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USM students learning leadership in South Africa

Some of USM's most immersive and memorable learning happens on the other side of the world. Students in a leadership project recently journeyed to the South African town of Montagu, located about two hours from the African continent's southern tip. They learned to improve as leaders by first learning to overcome their sense of remoteness.
 Health and Sport Sciences and Clinical Education Coordinator Noel Neptune with USM students Shelby Watts (left), District One's representative to the NATA's Student Leadership Committee, and Leah Dell (right)

Students Dell and Watts represent Athletic Training Program on national stage

2016 has been a year filled with academic accomplishments for students in the University of Southern Maine Athletic Training Program. The accolades and recognition continued at this year's National Athletic Trainers' Association's (NATA) annual convention in Baltimore.

Slate highlights digital work of USM’s Osher Map Library

Slate Magazine has featured USM's Osher Map Library and its vast digital collection in a story titled, "Mapping the Archives."

USM announces Dean's List for Spring 2016

The University of Southern Maine congratulates those students who have been named to the 2016 Spring Semester Dean's List!

Instagram takeover: Leadership Study Abroad in South Africa

Students Allison Johnston and Laura Personette will guide followers on the journey as they and fellow classmates travel to the town of Montagu, where for the next week-plus, they’ll be working with the people in its communities.

Darien Brahms on leaving music and finding history at USM

About 25 years after Darien Brahms quit school for rock music, the Portlander quit music for school. Now 49, she's a newly minted USM alumna with a bachelor's degree and a new career trajectory. In the fall, the rocker who toured Europe will begin studying U.S. history at the University of Maryland. She plans to earn a Ph.D.

USM's first-in-Maine center for students in recovery, founder/student Andrew Kiezulas featured by local media

The mission of the Recovery Oriented Campus Center, or ROCC, is to help recovering students complete their degrees and encourage others in recovery to enroll in classes.

USM partnering in initiative to fight lung cancer

The Maine Economic Improvement Fund, administered by USM’s Muskie School of Public Service, will contribute $200,000 towards a $5 million statewide initiative to improve the prevention, early detection and treatment of lung cancer.

USM researcher interviewed for Press Herald story about opioid crisis

A Portland Press Herald story about the ongoing opioid crisis included comments from USM's Lindsey Smith, a research associate at the Muskie School of Public Service's Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy.

Hager interviewed in Sun Journal story about rising graduation rates for Somalis

A feature story in Sunday's Sun Journal about rising graduation rates and hard work among Somali students included quotes by Pat Hager, who coordinates the writing center at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College.