USM's Curtis Bohlen, who serves as the director of the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, will serve on a panel Thursday looking at the future of Maine's fisheries in the wake of Trump Administration budget cuts. The discussion will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Talbot Auditorium on USM's Portland Campus. It will be free and open to the public.
The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine honored USM's Pious Ali and Reza Jalali at its annual meeting on June 11. The organization gave Pious Ali the Gerda Haas Award for Excellence, citing "his ongoing multi-faceted work in Maine fostering meaningful dialogue across cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic and faith-based barriers."
USM President Glenn Cummings and Tracy Michaud Stutzman, chair of USM's Tourism and Hospitality program were interviewed June 19th on Maine Public's radio show, "Maine Calling," for a discussion of the state's growing relationship with Iceland.
USM's Chris Beam, an adjunct professor of history, talked about his own experience processing vast amounts of the Watergate tapes for the National Archives in on opinion piece for the Portland Press Herald.
All are rising sophomores who have completed 30 credits, earned good enough grades to be honors students in good standing and will pay nothing for their nearly two-week-long adventure. Students will visit museums and art exhibits, tour the Nordic country by land and sea, taste their foods, see Reykjavik University and get a chance to visit Iceland's parliament.
USM's Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education hopes to reach out to a wider digital audience with a new website and embedded data aimed at drawing more students, researchers, historians and artists into its unique collection.
Recent USM graduate and former four-year men's basketball player Fred Knight just started his career at General Dynamic Systems after earning his degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and completing an Innovate for Maine internship