Honors College

Media cover presidential debate watch party

WVII (Channel 7) and the Bangor Daily News reported on a presidential debate watch party held in the Memorial Union of the University of Maine. About 200 students gathered to watch the debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. “I think potentially when you view things in isolation, you can kind of interpret […]

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UMaine Museum of Art, Honors College, Police Department debut new websites

The University of Maine Museum of Art, Honors College and Police Department are among many UMaine centers and programs that have upgraded to the university’s new website template over the summer. A Self-Guided Walking Tours website also recently launched and features four tours focusing on gardens, outdoor sculptures, the historic district and other distinctive sights […]

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Presidential Debate Watch Party Sept. 26

A University of Maine Presidential Debate Watch Party will be held in the North Pod of Memorial Union 8:30–11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 for the first debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. UMaine political science professors Rich Powell and Rob Glover will introduce the debate and facilitate pre- and post-debate discussion according to […]

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Students: First-year students or trained phage hunters?

Read transcript There is a long list of learning objectives for the phage genomics course in which first-year undergraduates conduct hands-on research. Students learn how to purify and isolate novel bacteriophages — viruses that infect bacterial hosts — from soil samples. They learn how to characterize their individual phages, which can only be viewed using […]

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Artist to deliver Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture Sept. 27

The Honors College at the University of Maine will present the TIAA-CREF 2016–2017 Distinguished Honors Graduate Lecture with artist Mark Pettegrow on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Pettegrow will present “Fairing the Edge: In Search of Eloquent Form,” at 3:30 p.m. in Neville Hall, Room 101. In addition, an exhibition featuring several of Pettegrow’s sculptures will be […]

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Volunteers help new students move into residence halls

UMaine welcomes its largest incoming class

The University of Maine is welcoming its largest incoming class — 2,300 students — with Maine Hello on Aug. 26, in preparation for the start of classes for the fall semester on Monday. Arriving on campus, members of the Class of 2020 and their families are being greeted by hundreds of UMaine community volunteers who […]

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Jill Pelto

Grad student’s art featured on cover of annual climate report compiled by NOAA

Art created by University of Maine graduate student Jill Pelto is featured on the cover of an international climate report compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Pelto’s environmental artwork appears on the front and back of the State of the Climate in 2015, an international, peer-reviewed publication released each summer as a supplement […]

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National Geographic publishes feature on grad student, artist

University of Maine graduate student Jill Peto was included in the National Geographic series, “20 Under 30: The Next Generation of National Park Leaders.” The feature on Pelto, titled “This artist turns dull data into art — and a call to action,” focuses on her environmental artwork that convey climate change in North Cascades National […]

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