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Photo of USM graduate Zahra Abu being sworn in as a member of the Portland Police Department. Photo courtesy of the Portland Press Herald
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.
Military Friendly logo
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.
Photo of cover of book Windscapes: A Global Perspective on Wind Power, co-authored by USMs Firooza Pavri
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"
Photo of Reza Jalali, coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs at USM
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.
Photo of USM Professor Bert Smoluk
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.
Photo of USM professor of public health Andrew Coburn
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.
Photo of USM music associate professor Daniel Sonenberg
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 Professor Daniel Martinez
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.
Photo at first-ever Doctor of Nursing Practice student presentations
A first-in-Maine doctoral program aimed at training nurses to be policy makers and procedural experts graduated its first class Friday, Dec. 18 at the University of Southern Maine.
Photo of the Behavioral Health Center and Education Fair at USM
The Behavioral Health Career and Education Fair at the University of Southern Maine had a special focus on reaching out for participants to organizations such as the Young People in Recovery.


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