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In a report prepared for the Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, researchers at the Muskie School of Public Service captured the first-hand experiences and input of long-term care supports and services consumers, family members, workers, advocates, and community members so that their voices might become an integral part of state-wide planning for such services and supports.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2012 Gulf of Mexico Voyage on a rolling basis until all the legs of the voyage are filled. We anticipate this year’s voyage starting on May 22, 2012.
Associate Professor of Philosophy Kate Wininger will be presenting a paper at the 43rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) being held March 15-18, 2012, in Rochester, NY.
Associate Professor of English Lucinda Cole will be presenting at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, being held March 22-24, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas.
University of Southern Maine is proud to be a part of The Inaugural Conference of the United Arab Emirates' Gender and Women's Studies Consortium entitled "Gender and Women's Studies in the Arab Region."
The Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) project at the University of Southern Maine, directed by AMS Associate Professor S. Monroe Duboise and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was featured in the January 19, 2012 edition of the Gorham Times.
Ellen McCann Labbe, a graduate student in the USM Biological Sciences Department, is researching the population genetics of river herring in the Gulf of Maine. She hopes to shed light on how landscape features and human activity have shaped the genetic differentiation between alewives in Maine watersheds.
Dr. Louis F. Gainey, Jr.'s article "The Effects of Temperature, Season, and Nitric Oxide on Clearance Rates in Isolated Gills of the Heterodont Clams Mercenaria mercenaria and Arctica islandia," was published in the December 2011 Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology (Vol. 409, pp. 160-165).
David Gagne, a student in the computer science program, mentored by USM Professor Clare Bates Congdon, was recently awarded Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) 2012 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award.
LAC Leadership Studies Professor and Research Council co-chair, Liz Turesky focuses her research on "Women in Leadership," an organizational behavior and development perspective about continuous improvement practices in the public and private sectors and engaged student learning pedagogy, particularly Kolb’s experiential learning model applied to coaching, career development, leadership development, and student learning about leadership. What's really exciting about her research is the way in which she studies the multicultural perspective of women leaders.

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