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Earth Day

USM celebrates Earth Day this weekend and all year long with events and initiatives

The University of Southern Maine will host a variety of events to celebrate Earth day this year, including the 5th annual Community Electronic Waste Recycling Day, the Great Maine Bike Swap and an Earth Day panel discussion.
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USM students, faculty, staff and alumni log nearly 900 hours at 8th Husky Day of Service

On April 14, in recognition of National Volunteer Week, 292 University of Southern Maine students, faculty, staff and alumni participated in over 876 hours of community service for USM's 8th annual Husky Day of Service.
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New York Times critic Neil Genzlinger '77 shares stories and advice with USM

New York Times' critic Neil Genzlinger '77 talked about his prolific career and today's newspaper business during a whirlwind April visit to the University of Southern Maine.
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Maine Public highlights Portland Empowered, a group made possible by USM's Muskie School

USM's Muskie School of Public Service assisted in starting the Portland Empowered group.

Muskie School’s Andrew Coburn co-writes article for the Portland Press Herald

USM Professor of Public Health Andrew Coburn cowrote an article about the relationship between Maine citizens' income and health.

USM's Colgan interviewed for AP story about Maine's job market

Charles Colgan, professor emeritus at USM's Muskie School of Public Service, remarked on Maine job growth and the recession in a recent Associated Press story. Colgan told Correspondent David Sharp that Maine's job gains — roughly 25,000 since the recession — do not overcome other problems in state's job market.
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April performance lineup at the School of Music showcases jazz program at USM

The USM School of Music will present a variety of jazz ensemble concerts in April, showcasing its multi-faceted jazz studies program with performances by students and faculty.
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English Professor Shelton Waldrep receives praise for David Bowie work from LA Review of Books

Waldrep, described as a “leading scholar in David Bowie Studies” in the article, has taught a senior thesis course at USM about Bowie for over ten years.
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Professor Travis Wagner’s work on solid waste recycling plan highlighted by local media

The pilot programs will introduce food waste collection for free in select neighborhoods. The goal is “to reduce the amount of waste sent to an incinerator or landfill,” according to the Portland Press Herald.
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USM’s Dr. Patricia Griffin discusses multi-level marketing on WCSH-6

According to the story, marketing companies are taking advantage of social media's reach to increase their advertising efforts. Griffin cautioned people against using these companies as a main source of income.