Honors News

Fairing the Edge with Mark Pettegrow

The Honors College was pleased to host Mark Pettegrow, Distinguished Honors Graduate in fine arts from the class of 1981! Mr. Pettegrow gave a public talk Tuesday afternoon, Fairing the Edge: In Search of Eloquent Form. After the lecture, a small reception was held at the President’s House, where four pieces were on display. Mr. Pettegrow stayed in […]

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Crowded Debate Watch Party

A huge number of students attended a Debate Watch Party in the Memorial Union last night (Monday, Sept 26)! The North Pod was packed, and quickly became standing-room-only to see the screen. It was an incredible event, giving students the chance to watch in a public setting, and participate in a moderated discussion of the […]

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Honors Breakfast with David L. Greene

Last Thursday, honors students and faculty enjoyed breakfast with visiting lecturer Dr. David L. Greene. As part of the Geddes W. Simpson lecture series, Greene visited the UMaine campus to discuss reducing greenhouse gas emissions enough to mitigate the most severe effects of global climate change, new challenges for public policy, energy efficiency, the history of […]

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Maine Hello

Welcome Class of 2020! The Maine Hello was a great success this year thanks to a huge team of students, faculty, and friends. First year students were greeted by enthusiastic and helpful volunteers, and their belongings moved up to the room by energetic groups of recruits. We want to extend a special thank you to all […]

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Prospective Student Day

The Honors College was pleased to participate in the prospective student day on Saturday August 20th! The weather was perfect for hundreds of enthusiastic students, and there was a lot of interest for our program. Dean Francois Amar, Honors Associates Noelle Leon-Palmer and Sean Cox, with current student Jaime Roy, spent the day working with […]

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Grace Kiffney and Rob Glover at her thesis advisor Rob Glover at Honors Celebration this past May.

Honors student, professor published in Bangor Daily News

An OpEd on asylum seekers and General Assistance in Maine written by Grace Kiffney ’16 (Political Science/Honors) and Honors-CLAS Preceptor of Political Science Rob Glover was published in The Bangor Daily News. The article “General Assistance is vital, but it’s not the whole story for asylum seekers in Maine” was based off of research Kiffney […]

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Honors Medallion.

Honors Celebration Awards

Honors students, their families and advisors gathered in Wells Conference Center for Honors Celebration. The class of 2016 was the 79th class of Honors Graduates from the University of Maine and the 14th class of graduates from the Honors College. There were 87 students recognized for completing a thesis. Additionally Awards were given to underclass Honors students […]

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Audrey Cross presenting at TedX UMaine.

Honors thesis students featured on Mitchell Center News

Honors thesis student and leader of UMaine Real Food Challenge, Audrey Cross (Ecology & Environmental Science) was featured on the  Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability’s website. As part of the Honor College’s Sustainable Food Systems Research Collaborative, funded by the Mitchell Center, Cross has been able to study student activism at UMaine. Chantal […]

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