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Gift will create a new Center for Genomics and Computational Biology, endow new faculty positions and boost funding for cutting-edge disease research FARMINGTON, Conn., Oct.
By Bill Trotter, Bangor Daily News, Maine Oct. 13
Acadia National Park is located in the United States, in the state of Maine. It holds most of Mount Desert Island and the islands associated with it along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Created in 1919, this park is the oldest National Park that occurs east of the Mississippi River and was known as Lafayette National Park until 1929. The land encompassed by the park was originally inhabited by the Wabanaki people. When Samuel de Champlain saw the area in 1604, he described it as holding...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.