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On the day of President Barack Obama's final State of the Union Address, University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings made an appearance on Maine Public Broadcasting Network's (MPBN) "Maine Calling" to talk about the legacy of the 44th president of the United States.
In the wake of David Bowie's death, English professor Shelton Waldrep's recent book, "Future Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie," takes on even more significance as it looks at all aspects of Bowie's career as a musician and performance artist, and traces his contribution to contemporary rock music.
Zahra Abu ‘15 made history last week when she was officially sworn in as a member of the Portland Police department. And according to her family, Abu is only the second Somali police officer in the United States.
The University of Southern Maine has been recognized as one of the top 25 Military Friendly public universities in the country for its work to help veterans succeed.
USM Muskie School of Public Service and Geography Professor Firooza Pavri and co-authors James Aber and Susan Aber just completed their second book, "Windscapes: A Global Perspective on Wind Power"
Pleas of understanding and aid for Syrian refugees by Reza Jalali, the coordinator of USM's Multicultural Student Affairs, drew attention recently by both the Bangor Daily News and WCSH TV.
USM Professor of Finance Bert Smoluk advised caution in a recent Portland Press Herald story about investors pulling their money from companies that hold big oil and coal reserves.
According to Andrew Coburn, professor of public health at the University of Southern Maine, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) could be doing more to reward hospitals that excel or make improvements in areas such as patient safety.
Daniel Sonenberg, associate professor of music at the University of Southern Maine, and three of his former students are set to share their debut album with the public Dec. 18.
USM Environmental Science and Policy Professor Daniel Martinez' book on energy, "Valuing Energy for Global Needs," discusses the need for alternative energy sources, particularly in the developing world.