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USM's LaSala and Ziffer answer space questions on 'Maine Calling'

USM physicists Julie Ziffer and Jerry LaSala marked the 60th anniversary of NASA recently on the Maine Public’s talk show “Maine Calling.”

Nursing students photographed giving flu shot in Sun Journal

Photographer Andree Kehn took the photo while the students were participating in a partnership with Central Maine Medical Center, which provides logistical support.

STEM Expo at USM

USM hosted the STEM Expo at the Sullivan Gym with Portland Public Schools and the Community.
USM President Glenn Cummings

Maine North Atlantic Institute at USM hopes to position Maine at center of the trade region’s growing economy

The University of Southern Maine unveiled plans Nov. 1 for the newly formed Maine North Atlantic Institute to forge greater business, educational and social connections between Maine and countries throughout the North Atlantic. The institute will bring together dozens of on-going projects in which USM students and faculty are working with schools such as Reykjavik University in Iceland and the University of Tromso in Norway, and businesses such as Whole Oceans.

USM receives $1 Million Gift to Launch Center for Digital Science and Innovation

The gift from Michael E. Dubyak will address Maine’s critical workforce needs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM,) starting with a new STEM program next summer.

Projected nursing shortage drops as nursing leaders and AARP support passage of Question 4

Projection shows Maine is making progress on RN shortage as voters consider a University Workforce Bond that includes $12 million in proposed nursing investments
Students studying in ELE 172

Statewide support for Question 4

There has been statewide support for Question 4 on the Nov. 6 ballot, from business and health care leaders to residents and more. The bond, if approved, will invest $49 million in the University of Maine System to fund workforce development and infrastructure improvements.
Aquaponics student

Fueled by industry, USM offers online course in aquaponics

USM's Department of Environmental Science and Policy is running an online course covering aquaponics and recirculating aquaculture systems, available for Spring 2019. The class is inspired by the two land-based aquaculture facilities planned for midcoast Maine.
Photo courtesy Ensia

USM's Travis Wagner interviewed on benefits of landfill mining

USM's Travis Wagner, a professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, has been quoted in an article about mining landfills for potentially valuable materials.

What you need to know about upcoming Bond Question 4

If approved by voters on Nov. 6, Question 4 will invest a historic $49 million into Maine's public universities, including USM, to fund workforce development initiatives in nursing, engineering, computer science and more.