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UMaine Today Magazine 

May / June 2004 Features:

Hunting with Fire
Hunting with Fire

Behavioral ecologists Rebecca and Doug Bird are looking for the basic clues to what it means to be human. To do that, the anthropologists study the rudiments of complex social arrangements and interactions, such as the division between men's and women's work, by living with the Mardu of Australia's Western Desert.

 
Exceeding Expectations
Exceeding Expectations

Cultural pressures and societal expectations tell us how and when we're "old." But Margaret Cruikshank, author of Learning to be Old, and Center on Aging Director Len Kaye take exception to the portrayals of aging that are all around us. They argue that adults need to age on their own terms rather than by society's definitions.

 
Rockefeller's Views
Rockefeller's Views

Fifteen years ago, Acadia National Park set out to rehabilitate its historic carriage roads that were designed and built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. Helping in that restoration effort every year since then have been some of the best aspiring foresters in the Northeast--UMaine students enrolled in forestry camp.

 
Culture Shock
Culture Shock

U.S. presidential elections aren't purely politics. American culture also plays a role. A number of "new" cultural realities--from post-9/11 fear to hanging chads that shattered our blind faith in voting technology--are punctuating election 2004, giving voters even more to think about when they go to the polls.

 
Old-Growth Forests Under the Sea
Old-Growth Forests Under the Sea

UMaine biologists Les Watling and Anne Simpson search for deep-water corals in hopes of unlocking their secrets. In recent years, researchers have found that corals are far more abundant in deep northern seas than anyone had expected. Now, the race is on to save them.

 
Goals
Goals

Black Bear hockey coach Tim Whitehead, who has led UMaine to two Frozen Fours in three years, has found the key to effective teaching in the classroom and the locker room.

UMaine Today
Creativity and Achievement at the University of Maine
Volume 4 Issue 3

 

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