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MSW Alums open new practice addressing LGBTQ needs

MSW alumni, Noah Krell ('17) and Dani Fazio ('17), join another colleague, Craig Cardamone, in opening a new practice in Portland, Therapy for People, located on Exchange St.
The USM Update taping December 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' December 2019

In the final 2019 episode of "The USM Update,” USM President Glenn Cummings talks with guests about programming for student veterans, experiential learning partnerships and students in the arts.

Montana newspaper profiles hotel manager Mandy Hotovy ‘06 

A 2006 University of Southern Maine graduate — now the general manager of a Marriott hotel in Big Sky, Montana — was profiled by her local newspaper.
Portrait of Flynn Ross

USM's Flynn Ross joining Maine effort to address teacher shortage

USM’s Flynn Ross has joined a statewide effort to encourage more people to become teachers. Ross, an associate professor and USM’s Teacher Education chair, has been appointed to the Maine Department of Education’s Educator Talent Committee

EPA awards USM $1.75 million to aid environmental programs in southeastern New England

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $1.75 million grant to the University of Southern Maine to create and run a training and technical assistance network overseeing environmental efforts along a section of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastline.
USM Update taping November 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' November 2019

In the November episode of "The USM Update," USM President Glenn Cummings sits down to talk about groundbreaking biology research at USM, global leadership through the Maine Model United Nations program, and how USM is leading the way in sustainable seafood initiatives.

USM students excel in Iceland challenge

For five University of Southern Maine students and recent graduates, it seemed like an icy mission impossible. Fly 2,300 miles to the edge of the Arctic Circle and while still fighting the four hours stolen by an eastbound red-eye flight, team up with students from a variety of prestigious Nordic universities, and find a way to save the world. It became the Iceland challenge.
Heather Whitaker '05G, courtesy Maine Department of Education

Maine's Teacher of the Year, a USM alumna, is proud to be a 'Maine-ah'

USM alumna Heather Whitaker '05G, an alternative education teacher at Gorham Middle School, has been named Maine’s 2020 Teacher of the Year.
School-based policing in Maine report cover

First-ever report on Maine’s school-based policing released by USM's Cutler Institute

The new report, “School-Based Policing in Maine,” funded by the Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group, examines Maine’s increasing use of school resource officers (SROs) and finds that by itself, school policing is not evidenced to significantly reduce school violence or improve school safety.
G2O presentation

Gateway to Opportunity provides area youth with workforce skills

During July and August, high school students from Portland, South Portland and Westbrook participated in Gateway to Opportunity — six-week, work-based learning program helps connect local youth with tangible work experiences during the summer.

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