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News & Events

Associate Professor, Ron Schmidt, moderated the October 7th mayoral debate titled, "Choosing Portland's Future: Who Will Lead the Way?" held at Hannaford Hall on the USM campus.
Eileen Eagan, Associate Professor of History at USM, and students from her Women's History class have launched the Portland Women's History Trail app funded by a $10,000 grant from the Maine Economic Improvement Fund.
The piece in the tech-centric publication investigates how activism and aid during times of humanitarian crisis have changed thanks to the advances of social media, online giving and other technologies.