new course: History of Pandemics in America; scholarships available

Registration open for fall 2020 classes at Hutchinson Center

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 10:45am

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University of Maine Hutchinson Center
Belfast  Maine
United States

Registration is open through the University of Maine Hutchinson Center for more than 300 undergraduate and graduate courses offered in fall 2020. All will be offered remotely.

The offerings include a new course, History of Pandemics in America (HTY 199), taught by lecturer and UMaine alumnus Patrick Callaway, Ph.D. The course examines the role of epidemic disease in American history, using case studies to explore the personal and collective understandings of disease, responses to epidemics, the influences of race and class on the lived experience during epidemics, and the political, social and economic consequences of public health crisis.

A limited number of need-based Hutchinson Center scholarships are available for new and continuing students. The deadline for scholarship applications is August 20. More information about scholarships is online.

The Hutchinson Center will be open by appointment to students needing access to Wi-Fi and/or computers. To make an appointment, please call the Hutchinson Center at 207.338.8000. Face coverings are required.

For more information about classes, scholarships, or starting or continuing your college journey, contact Hutchinson Center interim director Kim Wilson-Raymond at; 207.338.8034.

For questions about degree programs or to make an appointment with an academic advisor, contact Tiffany Peterson at; 207.581.3151. Or visit

About the Hutchinson Center:
The Hutchinson Center is an outreach center for the University of Maine in Orono, that serves as an educational and cultural center for the midcoast area. It is named for University of Maine President Emeritus Frederick E. Hutchinson. The mission of the Hutchinson Center is to broaden access to University of Maine academic and non-degree programs and services, lifelong learning opportunities, and professional and career development experiences using innovative approaches that increase synergy among University of Maine System entities, University of Maine departments and divisions, and that engage a wider Maine community.

About the University of Maine:
The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant and sea grant university. As Maine's flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 67 countries. It currently enrolls 11,240 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world- class scholars. The University of Maine offers 35 doctoral programs and master's degrees in 85 fields; more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit