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Culminates the first Cumbre Puerto Rico Conserva

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Para la Naturaleza presented the digital land conservation tool Mapa 33, as well as multiple scientific and community forums focused on the conservation of the natural systems of the archipelago of Puerto Rico.

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TODAY, PARA LA NATURALEZA PRESENTED MAPA 33, A DIGITAL TOOL THAT SEEKS TO INTEGRATE CITIZENS IN CONSERVATION PROCESSES

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San Juan, April 21, 2022- Puerto Rico is at a critical juncture in which the health and protection of ecosystems are under constant threat. Against this backdrop, the organization Para la Naturaleza today presented Mapa 33, a digital community tool for citizen participation, which aims to integrate citizens in the conservation processes of the natural areas of the archipelago of Puerto Rico by the year 2033. 
 

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UPR in Humacao to offer interactive workshop Futur@ Físic@ For the second consecutive year, this workshop will be held for high school students from all over the Island

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PRESS RELEASE 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
April 1, 2022 

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Ingrid N. Vázquez Valdez, Press Officer  
787-231-3116 | ingrid.vazquez1@upr.edu 

 

UPR in Humacao to offer Futur@ Físic@ interactive workshop 

For the second consecutive year this workshop will be held for high school students from all over the island 

high school students from all over the island 

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Federal Forest Service appoints Dr. Grizelle Gonzalez director of the International Tropical Forestry Institute

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Río Piedras, Puerto Rico (March 14, 2022) - The U.S. Forest Service announced the appointment of Puerto Rican scientist Grizelle González as director of the International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF).

Dr. González will assume, as of today, the position held for 40 years by scientist emeritus Ariel E. Lugo, and before him, the pioneer of the study and conservation of forests in Puerto Rico, Frank H. Wadsworth. In this way, she becomes the first woman to direct the Institute. 

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AGILE program Launches with training opportunities for professionals related to grant management

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AGILE program Launches with training opportunities for professionals related to grant management

The Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust Grants Program is committed to improving the management and administration of funds

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Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Orlando Campus, announces a new Aerospace Engineering program and three new specializations

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Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Orlando Campus, announces a new Aerospace Engineering program and three new specializations

The Aerospace Program will be available by August 2022

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Puerto Rican researcher makes important discovery about Parkinson's disease

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Dr. Daniel Colón Ramos led the study that was published this month in the scientific journal "Neuron"

A study, led by Puerto Rican researcher Daniel Colón Ramos, made an important discovery in the scientific maze to better decipher Parkinson's disease.

The group, composed of 15 researchers, identified a protein that is key to autophagy, a process or natural mechanism of cellular regeneration that basically consists of the elimination of cellular waste.

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MUSA, the RUM Museum commemorates the birth of Dr. Agustín Stahl

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MUSA, the RUM Museum commemorates the birth of Dr. Agustín Stahl

The genius of Agustín Stahl survives the times. Beyond his profession as a physician, he was an artist and lover of flora and fauna. This is how he combined his multiple talents to bequeath a scientific and artistic work through the generations. This is a series of watercolors showing, with great precision, different specimens that he collected while visiting his patients in their homes.

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DNA tests confirm that the Paso Fino horse originates solely from the Puerto Rican Criollo horse

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DNA tests confirm that the Paso Fino horse originates solely from the Puerto Rican Criollo horse

A new study conducted by professors and students from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Mayagüez Campus (RUM), in collaboration with scientists from the United States, Ukraine and Sweden, confirms that the Paso Fino horse originated from the Puerto Rican Criollo horse, with no genetic contribution from other South American Paso horses.

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UPR HUMACAO ANNOUNCES CONFERENCE BY PHYSICS NOBEL PRIZE WINNER

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The University of Puerto Rico at Humacao (UPRH) invites the entire community to participate in the lecture From First Generation to Nobel Prize, by Dr. Barry Barish, 2017 Nobel Laureate in Physics. The lecture, sponsored by the PREM-UPRH and PROUD-UPRH programs, will be on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. via Facebook Live @UPRHComunica. 

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