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Michael Hillard, "Shredding Paper"

USM’s Hillard publishes ‘Shredding Paper: The Rise and Fall of Maine’s Mighty Paper Industry’

Michael Hillard, a Professor of Economics and Director of the Food Studies Program at USM, examines the paper industry’s distinctive economic, political and technological histories in his new book, "Shredding Paper: The Rise and Fall of Maine's Mighty Paper Industry."
Robert Sanford co-editor of River Voices

USM storytellers collaborate for new book about the Presumpscot River

USM Professor of Environmental Science and Policy Robert Sanford co-edited the recently published book “River Voices: Perspectives on the Presumpscot” — and he had a raft of USM faculty and staff collaborators on board for the project.
Yanina Nickless

Yanina Nickless named Student Speaker for USM's 2019 Commencement

Yanina Nickless, who will be graduating with her degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics, will speak at this year's Commencement Ceremony, sharing the story of how she came to USM from her home country of Ukraine.
Mark Rank

USM hosts first-in-the-Northeast hunger summit

More than 500 students, faculty and activists gathered recently at the University of Southern Maine for the 2019 Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit, the 13-year-old organization’s first summit in the Northeast.
Maine Calling show logo

Center for Compassion director joins Maine Public for discussion of kindness

Vaishali Mamgain, the director of the Center for Compassion at the University of Southern Maine, served as a guest on Maine Public’s radio call-in show “Maine Calling.” The Feb. 8 show, themed around the issue of kindness, was a part of the PBS celebration of Fred Rogers’ legacy and the airing of the documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.”
Jeffrey DiBartolomeo

Prof. DiBartolomeo featured in article on credit card spending

Jeffrey DiBartolomeo, assistant professor of finance USM School of Business, has been featured in an article discussing the habits of Maine credit card users.
USM update filming October 2018

'The USM Update' Oct. 1, 2018

On this episode of "The USM Update," we discuss how USM is preparing students today for the workforce of tomorrow, through investments in nursing and engineering; expanded career services and hands-on internship placements for students; and increased opportunities for students to gain global skills (and just how they're doing it).
Shaelan Donovan '18

A trailblazer, Shaelan Donovan '18 navigates her own path

Through her internship at the International Marine Terminal in Portland, to being USM's first student to study at Reykjavík University in Iceland, to working for a multinational shipping company, Shaelan Donovan '18 has been a beacon of success in pursuing new global partnerships.
Bangor Daily News photo

MacLeod '10 promoted to managing editor of Bangor Daily News

Dan MacLeod ‘10 has been named the managing editor of the Bangor Daily News, Maine’s second-largest newspaper.
USM Professor Michael Hillard

USM's Hillard shares stories about 'Madawaska Rebellion' at UMFK

Michael Hillard, a University of Southern Maine Economics professor, returned to Northern Maine recently to share some of his research into a 1971 paper mill strike that became known as the “Madawaska Rebellion.” Hillard’s talk, held at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, was covered by the reporter Jessica Potila for the Fiddlehead Focus.

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