Honors College

Tisher, Borns co-write BDN op-ed

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece, “Trump’s fight against environmental protection is a threat to Maine’s economy and health,” by Sharon Tisher and Harold Borns. Tisher is a lecturer in the University of Maine School of Economics and Honors College. Borns is a glacial and ice age geologist, UMaine professor emeritus of the […]

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International Programs announces study abroad scholarship recipients

International Programs at the University of Maine has announced the latest study abroad scholarship recipients. The group gathered in April for a pre-departure orientation. Recently awarded scholarships include: Samantha Smith Scholarship — Awarded to Brawley Benson, an international affairs major and economics minor. Benson will attend the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in Moscow, […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by LaBouff, grad student

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece, “In absence of diversity, stereotypes take hold in Maine,” by Jordan LaBouff, an assistant professor of psychology and honors at the University of Maine, and Andrew Tomer, a graduate student in psychology at UMaine.

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Dante Baskett

Dante Baskett: Creating music in the community

On Dante Baskett’s first day of classes in the University of Maine School of Performing Arts, he attended a recital lab overseen by Beth Wiemann. During the lab, Wiemann mentioned a local woman, Pat Steward, who writes country songs and was looking for help putting her lyrics to music. Baskett, who has mostly made music […]

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Tips for attending UMaine Commencement ceremonies

The University of Maine’s 2017 Commencement is May 13, with ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Alfond Sports Arena. Motorists in the Orono area will encounter heavier traffic than usual throughout much of the day. Anyone attending Commencement should plan to arrive early. Doors open at 8 a.m. for the morning ceremony; 1 […]

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Students at Commencement in 2016

UMaine’s 215th Commencement will be May 13

More than 1,900 students, including 34 doctoral degree candidates, are expected to participate in the University of Maine’s 215th Commencement on May 13 in Harold Alfond Sports Arena on campus. UMaine Commencement will be held in two ceremonies, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies are ticketed events and live streaming will be […]

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UMaine sets meal-packing record

On Maine Day, members of the University of Maine community set a new meal-packing record. During The Hungry 100K: Maine Day Meal Pack-out held at the Memorial Gym on campus, UMaine surpassed Harvard University to set a record for the most meals packed by a U.S. university during one event. The event also placed UMaine […]

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Media cover Maine Day, record-breaking meal pack-out

WABI (Channel 5) and WLBZ (Channel 2) covered Maine Day, the University of Maine’s annual campuswide spring cleanup tradition. More than 70 volunteer projects, including raking, planting flowers, picking up litter and painting were conducted at various locations on and around campus. One of the projects, The Hungry 100K: Maine Day Meal Pack-out, set a […]

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Kansas City Star quotes LaBouff in report on American atheists

The Kansas City Star interviewed Jordan LaBouff, an assistant professor of psychology and honors at the University of Maine, for the article, “26 percent of Americans are atheist? Researchers say the godless are undercounted.” Atheists remain largely out of view and broadly disliked, according to the article. “Fundamental atheists,” according to one social psychologist, refers […]

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