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Photo of Zip Kellogg, research librarian in the USM libraries, paddling down the Kenduskeag Stream
The research librarian is best known not for how quickly he can navigate the course, but for the way in which he paddles down the Kenduskeag Stream.
Photo of the book cover of "Maine Nursing: Interviews and History on Caring and Competence," co-authored by Valerie Hart, professor of nursing
"Maine Nursing: Interviews and History on Caring and Competence," published by Arcadia Publishing and the History Press, tells the story of nursing in Maine through interviews, anecdotes and photography.
USM Professor of Economics Michael Hillard was interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor as part of a detailed story on Portland's minimum wage.
Illustration of bacteria created by George Danby of the Bangor Daily News
Senior Biology students Susan Duong and Jennifer Suttles warn others to beware the hype and "do more research" when it comes to new and exciting fields of science in a recent Bangor Daily News op-ed.
Travis Wagner
Filling lidless recycling bins and emptying them in the street is leaving a trail of litter in its wake, according to USM study of recycling in two Portland neighborhoods. Travis Wagner, a professor of Environmental Science and Policy in USM's Muskie School of Public Service, was interviewed about the study by the Portland Press Herald in a story that appeared on May 9.
NASA image of Mercury passing the sun
Edward Gleason, the manager of USM's Southworth Planetarium, joined Maine Public Radio's Irwin Gratz May 9 to talk about Mercury's trek across the sun.
Photo of a student in cap and gown from the University of Southern Maine's 2015 Commencement ceremony
There are many great stories to be told from the Class of 2016, read about just a few of our featured graduating students, who have made the most out of their time here at USM.
Graduating veteran Gary Johnson with Sen. Susan Collins and USM President Glenn Cummings
The University of Southern Maine celebrated its graduating veterans May 5 with a medal ceremony and a keynote speech by Sen. Susan Collins.
Community Electronic Waste Recycling Day
People in more than 700 cars emptied gadgets and appliances onto the Woodbury Center parking lot for USM's fourth annuall Community Electronic Waste Recycling Day.
A recent feature story in The Forecaster newspaper on Maine's growing Islamic population included interviews with two people from USM: Reza Jalali, a USM coordinator of multicultural student affairs, and Fahmo Ahmed, a Somali student who attends USM's Lewiston-Auburn College.


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