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USM professor’s op-Ed discusses China, U.S. economies

USM Professor Joseph W. McDonnell has written an op-Ed for the Bangor Daily News arguing that China’s rise in economic status should not be cause for conflict.
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USM study cited by Portland leaders as the city begins rolling out thousands of lidded recycling bins

A USM study was cited by Portland leaders as they began rolling out thousands of lidded recycling bins to homes.
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Missouri Public Radio interviews USM's Andrew Coburn about rural hospitals

A Missouri Public Radio reporter interviewed USM's Andrew Coburn for a story on financial pressures faced by rural hospitals.

USM working with SmilePartners to help financially struggling people receive dental care

The University of Southern Maine is working with a growing list of partners in the community to ease barriers for people with limited means to access high quality comprehensive dental health care.
NPR’s Tom Ashbrook

NPR’s Tom Ashbrook and “On Point” coming to USM on Aug 3.

NPR’s Tom Ashbrook and “On Point” will record a show at USM on August 3. Guests will include Dick Barringer, Professor emeritus at the Muskie School of Public Service, and USM Alumna Heather Sanborn, a Maine legislator from Portland and co-owner of Rising Tide Brewing Company.
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USM partners with Maine Med and UVM on $20 million National Institutes of Health project

The University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service is partnering with Maine Medical Center and the University of Vermont on a $20 million National Institutes of Health initiative aimed at quickening the speed at which research makes the ‘bench-to-bedside’ journey from the laboratory to improved patient care.
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USM's Pious Ali and Reza Jalali honored by Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine

The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine honored USM's Pious Ali and Reza Jalali at its annual meeting on June 11. The organization gave Pious Ali the Gerda Haas Award for Excellence, citing "his ongoing multi-faceted work in Maine fostering meaningful dialogue across cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic and faith-based barriers."

President's Award for Community Engagement

Dr. Tracy Michaud-Stutzman, chair of the Tourism & Hospitality program was recently awarded the President's Award for Community Engagement.
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Maine Public profiles Portland Empowered on radio program

Maine Public recently profiled the Portland Empowered, which was created with support from USM, in its evening radio show, Maine Things Considered. nThe story by reporter Robbie Feinberg was titled, "To Help Immigrants Succeed, Parents Work With Schools To Overcome Language Barrier.

Food waste reduction - Muskie workshop

Muskie School Workshop: Food Waste Reduction & Recovery for K-12 Schools & Institutions Food waste and food recovery are on the radar of schools, towns, institutions, environmental groups and the hospitality industry. In this workshop we look at how Maine schools, institutions and restaurants can set up and operate data driven food waste reduction and recovery programs and achieve economic and environmental benefits by keeping leftover food out of the dumpster. Guest speakers from schools, municipalities, businesses and the hospitality industry will share their perspective and practices.

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