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“These are the only courses where I have taken theoretical physics as an English major, kept a group photo of my classmates and instructor on my desk, been pushed to think on an entirely new plane and been moved to tears by the sheer brilliance of the discussion.”

Laurie House ’92

provides a unique opportunity for a community of motivated students to investigate diverse academic areas of the University, to be challenged in a supportive intellectual environment, and to critically engage fellow students and enthusiastic, distinguished faculty in thoughtful, provocative discussion.

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The 2014 John M. Rezendes Visiting Scholar in Ethics is Mary Doria Russell, author of this year’s Honors Read, The Sparrow.


Her talk, The Age of Discovery from Spain to Space, will be Wednesday, April 16 at 4PM in Hauck Auditorium. A book signing will follow the lecture.

The Honors College at the University of Maine is a long-time institutional member of the National Collegiate Honors Council, the professional organization devoted to honors education.    The NCHC has endorsed a list of basic characteristics of a “Fully Developed Honors Program” and a “Fully Developed Honors College.”  Click the links to see how the Honors College stacks up.   [In case you "just want to know the answer," it's "Quite well!"]