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Honors Students Participate in Real Food Challenge

Honors students Ashley Thibeault (4th year), Audrey Cross (4th year), and Dmitri Onishcuk (2nd year) attended the Real Food Challenge retreat at Bard College in New York from February 13-16, 2015. The goal of the Real Food Challenge is to encourage as many universities as possible to commit to serving more food that is “fairly-traded, humanely […]

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Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go Chosen as ’15-’16 Honors Read

After cutting 28 nominees to 8 and a semester of deliberation, the Honors Read class decided on Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go to be next Honors Read. As per annual tradition, the Honors Read is read by every incoming first year student and will form the basis for the first week’s discussions and […]

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Distinguished Graduate Amy Frappier Braves Storm For Lecture

Distinguished Graduate Lecture Series   Amy Frappier, from the class of 1999, gave a lecture on “The Natural Philosophy of Hurricanes in the Anthropocene” on Monday, February 2. Despite the storm, an engaged audience still made it out to see her speak on this all too relevant topic. Dean François Amar presented her a 1935 Stein to […]

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Remembering Sam Schuman, Honors Director ’77-’81

The Honors Community is saddened to announce the passing of Sam Schuman, who was a director of the University of Maine Honors program between 1977 and 1981. After leaving the UMaine campus, he joined the faculty at Guilford College, then became Chancellor of the University of North Carolina Asheville. He eventually worked at the University […]

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Honors Students and Faculty win CLAS Research Awards

Congratulations to the 2014 winners of research awards from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.   Seven of the thirteen CLAS Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Fellowships were awarded to Honors students: Cameron Huston, Political Science, mentored by Robert Glover. Nellie Kelly, Theater (SPA) and History major, mentored by Marcia Douglas. Shayne Plourde, Mathematics, […]

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CUGR Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the student winners of research grants from the Center for Undergraduate Research in two different categories: The CUGR Fall Creative and Academic Achievement Fellowships and the CUGR 2014-1025 Research Fellows Assistants. Of the 41 grants awarded in the first category, 19 are in the Honors College while 6 of the 22 Research Fellows […]

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Students and Faculty Return from NCHC

From Wednesday, November 5 to Sunday, November 9, 26 people from Honors, including students, faculty, and staff traveled to Denver, Colorado for the 2014 National Collegiate Honors Council conference. The UMaine Honors College had one of the strongest representations of schools across the country. Students and faculty, often together, displayed incredible work through presentations, discussions, and posters on topics ranging […]

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Winners of the INBRE Fellowships

The Honors College at the University of Maine is pleased to announce the winners of the INBRE awards in functional genomics for 2014-2015. Six students won Honors Thesis Fellowships and three won Junior Year Fellowships to do research. The winners and their projects are listed below.   Honors Thesis Fellowship Winners Gwen Beacham – Characterization […]

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Honors Students Spoke At Reception For Folklore Research Fund

Two Honors students, Hilary Warner-Evans and Taylor Cunningham, spoke at a reception Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Buchanan Alumni House celebrating a new fund that has been established to support students doing research in folklore, oral history, and ethnography. The fund was established this year with a gift from David Taylor and LeeEllen Friedland. The fund […]

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Honors Read Lecture with Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben, the author of the 2014 Honors Read, Eaarth, gave an inspiring call to action in the Collins Center for the Arts on October 7, 2014.  The audience of more than 800 people included about 300 UMaine Honors students and faculty along with students from colleges around the state as well as many other […]

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