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Photo of a USM student explaining his research from Thinking Matters 2016
Abromson Hall echoed with the sound of excitement on April 22 as students from all disciplines and departments presented their innovative and creative capstone posters and oral presentations at Thinking Matters 2016.
Photo of students walking across stage at The University of Southern Maine's 2016 Commencement
The University of Southern Maine celebrated its 136th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday with approximately 950 graduate and undergraduate students marching across the Cross Insurance Arena stage following remarks by Maine statesman George Mitchell.
Photo of Justin Levesque '10
Justin Levesque, A 2010 graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography, is looking to open a temporary art gallery in Portland's Congress Square inside a shipping container, according to a Portland Press Herald story.
Photo of Sam Dexter throwing baseball at shortstop position
Dexter has shined for the Huskies this season, becoming USM's career hits and doubles leader earlier in the year. He also earned the honor of becoming the second player in NCAA Division III History to reach 300 career hits.
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.


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