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Michelle Vazquez Jacobus is an Associate Professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences & Leadership and Organizational Studies at LAC. She is currently conducting research on the impact of community engagement in retention, learning, self-esteem and success of non-traditional students at USM, particularly by studying the experiences of students in community engagement classes.
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Dr. Charles Colgan presented at the Oct. 30 conference MaineFocus: Solutions for Maine's Economy.
Dr. Matthew Dean, director of the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research and faculty member in the USM School of Business, was recently quoted in the Portland Press Herald article "Delorme keeping up with a revolution".
The Fall 2013 issue of the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) Newsletter Undergraduate Research Highlights featured the results of research by environmental science alum Gordon Lane and Associate Professor of Environmental Science Travis Wagner in the area of recycling containers and their influence on municipal household recycling rates.
Earlier this month, the USM Muskie School of Public Service co-hosted the 15th Biannual Adult & Juvenile Female Offenders Conference, the only professional conference focused exclusively on women and girls involved with the justice system.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded the USM Muskie School with a Susan Harwood Training Grant to support a program aimed at home care assistants and workers in small, community-based nursing homes.
Mark Silber, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Science at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College, is working on an oral history photo-documentary project with Museum L-A.
Dr. Luisa S. Deprez, Department Chair and Professor of Sociology is working with Dr. Sandra S. Butler, University of Maine Professor of Social Work and Graduate Program Coordinator in the UM School of Social Work, on a yearlong, monthly Bangor Daily News feature series that began on Sept. 1, titled “The People Next Door: Struggles in the Changing Economy.”
Dr. Bruce Thompson’s research addresses environmental factors that impact early childhood language and cognitive development. He currently has two interconnected projects that focus on emergent metacognitive reasoning in early childhood and the role of gender and family socioeconomic status.
The University of Southern Maine, as a member of the Maine Space Grant Consortium, has received funds to award undergraduate ($2000) or graduate ($5000) student fellowships plus $500 towards travel. Open to USM students pursuing a career in physical science, life science, computer science, engineering, K-12 teaching of science, or in the management of science with a strong science background.

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