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USM faculty link humanities with technology

USM Digital Humanities (USMDH) is proud to announce the completion of a project entitled "Portland Women's History Walking Trail," lead by Dr. Eileen Eagan from USM's Department of History and Political Science. This project led to the creation of an application for mobile devices.

Southern Maine Partnership readies for 29th year, names co-directors

The Southern Maine Partnership (SMP) will begin its 29th year as an educational leadership organization with Dr. Anita Stewart McCafferty and Dr. Jeff Beaudry at the helm.

REPLAY: A Conversation with Senator Angus King, former Senator George Mitchell, and former Ambassador Nicholas Burns about the Iran Nuclear Agreement

U.S. Senator Angus King, former U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell and former Ambassador Nicholas Burns hosted a forum at the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine to discuss the nuclear weapons limitation agreement with Iran.

President Cummings announces two new additions to academic leadership team

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings has appointed Joanne Williams interim dean of the College of Management and Human Service and Tara Coste interim executive director of graduate studies.

Alumna Kate Beever ’07 featured for her work in creative arts therapy

University of Southern Maine School of Music alumna Kate Beever '07 was featured by the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) for her strides in the field of creative arts therapy.

Muskie School team earns national award for report unearthing racial bias in Maine's juvenile justice system

The Maine Statistical Analysis Center, located in the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, was recognized by the Justice Research and Statistics Association for one of its most recent reports at the National Forum on Criminal Justice Forum held in Atlanta.

USM offers daughter of a former human trafficking victim a chance at a college degree

The University of Southern Maine, the University of Maine School of Law and CIEE, a nonprofit cultural exchange program based in Portland, are working together to provide educational opportunities for Juhi Khatoon, a young woman from India whose mother was a victim of human trafficking.

USM, SMCC to receive over $2 million in funding from TRiO grant competition

The University of Southern Maine and Southern Maine Community College will receive more than $2 million between them after being declared winners in the recent federal grant competition for TRiO Student Support Services.

USM students rewarded with Next Step scholarships

University of Southern Maine students Daniel Dusabimana and Joseph Mushishi have been awarded Next Step Maine Employee of Promise scholarships by the Maine Development Foundation.

Susan Sepples talks the state of nursing on MPBN radio

Susan Sepples, Associate Professor of Nursing, appeared on the Monday, July 13 edition of "Maine Calling" on MPBN to discuss the state of nursing in Maine as well as the United States.