Honors News

Seeking a Coordinator of Student Success and Retention!

The University of Maine Honors College is pleased to announce a new full-time job opening, inviting applicants for the Coordinator of Student Success and Retention beginning summer 2022. For a full job description and official posting, please visit the University of Maine’s Human Resources site.

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April ’22 Honors Student Features

Honors Features Kiera Luu is a fourth-year Honors student majoring in Marine Science with a concentration in Aquaculture and a minor in Fisheries. Luu was recently accepted for a hatchery technician position at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Piney Point Oyster Hatchery – thanks to her extensive experience in oyster, scallop, and seaweed farming […]

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Honors Faculty and Alumni in the News

Alumni and Faculty in the News – March ’22

LADENHEIM Associate Dean of the Honors College led a book discussion on Becoming Nicole as part of the Orono Public Library’s No Pre-Reqs series, March 8, 2022. She was joined by Edward Feeney, a first year Honors student. This is the third year in a row Ladenheim has led the discussion.  DUMAS Jazlyn Dumas, recent […]

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March ’22 Honors Student Features

Honors Features Sydney Brown is a first-year Honors student studying International Affairs and a member of club field hockey. Brown recently donated all of her Honors fall course books to an incoming freshman in-need next year. Brown notes that, “course materials for college can end up being really expensive” and she hopes that by supplying […]

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Project Spotlight: Maine Day Meal Packout

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 Maine Day Meal Packout committee and the work they are doing to organize the upcoming event. Maine Day is an annual UMaine tradition that has evolved in many ways since its […]

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UMaine Honors Students: Teaching for the Future

Maine is one of the many states facing a shortage of teachers, according to the annual U.S. Department of Education report. The UMaine College of Education and Human Development has the state’s largest teacher preparation program and, in recent years, has established several initiatives to address this concern. The University of Maine has been working […]

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Honors Faculty and Alumni in the News

Alumni and Faculty in the News – February ’22

AMAR François Amar, Professor of Chemistry and former Dean of the University of Maine Honors College, recently contributed the lead essay in the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council Forum on “Honors After Covid.” Titled “Honors in the Post-Pandemic World: Situation Perilous,” the essay examines the recent structural, demographic, and financial challenges faced by […]

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Honors Faculty and Alumni in the News

Alumni and Faculty in the News – January ’22

LUKIANOV Stefan Lukianov, UMaine Honors alumni ‘06, was recently selected as a contributing interviewer to Volume III of the MIT Science Policy Review. Graduating from the University of Maine with a B.S. in Biochemistry and in Molecular and Cellular Biology, his Honor’s thesis was titled “Cloning and Expression of a Putative Palmitoyltransferase in Dictyostelium discoideum”. […]

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Honors Faculty and Alumni in the News

Alumni and Faculty in the News – December ’21

ROBERTSON We would like to congratulate Seth D. Robertson, member of the Honors College Board of Advocates and UMaine Honors alumni ‘06, on having successfully defended his Doctor of Education dissertation at Northeastern University. The title of his thesis is “Exploring the Lived Experience of Adjunct Faculty Members at a Private Religious Institution.” Robertson thanks […]

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