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Reza Jalali shares message of inclusion with Augusta crowd

USM's Reza Jalali took his message of inclusion to the University of Maine at Augusta recently, speaking to attendees of the "Yearning to Breathe Free: The Immigrant Experience in Maine" exhibit at the Michael Klahr Center.

USM’s Cutler Institute awarded $600,000 to help youth raised in foster system

USM's Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy has been awarded a $600,000 grant to help young people raised in Maine's foster system to prepare for college and the workforce.

USM student Courtney Bosse writes op-ed on food insecurity for Portland Press Herald

Bosse, a senior Social Work major, co-founded the Husky Hunger Initiative with fellow student Azia Gilbert, a senior in the Women and Gender Studies program to ensure that no USM student goes hungry.

VIDEO: Portland Empowered looks to put Portland Public School students on the path to success by engaging students, parents

Portland Empowered is looking to improve education within the Portland Public School system by increasing leadership opportunities for students and parents when it comes to deciding matters such as the curriculum.

Osher Map Library digitization project covered in arts blog ‘Hyperallergic'

The 3D imaging project currently underway at the Osher Map Library (OML) at the University of Southern Maine was recently covered by Brooklyn-based arts blog "Hyperallergic."

Recent faculty publications receive acclaim, covered in the Free Press

Several faculty members from the University of Southern Maine community have recently penned new publications, earning praise and acclaim from peers and the community.

Bangor Daily News publishes Flynn Ross's plea to increase pay for Maine teachers

Flynn Ross, who leads USM's Extended Teacher Education Program, is advocating for more training and higher pay for Maine's school teachers. In a Bangor Daily News article published on March 15, Ross described her belief in the need for new professionals to take the place of a graying population of teachers and the need to pay them more money.

Online publication "MarketWatch" features economist Ryan Wallace of USM's Muskie School of Public Service

A "MarketWatch" story on the City of Portland's influx of higher income workers and their gentrification of neighborhoods included comments from Ryan Wallace, the project director for the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at USM's Muskie School of Public Service.

American Journal features work of USM Artist-in-Residence in downtown Gorham

"The mural will be installed the week of March 21 on the historic, 1892 building housing Amato's at the corner of Main and South streets," wrote reporter Robert Lowell. "The Gorham mural is being developed on three permanent sign panels with acrylic, outdoor paints that cost $652. An exterior varnish will protect the mural from the elements after it is mounted."

Peyton Dostie becomes USM’s first female athlete to win NCAA national championship, earns All-American in 60-meter hurdles

University of Southern Maine senior Peyton Dostie set two school records Friday en route to winning the pentathlon during the first day of competition at the 2016 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships held at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.