Research

USM President Theo Kalikow visits one of the student presenters at Thinking Matters 2013
Theo Kalikow at TM
Environmental Science student Maggie Walsh presents her poster at Thinking Matters 2013
STEM Student
Students work side by side with researchers in the Wise Lab
Students in Lab
Students having a fun experience in the archaeology lab
Future archaeologists
Students participate in research out in the field
Students in the field
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  • Resident Composer receives NEA Grant

    Professor Dan Sonenberg has received a $15,000 award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the orchestration and production of the world-premiere of his opera 'The Summer King' with Portland Ovations at Merrill Auditorium. Concert is scheduled for May 8, 2014. Visit the link provided for information or to buy tickets. More 
  • Ecomaine Sculpture

    Creativity Has No Limits

    USM Art students Virginia Jarvi, Dylan Rohman, and Christopher Perkins, together with Professor of Art Michael Shaughnessy, created a 15' sculpture which was installed at Ecomaine's ash landfill entrance in Westbrook. The rescued pieces include flatware, bed springs, and lobster traps. It highlights the recycling that happens daily at the landfill. More 
  • Student Receives National Recognition

    Jeff Thompson, a USM computer science student mentored by Professor Clare Congdon recently received national recognition as an undergraduate researcher. He was selected as an Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award (Male) 2013.  More 

News & Events

Judy Tupper, DHEd, CPPS, CHES
Judy Tupper, director of the Patient Safety Academy and faculty in the graduate program of public health at the USM Muskie School, writes an op-ed in the Portland Press Herald on September 22 about the new initiative announced at the 5th Annual Patient Safety Academy to “crowd source” a patient safety improvement idea – the promotion of a “No News is No News” campaign to educate and inform consumers about the importance of following up on test results.
Best Practice Display sign
This year the Patient Safety Academy, which was held on the USM Portland campus September 5th, provided opportunity for healthcare professionals, students, and organizations to showcase their patient safety best practices.
The 5th Annual Patient Safety Academy has announced the recipients of the 2014 Rising Tide Award, inaugurated in 2013, which recognizes peer nominated individuals or organizations that advance patient safety within Maine through their leadership, dedication, and innovation. Recipients of the 2014 Rising Tide Award were Angela Dubuc, Director of Clinical Practice at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, and the Maine State Nurses Association.

Faculty Research

Three USM faculty members discuss their research: Dan Stasko, Assistant Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences; Francesca Vassallo, Associate Professor of Political Science; and Christopher Scott, Associate Professor of Exercise, Health, and Sports Science.

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.