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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 students help feed 20,000 people

On Saturday morning Honors residents helped pack 20,000 meals for Nigerian kids in an End Hunger New England meal-packing event. Students from Colvin, Estabrooke, Balentine and Penobscot Halls packed the meals in 76 minutes, breaking the 2014 record by one minute with fewer students than pervious years. In the event organized by the non-profit Outreach, participants work in […]

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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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Honors Grad Thesis Published in Bangor Daily News

In June, The Bangor Daily News published “Forward, not back: The odds are Millennial farmers will fail. Why they pursue the good life anyway,” an article written by 2015 Honors graduate, Danielle Walczak. The piece, explored the lives of five organic farmers on small farms in Maine and is based on Danielle’s creative thesis research. Danielle graduated in May with a degree […]

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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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In Memoriam Dennis Rezendes

  In Memoriam Dennis Rezendes The University of Maine Honors College community is saddened to learn of the passing of Dennis Rezendes ’57, supporter, friend, and benefactor. Dennis Rezendes was well known on and off campus for his kindness, generosity, and eagerness to support students in their endeavors. With his wife, Beau, he shared a lifelong […]

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Rezendes Ethics Lecture on Thinking Like a Planet

J. Baird Callicott Speaks on “Thinking Like A Planet: The Land Ethic and the Earth Ethic”  Rezendes Ethics Lecture President Hunter introducing event Dean Amar introducing speaker J. Baird Callicott in the midst of his lecture Dean Amar awarding Dr. Callicott with a framed poster and an honorary stein We had a great turnout for […]

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Students Win Rezendes Ethics Essay Awards

  On April 21, the Honors College Rezendes Ethics Committee awarded 1st place to Will Mukose for his essay “The Ethics of Using Indoor Residual Spraying of DDT to Control Malaria in Uganda” and 2nd place to Afton Hupper for her essay “A World for Everyone: The Common Good Approach to Reaching Global Peace Through Sustainability.” […]

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Honors Student-Athletes Celebrated At Awards Ceremony

The Honors College applauds the accomplishments of its student athletes. The following 26 Honors College students were among the 268 students honored at the 2015 Scholar Athlete Recognition Awards Ceremony on February 9. We are particularly pleased to congratulate Elizabeth Wood on her being awarded the M Club Dean Smith Award.   Student Name Major […]

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Announcing the Barbara A. Ouellette Honors Thesis Fellowship

Barbara Ouellette, Assistant Dean, will retire from the Honors College in June 2015 after almost forty years of service. Students who have registered for classes, finished their honors theses, or even just walked the halls of Colvin know the presence and impact Barbara has had on our growing Honors community. She has coordinated student academic […]

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