Awards and Recognition

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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INBRE Research Fellowships Announced

The 2015-2016 INBRE research fellowships have been awarded to students in UMaine’s Honors College.  This year 4 thesis fellowships worth $3500 each and 7 junior fellowships worth $1400 apiece were awarded for projects in biomedical and genomics research. Honors Thesis Fellowship Winners Margaret Pasquarella– Exploring the Mechanisms Involved in Paxillin Amelioration of Congenital Muscular Dystrophies in […]

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Honors Preceptor featured in Brooklyn art exhibit

Samantha Jones’ art is featured this month at a Brooklyn, New York exhibit at the Amos Eno Gallery called “Rapture by Proxy,” through September 26. Jones is an Honors Preceptor who is fascinated by the dialogue between the urban and wild, pairing industrial and synthetic materials with a baroque temperament. The exhibit will also feature another […]

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Honors Student-Athletes Recognized

A number of Honors students were recognized in the UMaine Athletic Department’s student-athlete academic highlights. Stephanie Wood (Biology), received the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture’s Wallace C. and Janet S. Dunham Prize. The Softball outfielder plans to attend medical school to obtain a MD/PhD. Stephanie was also named to “Team Maine 2014” for having […]

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Glover Named Finalist for National Early Career Faculty, Engagement Award

Our CLAS-Honors Preceptor and Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rob Glover, was recently named one of eight finalist for the 2015 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty, presented by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) and the Center for Engaged Democracy (CED) at Merrimack College (Read more). Learn […]

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