in Conflict
Fundamentalism in Conflict

Militant fundamentalism has long been at the heart of conflict in the Mideast, according to two UMaine experts on the subject, historian Alex Grab and anthropologist Henry Munson. That's why today, it's more important than ever to understand extremism and the part the United States plays in it.  

 
Transforming Technology
Transforming Technology

We hear it all the time: Technological advances are changing our lives like never before. But UMaine historian Howard Segal reminds us that technological advances changed society throughout the ages and they didn't do it alone. 

 
Scientists at the Head of the Class
Scientists at the Head of the Class

UMaine graduate students Ethan Perry and Deborah Perkins have gone to the ends of the Earth Antarctica and the Arctic, respectively to conduct research. This year as NSF Teaching Fellows, they and other university students are sharing their love of science with schoolchildren.

 
Literary Archaeology
Literary Archaeology

Before the printing press revolutionized the literary world, medieval manuscripts were important documents of record. Now international scholars like Linne Mooney are using the latest technology to translate and understand the many layers of information found in Middle English manuscripts.

 
The Nature of Value
The Nature of Value

To develop sound land-use policies, UMaine resource economists are using formulas and models to align private and public interests in managing growth.

UMaine Today
Creativity and Achievement at the University of Maine
Volume 3 Issue 2

 

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