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Dr. Ervin Staub

USM hosts symposium on active bystandership and inclusivity featuring Libra Scholar, Dr. Ervin Staub

USM welcomes Dr. Ervin Staub professor emeritus of psychology and founding director of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, to present a public talk and symposium on active bystandership and inclusive communities on October 24 - 25 on USM’s Portland Campus. In addition to the public talk and symposium, he will be holding training sessions for USM faculty, staff and students, as well as community leaders on October 23 on the USM Gorham Campus.
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.
Dr. Michael "Micky" Collins '91 and NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr

NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr joins Dr. Michael 'Micky' Collins '91 for USM conversation

NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr recently joined University of Southern Maine alumnus Dr. Michael “Micky” Collins at the Portland Campus for an intimate conversation about concussions and healing.

USM alumni win big at 2019 Emmy Awards

Two University of Southern Maine (USM) alumni added statues to their growing collections of Emmy Awards in September, marking the university's impact on the shifting television landscape.
David Lovejoy

USM alumnus wins second Emmy Award for Alaskan photography

University of Southern Maine (USM) alumnus David Lovejoy ’10 has for the second year in a row won a Creative Arts Emmy Award for his work on the BBC Studios show “Life Below Zero.”
Ayden Roberts

Educational dreams celebrated, made real through USM Promise Scholarship

USM students and members of the public came together Sept. 12 to celebrate The Promise Scholarship, which helps disadvantaged students attend college. The night culminated in a speech by Maine Red Claws President Dajuan Eubanks, who shared his own story of success.
USM Update taping September 2019

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.
portrait of Victor Ivarsson '17

Business alum's degrees prepared him to lead the way in the software industry in Sweden

After earning a double major in International Business and Marketing at USM in only three years, while playing ice hockey and running mid-distance for the track and field team, Victor Ivarrson '17 is pursuing his career dreams in Stockholm.
Dajuan Eubanks

Honor the USM Promise Scholarship at this special evening with Red Claws President Dajuan Eubanks

Register today to join the USM Foundation on Thursday, September 12 at the Abromson Center on the USM Portland Campus for an inspiring evening with Maine Red Claws president and former Harlem Globetrotter Dajuan Eubanks. Eubanks will be the keynote speaker for this event to celebrate the USM Promise Scholarship Program, now in its second year.
Sam Matey and colleagues in Madagascar

USM Voices: Follow recent grad Sam Matey on his journey to Madagascar

Environmental Science grad Sam Matey '19 has been spending his summer studying Madagascar's lemurs with a cohort of international scientists as part of the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership. Follow his journey on his blog, The Weekly Anthropocene, shared here as part of USM Voices.