Awards and Recognition

Honors Student Athletes Recognized

  On Feb. 1, 2016 the UMaine Athletic Depart celebrated the 27th annual Scholar-Athlete Recognition Ceremony. Since 1989, Scholar-Athlete Awards have been given annually to student-athletes who have earned a 3.0 or better GPA in the previous spring and fall semesters and/or have maintained a 3.0 or better accumulative GPA. 2015 Rising Stars were presented […]

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Honors student wins Wilson Peace Writing Prize

Honors student, Antonia Carroll wins Dorothy Clarke Wilson Peace Writing Prize for her poem, Still Stirring. She was presented the award by Sarah Marx, director of the Wilson Center at the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration that was held on Monday, January 19 in Wells Commons. Her powerful reading of the poem, […]

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Honors Phage Genomics Course Featured on UMaine News

Going viral: First-year students get hands-on experience in phage genomics course Excerpt from UMaine News, Jan. 29, 2016  There is a long list of learning objectives for the HON 150/155 phage genomics course, in which first-year undergraduates conduct hands-on research. They learn how to purify and isolate novel bacteriophages — viruses that infect bacterial hosts — […]

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Honors Student’s thesis work featured in Bangor Daily News

Honors student Jill Pelto, was the feature of a Bangor Daily News article about her thesis research. Pelto’s thesis explores effective ways to communicate science through art. Her main goal was to illustrate significant environmental issues while engaging people emotionally and intellectually. To gain inspiration and ideas, she researched and discussed a wide range of artists, past and […]

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Honors Preceptor named ENACT Fellow

CLAS—Honors Preceptor of Political Science, Rob Glover was named an Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation (ENACT) Faculty Fellow by International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University. The new program aims to create a nationwide network of university professors and researchers who directly involve their students in state politics and policy. Professor […]

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Honors student recieves NASA-funded grant

Third-year Honors student Isaiah Mansour was recently awarded a Maine Space Consortium Grant from NASA’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The grant will help fund Mansour’s marine science research on the respiratory protein of Abalone (a species of sea snail) blood, which exhibits many useful pharmaceutical qualities. Mansour will conduct his research through […]

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Honors student receives congressional scholarship

Third-year Honors student, Allyson Eslin will work for Senator Angus King’s D.C. office from January to May of 2016, living in the heart of D.C. Eslin’s opportunity was made possible through UMaine’s Peter Madigan Congressional Internship program. For Eslin, the congressional internship represents an amazing opportunity to develop the skills she needs for her Political Science degree outside […]

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Honors students receive fellowships

A number of Honors students were awarded fellowships and scholarships during the Fall 2015 semester. Honors students were given the Carolyn E. Reed Pre-Medical Thesis Fellowship, and Rendle A. Jones ’65 and Patricia K. Jones ’65 Honors Thesis Fellowship. Additionally, many thesis students were awarded a Charlie Slavin Thesis Research Grant. Honors students were also competitive in Center […]

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