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Casco Bay Islands
March 11th, Polly Kaufman's Honors Maine Islands class attended a presenation by Matthew Edney (Professor American New England Studies, Geography-Anthropology & Osher Map Library) covering the history of cartography in Casco Bay.
On February 14th, Curtis Bohlen, Director, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, presented "Looking Uphill: A Casco Bay Perspective on the Impact of Human Activities on the Coastal Environment".
Honors 102 class, Confrontation and Cross-Fertilization Among Medieval Cultures, ​explores the intersections between Judaic, Christian, Muslim and non-monotheistic relgious-based cultures during the Middle Ages. Wednesday, January 30th, the class visited Temple Beth El in Portland for a tour and history by Rabbi Carolyn Braun.
The Honors Program moved on January 7th, to 253 Luther Bonney Hall in Portland. 253 Luther Bonney is the Honors central area. Our offices are surrounding 253 as well as study space, a conference room and a classroom. All Honors classes meeting in Portland will be in the new Honors classroom.
Belong to a community of engaged students, committed faculty and staff! Students interested in sampling an Honors course this spring should email: bround@usm.maine.edu, for a special code on Mainestreet.
Julia Edwards graduated from USM and the Honors Program in 2005. Julia now teaches in Political Science at USM and served on Hannah Corbin's Honors thesis committee in May 2012.
Honors Orientation
Honors director, Nancy Artz, explains Honors core curriculum to in-coming Honors students at orientation in August
The Honors Program formed a team of students, faculty and staff for the MS Walk in Scarborough on Saturday, April 28th.
Rebecca Goodale is featured in the Maine Sunday Telegram April 22, 2012 (http://www.pressherald.com/life/audience/), for her exhibit ("Lullaby for Maine") in the Art Gallery at the University of New England. Her work focuses on endangered plant and animal species expressed via paintings, artist's books, prints and drawings. Rebecca will be teaching Illuminated Autobiography in Honors (HON207) Fall 2012.
Mapping new approaches to teaching that challenge existing norms and practices across an array of educational settings, the newly released international collection--Disrupting Pedagogies in the Knowledge Society: Countering Conservative Norms with Creative Approaches (IGI Global, 2012)--includes a chapter by USM Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Kaitlin Briggs: "Performing Dissident Thinking through Writing: Using the Proprioceptive Question to Break Out of the Classroom."

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