Greetings from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and welcome to the first edition of our on-line newsletter. Using this web-based format, we plan to keep alumni and friends of the college informed about our student and faculty accomplishments as well as new programs and initiatives. Read more
The College supports student engagement in faculty directed research and creative activity through a new Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program.
Philosophy Across the Ages, an after-school seminar-style program at Orono High School created three years ago by Associate Professor Kirsten Jacobson, is a “wonderful way to take philosophy out of the ivory tower,” said Jim Bulteel, OHS English teacher and program coordinator.
Future environmental policy analysts and managers will be trained in a new doctoral program focused on engaging students in some of the most important issues facing our global society.Read more
Technology is changing the study of the humanities by offering new ways to conduct research, analyze data, collaborate with other scholars, and engage students, says Christopher Ohge, the new Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities who will help the University of Maine Humanities Initiative as it transitions to the University of Maine Humanities Center.
Art and new media students soon will have a new center for creativity and innovative thinking. In November the University of Maine will complete renovations to Stewart Commons, a former dining facility, to house the Wyeth Family Studio Art Center with the Art Department’s studio and creative lab space and the Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center (IMRC) which has dedicated facilities for the New Media Department.
Christina Larson Belknap ’12 is the Outstanding Student in CLAS for 2012."I was thrilled to be recognized as outstanding student for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences," said Belknap."It means so much to be recognized for my hard work. I'm very proud of the person I have become during my time at UMaine. Through my classes and opportunities given to me by my professors, I learned where my strengths lie. I left UMaine with an entirely different outlook and am excited to further my education in either a forensic psychology program or in law school."