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University of Maine System enrollment gap examined in Portland Press Herald

A Portland Press Herald report on enrollment across the University of Maine System showed that despite a small system decline, the seven campuses made up for the loss financially with an increase in out-of-state students.

Maine’s education needs op-ed by USM’s Flynn Ross featured in Bangor Daily News

USM associate professor of teacher education and coordinator of the Extended Teacher Education Program, Flynn Ross discussed the education struggles Mainers face in an op-ed featured in the Bangor Daily News.

USM President Glenn Cummings speaks to MPBN about University revival

President Glenn Cummings spoke with MPBN discussing USM's revival. “USM is the community engaged civically involved highly metropolitan university that is engaged with business and nonprofit opportunities for our students, which is our unique niche.”

USM School of Music’s Anastasia Antonacos featured by The Maine Mag on Love Maine Radio

USM School of Music’s professor Dr. Anastasia Antonacos was featured by The Maine Mag in an interview by Dr. Lisa Belisle on Love Maine Radio. She was recently named one of the 100 Most Influential People of Portland by the Phoenix due to her distinguished concert career.

USM alumnus Gary Williamson inducted into Maine Baseball Hall of Fame

USM alumnus Gary Williamson of Bethel was inducted into Maine Baseball Hall of Fame due to his passion, commitment and dedication to the sport.

USM's Karen Wilson speaks to MPBN about citizen science

USM Department of Environmental Science and Policy Associate Research Professor Karen Wilson spoke to MPBN about Maine volunteers contributing their time for citizen science projects.

USM Provost Dr. Uzzi featured in summer 2016 Maine Humanities Council newsletter

USM Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Uzzi wrote a feature article for the summer 2016 issue of the Maine Humanities Council newsletter entitled, “How I Learned to Read the Odyssey.” She discloses that the theme of Homer’s Odyssey never revealed itself until she began reading it with combat Veterans.

Media highlights USM’s Laura Stevens, winner of the Presidential STEM award

USM alumna, Laura Stevens won The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, which is given to outstanding K-12 science and mathematics teachers from across the country. Stevens received a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation to be used at her discretion. Stevens currently teaches at Kaler Elementary School as well as at USM teaching ETEP.

Muskie School community partnership featured in Portland Press Herald story on bridging cultural communication gaps

USM’s Muskie School of Public Service strives to bridge cultural communication gaps with a community partnership entitled, ‘Portland Empowered.’ The initiative's goal is to work closely with students and parents to create innovative ways to increase their involvement in education and empower the immigrant community.

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

The Sun Journal featured quotes by USM's Pat Hager regarding hard working Somali students and the University's rising graduation rates.