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Connor Smart, Beau Rezendes, Christine Mitchell and François Amar

Winner of John M. Rezendes Annual Ethics Essay Competition

The John M. Rezendes Ethics Initiative was established to critically engage students, faculty members, and the surrounding community with ethical issues of national importance. A generous gift from Dennis Rezendes has made this initative possible. Our deepest gratitude to Dennis and Beau Rezendes for their support of Honors education and engaging studies of ethics at the University of Maine. […]

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Jill Hein at CWA

Honors Student attends Conference on World Affairs

Thanks to the generous donation of Beau and Dennis Rezendes, each year an honors student has the opportunity to attend the Conference on World Affairs (CWA) in Boulder, Colorado. This year, Jill Hein (International Affairs) represented UMaine at the conference. From Jill: “For me, CWA was an opportunity to learn about issues in international affairs […]

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Brady Davis at NRHC with his poster.

Honors Student Attends Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference

Honors and Business Management Student, Brady Davis, recently attended the Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference in Cambridge, MA. Numerous colleges and universities around the region came together to present research and engage in discussion about pressing topics and issues around the globe. Davis presented on research he conducted with the Honors College’s Sustainable Food System Research […]

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Novak and Snell speak on Syrian migrants journey to Lesvos

Journey to Lesvos: Migrants, Volunteers, and the Unfolding of a Human Tragedy On Friday, February 12, Dr. Irwin Novak and Mary Snell presented a talk on the refugee crisis on Lesvos, Greece: Journey to Lesvos: Migrants, Volunteers and the Unfolding of a Human Tragedy. Speaking in Colvin 107, they recounted their experience on Lesvos this […]

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Honors Grad featured in Boothbay Register

Honors graduate, Jennifer MacDowell ’13 was featured along with another UMaine graduate, Valerie Smith ’13, in a Boothbay Register article about their experience with Maine Medical Center – Tufts University School of Medicine Maine Track Program. An excerpt from the article written by Alan Crowell: Valerie Smith’s journey to medical school began in an ambulance at […]

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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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