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photo of students Laura Personette and Allison Johnston
Some of USM's most immersive and memorable learning happens on the other side of the world. Students in a leadership project recently journeyed to the South African town of Montagu, located about two hours from the African continent's southern tip. They learned to improve as leaders by first learning to overcome their sense of remoteness.
 Health and Sport Sciences and Clinical Education Coordinator Noel Neptune with USM students Shelby Watts (left), District One's representative to the NATA's Student Leadership Committee, and Leah Dell (right)
2016 has been a year filled with academic accomplishments for students in the University of Southern Maine Athletic Training Program. The accolades and recognition continued at this year's National Athletic Trainers' Association's (NATA) annual convention in Baltimore.
Image from the Osher Map Library
Slate Magazine has featured USM's Osher Map Library and its vast digital collection in a story titled, "Mapping the Archives."
USM student studying in Wischamper Center on the Portland Campus
The University of Southern Maine congratulates those students who have been named to the 2016 Spring Semester Dean's List!
Students Allison Johnston and Laura Personette
Students Allison Johnston and Laura Personette will guide followers on the journey as they and fellow classmates travel to the town of Montagu, where for the next week-plus, they’ll be working with the people in its communities.
Darien Brahms
About 25 years after Darien Brahms quit school for rock music, the Portlander quit music for school. Now 49, she's a newly minted USM alumna with a bachelor's degree and a new career trajectory. In the fall, the rocker who toured Europe will begin studying U.S. history at the University of Maryland. She plans to earn a Ph.D.
Photo of USM Student Andrew Kiezulas during an interview with WCSH 6 TV
The mission of the Recovery Oriented Campus Center, or ROCC, is to help recovering students complete their degrees and encourage others in recovery to enroll in classes.
Portland Press Herald
The Maine Economic Improvement Fund, administered by USM’s Muskie School of Public Service, will contribute $200,000 towards a $5 million statewide initiative to improve the prevention, early detection and treatment of lung cancer.
Portland Press Herald
A Portland Press Herald story about the ongoing opioid crisis included comments from USM's Lindsey Smith, a research associate at the Muskie School of Public Service's Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy.
Sun Journal
A feature story in Sunday's Sun Journal about rising graduation rates and hard work among Somali students included quotes by Pat Hager, who coordinates the writing center at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College.


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