A newly-opened free occupational therapy clinic on the University of Southern Maine (USM) Lewiston campus allows Master in Occupational Therapy (MOT) students to provide specialized therapy to real patients with limited or no health insurance. In a field with a growing workforce need, the clinic will make our students highly competitive.
Each semester, a dozen nursing students get in-the-field experience running two weekly nursing clinics while addressing the health needs of high poverty/highly diverse neighborhoods through the innovative Bayside Community Nursing Partnership.
The innovative Unum Scholars program offers up to a dozen USM students part-time work at the Fortune 500 insurance company each year. The students, whose fields of study include everything from risk management to English, are often hired full-time after graduation.
As demand for engineers in Maine continues to rise, our engineering programs grow and thrive. Our new magazine, USM Connects, highlighted recent engineering graduates in a three-part series, starting with Julie Doxsey '13, who works at Tyler Technologies — the largest public sector software company in the U.S.
Concussion expert and alumnus Michael "Micky" Collins, Ph.D. '91 recently returned to the University of Southern Maine (USM) to give a lecture on sports-related concussions. During his talk, Collins credited USM with making him a better researcher and an empathetic clinician, saying "I am just so thankful for the University and the education I had here."
Environmental science students have created a sustainable aquaponics lab — an ecosystem that combines raising fish with cultivating plants in water. In this symbiotic environment, the water from the baby tilapia provided nutrients for 14 pounds of harvested rainbow Swiss chard and cilantro.
USM Art Department, galleries go 'grassroots' for Spring 2018 season
The University of Southern Maine's Department of Art and Galleries kick off their spring 2018 season of exhibitions and programs with "Cross Pollinating the Grassroots: Works of the Beehive Design Collective" at USM's AREA Gallery, with much to follow in the coming months.
School of Music announces robust Spring 2018 season
The USM School of Music announces its full lineup of performances and events for the spring semester, including the popular Faculty Concert Series, a production of the musical “A Man of No Importance,” music education workshops and the Maine premiere of the choral masterwork, "Requiem for my Mother."
USM earns federal EPA awards for recycling, food recovery
For the seventh time in four years, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has honored the University of Southern Maine's efforts to reduce and reuse waste at its campuses in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston.
In the February 2018 episode of the University's popular television show, USM President Glenn Cummings sits down with guests from the USM School of Nursing, the recently-developed Food Studies minor and the renowned Department of Engineering to discuss the many workforce initiatives taking place across the University.