Honors News

Time Magazine Cover Illustration by Jill Pelto, July 20 2020

Artwork by Jill Pelto ’15H Featured as Time Magazine Cover

Jill Pelto, a 2015 Honors graduate, recently had her artwork featured on the cover of TIME magazine for their July 20, 2020 issue, titled “One Last Chance.” Jill, who studied Studio Art and Earth & Climate Sciences, weaves climate change data into her art. TIME also published an article about Jill and her recent accomplishments […]

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Honors Summer Media List

Honors Staff Summer Media Recommendation List

As multiple members of the Honors staff approach a summer break off-contract during July, we wanted to share with you an Honors staff-recommended summer media list. These are the things we have been reading, watching, and listening to…and we thought you might like them too! Read Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, recommended by Kim […]

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Honors Student Muscat ’22 Named NOAA Scholar

Congratulation to rising third-year Honors student Abigail Muscat for being named a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholar! All Hollings Scholars are awarded a two-year academic scholarship, complete a 10-week paid summer internship opportunity, and receive funding to participate in two national science conferences. Click here to read the recent […]

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Maine Talent Showcase Finalists Announced!

2 Honors Students Among Maine Talent Showcase Finalists

Two Honors students have been named as finalists in the Maine Talent Showcase, an online talent show hosted by the Collins Center for the Arts (CCA)! The CCA received more than 100 entries for this competition. Now, the showcase has narrowed to ten finalists and the public will be able to vote for the winners! […]

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Congratulations to our AY 2019-2020 Honors Graduates!

As the Spring 2020 semester has finally come to a close, we are pleased to announce our group of Academic Year 2019-2020 Honors graduates! Normally we would’ve had the opportunity to celebrate each of these graduates at the annual Honors Celebration event but, unfortunately, this year’s global pandemic prevented that event from happening as planned. […]

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Honors Associate Dean Ladenheim Co-Authors New Sweet Spot Article

Associate Dean of Honors Melissa Ladenheim was recently listed as a co-author on a new article published in The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension. The other co-authors of the article are Sara Velardi, Jessica Leahy, Kourtney Collum, and Julia McGuire. Velardi, Leahy, and McGuire are all members of the UMaine faculty, with McGuire also […]

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2020 Honors College Service Award - Lauren Ryan

Lauren Ryan ’20H Receives 2020 Honors College Service Award

The Honors College staff is proud to announce Lauren Ryan ’20H as the recipient of the 2020 Honors College Service Award. The award recognizes a graduating senior in the Honors College for their outstanding commitment and contributions to the University of Maine Honors community. During her time at the University of Maine, Lauren studied biomedical […]

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Alumni Profile: McGrath ’19H Published in International Journal of Oncology

The Honors staff recently caught up with Nicole McGrath, ’19H, who was a biology major at UMaine and is currently a fellow for the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She is the first author on the article “Targeting cancer stem cells in cholangiocarcinoma (Review),” recently published in the International Journal of Oncology. Can you describe your […]

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