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The University of Southern Maine School of Business has once again earned its accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the longest serving accrediting body for the world's business schools.
Photo of Libby Bischof, associate professor of History and chair of the Department of History and Political Science at USM
After its recent release, the Portland Press Herald declares the latest offering co-authored by Libby Bischof, associate professor of History at USM, "a necessary book for all Maine libraries concerned with the arts."
portrait of Professor Ira Levine
Only hours after USM awarded Professor Ira Levine a year-long sabbatical, the U.S. Department of State awarded him with the biggest prize of his career.
Daniel Sonenberg, USM composer and music professor
USM’s own resident composer and music professor Daniel Sonenberg’s opera “The Summer King” will make its debut on a national stage and its staged world premiere with the Pittsburgh Opera in their upcoming 2016-17 season.
Photo of Muskie School Professor Joseph McDonnell
Joseph McDonnell, professor in Muskie School of Public Service, reminds readers in a recent Bangor Daily News op-ed that Presidents’ Day is an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by the Founding Fathers as well as those who came after who helped preserve freedom and equality in the United States.
What is happening to Maine's aging population? Julie Fralich, former director of the Program on Disability and Aging at the Cutler Institute of the Muskie School speaks to MPBN on the urgent challenges Maine’s aging population is facing. Focusing on how Maine is working to counteract the issues by shifting toward more residential care and advanced technology use.
Success in the 21st Century demands that people learn and practice diversity skills, nationally renowned speaker Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. recently told USM audiences.
Portrait of Reza Jalali
Reza Jalali, coordinator of multicultural student affairs at the University of Southern Maine, was recently quoted in a Portland Press Herald story on an exhibit highlighting the personal stories of immigration through photography. The work also drew notice in the Bangor Daily News and a feature story in The Forecaster.
Lewiston-Auburn radio station Z105.5 featured USM President Glenn Cummings and student Victoria Schalk in a morning interview Tuesday with DJ Matty B.
images of painted buoys
USM visiting artist Natasha Mayers has led Immigrant and refugee teens from the Portland Public Schools to paint buoys depicting the flags of 40 countries.


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