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Charles Ford will give presentation at the 2nd International Conference in Education, Economy and Society

posted Jun 2, 2010, 9:54 AM by Sherri DeFilipp

Charles W. Ford, Ph.D., Professor of Health Sciences, had a reviewed proposal titled "The Distance Professor" accepted for oral presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Education, Economy and Society to be held in Paris (France) on 21-24 July 2010.  He recently submitted the written manuscript that was also accepted and will be published in the Conference Proceedings.


Noah Perlut's research on bobolinks featured in Burlington Free Press

posted May 26, 2010, 2:59 PM by

perlut1Noah Perlut, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental studies, was the focus of a feature story in the May 26, 2010 Burlington Free Press (Vermont). The Free Press reporter and photographer accompanied Perlut and Vermont ornithologist Rosalind Renfrew on a research field trip on the morning of May 25th when they recovered a 3-year-old male bobolink carrying a tiny recording device packed with information new to science. 

When the contents are downloaded and analyzed, for the first time the scientists will be able to trace the precise route the yellow-headed songbird flew between Vermont and his unidentified wintering grounds in South America. “For the first time, we’ll know — did they get to Florida or Mississippi and stop and wait and wait and wait? Did they fly over the Gulf of Mexico? When did they do that? Then where did they go?” Perlut said. He has been studying bobolinks in Chittenden County, Vermont for nine years. Ultimately, data from this bird, and others banded in Nebraska and Oregon, might prove crucial for identifying the most-important habitats in the flyway and wintering grounds, allowing nations and conservation groups to set priorities for habitat protection. 

The story is accompanied by several photos of the researchers. Perlut's research on bobolinks was also featured in the November-December 2009 issue of the national Audubon Magazine.

Jane O'Brien and Beth Moyer give presentations at the national American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference

posted May 26, 2010, 6:05 AM by Sherri DeFilipp

The following presentations were made at the national American Occupational Therapy Association annual conference in Orlando, Florida April 28 – May 2.

Using Therapeutic Reasoning To Apply the Model of Human Occupation in Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practice  by Jane O’Brien, Libby Asselin, Katie Fortier, Robin Janzegers, Beverly Lagueux,  & Cailin Silcox  (OT Class of 2009) (accepted for publication in Occupational Therapy in Early Intervention and Schools).

Fitness, You, and Nutrition (FUN): A Program To Encourage Healthy Habits in 3rd and 4th Graders by Jane O’Brien, Courtney Craib, Kira Keough, Lindsey Holmes, Loren LePage, & Erin O’Brien (OT Class of 2010)

Effectiveness of a Short Term Occupational Therapy Program on Cognitive and Perceptual Deficits in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease by Beth Moyer,  Kelly Cowan (Class of 2010) Erin Herlihy, Lyndsey Mignault (Class of 2009).

The following poster presentation was made at the 15th World Federation for Occupational Therapy Association conference in Santiago, Chile May 5th:  Using Theoretical Models to Share and Reflect on the Practice of Occupational Therapy in the World by Jane O’Brien, Patty Bowyer, Gary Kielhofner and Renee Taylor. Dr. Bowyer is Associate Professor at Texas Women’s University; Dr. Kielhofner and Dr. Taylor are Associate Professors at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Brian Duff interviewed by Portland Press Herald about crowded Maine gubernatorial primary

posted May 25, 2010, 10:41 AM by

bduffBrian Duff, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, was quoted in a May 25, 2010 Portland Press Herald story on the lack of a front runner in the crowded Maine gubernatorial primary races. "Maine’s a small state and nobody does any real primary polling, noted Brian Duff, a political scientist at the University of New England. 'In a way, it’s kind of nice,' Duff said. 'We can have a real democratic (in the small ‘d’ sense) contest.'"

Marilyn Gugliucci writes Foreward for leading text book on aging

posted May 25, 2010, 7:53 AM by Sherri DeFilipp

Marilyn R, Gugliucci, Ph.D., Director of Geriatrics Education and Research in the UNECOM Department of Geriatric Medicine was invited to write a Foreward for a leading text book on aging. The citation is: Haber, David (2010) Health Promotion and Aging: Practical Applications for Health Professionals; Fifth Edition, Springer Publishing: New York. The Foreward can be found on pages xvii-xviii. 

Stephen Burt's art work honored in three exhibition competitions

posted May 24, 2010, 7:51 AM by

sburt_1Work by Stephen Burt, associate professor and chair of the Department of Creative and Fine Arts, was chosen for inclusion in the 2010 National Juried Competition. The show was juried by Lance Esplund, art critic for the Wall Street Journal,and will be held at First Street Gallery, New York, NY, June 23–July 17, 2010;  opening reception Saturday June 26th 3-5pm, 526 West 26th Street Suite 915, New York, NY 10001.

Burt's work was also awarded First Prize, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL- 6th Annual Juried Competition, April 8th – June 17th 2010, Jan and Gary Dario Gallery, Lake Worth, Florida 33461; and the Juror’s Choice Award, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA- 2010 Northeast Prize Show, May 14th – June 23rd 2010; Opening reception Thursday, May 20th 6-8pm, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA 02108.

Jane Carreiro re-elected as Trustee of the American Academy of Osteopathy

posted May 12, 2010, 7:19 AM by Sherri DeFilipp   [ updated May 12, 2010, 7:30 AM ]

Jane E. Carreiro, DO has re-assumed the office of Trustee of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO). Carreiro is a 1988 graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is board certified by both the American Osteopathic Board of Special Proficiency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practitioners. She specializes in OMM; pain management; pediatric musculoskeletal and sports medicine; and otitis media; and is involved in research on osteopathic manipulation in otitis media, as well as innervation patterns in the pelvis and sacral areas.

Some of Dr. Carreiro's publications include: "Sensory Stimulation - Guided Sacroiliac Joint Radiofrequency Neurotomy: Technique Based on Neuroanatomy of the Dorsal Sacral Plexus;"  "The Use of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment as Adjuvant Therapy;"  "Guidelines for Training and Practice of Osteopathy and Osteopathic Medicine," World Health Organization 2007;  "An Osteopathic Approach to Children," which has been translated into German, French, and Italian; and "Pediatric Manual Medicine" which has been translated into German. Dr. Carreiro has served as Chairperson of the AAO Education Committee and as a member of the AAO Board of Trustees and of the International Affairs Committee.

Brian Duff interviewed on MPBN radio about negative ad in GOP gubernatorial primary

posted May 11, 2010, 5:25 AM by

bduffBrian Duff, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, was quoted in a Maine Public Broacasting Network radio story May 10, 2010 on a negative ad by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Poliquin against his Repubican rival Les Otten, alleging that Otton had mismanaged American Skiing Company as CEO. "I think that's going to be an effective ad, actually. But in a race this size those two could take each other out of the fight if they decide to go negative on each other," Duff says. Duff says Poliquin runs the risk of offending viewers who don't care for attack ads. On the other hand, when all seven of the Republican candidates for governor are emphasizing jobs and the economy, Duff says it could be that Otten is seen as vulnerable on the topic because of American Skiing's troubled history. The company was eventually sold off in pieces. "And so if Poliquin can make the case that Otten is not as legitimate as he seems on jobs that's going to hurt a lot," Duff says.

David Smith interviewed by Poland's news magazine Polityka

posted May 10, 2010, 12:34 PM by Sherri DeFilipp   [ updated May 11, 2010, 11:56 AM ]

An interview with associate professor of philosophy David Livingstone Smith, Ph.D. has been published in the current issue of Polityka, Poland's largest circulating weekly news magazine. In the interview, which is entitled "Człowiek człowiekowi człowiekiem" ("Man is a wolf to man"), Smith discusses his views on the psychological and biological roots of war as described in his 2007 book The Most Dangerous Animal: Human Nature and the Origins of War. The publication of the interview was timed to coincide with the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Brian Duff quoted in Bangor Daily News story on Rosa Scarcelli

posted May 8, 2010, 10:55 AM by

bduffBrian Duff, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, was quoted in a Bangor Daily News story May 7, 2010 on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rosa Scarcelli’s campaign strategy of positioning herself as an outsider. "There is a substantial anti-establishment mood among voters right now, Duff said. The question for Scarcelli is how much favor will that message win with the hard-core Democrats who typically show up for primaries — especially when it is coming from a candidate who has never held office before. 'That language is going to appeal to some people,' Duff said. 'It is not going to appeal to as many people in the Democratic primary, and that is going to be her hurdle.'”

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