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News from the University of New England



Published: Mon, 01 May 2006 20:10:26 GMT

Copyright: © 2006 University of New England
 



Downtown Portland Corporation honors UNE with Economic Achievement Award

Wed, 11 Nov 2009 13:08:27 GMT

The Downtown Portland Corporation will honor the University of New England on Nov. 12 with the 2009 Economic Achievement Award.



Three sea turtles transported from UNE to South Carolina Aquarium; harbor seal released

Wed, 04 Nov 2009 21:50:05 GMT

Three formerly cold-stunned and rehabilitated sea turtles - including two critically endangered Kemp’s ridley turtles - were transported on Nov. 4, 2009 via airplane from the University of New England's Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center for further treatment to the South Carolina Aquarium.



Research by grassland bird specialist Noah Perlut featured in Audubon Magazine

Wed, 04 Nov 2009 21:22:55 GMT

Research on bobolinks by Noah Perlut, Ph.D., assistant professor of the University of New England's Department of Environmental Studies, was featured in the November-December issue of the national Audubon Magazine.



The Commonwealth Coast Conference recognizes four UNE students as Senior Scholar Athletes of the Year

Tue, 03 Nov 2009 20:10:32 GMT

In what has been a banner fall sports season at UNE, four student-athletes were recently recognized by The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) when Anne Cowles, Ryan Tarr, Ali Trafton and Claire Varner were selected TCCC Senior Scholar Athletes of the Year in their respective sport.



UNE first-year findings on health reform efforts in Vermont released by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Fri, 30 Oct 2009 13:48:08 GMT

PORTLAND, Maine – The University of New England’s Center for Health Policy, Planning and Research first year report on health reform efforts in Vermont has been released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE).



UNE field hockey players Brianna Tupper and Ginny Lee were selected TCCC Offensive Player of the Week and TCCC Defensive Player of the Week, respectively

Tue, 20 Oct 2009 16:08:24 GMT

University of New England field hockey players Brianna Tupper and Ginny Lee on Oct. 19, 2009 were selected TCCC Offensive Player of the Week and TCCC Defensive Player of the Week, respectively.



Interprofessional education program series promotes learning beyond the borders of healthcare disciplines

Tue, 20 Oct 2009 16:05:07 GMT

The University of New England's interprofessional education work group has scheduled a series of more than 18 programs on the Portland Campus during the 2009-2010 academic year for the purpose of "learning beyond the borders of individual disciplines."






UNE marine biologist James Sulikowski's research on contentious spiny dogfish debate noted by New York Times and other national media

Thu, 20 Aug 2009 13:08:52 GMT

University of New England marine biologist James Sulikowski, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Marine Sciences, has been awarded a $237,000 grant from the NOAA Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program to use satellite tags to examine the behavior of spiny dogfish in the Northwest Atlantic. The research will try to determine the habitat, depth and movement patterns of the spiny dogfish to better understand the inconsistencies in data collected by federal agencies and the commercial fishing industry.



UNE Center for Community and Public Health hosts lecture series

Wed, 07 Oct 2009 19:03:12 GMT

The University of New England Center for Community and Public Health is hosting a year-long lecture series for 2009-'10 focused on an examination of health care issues facing Americans today.



UNE Professor Jerry Mullin awarded 2nd NSF grant for research on fluorescent compounds

Wed, 07 Oct 2009 16:53:54 GMT

Jerry Mullin, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at the University of New England College of Arts and Sciences, is principle investigator on a grant recently funded by the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (NSF-MRI) program.



UNE researcher Ling Cao receives $330,000 NIH funding to study the role of a murine AIDS viral infection induced chronic pain and neuropathy

Mon, 05 Oct 2009 12:06:42 GMT

Ling Cao, Ph.D., a neuroimmunologist in the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Department of Biomedical Sciences, has received an R21 award to further her research into mechanisms that lead to neuropathy.



New book by North African scholar Ali Ahmida examines impact of trans-Saharan trade

Tue, 29 Sep 2009 11:57:24 GMT

Bridges Across the Sahara: Social, Economic and Cultural Impact of the Trans-Sahara Trade during the 19th and 20th Centuries, is the title of a new book by Ali Abdullatif Ahmida, Ph.D., professor and chair of the University of New England's Politcal Science Department.



UNE creates new Department of Marine Sciences

Thu, 24 Sep 2009 17:39:38 GMT

The University of New England has announced the creation of a new Department of Marine Sciences, drawing selected faculty from UNE's existing Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Chemistry and Physics.



UNE biology researcher Geoffrey Ganter awarded $222,798 grant for steroid hormones research

Wed, 23 Sep 2009 20:05:03 GMT

BIDDEFORD, Maine - University of New England College of Arts and Sciences associate professor of biological sciences, Geoffrey Ganter, Ph.D., was recently awarded a $222,798 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to support his research on how steroid hormones regulate behavior.



UNE hosts exhibition commemorating 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Wed, 23 Sep 2009 19:58:54 GMT

The University of New England Center for International Education is proud to host an award-winning exhibition commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Oct. 2-7, 2009, in the St. Francis Room on UNE's Biddeford campus.



Former President George and First Lady Barbara Bush attend UNE dedication of a statue of the 41st president

Fri, 18 Sep 2009 17:45:04 GMT

Former President George H.W. and Barbara Bush attended a dedication of a statue of the president installed and unveiled at the University of New England's George and Barbara Bush Center on Sept. 17, 2009.



Maine Women Writers Collection announces fall 2009 author program series

Mon, 14 Sep 2009 14:52:33 GMT

PORTLAND, Maine - The University of New England's Maine Women Writers Collection will host a series of five author programs during fall 2009.



University of New England Health Clinics to Remain Open

Fri, 11 Sep 2009 21:13:49 GMT

University of New England President (UNE) Danielle Ripich reaffirmed UNE’s commitment to keep the University Health Care (UHC) clinics open. Ripich stated, “The clinics will not close; patients will continue to be seen by their doctors; and students will continue to receive osteopathic medical training at the clinics.” President Ripich continued, “We are trying to do our best to clarify any misunderstandings in the public or amongst our patients, faculty or students. It has always been UNE’s plan to transition the management of the clinics to local hospitals or other health management, but we never intended to close the clinics. We are deeply sorry for any confusion or upset this may have caused.”



UNE names new dean for the College of Osteopathic Medicine

Thu, 10 Sep 2009 20:41:13 GMT

BIDDEFORD, Maine – The University of New England today announced that a search committee has named Marc B. Hahn, D.O., as the new Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Biddeford. He will begin his work as Dean and Senior Vice President for Health Affairs on September 11, 2009.



UNE Art Gallery features 'Selections from the Permanent Collection'

Tue, 08 Sep 2009 17:42:07 GMT

Selections from the University of New England Permanent Collection include a number of new acquisitions, including a Peregrine Press Portfolio of 24 prints. The show runs from Sept. 9 – Nov. 8, 2009.



'Faces and Voices' is theme of fall 2009 UNE Diversity Lecture Series

Tue, 08 Sep 2009 17:40:25 GMT

Focusing on forgotten or little known stories from individuals in under-represented groups. All programs are free and open to the UNE community and public.



Core Connections Lecture Series focuses on 'Faith, Reason & Reality'

Tue, 08 Sep 2009 17:38:59 GMT

The Core Connections Lecture Series in 2009-10 will explore the theme of "Faith, Reason, and Reality." The Core Connection lectures are free and open to the public.



UNE Center for Global Humanities offers free year-long seminar examining critical issues of our times

Thu, 03 Sep 2009 12:11:01 GMT

The University of New England's Center for Global Humanities is hosting a year-long seminar examining critical issues of our era. The seminar is free and open to the public.



Maine Native American author Donna Loring deposits personal papers to UNE Maine Women Writers Collection

Mon, 31 Aug 2009 16:42:45 GMT

The University of New England’s Maine Women Writers Collection is pleased to announce the acquisition of the personal and literary papers of author Donna Loring, former Penobscot Tribal Representative to the Maine State Legislature.



New York Times features UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine's geriatrics 'Learning by Living' program

Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:40:52 GMT

The New York Times on Aug. 24, 2009 featured the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine's program of immersing medical students interested in geriatrics into nursing homes as residents for two weeks to get a patient's view of geriatric care.



UNE North African scholar Ali Ahmida publishes new book, Post-Orientalism, in Arabic

Mon, 22 Jun 2009 12:37:08 GMT

Post-Orientalism: Critical Reviews in North African Social and Cultural History, a new book by Ali Abdullatif Ahmida, Ph.D., professor and chair of the University of New England's Politcal Science Department, is a critical assessment of the reactions to Edward Said's Orientalism, especially with respect to the literature on North Africa in the last 30 years.






Marine Biologist James Sulikowski initiates Saco River sturgeon project

Thu, 11 Jun 2009 18:31:00 GMT

BIDDEFORD, Maine – University of New England assistant professor of marine sciences James Sulikowski, Ph.D., together with seven undergraduate students, is conducting research on Atlantic sturgeon as part of the Saco River Sturgeon Project.



UNE receives 1.5M grant from Maine Technology Asset Fund for biomedical research

Tue, 09 Jun 2009 18:09:43 GMT

BIDDEFORD, Maine – The University of New England has received a $1.5 million grant from the Maine Technology Asset Fund (MTAF) toward completion of the biomedical research labs on UNE’s Biddeford Campus.



Literature scholar Jennifer Tuttle co-edits letters of author and social reformer Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Wed, 27 May 2009 17:26:16 GMT

Denise D. Knight, Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at the State University of New York at Cortland, and Jennifer S. Tuttle, Dorothy M. Healy Chair and associate professor of English at the University of New England, have edited The Selected Letters of Charlotte Perkins Gilman (University of Alabama Press), the last significant portion of Gilman’s private papers to remain unpublished.



UNE announces $2.87M NSF Grant for GK-12 Stem Fellows Program

Fri, 15 May 2009 17:52:25 GMT

BIDDEFORD, Maine – An innovative project designed to partner University of New England researchers and their graduate students with the local K-12 community has been awarded a substantial $2.87 million five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. Officially titled, “The Interactions of Biology, Chemistry and Physics at the Land-Ocean Interface: A Systemic PARTnership Aimed at Connecting University and School Nicknamed,” the project is referred to as SPARTACUS.



UNE's Stephan Zeeman is member of team that unlocks mystery of basking sharks' annual disappearance

Tue, 12 May 2009 15:09:52 GMT

BIDDEFORD, Maine - A research team that includes Stephan Zeeman, Ph.D, professor and chair of the University of New England's Department of Marine Sciences, has discovered where basking sharks – the world's second largest fish – hide out for half of every year. The discovery revises scientists' understanding of the iconic species and highlights just how little we still know about even the largest of marine animals. .