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UMaine Today Magazine 

November / December 2005 Features:

Conserving Mussels
Conserving Mussels

In Maine, freshwater mussels have no commercial value and aren't good to eat. But their ecological function is important. That's why the UMaine wildlife ecology experts and state biologists are working together to ensure their survival.

 
Moving Mountains
Moving Mountains

Geodynamicist Peter Koons is a world leader in understanding the interactions among tectonics, surface evolution and climate change. His models characterizing the evolution of the landscape could one day forecast how the Earth will respond to changes to come.

 
Red Air
Red Air

Beneath the surface of what is remembered fondly as Old Time Radio of the 1940s was a very real undercurrent that threatened to silence radio actors, writers, producers and news commentators. At stake during the Red Scare: civil liberties in the name of national security.

 
Testing the Sea's Mettle
Testing the Sea's Mettle

In some of the deepest regions of the Pacific, oceanographers Fei Chai and Mark Wells are studying the internal workings of the marine ecosystem. Their separate research projects focus on the same tiny plants phytoplankton.

 
Free Inside
Free Inside

Personal freedom is the goal for the handful of inmates at Downeast Correctional Facility in Bucks Harbor, Maine. The ancient arts of yoga, meditation and chi gung taught by social work graduate student Betsy Duncombe hold the key.

UMaine Today
Creativity and Achievement at the University of Maine
Volume 5 Issue 5

 

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