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University of Southern Maine listed among nation’s top schools for adult learners
The nonprofit magazine Washington Monthly has named the University of Southern Maine as one of the top four-year schools in the country for adult learners. Its ranking — the first of its kind aimed at students age 25 an over — lists USM at #38. No other Maine school made the list.
USM's Mechanical Engineering Program earns ABET Accreditation
The University of Southern Maine's mechanical engineering program has earned the seal of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
USM chemistry students' work as analysts for Maine beer industry drawing more attention
USM's work to give chemistry students real world experience as analysts and chemical testers for Maine's growing beer industry is once again earning attention. The program was recently featured in the Portland Press Herald and on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition."
USM President Glenn Cummings kicks off 2016-2017 year with optimism and initiatives
Glenn Cummings began his second year as the University of Southern Maine's president with a flurry of announcements including climbing enrollment, a new signed agreement with Iceland's Reykjavik University and a $500,000 gift to provide scholarships for nursing students. The announcements headlined USM's annual Opening Breakfast Thursday on the Gorham Campus with more than 500 of the school's faculty and staff.
USM welcomes new Dean of Students David McKenzie
New interim Dean of Students David McKenzie returns to his hometown of Portland in taking on this new role. He brings nearly twenty-five years as a higher education professional at the community college, comprehensive and research university level, including most recently at the California State University system.
Multicultural Center's Reza Jalali featured in MPBN interview about Muslims in Maine
Recently named one of "50 Mainers charting the state's future" by Maine Magazine, Reza Jalali, USM Multicultural Student Affairs coordinator, was interviewed by Maine Public Broadcasting about his work, including the history of Muslims in the United States, and in particular, Maine.
'Gateway to Opportunity' sparks learning and discovery for 22 Portland high schoolers
The summertime "Gateway to Opportunity" program gathered 22 high schoolers from Portland. During their eight weeks together, and working with USM students, faculty and staff, the groups of rising juniors and seniors were encouraged to find stories in their own neighborhoods and organizations.
USM’s Southworth Planetarium manager, Edward Gleason discussed news from ‘out of this world’ on MPBN
USM’s Southworth Planetarium manager, Edward Gleason was featured by on MPBN’s Maine calling discussing the latest news from inside our galaxy and beyond.
USM and SMCC strengthen partnership with new agreements, including a streamlined transfer process
The presidents of the University of Southern Maine and Southern Maine Community College announced Thursday that they have forged a stronger partnership to benefit students at both institutions, Highlighting a series of new initiatives is Connected Pathways, which will allow SMCC students in selected programs to seamlessly transfer to USM after receiving their associate degrees.
Cruz begins work as USM's first assistant dean for diversity and inclusion
Mariana Cruz, USM's first assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, wants to help her new school become the "University of Everyone."