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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.
Photo courtesy of the Portland Press Herald showing the heroin processing chain
J. David Canarie Jr., adjunct business professor at the University of Southern Maine, believes that the heroin epidemic is "really a manifestation of the evolution of supply chain management -- expanding distribution channels and applying them to heroin distribution."
Photo of Peter Harriman
The Maine Small Business Development Center located at the University of Southern Maine has recently hired local resident Peter Harriman as their new business advisor.
Photo of the Portland Press Herald Housing forum featuring Prof. Emeritus Barringer
The Muskie School's founding director, Richard Barringer, used his prior experience as Maine's previous director of public lands to weigh in on Portland's housing shortage. The lack of real estate calls for more development and protection for Portland tenants.


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