HON195-001: Climate Change Stories

Course Description:  The story of climate change is being told by scientists, filmmakers, policy-makers, believers, and deniers.  While the entire world will be affected by climate change, the North Atlantic will face its own set of unique challenges. The aim of this course is to use a transdisciplinary lens to study climate change in the North Atlantic, connecting science, communication, and the lived experience.  

HON195 students spent time in both Maine and Iceland for a comparative, hybrid-study abroad experience.  While in Iceland, we toured with specialists from Geocamp, an Icelandic owned and operated educational project dedicated to teaching students about the geology (past, present, and future) of Iceland.  Continue reading “HON195-001: Climate Change Stories”

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Upcoming Event: 2018 Maine-North Atlantic & Arctic Collaborative Showcase

2018 Maine-North Atlantic & Arctic Collaborative Showcase
A networking event for businesses, researchers, faculty, and students

April 6, 2018
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus


What is it?
The Collaborative Showcase is our inaugural networking event for businesses, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and faculty.

Presenters include:
Faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students from a variety of Maine institutions, including: the University of New England, the University of Maine, the University of Southern Maine, Bates, Bowdoin, St. Joseph’s College, the Maine Army National Guard, and the Maine Irish Heritage Center.

This event is Free! Click here to learn more and register.

 

Video: Transportation Matters – Building Relationships

“Perspective is something that is very difficult to shift, unless someone has an experience.” -Patrick Arnold, Soli-DG

(Click the image to view the video posted by Maine Port Authority)

 

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Innovative Thinking with a Creative Mind

HON195 Student Post: Autumn Wentworth, English Major; Honors Minor, Public and Professional Writing Minor

Career Aspirations: Editor



Innovative Thinking with a Creative Mind

On Thursday, June 15th, I traveled to the New England Ocean Cluster (NEOC) with my 14 classmates and four professors. After a day of touring the Portland Fish Exchange and exploring Portland, it was refreshing to sit around a large conference table and learn about Eimskip and how it is part of the Ocean Cluster House. Portland has just recently become the New England headquarters for Eimskip, an Icelandic transportation company. While it was originally located in Virginia, the company changed its location to Maine because the Icelandic employees felt more at home. I found this information very fascinating. I’d never been to Iceland before and, despite researching some cultural aspects, I still wasn’t sure what to expect. After hearing that the Eimskip employees were more comfortable in Maine, I hoped that this meant I would be comfortable there as well. As these thoughts were flying through my head, the woman at the head of the table, one of only three or four employees in her department, began by telling us why transportation matters. Continue reading “Innovative Thinking with a Creative Mind”