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Innovative student research, faculty collaboration highlight Thinking Matters 2016

Abromson Hall echoed with the sound of excitement on April 22 as students from all disciplines and departments presented their innovative and creative capstone posters and oral presentations at Thinking Matters 2016.

USM celebrates 136th Commencement with address by Maine statesman George Mitchell

The University of Southern Maine celebrated its 136th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday with approximately 950 graduate and undergraduate students marching across the Cross Insurance Arena stage following remarks by Maine statesman George Mitchell.

Art alumnus Justin Levesque’s proposed downtown Portland exhibit featured in the Press Herald

Justin Levesque, A 2010 graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography, is looking to open a temporary art gallery in Portland's Congress Square inside a shipping container, according to a Portland Press Herald story.

Senior History major Sam Dexter featured by several media outlets for outstanding baseball season

Dexter has shined for the Huskies this season, becoming USM's career hits and doubles leader earlier in the year. He also earned the honor of becoming the second player in NCAA Division III History to reach 300 career hits.

USM Libraries’ Zip Kellogg and his paddling prowess featured on 'Green Outdoors’

The research librarian is best known not for how quickly he can navigate the course, but for the way in which he paddles down the Kenduskeag Stream.

Professor Valerie Hart releases new book on the history of nursing in Maine

"Maine Nursing: Interviews and History on Caring and Competence," published by Arcadia Publishing and the History Press, tells the story of nursing in Maine through interviews, anecdotes and photography.

USM's Hillard interviewed about Portland's minimum wage in Christian Science Monitor

USM Professor of Economics Michael Hillard was interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor as part of a detailed story on Portland's minimum wage.

Seniors Susan Duong and Jennifer Suttles’s op-ed on the human microbiome published by the Bangor Daily News

Senior Biology students Susan Duong and Jennifer Suttles warn others to beware the hype and "do more research" when it comes to new and exciting fields of science in a recent Bangor Daily News op-ed.

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.