Honors News

The 2012 Rezendes Lecture: Food Inc. The Ethics of How We Eat

The Honors College is pleased to announce that the 2012 John M. Rezendes Visiting Scholar in Ethics Lecture will be given by the award-winning film and television screenwriter, director, and producer Robert Kenner. The lecture will take place on Thursday, April 19th at 3:30pm in Hauck Auditorium located in the Memorial Union. Kenner’s talk “Food, […]

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Honors Students Awarded Appointments to Undergraduate Scholarship Program

UMaine Honors Students Theo Koboski and Alex Jensen were awarded appointments to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s 2012 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program. This scholarship consists of two separate $8,000 scholarship (one given for junior year and one given for senior year) as well as a ten week paid internship at the NOAA […]

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Honors Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship

As stated in the UMaine news: UMaine student Erin Victoria Carter has won a scholarship from the Barry M. Goldwater Foundation, according to a story in the Bangor Daily News. Carter, who is majoring in biochemistry and molecular/cellular biology, hopes to get a doctoral degree in immunology or molecular biology, and her career goal is to […]

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Honors Goes to Phoenix

Sixteen students, five faculty members, and five Honors College staff members attended the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) conference held in Phoenix, Arizona from October 19 – 23. Students, faculty, and staff members participated in general sessions, roundtable discussions, and poster sessions as well as making time for forays into Phoenix and hiking in Sedona. […]

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Honors Student Wins George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship

Celeste Lozier, a third year undergraduate student, was named one of two recipients of the George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship for 2011-2012. Celeste is an Honors student majoring in English, with a concentration in Technical / Professional Writing. The scholarship, named after Senator George J. Mitchell who brokered the peace accord between Northern Ireland and […]

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Three Honors Students Gain Early Admission to Tufts Medical School

Five University of Maine students have received early acceptance to Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance program. The students are India Stewart, a biology major and Honors student from Verona Island, Maine; Erica Hidu, a microbiology major and Honors student from Hampden, Maine; Leigh Johnson, a psychology major from Yarmouth, Maine; […]

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Honors Student Receives Prestigious Pearson Award

The Honors College congratulates Rachel Binder-Hathaway on receiving the prestigious $10,000 Pearson Prize for Higher Education. The prize awards students for their outstanding public service and student leadership. Binder-Hathaway, a dual financial economics and business administration major, is currently in Bangladesh helping impoverished people gain access to microloans and other aid services. To read more […]

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Honors third-year co-develops lobster golf ball

Alex Caddell, a third-year Chemical Engineering major, has developed a biodegradable golf ball made from crushed lobster shell in conjunction with Professor David Neivandt of the Biological and Chemical Engineering Department. To find out more, read the full story from UMaine News….

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Honors Students Travel to Washington, D.C.

If you attend an Honors College information session, you are likely to hear Dean Charlie Slavin speak about what it means to be an Honors student, and what, exactly, an Honors education is all about.  One thing Charlie frequently stresses is his hope that Honors College students emerge from their undergraduate years not only as […]

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Honors Graduate Secures Robert Wood Johnson Post-Doc

The Honors College is delighted to announce that Jason Houle ’05 was recently accepted to the Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars program.  The HSS program, according to its website, “is designed to build the nation’s capacity for research, leadership and policy change to address the multiple determinants of population health. Each year the program enables […]

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