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Assistant Professor of Art Kelly Hrenko and Associate Professor of Literacy Andrea Stairs co-authored an article entitled "Creative Literacy: A New Space of Pedagogical Understanding" recently published in the journal Across the Disciplines - A Journal of Language, Learning, and Academic Writing.
Dr. Andrew Coburn, Professor of Public Health and Associate Dean of the Muskie School of Public Service, recently co-authored a policy brief as part of the study conducted by the Flex Monitoring Team with funding from the federal Office of Rural Health Policy. USM is one of three institutions (with University of Minnesota and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) on the research team.
This new report funded by the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, and developed by the Maine Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) of the USM Muskie School of Public Service, provides public safety drug arrest trends and recidivism rates of drug offenders admitted to probation in Maine.
Distance Education
For spring 2013, the Muskie School of Public Service will pilot a new distance education program that offers both the unlimited access and flexibility of web-based learning and the face-to-face, student-centered interaction found in traditional classroom learning experiences.
Associate Professor of English Lucinda Cole presented a paper as part of the Prehistory of Animal Studies panel at the 128th Modern Language Annual Meeting just held in early January in Boston.
Dr. Wise and Johnny Wise with an Alligator
The Wise Laboratory of Environmental and Genetic Toxicology has launched a new collaboration with Dr. Louis Guillette, Jr. of the Medical University of South Carolina and with the Kennedy Space Center
We are please to announce our newly published book chapter entitled "Skin Biopsy Applications in Free Ranging Marine Mammals: A Case Study of Whale Skin Biopsies as a Valuable and Essential Tool for Studying Marine Mammal Toxicology and Conservation".
Curtis Bohlen, Director of the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, presented a talk entitled "Casco Bay at USM: Towards Place-based Academic Excellence" on Dec 14th. In his presentation, he shared the vision he has for partnerships with USM and the surrounding communities.
USM Professor of Communication Lenny Shedletsky just published an article in the Journal of Intergenerational Relationship (Volume 10, Issue 4, 2012) entitled “Undergraduates Mentoring Older Adults: Breaking Stereotypes.”
USM English Department faculty member, Professor Lucinda Cole, presented a talk entitled "What Happened to the Rats? Animal Studies and Crusoe's Island Ecology" which is based on her forthcoming book "Imperfect Creatures: Vermin, Literature, and the Sciences of Life."

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