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Nancy Davis Griffin, vice president of enrollment management & student affairs at USM, has been featured in an article discussing non-traditional transcripts and the college admissions process.
USM condemns hatred and violence
USM has issued a statement condemning hatred and violence in wake of the events that occurred over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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A USM-Portland Public Schools partnership that brought together people with diverse backgrounds interested in entering the teaching profession was the subject of a story on WCSH-TV’s “207.”
Edward Gleason, manager of USM's Southworth Planetarium
"Celestial forces are still in charge," said Edward Gleason, an astronomer and the manager of USM's Southworth Planetarium. "These are worlds abiding by the laws of physics and we're just seeing an example of precise alignment."
Emily Grotz and Luis Del Valle
The USM Department of Theatre will bring Arlene Hutton’s “Last Train to Nibroc” to the Main Stage at Russell Hall on USM’s Gorham campus for two nights on September 7 and 8 at 7:30pm. This production was performed throughout the summer by two of the Theatre program’s student actors, Emily Grotz and Luis Del Valle, at the historic Deertrees Theatre in Harrison, Maine.
Richard Barringer
USM Muskie School of Public Service founder and emeritus Richard Barringer was interviewed by On Point's Tom Ashbrook at the USM Portland campus on the topic of Portland's changing economy.
Mary Caron catching a softball.
USM shortstop Mary Caron was recently nominated as the Little East candidate for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Woman of the Year honor for 2017.
President Glenn Cummings at METRO announcement
METRO's Husky Line will begin in Fall 2018, improving connections between USM's Portland and Gorham campuses and the communities.
Student Sarah Edgerly
The federal Upward Bound program aims to lift goals, serving high school students from either low-income families or families where neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.
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USM Professor Joseph W. McDonnell has written an op-Ed for the Bangor Daily News arguing that China’s rise in economic status should not be cause for conflict.
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Campus Updates

Emergencies and disruptive incidents may affect university operations at any time. To protect the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff, while minimizing disruptions, the entire USM community must take steps to prepare itself for such events. USM Emergency Operations Plan can be found at: https://usm.maine.edu/sites/default/files/orio/USM_Emergency_Operations_Plan.pdf
Emergencies and disruptive incidents may affect university operations at any time. To protect the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff, while minimizing disruptions, the entire USM community must take steps to prepare itself for such events. A USM Emergency Operations Plan is available at: http://usm.maine.edu/sites/default/files/orio/USM_Emergency_Operations_Plan.pdf
First, the Raven:
Please join Professor Rogoff for a reading of his new novel: First, the Raven: A Preface, on Friday, September 8th at 7pm in Portland at Print: A Bookstore, 273 Congress Street.
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A new USM course for people interested in teaching — especially people of color with an interest in Portland schools — was spotlighted by the Portland Press Herald. The course is taught by Grace Valenzuela, a recent graduate of the PhD in Public Policy program.
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Stephen Marquis, principal of Sea Road School in Kennebunk, Maine received the 2016 Terrel H. Bell award for outstanding leadership.
Professor Tussing wins the Book Award for Fiction
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Amanda Burgess, MPPM, Research Associate in the USM Muskie School's Maine Rural Health Research Center, talks about becoming a rural health researcher and her research interests. This short youtube video was produced by the Rural Health Research Gateway.
Women and Gender Studies has been awarded a Maine Economic Improvement Fund planning grant. The project funded, “Promoting Gender Equity in Maine by Applying Lessons from Viking Economics” seeks to explore the key policy drivers and economic practices used in Iceland to open economic opportunities for women in industries that are important to Maine and Icelandic economies.
Women & Gender Studies and English student, Reilly Sullivan, has received UROP funding for the 2017-2018 academic year! Reilly's research examines the life and literary works of African-American writer Alice-Dunbar Nelson in relation to concepts of region and place; particularly, the representation of landscapes as a locus for the articulation of womanly desires and same-sex erotic repertoires that challenges patriarchal constructions of womanhood. She will be presenting the preliminary findings of her research with her UROP mentor, Professor Lisa Walker, at the 9th annual Louisiana Studies Conference in September.
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Please join your colleagues at the 8th Annual Patient Safety Academy on September 29, 2017, on the University of Southern Maine campus.
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USM Events

August 18, 2017
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Glickman Family Library, Portland
August 18, 2017
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
241 Luther Bonney, Portland Campus
August 21, 2017
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
August 21, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
August 21, 2017
2:00 PM
August 22, 2017
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Glickman Family Library, Portland
August 22, 2017
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
August 22, 2017
11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
LAC Campus Room 185
August 22, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
August 22, 2017
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Recovery Oriented Community Center