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Two Maine media outlets highlight pleas for Syrian refugees by USM's Reza Jalali

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.

USM’s Bert Smoluk advises caution in newspaper story about pulling investments from big fossil fuel

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.

Professor Andrew Coburn quoted in Portland Press Herald piece on patient safety penalties

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.

Portland Phoenix spotlights School of Music faculty member who teamed up with former students to release debut rock album

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 Environmental Science professor Daniel Martinez publishes book, 'Valuing Energy for Global Needs'

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.

USM awards doctorates to Maine’s first Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates

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.

Unique USM job fair for people in recovery featured on New England Cable News network

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.

USM business faculty member J. David Canarie Jr. quoted in Press Herald regarding heroin in Maine

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."

Hiring of new business adviser at USM’s Maine SBDC featured in Bangor Daily News

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.

Prof. Emeritus Barringer discusses Portland housing in Press Herald

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.