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October ’21 Honors Student Features

Honors Features Sam Holbrook is a third-year student in the UMaine Honors College. Pursuing a future career in paleontology, Holbrook is majoring in Biology and minoring with Earth Sciences and engaged as a member of UMaine’s Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. This past summer, Holbrook got hands-on experience […]

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Honors Faculty and Alumni in the News

Alumni and Faculty in the News

BENSON Recent UMaine political science graduate Brawley Benson is the author of a new piece in the Moscow Times about the Russian diaspora’s influence in upcoming Russian elections. Benson writes that, “in cities, the overseas vote could amplify a local push to get anyone but a United Russia candidate elected, part of Team Navalny’s ‘Smart […]

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September ’21 Honors Student Features

Honors Features Emily Dunlap is a third-year Honors student majoring in Music Education with a clarinet concentration. Emily is involved in UMaine’s musical community in many ways: she is a member of the marching band, pep band, symphonic band, and concert band. She is also a sister in Phi Mu and a member of the […]

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Honors Students and Alumni Featured in University RLE Launch

In a week-long celebration of student research and independent creative works, The University of Maine highlighted multiple UMaine Honors students and their remarkable efforts in collaborative research. The Research Learning Experience (RLE), a new university-wide initiative supported by the Harold Alfond Foundation, invites incoming first-year students to engage in a variety of different hands-on learning […]

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UMaine Named One of the Country’s Best Colleges for Student Voting

UMaine was recently named by Washington Monthly as one of the country’s best colleges for student voting. This designation is in part due to the efforts of Honors alumna Jenny Desmond (now UMaine Coordinator of Leadership Development), Rob Glover (Associate Professor of Political Science and Honors), and our UMaine UVote Student Voting Ambassadors  – many […]

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Tijerina Awarded Killam Fellowship to Study in Canada

Congratulations to Honors student Santiago Tijerina for receiving a Killam Fellowship to study in Canada during the Fall 2021 semester! Santiago is a second-year international affairs major with a focus in economics and minors in French and management. He will study at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, where he plans to take courses […]

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Four Honors Students Among 2021 UMaine Student Symposium Award Winners

On April 16, 2021, 569 students showcased 338 research and creative works at the 2021 University of Maine Student Symposium (UMSS). Four Honors students were recognized among the ten undergraduate award winners. Top Award in Business: Jazlyn Dumas ’21, “The Importance of a Checkmark: An Investigation into the Perceptions of Social Media Verification and its […]

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Five Honors Students Among Summer 2021 CUGR and MSGC Fellowship Recipients

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced its 2021 Summer Research and Creative Activities fellowship and Undergraduate Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) Research Experience recipients. Each fellowship provides a $3,700 award per student for costs associated with the project. Five Honors students are among the 16 awardees: Maxwell Burtis ’22, Mechanical […]

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Feature Friday: Jacob Chaplin ’24

The Honors College’s Feature Friday series highlights an Honors student every Friday and shares a little bit about their experiences in Honors and at the University of Maine. This week, our feature is on Jacob Chaplin. Jacob is a first-year political science major with minors in leadership studies and legal studies. He is from Blackstone, […]

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