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UMaine Today Magazine 

January / February 2006 Features:

That Sinking Feeling
That Sinking Feeling

Even before Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Louisiana coast, a national panel of experts was poring over the state's $14 billion plan to restore its shorelines. UMaine's Joe Kelley, an authority on coastal geology, was on that National Academy of Sciences panel.

 
Seeking Spirituality
Seeking Spirituality

Research by sociologist Kyriacos Markides takes him to ancient monasteries to better understand the religious, mystical experiences that are part of the everyday lives of monks, hermits and Christian healers.

 
Fruit Fly Love
Fruit Fly ove

For a quarter-century, biologist Harold "Dusty" Dowse has studied the fruit fly to understand what makes their little hearts beat, and what governs their biological clocks and courtship songs. He's seeking clues to human disease and development.

 
Napoleon Everlasting
Napoleon Everlasting

To understand the Napoleonic era, one must look beyond the military campaigns and the emperor's private life and study the economic, social, administrative and cultural aspects of his reign. To do that, says historian Alex Grab, look beyond France.

 
Whales Inside Out
Whales Inside Out

UMaine Ph.D. student Daniel DenDanto is one of the world's experts on fin whales. Through his research, he learns how finbacks live; through his articulations, he immortalizes the largest mammals on Earth after they die.

UMaine Today
Creativity and Achievement at the University of Maine
Volume 6 Issue 1

 

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