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NCHC Conference 2009: Washington, DC

Though the leaves in Maine had already changed, we drove 14 hours south and were able to experience the colors of autumn all over again in our nation’s capital! Twenty-one students, five faculty members, and 5 staff members attended the NCHC conference in Washington, DC from 28 October through 1 November. Trip highlights? Here are […]

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Study Away Reflections: Rachel Hathaway ’11 (Grameen Bank, Bangladesh)

During summer 2009, Financial Economics  and Business Administration major Rachel Hathaway ′11 interned at the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. The Grameen’s mission “is to extend opportunities, not handouts, to the struggling yet hardworking masses.” Rae’s interest in the Grameen bank stemmed from Professor Muhammad Yunus’s book, Banker to the Poor, “Grameen’s story opened my eyes […]

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Study Away Reflections: Yin Chiu ’10 (Galway, Ireland)

During the Spring 2009 semester, Yin Chiu ′10 studied at the National University of Ireland in Galway. Here’s her reflection on that experience:

Before my experience abroad in Ireland, I pictured a beautiful landscape of green fields stretching for miles, checkered with dry stone walls and spotted with sheep and thatched-roof cottages. I suspected the Irish to be very sociable people with charming personalities who love their tea, beer and potatoes. I imagined myself in a small town wearing lamb wool sweaters and spending my evenings in the local pub enjoying a pint of Guinness and traditional Irish music.

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MINERVA Wins NCHC Newsletter Contest!

Great news in the Honors inbox today: “Congratulations! Your honors newsletter won 1st place in this year’s Faculty, Administrator, Student Published NCHC Newsletter Contest, sponsored by the Publications Board! We want to invite you to speak at our session, “How To Put Together A Winning Newsletter,” on Saturday, October 31, from 1-2:15pm in Arlington..” This […]

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Honors College Awards First INBRE Fellowships

Honors College Awards First INBRE Fellowships ORONO, Maine – Six University of Maine Honors College students recently were awarded the first round of Maine IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) fellowships to support their thesis research. The students, all members of the class of 2010, will receive fellowships of $2,500, and their thesis advisors […]

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Bettina Boxall ’74 receives Pulitzer Prize

Honors Program alumna Bettina Boxall’s thesis, written in 1974, is entitled, Some Notes on the Completion of an Honors Project On Fire From UMaine Today— Alumni Today, Fall 2009 The 2009 Pulitzer Prize winners in explanatory reporting are UMaine alumna Bettina Boxall and Julie Cart of the Los Angeles Times for their five-part series, “Big […]

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Ben Freedman ’09 receives Tau Beta Pi Fellowship

Engineering Society Names Fellow UMaine News ORONO — Benjamin Gordon Freedman of Caribou has been awarded a 2009-2010 graduate fellowship from Tau Beta Pi, the world’s largest engineering honor society. Freedman, the son of Dale Gordon of Caribou and Jon Freedman of Bangor, will pursue a doctoral program in bioprocess engineering at Virginia Tech, focusing […]

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Alexandra Albert ’09 named Salutatorian

Class of 2009 Commencement Ceremonies Held at UMaine UMaine News More information about UMaine commencement, including the text of the commencement speech and details about the honorary degree recipients, the valedictorian and the salutatorian, is online at http://umaine.edu/commencement09/. ORONO — Encouraging graduates to embrace America’s entrepreneurial spirit and to approach their careers with passion and […]

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Jeremy Bender & Samantha Bond ’11: Hollings Scholars

Two UMaine Students Receive Prestigious Hollings Scholarships UMaine News ORONO — Two University of Maine sophomores have received the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship. Samantha Bond, a marine science major, zoology minor and honors student from Temple, N.H., and Jeremy Bender, a marine science major and honors student from Saint […]

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