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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.
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USM professor highlighted in national press for COVID-19 gender data research

The work of biological anthropologist Heather Shattuck-Heidorn — a USM assistant professor with ties to Harvard University — is drawing national attention for her work to understand why more men than women are dying from COVID-19.
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Check out this New York Times article cowritten by Alum Heather Shattuck-Heidorn

More men than women are dying of Covid-19. The numbers are striking. In Italy, men in their 50s died at four times the rate of women in their 50s. Globally, twice as many men than women may be dying of Covid-19....

Congratulations to our newest graduates! Watch USM’s 140th Commencement: Online Celebration!

Congratulations to our newest graduates! Watch USM’s 140th Commencement: Online Celebration!

2020 Outstanding Geography-Anthropology Students

2020 Outstanding Geography-Anthropology Students
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Fulbright candidate Julia Gustafson '20 to study landscape archeology abroad next year

USM senior and 2020 Fulbright candidate Julia Gustafson, of Falmouth, Maine, is weighing several graduate school options for next year — all of them prestigious and international.
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USM Geography-Anthropology Welcomes Amy Mills as New Part-time Associate Professor in Geography

Join us in welcoming Amy Mills, PhD, to the Geography Anthropology Department here at USM in her role as Part-time Associate Professor in Geography. She will be teaching GEO 101: Human Geography beginning in the Spring semester of 2020.
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GYA 215/515 Antigua Field Program in Historical Cultural Ecology June 5-27, 2020

The USM Department of Geography-Anthropology will offer a 3-week Summer Field Program in historical cultural ecology on the Caribbean island of Antigua.
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Congratulations to Lilah Akin for being awarded The In Kinship Archives & Performance Fellowship through Open Waters

Congratulations to Lilah Akin for being awarded The In Kinship Archives & Performance Fellowship through Open Waters. She is working on her second BA in Geography-Anthropology with a specialization in Cultural and Natural Heritage Management.
City Arborist Jeff Tarling stands before this year’s holiday tree at Monument Square. Staff photo by Derek Davis

This Years Christmas Tree Has Suprisingly Deep Roots - A Portland Press Herald Article About Geography-Anthropology alum Jeff Tarling

The Norway spruce that graces Portland’s Monument Square for the holiday season was planted three decades ago by a young city arborist in his first year on the job.

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