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    New England Environmental Finance Center

    USM’s New England Environmental Finance Center (NE/EFC), helps communities across New England identify solutions for financing environmental programs. A recent six-year refunding by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will allow the NE/EFC to continue its vital work. More 
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    Survey Research Center Calling…

    Phone survey research may sound intimidating, frustrating, or boring, but Al Leighton, manager of the Survey Research Center (SRC) at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service, says that his team of interviewers and researchers enjoys doing their work at USM because it is important.  More 

News & Events

MPH students
Muskie School Public Health students Catie Peranzi and Mary-Elizabeth Simms just arrived in Reykjavik, Iceland to complete their academic field experience with University of Iceland in Reykjavik public health faculty and community public health professionals.
Dr. Nathan Hamilton, Associate Professor of Archaeology, was recently awarded the 2016 USM Faculty Senate Award for Teaching. Congratulations to Dr. Hamilton!
Congratulations to Dr. Lydia Savage, Professor of Geography, who was recently awarded USM Women and Gender Studies program's Kathleen I. MacPherson Outstanding Feminist Faculty Award for Feminist Scholarship, Teaching and Service!

Thinking Matters

Thinking Matters 2016 was held on Friday, April 22, 2016 in the Abromson Center, on the USM Portland Campus.

Innovative teaching and creative work – whether in a classroom, in a lab or in a studio – are the heart of any dynamic university culture. At University of Southern Maine, it is showcased at Thinking Matters, a one-day, once-a-year conference, that showcases year-long projects across all disciplines. This year, students from USM, SMCC, and KVCC shared their learning experiences.

Research

The University of Southern Maine supports research, scholarship and creative activity to:

  • Promote knowledge, discovery, and creative solutions that advance Maine's economy, communities, and quality of life for all Maine citizens;
  • Strengthen classroom education and transform the lives of student through real world learning opportunities; and
  • Support faculty and staff commitment to excellence in scholarly accomplishments regionally, nationally and internationally.