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UMaine Today Magazine 

January / February 2004 Features:

Juvenile Onset
Juvenile Onset

It's a disease that strikes the young and has the potential to devastate more than 90 percent of an oyster grower's annual crop. Microbiologist Kathy Boettcher has now isolated a previously unknown species of bacteria that is the most likely culprit, and is working with Maine oyster growers to reduce the risk.

 
The Principal's Office
The Principal's Office

A survey of Maine's K–12 educational leaders shows that the state's principal population is aging and young educators are reluctant to step into the increasingly complex job. That's where policymakers come in. 

 
3D
3D

As part of the infrastructure of the state's creative economy, UMaine will soon have a state-of-the-art research and development laboratory for digital filmmaking. As envisioned by new media faculty member Raphael Di Luzio, the initiative has the potential to put Maine on the leading edge of a changing film industry.

 
Aquaculture to Save the Coral Reefs
Aquaculture to Save the Coral Reefs

Capturing tropical fish in the wild for saltwater aquariums can be detrimental to the delicate reef habitat. It also can shorten the lives of the fish. That's why UMaine Ph.D. students Søren Hansen and Chad Callan want to make the home aquarium industry more ecologically sound.

 
Tiny Technology
Tiny Technology

A new chapter in microelectronics is unfolding, and at UMaine, faculty members Rosemary Smith and Scott Collins are among the leaders. The researchers specialize in microinstruments that ultimately could improve healthcare and quality of life.

 
Advancing Manufacturing
Advancing Manufacturing

Since it opened a year ago, the Advanced Manufacturing Center has done product design and development for companies statewide, filling a gap in Maine's economic development capacity with its prototyping expertise.

UMaine Today
Creativity and Achievement at the University of Maine
Volume 4 Issue 1

 

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