A Statement from the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

June 5, 2020 The killing of George Floyd has again made obvious the racism that pervades American society. His death revives the pain of so many other such killings. It occurs in the context of global crises — from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change — that are doing the greatest damage in communities of […]

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Internships Go Virtual in the Age of COVID

While the COVID-19 pandemic has upended summer plans for many across the state and country, CLAS students and faculty are still finding innovative ways to gain valuable experience, put their expertise to work, and give back to their communities. For two graduating seniors in the Department of Political Science, that has meant taking their scheduled […]

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Named Scholarships Honor Students, Commemorate CLAS Faculty

Every spring, departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences meet to award scholarships to their students. Among the many scholarships offered each year are those named in honor of retired faculty. These awards honor the hard work and talents of UMaine students while serving as a lasting tribute to those faculty members’ contribution […]

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New McGillicuddy Humanities Center Undergraduate Fellows Announced for 2020-21

University of Maine students Nolan Altvater, Hailey Cedor, Nola Prevost and Katherine Reardon have been named the fall 2020–spring 2021 Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center (MHC) undergraduate fellows.  Fellows receive $4,000 a semester for two consecutive semesters while they work on their chosen humanities projects and serve as humanities ambassadors to peers, the campus […]

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CLAS Honors Recipients of James S. Stevens Outstanding Junior Award

The College of Liberal Arts honors the hard work and dedication of its rising seniors each year with the James S. Stevens Outstanding Junior Award. Named for James Stevens, a professor of physics and the first dean of the UMaine College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (then named the College of Arts and Sciences), the […]

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CLAS Honors 2020 Outstanding Graduating Seniors

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of its senior departmental award winners for 2020—those students whose names were put forward for consideration as the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Outstanding Graduating Senior, which was awarded this year to Cormac Coyle (Lebanon, NH). Brittany Kucera (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), a […]

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2020 CLAS Faculty Awards

UMaine CLAS faculty from the Departments of History, Communications and Journalism, Physics and Astronomy, and Mathematics and Statistics have been announced as 2019-2020 winners of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards. The awards, presented this year to Liam Riordan, Bridie McGreavy, Sam Hess, and Paula Drewniany, were established to honor faculty contributions in […]

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A flier detailing the CLAS 2019 Homecoming events

CLAS Events for Homecoming Weekend 2019

Join the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences for the 2019 Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 25-27. On Friday, Oct. 25, CLAS is hosting the ninth annual Maine Heritage Lecture, featuring Dr. Darren Ranco, at 4 p.m. in the Bodwell Lounge, Collins Center for the Arts. Join us before the lecture at 3 p.m. in the CCA’s Hudson […]

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Laura Artesani introducing Drew Brooks

2019 CLAS Student and Faculty Awards

On Monday, April 28, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences celebrated their annual student and faculty awards recipients at a ceremony in the Buchanan Alumni House. Awards were presented to outstanding faculty and students, both undergraduate and graduate, in a number of categories. Special recognition was given to UMaine’s 2019 valedictorian, Drew Brooks, a […]

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CLAS tower and trees

2018-19 Undergraduate Student Fellowship Awards

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the McGillicuddy Humanities Center are pleased to announce the recipients of the Research and Creative Activities Fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year. The fellowships were developed to support undergraduate student involvement in faculty supervised research and creative activity. Each fellowship provides an award of up to $1,100 for […]

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