Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

Newsletters are produced by the Office of Research Administration and Development, under the leadership of Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs – Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity; and Dean of Graduate Studies.

Got a research story?  Please help us spread the word about the exciting research and scholarship happening at USM!  Send your short (<300 word) story detailing your scholarly endeavors to share with faculty, staff and administrators through this newsletter. Please write for a general audience; feel free to include a photograph or illustration. 

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Current issues:

December 2013 (*fourth issue in locally-based research series)

November 2013 (*third issue in locally-based research series)

October 2013 (*second issue in locally-based research series)

September 2013 (*first issue in locally-based research series)

Previous issues:

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

Check out past issues:


September 2011 - First Issue

September 2011 - Second Issue

October  2011

November 2011

December 2011


March 2012

May 2012

September 2012

October 2012

December 2012

Research Mission

To support research, scholarship and creative activity to: promote knowledge, discovery and practical application to advance Maine's economy, communities and the quality of life for Maine citizens; to strengthen classroom education and transform the lives of students through real world learning opportunities; and to support faculty and staff commitment to excellence in scholarly accomplishments regionally, nationally and internationally.