Skip to main content

Climate Change Institute

Borns Symposium

The Harold W. Borns, Jr. Symposium is an annual event that features presentations and discussion by Climate Change Institute graduate students and faculty on emerging research and topics related to global environmental change.   


View Harold W. Borns Jr. Symposium Abstracts & Mini-papers (1993 - 2017)


2017 Harold W. Borns, Jr. Symposium

Save the Date!   April 13th & 14th, 2017 - Wells Conference Center, University of Maine

Borns Symposium Postcard
Submission Guidelines
MiniPaper Template (MS Word)
Borns Symposium Schedule


LiveStreaming Link for all upcoming sessions

Session #1

Sesson #2

Invited University of Maine Alumni Lecture

Session #5

Session #6

David Clayton Smith Lecture


David Clayton Smith Lecture

Stephen Hornsby

Director, Canadian-American Center

Director, National Resource Center on Canada

Professor of Geography & Canadian Studies

University of Maine

(PhD, University of British Columbia, 1986)


Climate, Environment, and the Historical Atlas of Maine

April 14, 2017, 11:30 AM, Wells Conference Center, Rm #1


UMaine Alumni Lecture

Gordon Bromley

Research Assistant Professor

Climate Change Institute & School of Earth and Climate Scs.

University of Maine

(PhD, Earth Sciences, University of Maine, 2010)


The Loch Lomond Affair: Exploring the Terrestrial Impact of Abrupt Climate Change in the North Atlantic

April 13, 2017, 6:00 PM, Wells Conference Center, Room #1     






The Churchill Award for Outstanding Exploration (2017)

Carl Tugend

Anne St. Amand
Harold W. Borns Symposium - Best Presentation Award (2017)

Nicholas Richmond (First Place)

Susan Elias (Second Place)
Kathryn Warner (Third Place)
Harold W. Borns Symposium - Best Poster Award (2017)

Jillian Pelto

Mario Williams
Student Outstanding Service Award (2017)
Kimberley Miner

Conference Photos

2017 Photos

2016 Photos

2015 Photos

2014 Photos

2011 Photos

Professor David Clayton Smith: A Retrospective Poster


© 2017 Climate Change Institute • University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5790 • Tel: 207-581-2190 • Fax: 207-581-1203
The University of Maine
Climate Change Institute UMaine