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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.

Update on situation at Robie-Andrews Hall

Sept. 9, 2015: UPDATE on fire in Robie-Andrews residence hall: All residents of Robie-Andrews are allowed back into the residence hall and there are no injuries. For more information please contact the Dean of Students office at 780-5242.

USM mourns the loss of Dr. John Broida

Dr. John Broida, professor of psychology at the University of Southern Maine, passed away Sunday at the age of 63.

Tourism and Hospitality’s Bermuda cruise course to set sail again in 2016

Students in the University of Southern Maine's Tourism and Hospitality program will continue to be offered a unique, experiential learning experience thanks to a successful luncheon held on the cruise ship that doubles as a USM classroom.

USM welcomes new students to campus

The University of Southern Maine welcomed nearly 1,100 new students, including more than 500 from the Class of 2019, to its residential Gorham campus Saturday morning as a part of USM's annual Welcome Weekend celebration.

USM’s efforts to combat sexual assault featured in the news

Resident assistants (RA) at the University of Southern Maine recently completed a mandatory sexual assault prevention course in preparation for the new school year. The course is part of the university's Campus Safety Project, which helps promote a safe campus environment for all students at USM.