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2014-09-09 23:01:14

The University of New England has received an NSF grant to implement a project- and research-oriented curriculum that will involve at least 29 courses and more than 1,600 students. Through the project, UNE undergraduates will work simultaneously on assessing, monitoring and modeling aspects of the Saco River estuary. Students will investigate urban, salt marsh, intertidal and open-water habitats and apply methods of ecology, physiology, molecular biology, botany, zoology, mathematics,...

2014-08-05 23:02:22

Master’s thesis research conducted from University of New England Marine Science Professor James Sulikowski's laboratory and published in the Public Library of Science-One (PLOS) suggests that spiny dogfish may remain in one region over the course of a year, moving to cooler waters in the summer and warmer inshore waters in winter, rather than migrating up and down the U.S. coast. In addition, their movement within the water column suggests distinct daily patterns and that this shark...

2014-08-05 23:01:10

A $20 million National Science Foundation EPSCoR grant will establish a Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) program in Maine. The multi-institutional, public-private partnership led by UMaine, in collaboration with the University of New England and other institutions in Maine, will use the state's 3,500-mile coastline as a living laboratory to study physical oceanography, biophysical, biogeochemical, socioeconomic and policy interactions that have local, bioregional,...

2014-07-28 23:01:10

A University of New England (UNE) researcher and colleagues have been awarded a $1.8 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant to study incidental mortality of winter skates in the monkfish commercial fishery. Biddeford, ME (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 A University of New England(UNE) researcher and colleagues have been awarded a $1.8 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant to study incidental mortality of winter skates in the monkfish...

2014-07-10 23:08:29

High school students get unique hands-on experiences at UNE's high-tech Oral Health Center in this not-so-traditional summer camp in Maine. Portland, ME (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Maine’s shortage of dentists, especially in rural areas, is expected to grow over the next 10 years as many dentists retire. To inspire the next generation of dental professionals, the University of New England (UNE) is hosting its fourth annual “Dental Careers Exploration Camp” for high school students on...

2014-06-10 23:01:32

Findings from the study, which investigates incidental mortality of Atlantic sea scallops, will contribute to better management of this valuable commercial fishery. Biddeford, Maine (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 A University of New England (UNE) researcher and two co-investigators have been awarded a $1.6 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant to study incidental mortality of Atlantic sea scallops, the nation’s highest-valued single species commercial fishery. The...

2014-04-23 23:04:26

US Ambassador to Morocco Dwight L. Bush, Sr. and Maine Governor Paul LePage attended the dedication ceremony at UNE's new Tangier Campus. The campus reflects UNE’s commitment to advance the internationalization of higher education and create truly global citizens, and is the only American higher education institution in Morocco. Tangier, Morocco (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 The University of New England (UNE) celebrated its new campus in Tangier, Morocco, during a dedication ceremony...

2014-04-01 23:01:41

Researchers believe there is a multimillion dollar consumer market potential for this "underappreciated species." Biddeford, Maine (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 The University of New England will soon be investigating ways to create a culinary market for the spiny dogfish, an abundant shark in Maine and northeastern U.S. waters, with the potential for a multimillion-dollar boost to the economy. The NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service’s Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program has funded...

2014-03-13 23:02:17

The University of New England announces the largest fundraising campaign in its history. Biddeford, Maine (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 The University of New England's $60 million “Moving Forward” campaign builds on the tremendous positive momentum the university has attained since launching its ambitious Vision 2017 strategic plan five years ago, under the leadership of President Danielle Ripich. Vision 2017 has a simple but bold mission: “The University of New England will be...

2014-02-26 23:02:18

The award by the American Academy for Pain Medicine recognizes UNE Professor Edward Bilsky's work on the neuroscience of pain, and his advocacy for individuals suffering from acute and chronic pain. Biddeford, ME (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Edward Bilsky, Ph.D., University of New England vice president for research and scholarship, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Patient Advocacy Award by the American Academy for Pain Medicine (AAPM). The award will be presented March 8th...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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