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December 06, 2023

Introducing Regenerative Travel

It is important for travelers and non-travelers alike to understand the pressing environmental, social and economic issues associated with tourism. Could regenerative travel practices be the solution?


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November 21, 2023

Online Vs In-Person Classes: Is One Better Than The Other?

Trying to decide between online vs in-person classes? Only you can determine which is best for you, but understanding the pros and cons of each can help you make the right choice. In today’s modern world, many colleges and universities offer in-person classes, online classes, or a hybrid of both. You can often mix it… Read more »


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November 20, 2023

Rethinking Higher Education: One University’s Journey to Increase Access and Affordability

Recently, Dr. Melik Peter Khoury participated as Level Agency’s first guest in their new series, “Leadership in Education,” which is sponsored by CompleteU. To read more about the event, visit Level Agency’s article highlighting the interview. You can watch the full interview below!


November 16, 2023

Unity Environmental University Distance Education Welcomes Five New Academic Hires to Lead Curriculum Innovation and Expansion

Unity Environmental University announces the appointment of five academic hires within our Distance Education subsidiary who will play a pivotal role in the institution’s ongoing commitment to academic excellence, curriculum innovation, and expansion. These hires include three new Associate Deans, two at the baccalaureate level and one at the graduate level, to help Unity continue… Read more »


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November 07, 2023

Two Maine Colleges among 13 Institutions Receiving $3.275 Million to Tackle Student Mental Health

Unity Environmental University and College of the Atlantic to receive capacity grant designed as a precursor to a total of $8.5 million toward students’ wellbeing. To address what the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy recognizes as “the defining public health crisis of our time,” Unity Environmental University and College of the Atlantic are among thirteen… Read more »


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October 18, 2023

How Environmental Studies Vs Environmental Science Differ

Students entering into environmental fields of study are united by a shared passion to serve the planet. But, with multiple environmental degrees available, it can be hard to know which one is right for your specific interests and goals – environmental studies vs environmental science. It can be difficult to discern the difference between environmental… Read more »


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October 05, 2023

Unity Environmental University and Metro Institute Partner to Open Full-Service Testing Center

Unity Environmental University announces a partnership with Metro Institute, a leading national provider of online computer-based testing services, to establish a full-service testing center on our Pineland campus. The testing center, which is located at Unity’s Freeport Hall, is set to open its doors on October 9. Metro Institute has a track record in providing… Read more »


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October 04, 2023

The Positive Impact Of Higher Education As Social Mobility

Social mobility is what the American dream is based upon – the idea that hard work can improve your economic circumstances. Education as social mobility is a key part of that, but research shows that social mobility in the US is limited. The United States is not a meritocracy, and operating as though it is one… Read more »


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October 04, 2023

Why Is Education Important? The Power Of An Educated Society

Looking for an answer to the question of why is education important? We address this query with a focus on how education can transform society through the way we interact with our environment.  Whether you are a student, a parent, or someone who values educational attainment, you may be wondering how education can provide quality… Read more »


October 04, 2023

Pioneering AI in Education: Unity Environmental University’s Team Shines at Teach with AI Conference

As technology rapidly evolves, Unity Environmental University remains at the forefront, pioneering the future of AI in higher education. Recently, a Unity team comprised of Dr. Kelly Boyer Ontl, Dean of Graduate Studies; Chris Malmberg, Director of Learning Experience Design; and Donovan Montoya, XR Simulation Developer, participated in and presented at the inaugural Teaching &… Read more »


September 27, 2023

Renowned Conservationist Inspires Unity Students with Insights on Wildlife Care in Africa

Professor Wouter Van Hoven’s Visit Highlights the Vital Role of Environmental Wellbeing in Safeguarding Africa’s Wildlife and Communities Prominent wildlife conservationist, Professor Wouter Van Hoven, recently visited Unity Environmental University’s Pineland Campus to present his insights on “Wildlife Care in Southern Africa: Environmental Wellbeing, the Key to Wildlife Wellbeing in Africa.” The event, attended by… Read more »


September 22, 2023

Unity Environmental University Announces Winner of the Fall 2023 Nicholas Holt Challenge Scholarship

Unity Environmental University is thrilled to announce Nevan Burns as the distinguished recipient of the Fall 2023 Holt Challenge Award. This scholarship, worth more than $3,000, is generously provided by the Holt family in honor of the late Nicholas Holt, and is awarded to outstanding Unity students who display a passion for experiential learning, research… Read more »


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September 19, 2023

Melik’s Memo – September 2023

I hope this newsletter finds you well and thriving as we embark on a new academic year at Unity Environmental University. It is my pleasure to share some exciting updates and developments that have taken place recently, showcasing our commitment to innovation, academic excellence, and environmental stewardship. By combining this innovation with Unity’s affordability and… Read more »


September 14, 2023

Melik’s Memo — May 2023

It’s spring, and our little birds have just flown from the nest! On May 13th Unity Environmental University graduated hundreds of environmental stewards who are now heading out into the world to make our planet a more sustainable place for generations to come. Many of those graduates walked the stage at historic Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine. By… Read more »


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September 14, 2023

Melik’s Memo — January 2023

2023 is well underway, and I am more energized than ever to further the goals of inclusion and educational equity here at Unity College. I am incredibly proud that Unity College’s multifaceted Units directly address the systemic barriers and disparities that prevent certain groups of students, such as those from low-income backgrounds or underrepresented minorities,… Read more »


September 07, 2023

Unity Environmental University Announces Key Hires in Support of Continued Institutional Growth

Unity Strengthens its Enterprise Ranks with Accomplished Industry Experts Unity Environmental University announces the appointment of four highly accomplished professionals to key Enterprise-level positions within the organization. These strategic hires represent a significant step forward in enhancing the university’s capacity to drive innovation, excellence, and sustainable impact in the field of environmental studies. “These talented… Read more »


September 05, 2023

Unity Environmental University Introduces AI Chatbot “Spruce” – Your On-Demand Academic Support Companion

Answers are a Text Away with Spruce, the 24/7 AI Chatbot for Students’ Success Unity Environmental University Distance Education is proud to announce the launch of its latest innovation in student support: Spruce, the official AI chatbot of Unity. With a commitment to empowering students throughout their academic journey, Spruce offers instant assistance, proactive outreach,… Read more »


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August 08, 2023

Why Go To Graduate School? 4 Impactful Reasons To Enroll

Graduate school can help increase your earning potential, give you access to different job opportunities, or launch a career change. But, with the cost and time commitment, you may be asking yourself, why go to graduate school? And is grad school worth it? Using an environmental perspective, this post answers the questions, why do people… Read more »


July 27, 2023

Unity Environmental University Introduces Two New Programs to Address Pressing Environmental Challenges

Unity’s New Offerings Will Help Meet National Demand for More Environmental-Based Programming Unity Environmental University is proud to announce the launch of two innovative programs aimed at addressing critical environmental issues. The University’s commitment to providing cutting-edge education and training to its students is reflected in these new offerings: the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in… Read more »


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July 20, 2023

Unity Environmental University Announces Largest Ever Incoming Class After Embracing Innovative Model

University On Track to Exceed 10,000 Fulltime Students By 2025 Over the past five years, Unity Environmental University has proactively embraced the transformative potential of low-residency and place-bound education, leading to remarkable success and a significant surge in student enrollment. Currently, the university proudly hosts over 7,500 full-time students, an exceptional increase from the historical… Read more »