Research

Students having a fun experience in the archaeology lab
Future archaeologists
Environmental Science student Maggie Walsh presents her poster at Thinking Matters 2013
STEM Student
Students participate in research out in the field
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The University of Southern Maine supports research, scholarship and creative activity to:

  • Promote knowledge, discovery, and creative solutions that advance Maine's economy, communities, and the quality of life for all Maine citizens;
  • Strengthen classroom education and transform the lives of students through real world learning opportunities; and
  • Support faculty and staff commitment to excellence in scholarly accomplishments regionally, nationally and internationally.
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    A Global Story

    Think of any brainy kid in a movie or TV show, and his/her room always includes a globe. As Matthew Edney, Osher Professor in the History of Cartography, points out, globes are modern symbols of intelligence and curiosity, while in the past their presence in a painting might have signified vanity, worldliness, or even death. More 

News & Events

Photo credit: Tim Greenway    Photo title: Edward Sihler of the Maine Cyber Security Cluster in his classroom at the Portland USM campus.
Maine Cyber Security Cluster (MCSC) initiative at the University of Southern Maine gives students real-world applications. MCSC is headed up by Glenn Wilson, an associate research professor in USM's Department of Technology.
Muskie School's George Shaler accepts JRSA Yearwood Award
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.
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University of Maine student Jessica Henderson shares her story in a Bangor Daily News op-ed about pursuing a college degree after growing up in Maine's foster care system and the help she's received from the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative.

Thinking Matters 2015

Thinking Matters 2015 was held on Friday, April 24, 2015 in the Abromson Center, on the USM Portland Campus.

Innovative teaching and creative work – whether in a classroom, in a lab or in a studio – are the heart of any dynamic university culture.  At University of Southern Maine, it is showcased at Thinking Matters, a one-day, once-a-year conference, that is a capstone that reflects what's going on all year long in departments all across campus.  2016 Thinking Matters information coming soon.