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.
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 senior Tyler Walsh assessing, addressing pollution in Casco Bay
Research conducted this summer by USM student Tyler Walsh, through an internship with the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership (CBEP), aims to better understand nutrient pollution in Casco Bay.
University of Southern Maine report highlights risk data for youth in each of Maine’s 16 counties
Maine’s young people who are returning to their communities following involvement in the child welfare or youth justice systems should receive more help from local agencies, according to a new report released by researchers from the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service.
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.
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.
Cutler Institute awarded $116k Susan Harwood Training Grant from OSHA
USM is among 79 organizations nationwide to receive the one-year grant and is the research team’s sixth consecutive award from OSHA.
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.
USM, UNH project awarded $60k NSF grant for climate change workshop
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $60,607 grant to the University of Southern Maine to help ignite study of the northern New England coastline and its resilience to climate change.
Replay: 'The USM Update,' September 2019
"The USM Update" is back. This month, we discuss the relatively new Promise Scholarship, the Gateway to Opportunity program, which engages local youth and with meaningful work experiences, and two internships completed by our Food Studies students.