The results are in. According to U.S. News & World Report, Portland, ME is the eighth-best place to live among the 150 most populous cities in America. It’s also considered the safest place to live in the country and the ninth-best place for quality of life. Which adds up to something we’ve known all along: it’s a great place to go to college, too.
Students in our Master’s in Athletic Training program got a workout on their first day of class, thanks to a series of simulated scenarios centered on athlete-focused injuries. With the help of a student actor and the Gorham Fire Department, who lent their real-world expertise, students learned valuable, hands-on lessons during these immersive sessions.
Graduate student Izaak Onos (shown) is an avid cyclist. In 2016, while earning his bachelor’s degree in Geography-Anthropology, he wrote a paper suggesting an unused rail line from Portland to Yarmouth be repurposed as a cycling and walking corridor. This July, legislation inspired by his paper was signed into law, mandating that four rail areas in Maine be examined for that very purpose.
Preserving indigenous stories for the next generation
Dr. Conor Quinn (shown), Assistant Professor of Linguistics, worked alongside Carol Dana — a Language Master for the Penobscot Nation — and University of Maine Professor Margo Lukens to co-author a children’s book written in both English and modern Penobscot. Still They Remember Me is a collection of stories that features Gluskabe, a Penobscot hero whose tales about the natural world teach cultural values to children.
Seth Percy '19: Engineering the future of medicine
Though he studies in the Department of Engineering, USM senior Seth Percy isn't just an electrical engineer. With a concentration in computer engineering, the 25-year-old from Bath is looking to make a difference in the field of medicine — through robotic intervention.
Teaching and scholarship work hand-in-hand for USM's newest Distinguished Professor
For Shelton Waldrep, Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English, classroom discussions with USM students have led to the creation of entire courses — and those courses have led to him writing several highly esteemed books.
While our in-person visits and campus tours are limited, there are still many dynamic opportunities for you to learn about our thriving academic community from home. Attend an informational webinar about our university or a specific academic program, schedule a one-on-one video chat with a current student or an admissions counselor, and more. We’re excited to connect with you!
USM-Boys & Girls Clubs partnership continues to flourish
USM students like Catherine Scheirer ’23 have served as dance teachers and cooking instructors, mentors and tutors, playmates, and confidants to Portland-area youth through a decade-long partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine. It’s good experience for the USM students, most of whom are aspiring teachers. And it’s good for the youngsters, who get another caring adult in their lives.
Join us in celebrating the launch of the Portland Campus Development Project by watching our Virtual Groundbreaking program, featuring remarks from several of our highly accomplished student groundbreakers.