Honors College

University of Maine announces fall 2015 Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 2,216 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the fall 2015 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 1,665 are from Maine, 468 are from 30 other states and 83 are from 25 countries other than the U.S. Listed below are students who received Dean’s List honors for […]

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Honors students using an electron microscope

Going viral: First-year students get hands-on experience in phage genomics course

There is a long list of learning objectives for the HON 150/155 phage genomics course, in which first-year undergraduates conduct hands-on research. They learn how to purify and isolate novel bacteriophages — viruses that infect bacterial hosts — from soil samples. The students learn how to characterize their individual phages — which have the miniscule […]

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Study Abroad Fair Jan. 28

The University of Maine International Programs’ Study Abroad Fair will be held Thursday, Jan. 28 to inform UMaine students, faculty and staff about the programs available for all majors to study, intern, research or teach abroad. The free event will run from 2 to 5 p.m. in the first-floor ballroom of Estabrooke Hall. Information will […]

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Maine Edge advances 2016 UMaine Career Fair

The Maine Edge published a University of Maine news release announcing the UMaine Career Center will host the 18th annual UMaine Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3 at the New Balance Student Recreation Center. More than 120 employers from Maine and around the country with job and internship opportunities are […]

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More than 140 employers expected at UMaine Career Fair

The University of Maine Career Center will host the 18th annual UMaine Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3 at the New Balance Student Recreation Center. More than 140 employers from Maine and around the country with job and internship opportunities are expected to exhibit at the fair. Several graduate and […]

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Recent UMaine grad’s art depicting climate change focus of BDN feature

The Bangor Daily News published a feature article on Jill Pelto of Old Town and her artwork that illustrates the effects of climate change. Pelto, who graduated in December from the University of Maine as a double major in studio art and Earth science, has been visiting the North Cascade Glaciers of Washington State with […]

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Glover named ENACT Faculty Fellow

Robert Glover, an assistant professor of political science and Honors at the University of Maine, has been named an Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation (ENACT) Faculty Fellow by International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University. The new program aims to create a nationwide network of university professors and researchers who […]

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Tisher writes BDN op-ed on climate change, politics

Sharon Tisher, a lecturer in the University of Maine’s School of Economics and Honors College, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled, “How Collins, King, Pingree, Poliquin scored on climate change in 2015.” Tisher is a member of the Maine chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the […]

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Penobscot Bay Pilot, Maine Edge report on MLK Day of Service project

The Penobscot Bay Pilot and The Maine Edge published a University of Maine news release about the university’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Community Partnership Project. In honor of King, members of the community will pack between 20,000 and 30,000 meals for distribution to local food pantries on Jan. 23. The university recently […]

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Glover writes op-ed for BDN on refugee crisis

Robert Glover, an assistant professor of honors and political science at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News, titled “Leadership should guide American response to refugee crisis.” Glover is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to […]

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