Office of Public Affairs

Replay: 'The USM Update' 4/3/2017

President Cummings interviewing guests from the School of Education and Human Development and Portland Empowered on the set of the USM update

On the April episode of "The USM Update," University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings welcomes guests from the Department of Environmental Science and Policy along with the Office of Sustainability for a discussion on USM’s sustainability efforts. Also, learn how USM students are being prepared to tackle the environmental challenges facing the planet. Watch the segment.

Plus, the demographics in Maine’s classrooms are changing. So how are educators being prepared to teach some of Maine’s newest residents? Guests from the School of Education and Human Development and Portland Empowered, housed in the Muskie School for Public Service, will explain. View the piece.

Finally, a new report from the Muskie School of Public Service disproves years of misconception that records of Maine’s youth in the juvenile justice system are always sealed. President Cummings sits down with two of the report’s authors to learn how that can impact those youths in their future lives. Learn more.

"The USM Update" is a monthly, half-hour program covering all things USM. New episodes air on the first Monday of each month at 8:30 p.m. on the Portland-based Community Television Network (CTN) on channel 5.

"The USM Update" is produced by the USM Office of Public Affairs in partnership with CTN.

The next episode, the 2016-17 season finale, will air Monday, May 1, 2017.


Full replay:


Sustainability Efforts at USM:



Preparing Educators for the Changing Demographics in Maine's Classrooms


'Unsealed Fate': The First In-depth Look at Maine's Juvenile Records System