Honors News

November ’21 Honors Student Features

Honors Features Willow Throckmorton-Hansford is a third-year biologist, concentrating her undergraduate courses with a Pre-Medical Studies track. This past summer she worked in the Dr. Gardner’s Vector Biology Lab at UMaine, assisting in multiple research projects focused on vector-borne diseases. One project examined the effects of climate change on tick populations by collecting information from […]

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Honors Faculty and Alumni in the News

Alumni and Faculty in the News – November ’21

MOLLOY & FREEMAN Results from research conducted in the lab of Dr. Sally Molloy, Associate Professor of Genomics and Honors and INBRE project leader, provides evidence that prophage (integrated viral genomes) alter expression of important mycobacterial antibiotic resistance genes, as reported in the journal BMC Microbiology. Co-authors include Honors College alumna Emma Freeman, who is […]

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Project Spotlight: It’s Personal Campaign Final Designs & Step Forward

Project Spotlight is a monthly series dedicated to sharing outstanding Honors projects, both in and out of the classroom. This month, we are highlighting the It’s Personal Campaign and winner of their recent Design Contest, Renn Poirer. After a wildly successful pilot year, the It’s Personal Campaign continues to make efforts to raise awareness for […]

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October ’21 Honors Student Features

Honors Features Sam Holbrook is a third-year student in the UMaine Honors College. Pursuing a future career in paleontology, Holbrook is majoring in Biology and minoring with Earth Sciences and engaged as a member of UMaine’s Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. This past summer, Holbrook got hands-on experience […]

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Honors Faculty and Alumni in the News

Alumni and Faculty in the News – October ’21

BENSON Recent UMaine political science graduate Brawley Benson is the author of a new piece in the Moscow Times about the Russian diaspora’s influence in upcoming Russian elections. Benson writes that, “in cities, the overseas vote could amplify a local push to get anyone but a United Russia candidate elected, part of Team Navalny’s ‘Smart […]

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September ’21 Honors Student Features

Honors Features Emily Dunlap is a third-year Honors student majoring in Music Education with a clarinet concentration. Emily is involved in UMaine’s musical community in many ways: she is a member of the marching band, pep band, symphonic band, and concert band. She is also a sister in Phi Mu and a member of the […]

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Honors Students and Alumni Featured in University RLE Launch

In a week-long celebration of student research and independent creative works, The University of Maine highlighted multiple UMaine Honors students and their remarkable efforts in collaborative research. The Research Learning Experience (RLE), a new university-wide initiative supported by the Harold Alfond Foundation, invites incoming first-year students to engage in a variety of different hands-on learning […]

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UMaine Named One of the Country’s Best Colleges for Student Voting

UMaine was recently named by Washington Monthly as one of the country’s best colleges for student voting. This designation is in part due to the efforts of Honors alumna Jenny Desmond (now UMaine Coordinator of Leadership Development), Rob Glover (Associate Professor of Political Science and Honors), and our UMaine UVote Student Voting Ambassadors  – many […]

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