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USM’s Muskie School of Public Service awarded a $233,000 grant to study cost-of-health-care pilot program
USM's Muskie School of Public Service in partnership with Maine Quality Counts and the Maine Health Data Organization has been awarded a $233,000 one year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine new ways of informing patients about the cost of their health care
USM's Osher Map Library highlighted in 'Best Maps of 2016'
A just-published list of best maps by National Geographic includes digitized antique globes at USM's Osher Map Library. The university joins the Swiss national mapping agency, the Central Intelligence Agency and a dozen others to be highlighted among "The Best Maps of 2016."
USM Nursing and Tourism students' trip to Cuba featured in the Portland Press Herald
On December 27, the Portland Press Herald reported on USM's winter session trip to Cuba. Students and faculty from both the Nursing and Tourism and Hospitality programs took part in the first-of-its-kind trip in hopes of learning more about the recently opened nation’s tourism and healthcare industries.
USM Art Department and Gallery announce exhibitions and programs for winter and spring 2017
The USM Art Department and galleries will present two exhibitions this spring showcasing the work of prolific mixed media artist Clint Fulkerson, as well as the creative work of Maine Art Education Association members, who teach in Maine’s public and private schools and universities. USM student exhibitions will include the Student Juried Exhibition, USM Juried Student Selected Works and BFA and BA exhibits.
Recent survey by USM's Muskie School recommends improved analysis of crime data by Maine's law enforcement agencies
A recent survey of law enforcement agencies was conducted by the Maine Statistical Analysis Center at USM's Muskie School of Public Service. Funded by a Bureau of Justice Statistics grant, the survey involved 86 local, county, and state law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Maine and explored the extent to which Maine's agencies are collecting, sharing, analyzing, and using their data.
USM honored with 2016 Environmental Protection Agency award for food recovery
For the fifth time in three years, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has honored USM's efforts to both reduce its food waste and wisely use the waste that remains. In 2015, USM recovered 5.5 tons more food than it did the previous year. And before the semester ended, the 2016 numbers seemed poised to break last year's record total of 71.3 tons of recovered food, food that was then composted or sent to nearby farms as animal feed.
USM's Master of Public Health Program recognized by federal agency ARHQ
Coursework used in the University of Southern Maine's Master of Public Health Program (MPH) was the subject of a case study produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (ARHQ), an agency of the United States Department of Health & Human Services.
USM, Deering High School collaboration on Arabic course recognized in the Forecaster
Adam Tuchinsky, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, was quoted in a Forecaster story on Dec. 12 about USM’s recent collaboration with Deering High School on a successful dual-enrollment Arabic course for high school and USM students. The course will be offered on both Portland and Gorham USM campuses in the spring.
Student Veterans of America awards first-in-Maine grant to USM’s Husky Veterans, announces nominations for USM
A group devoted to helping veterans transition to college -- the Student Veterans of America -- has aimed its nationwide spotlight on efforts by the University of Southern Maine. The DC-based SVA recently awarded its first Maine grant to USM's student-led Husky Veterans. And when the national organization holds its national conference January 5th to 7th in Anaheim, Calif, USM will be represented.
USM School of Music voice faculty Elisabeth Marshall '02 awarded citation from The American Prize
On December 7, Elisabeth Marshall ‘02 was awarded a Special Citation from The American Prize Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award in Vocal Performance (women in art song and oratorio, professional division), for "Outstanding Performance in Music before 1800."