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Parent liaison Safiya Mohamed and Portland Empowered's Becca Matusovich
USM’s Muskie School of Public Service strives to bridge cultural communication gaps with a community partnership entitled, ‘Portland Empowered.’ The initiative's goal is to work closely with students and parents to create innovative ways to increase their involvement in education and empower the immigrant community.
The Sun Journal featured quotes by USM's Pat Hager regarding hard working Somali students and the University's rising graduation rates.
Maine SBDC photo
Maine Small Business Development Center named USM’s Christine Long as the 2016 State Star.
image of USM's Lewiston campus
The Multi-Cultural Center at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College is hosting a panel discussion titled, "Help Your Children Succeed in School." The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. and will be located in Room 170 at the Lewiston Campus.
Photo of Daniel Martinez, assistant professor in USM’s Department of Environmental Science and Policy
Martinez was recently commissioned by major science and engineering publisher Elsevier to co-write a book on energy efficiency with his long-time co-author, Ben Ebenhack.
photo of sports complex
USM's Office of Admissions will host a college fair Sept. 27 in Gorham, gathering representatives from more than 160 colleges and universities.
photo of Merasi
Merasi — following musical traditions begun along the trade routes of desert India and performed for maharajas — will take the stage Sept. 29 at the University of Southern Maine.
Portland Press Herald photo of Professor Michael Hillard
USM plans for a new food studies program — including new faculty and paid internships — has drawn media attention.
Molly Ringwald posing for a photo with USM students
Molly Ringwald, the star of 1980's movies "The Breakfast Club" and "Pretty in Pink," chatted and took photos with several dozen USM students on the Gorham campus on Sept. 13.
Rising Tide Award winners Erin Ingalls, Rita Owsiak and Donna McEachern
The annual Maine Patient Safety Academy -- a University of Southern Maine-led event to help workers in Maine hospitals, nursing homes and physician practices keep their patients safe -- honored three exceptional workers with the 2016 Rising Tide Awards.


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