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USM's Travis Wagner interviewed by Portland Press Herald about study of city's recycling program

Filling lidless recycling bins and emptying them in the street is leaving a trail of litter in its wake, according to USM study of recycling in two Portland neighborhoods. Travis Wagner, a professor of Environmental Science and Policy in USM's Muskie School of Public Service, was interviewed about the study by the Portland Press Herald in a story that appeared on May 9.

Manager of USM's Southworth Planetarium interviewed on Maine Public Radio

Edward Gleason, the manager of USM's Southworth Planetarium, joined Maine Public Radio's Irwin Gratz May 9 to talk about Mercury's trek across the sun.

Stories of graduating students from the Class of 2016

There are many great stories to be told from the Class of 2016, read about just a few of our featured graduating students, who have made the most out of their time here at USM.

Sen. Collins praises graduating veterans for ‘determination and excellence’

The University of Southern Maine celebrated its graduating veterans May 5 with a medal ceremony and a keynote speech by Sen. Susan Collins.

More than 40 tons of old gadgets collected at USM’s Community Electronic Waste Recycling Day

People in more than 700 cars emptied gadgets and appliances onto the Woodbury Center parking lot for USM's fourth annuall Community Electronic Waste Recycling Day.

USM's Jalali and Ahmed featured in Forecaster story about Muslims in Maine

A recent feature story in The Forecaster newspaper on Maine's growing Islamic population included interviews with two people from USM: Reza Jalali, a USM coordinator of multicultural student affairs, and Fahmo Ahmed, a Somali student who attends USM's Lewiston-Auburn College.

Press Herald highlights surging enrollment at USM

The Portland Press Herald highlighted rising enrollment numbers at USM in a May 4 story. So far, enrollment for fall 2016 increased by 10 percent and out-of-state students jumped 28 percent, wrote reporter Joe Lawlor.

540 hours of community service completed at 7th annual Husky Day of Service

179 USM volunteers donated around a total of 540 hours of their time to 18 community organizations on USM's annual day of giving back.

USM students helping local children learn about environmental science

Longfellow Elementary School fifth-grader Rachel Martin dipped her hand into a net and squealed, "I touched a bug!" A few moments later, she gazed at her wriggling catch, swimming among the dozens captured in Portland's Capisic Brook. The centimeter-long amphipods are a sign that the water quality is poor, explained Renee Dugal, a University of Southern Maine environmental science major.

USM 2016 Commencement features speaker George Mitchell, student speaker Melissa Bell and honorary degree recipient Meredith H. Jones

On Saturday, May 14, approximately 950 undergraduate and graduate students will gather for USM's 136th Commencement ceremony, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. Former Senator George Mitchell will deliver the keynote address.