Dianna Montfort Ed.D.

Spotlight on Virtual Research Symposium Presenter Dianna Montfort, Ed.D.

Dianna Montfort, Ed.D. is a graduate of the UNE Doctor of Education program and was a presenter at last year’s inaugural CGPS Virtual Research and Scholarship Symposium. Here, she talks about her experience in the Ed.D. program as well as what it was like presenting at CGPS’s first Symposium in 2019. Last year you presented at our first Virtual Research…

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January 28, 2020 |

Katelyn Beeley, Health Informatics student

Spotlight: Katelyn Beeley, Health Informatics Program

Katelyn Beeley, RN, BSN, MHI is the Manager of Clinical Informatics under Medical Affairs for Maine Medical Center and a 2020 graduate in our Master of Science in Health Informatics program. Here, she talks about what led her to the field of health informatics, what she learned from her studies, and about her experience with the UNE community. Can you…

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January 21, 2020 |

MONEY Best Colleges recognition

UNE earns MONEY’s Best Colleges Award

Choosing a college is one of the most important financial decisions families face. College represents a large up-front expense, but where you go to college can also significantly affect your salary for years to come. MONEY’s annual college rankings examine dozens of data points to measure the costs and payoffs of thousands of schools. Here at UNE, we are proud…

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January 20, 2020 |

Badge for US News & World Report Best Colleges, Regional Universities, North

U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges, Regional Universities North

The University of New England is honored to be included among the “Best Regional Universities, North” by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report’s rankings condense a great deal of information about the quality of the education at each school they evaluate, making it easier for students to compare the academic quality of schools. U.S. News & World…

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January 20, 2020 |

U.S. News & World Report Grad Education Badge

UNE Joins Top 60 in 2020 U.S. News & World Report, Grad Education Rankings

UNE’s commitment to providing a high-quality educational experience has resulted in a rise to the top 60 Online Programs in Graduate Education in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings. The online Graduate Education Programs at the University of New England are dedicated to advancing and developing reflective and resourceful teachers and school leaders who are competent, caring and…

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January 14, 2020 |

Virtual Research & Scholarship Symposium 2020

Present Your Research at the Virtual Research & Scholarship Symposium!

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) at the University of New England is proud to present and host the second annual CGPS Virtual Research & Scholarship Symposium. This is an opportunity for current CGPS students and alumni to share their work with professionals in their field while gaining conference and presentation experience. Share your research, expertise, and experience…

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December 17, 2019 |

Counseling session in the online MSW program

UNE Online integrates interactive branching scenarios and video roleplaying

Two new course formats for today’s social work student.  As a part of our commitment to continuing excellence in online education, the Online Master of Social Work program at the University of New England is happy to announce that we have introduced two new course delivery elements: interactive branching scenarios and live video roleplaying. Social Work is a singularly demanding…

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December 10, 2019 |

Tessa Hathaway, Student Support Specialist

Meet Our Team: Tessa Hathaway

What do you do at UNE Online? I’m a Student Support Specialist for the Master of Social Work program. Where are you from? I grew up in Pittsfield, Maine, and I’ve lived in the Bangor area for the past 4 years. What’s your favorite dessert? Anything chocolate – preferably something involving frosting or peanut butter. What is the best professional…

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November 13, 2019 |

Tracey Spinato, Assistant Director for Career Services in Public Health at CGPS

Faculty Spotlight: Tracey Spinato, MPH, Public Health Program

Tracey Spinato is the Assistant Director for Career Services in Public Health at CGPS. One of her functions is to be a resource for public health students as they seek out a field experience placement. She is also a resource for UNE students and alumni who are beginning in the field of public health or for those who have decided…

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October 30, 2019 |

Henri Moser, Ph.D.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Henri Moser, Learning Specialist

Dr. Henri Moser is a Learning Specialist with the Student Academic Success Center at UNE Online. He presents online workshops to groups and works one-on-one in live videoconference sessions with our graduate students, working with them on subject-specific tutoring for statistics and research, as well as graduate-level learning strategies. Can you tell me a little about your background and what…

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October 18, 2019 |

Toho Soma

Spotlight: Toho Soma, Health Informatics Program

Toho Soma has two Master’s degrees: a Master of Science in Health Informatics, and a Master of Public Health. This makes him uniquely qualified to work at UNE on program evaluation and quality improvement for various projects in the Center for Excellence in Public Health (CEPH), including Primary Care Training and Enhancement, Chronic Disease Prevention Evaluation, and Statewide Substance Use Prevention Services. He also…

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October 17, 2019 |

Lori Rand, Writing Specialist at the Student Academic Success Center (SASC)

Faculty Spotlight: Lori Rand, Writing Specialist

Lori Rand is the Online Writing Specialist for the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) based here on the Portland Campus. Recently, we sat down and discussed a typical day for her, how she provides writing consultation for UNE students, and what she has found to be the most helpful for developing effective graduate-level writing skills. What does a typical day…

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August 1, 2019 |

MRI Resonance Imaging is one of our examples of health informatics coming in the near future

7 Examples of Health Informatics Coming in the Near Future

Health informatics, which is the intersection of people, technology, and data to improve the safety and quality of patient care, can be found in many forms. A few examples include patient portals, electronic medical records (EMRs), telehealth, healthcare apps, and a variety of data reporting tools. But what comes next? We assembled a list of seven examples of health informatics…

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July 15, 2019 |

Health Information Technology Benefits

4 Major Health Information Technology Benefits

It’s strange to imagine life before we had access to the world’s repositories of knowledge in a slim metallic device that fits in our pockets. Technology has surged through our lives and our society, propelling us into an unexpected yet exciting future. One of the most significant advances in information technology is the widespread adoption of the electronic health record…

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July 15, 2019 |

Illustration of man with many arms pointing to various electronics to depict a Health Informatics Job Description

Analysis of a Health Informatics Job Description

One of the most fascinating aspects of health informatics is its versatility. Professionals from many backgrounds—healthcare, computer science, insurance, pharmacy, business, and more—have found their niche within the field. The duties on a day-to-day basis can vary from handling support tickets to holding training sessions to meeting with healthcare professionals and beyond. Still, you may wonder if your talents and…

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July 15, 2019 |

A school social worker in her role gesturing to a student to assist him with his issue

What is the role of a school social worker?

Have you ever been asked, or ever wondered, what it is that a school social worker does? The question is understandable; it’s an incredibly diverse position. The role of a school social worker involves communicating and collaborating with students, parents, teachers, administrators, government officials, and anyone else who can help them encourage students’ success. With the increasing rates of depression,…

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June 10, 2019 |

2019 Portland Maine Visitors Guide

UNE Online Portland City Guide 2019

Congratulations, graduates! We’re so excited that you’ll be joining us for Commencement! Portland has so much to experience – each year we have fun listing our favorites out of all of the uniquely “Maine” things that Portland has to offer. These are our favorites here at CGPS – we hope you enjoy them! Portland Maine Visitors Guide Click to open…

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May 6, 2019 |

MSW Fieldwork

The MSW Field Experience at UNE Online

Field experience is at the heart of any social work education. The field of social work is one of interaction, and the field experience is where students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom in order to tackle challenges they’ll only encounter outside of the classroom.  Field experience enables students to explore different settings, issues, and communities to better identify…

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April 26, 2019 |

Mae L'Heureux, Master of Public Health Program

Alumni Spotlight: Mae L'Heureux, MPH Program

Mae L’Heureux is a graduate of the Master of Public Health program. During her time in the program, Mae served as Membership Co-Chair of the APHA-SA, and Member of the Graduate Programs in Public Health Advisory Committee here at UNE Online. We had a chat about her experience in the program, how she liked the online format, and how getting…

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April 22, 2019 |

Frank Myers Master of Social Work

Student Spotlight: Frank Myers, MSW Program

Frank Myers is a student in the Master of Social Work program at the University of New England. We spoke with Frank recently about what attracted him to the field of social work, his experience in the UNE Online program, and what drove him to create and host an outreach event for homeless people in his area. What got you…

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April 11, 2019 |

Justin Kenney

Student Spotlight: Justin Kenney, Science Prerequisite Program

Ever since he can remember, Justin has always wanted to be a doctor–but his exceptional musical talent pulled him in a different direction after high school. Justin accepted a scholarship to study classical music at Vanderbilt University, where he graduated in 2014 with a BA in Classical Music. Prior to graduation, Justin started to realize that he couldn’t ignore his…

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March 22, 2019 |

student services with SASC

Resource Spotlight: Student Academic Success Center (SASC)

The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) at UNE is a tutoring resource for UNE students, online and on-ground alike. Brenda Edmands, Coordinator of SASC on the Portland Campus and for the online programs, shares how SASC follows the best practices of academic support, and how they work toward fulfilling their mission of helping students become successful, independent, lifelong learners. Can you…

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March 20, 2019 |

Color-coded map showing regional accreditation in the United States

UNE Accreditation: Regional vs. National

Is UNE Online accredited? Is regional or national accreditation better? Is the University of New England accredited? UNE Online Enrollment Counselors often get these questions. Below is an overview of University of New England accreditation, and a discussion about regional and national accreditation. UNE Online is regionally accredited University of New England accreditation was initially conferred by NECHE in 1966,…

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March 14, 2019 |

Woman standing in front of barrels of fruit to celebrate National Nutrition Month 2019®

Welcome to National Nutrition Month® 2019!

National Nutrition Month® is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign, celebrated each year during the month of March, focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. To help celebrate, recognize, and learn from the experts who contribute to the…

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March 1, 2019 |