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Ziffer, LaSala and Gleason discuss water on Mars on MPBN’s ‘Maine Calling’

The trio chatted about the significance of the recent discovery and if, someday, humans will be able to colonize the Red Planet on the Oct. 7 edition of the program. Click for a full replay.

Mary Anne Peabody's work with Legos profiled on "207" program

The WCSH-TV show "207" profiled the work of play therapy expert Mary Anne Peabody to include Legos into the college classroom.

Levine project awarded $1.5 million U.S. Department of Energy grant

The US Department of Energy has awarded a $1.5 million grant to a group led by Ira Levine, a professor of natural and applied sciences at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College.

USM to host Portland Mayoral Debate in partnership with leading regional institutions

The University of Southern Maine will host a debate among the three candidates for Portland mayor on Oct. 7 at from 7-8:30 p.m. in Hannaford Hall on the USM Portland Campus,

Thriving graduate program in occupational therapy celebrates 20th anniversary

Today — as the master's program on occupational therapy celebrates its 20th anniversary — it has grown to 40 students and is turning away more.

Muskie School's Pious Ali nominated for $100k grant and featured on WCSH6

Muskie School's Pious Ali appeared on WCSH6's "207" news program to discuss his work with Portland Empowered and his nomination for the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award for $100,000 from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.

Students crafting a plea for added sustainability measures

Students hopes to spark an environmental sustainability campaign that might steer planning for USM and the University of Maine System.

USM signs Ocean Cluster partnership strengthening ties to Iceland

President Glenn Cummings and University of New England's President Danielle Ripich, accompanied by Patrick Arnold, majority owner in the New England Ocean Cluster House, signed a partnership agreement that will strengthen the relationship and opportunities with the new marine business incubator, which combines research and development with commercial operations in Portland, and creates strong ties to similar efforts in Iceland.

Professor Vassallo talks online activism in WIRED

In talking with the tech-centric magazine, the head of USM’s social media activism minor mentions that new technologies have increased awareness in times of crisis, but still a larger problem looms.

'Smart Forest' on Gorham campus to provide enhanced educational, research and recreational opportunities

The University of Southern Maine is developing a remotely monitored and publicly accessible research forest on the USM Gorham campus to be used as a resource for students, faculty and the community, as well as various local nonprofit organizations, and state and federal agencies.