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State of Maine report commends USM’s Veterans Services office

The work of USM's Veterans Services office was praised in a recent report by the State of Maine calling for the expansion and revamping of Maine's Bureau of Veterans Services.

Muskie School’s Joseph McDonnell discusses Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy in Portland Press Herald op-ed

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Joseph McDonnell, professor of Public Policy and Management in the Muskie School of Public Service, reflected on the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a Portland Press Herald op-ed.

New Vice President for Advancement and President of the USM Foundation George Campbell interviewed in Keep ME Current

Find out what George N. Campbell, University of Southern Maine’s new vice president thinks about advancement featured in Keep ME Current.

Maine's own 'Punxsutawney Phil' Sleeps Through Groundhog Day, says USM Professor

Maine's groundhogs will likely sleep in for their own Feb. 2 holiday, waking instead around Valentine's Day with desire for a mate, says expert Christine Maher, a USM professor of biology.

USM Huskies athletic teams ‘Think Pink’ and support veterans this weekend

USM basketball and track teams are ‘Thinking Pink’ in an effort to raise funds for cancer research and the women's ice hockey team is supporting veterans through the Wounded Warrior project. USM takes pride in hosting these student-athlete annual charitable events because they are an important philanthropy opportunity that gives us a chance to give back to our community.

USM Athletic Training Student Leah Dell wins quiz bowl, earns scholarship at Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association conference

The other prize? The quiz bowl victory assures her a place in the National Athletic Trainers' Association student quiz bowl as the representative for District One of the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association.

VIDEO: USM Art alum Justin Levesque ’10 explores Maine’s growing partnership with Iceland through photography, podcast

Learn about the ICELANDx207 project from Levesque and get behind-the-scenes access into his workspace. Plus, hear how the whole idea was possible thanks to the lessons he learned and the connections he made from attending USM.

USM’s Ed Sihler speaks about Time Warner Cable data breach in Morning Sentinel

Ed Sihler, the technical director for the Maine Cyber Security Cluster at the University of Southern Maine warned people about the need for precaution regarding their personal information after the Time Warner Cable data breach, in an article in the Morning Sentinel.

USM hosting MATHCOUNTS competition among area middle schoolers

The young people will compete for three rounds of morning competitions at the John Mitchell Center, which hosts USM's engineering and technology programs. While there, the students will tour the center's mechanical engineering laboratory with Dr. Mehrdaad Ghorashi, an associate professor of engineering. In all, three of the school's faculty members and two staffers will work on competition with a variety of middle school educators and volunteers.

Dean of University of Maine School of Law serves as keynote speaker at MLK celebration

Danielle Conway, dean of the University of Maine School of Law, served as the keynote speaker at the 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, hosted Jan. 18 by the Portland Branch of the NAACP.