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Portrait of Marty Zanghi
USM's Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy has been awarded a $600,000 grant to help young people raised in Maine's foster system to prepare for college and the workforce.
Husky Hunger Initiative Logo
Bosse, a senior Social Work major, co-founded the Husky Hunger Initiative with fellow student Azia Gilbert, a senior in the Women and Gender Studies program to ensure that no USM student goes hungry.
Portland Empowered Logo
Portland Empowered is looking to improve education within the Portland Public School system by increasing leadership opportunities for students and parents when it comes to deciding matters such as the curriculum.
Screenshot of Osher Map Library 3D imaging webpage
The 3D imaging project currently underway at the Osher Map Library (OML) at the University of Southern Maine was recently covered by Brooklyn-based arts blog "Hyperallergic."
Books on stack in USM Special Collection
Several faculty members from the University of Southern Maine community have recently penned new publications, earning praise and acclaim from peers and the community.
Portrait of Flynn Ross
Flynn Ross, who leads USM's Extended Teacher Education Program, is advocating for more training and higher pay for Maine's school teachers. In a Bangor Daily News article published on March 15, Ross described her belief in the need for new professionals to take the place of a graying population of teachers and the need to pay them more money.
portrait of Ryan Wallace
A "MarketWatch" story on the City of Portland's influx of higher income workers and their gentrification of neighborhoods included comments from Ryan Wallace, the project director for the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at USM's Muskie School of Public Service.
"The mural will be installed the week of March 21 on the historic, 1892 building housing Amato's at the corner of Main and South streets," wrote reporter Robert Lowell. "The Gorham mural is being developed on three permanent sign panels with acrylic, outdoor paints that cost $652. An exterior varnish will protect the mural from the elements after it is mounted."
Photo of USM student athlete Peyton Dostie hurdling
University of Southern Maine senior Peyton Dostie set two school records Friday en route to winning the pentathlon during the first day of competition at the 2016 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships held at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.
The University of Maine System Board of Trustees has approved tenure for four USM faculty members: Kelly Hrenko Ph.D., Yuseung Kim Ph.D, Alexander Lapidus Ph.D. and Peter J. Woodruff Ph.D.


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