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USM researchers write first-of-its-kind economic analysis of Maine’s growing wedding industry

The Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at University of Southern Maine has partnered with the newly created Maine Wedding Report to issue “Marry ME,” a first-of-its kind economic analysis of Maine’s growing wedding industry.
Regan Thibodeau on '207'

USM graduate, first Deaf Mainer to earn Ph.D., appears on '207'

Regan Thibodeau of Falmouth, the first Deaf person from Maine to earn a Ph.D., recently appeared on News Center Maine’s “207” program to describe her experience.
USM Update taping May 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' May 2019

In the Season 3 finale of "The USM Update," USM Provost Jeannine Uzzi welcomes guests from across the university to discuss new studies and a new degree in Leadership, excellence in athletics and, with some of our graduating students, life during and after their time at USM.
Portrait of Regan Thibodeau

Regan Thibodeau, 2019 Featured Graduate

When Regan Thibodeau picks up her degree this Spring, the Falmouth woman will become the first deaf Maine native to earn a doctorate and one of a shockingly few number of deaf doctorate-holders worldwide. Thibodeau, who has taught for years at USM, says she wants her Ph.D. — in public policy with a concentration in educational leadership — to show other deaf people that it can be done. And she hopes it will happen more often.

USM’s Muskie School of Public Service launches free workplace violence prevention training

The University of Southern Maine, in collaboration with Maine Small Business Development Centers, has launched a free online program to train small business retail workers in preventing and responding to violence.
Portrait of Jarvis Thanex Louis

Jarvis Thanex Louis, 2019 Featured Graduate

Jarvis Thanex Louis spoke no English when he left his home of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti in the months that followed the 2010 earthquake. Maine and the University of Southern Maine became his place to start over away from the reminders of the tragedy. "In Haiti, every day you saw something that reminded you of what happened: you lost all of your friends; you lost family members."In Maine, he found peace. He learned English with the help of library staff — "They are my favorite people at USM," he says — and the farmer's son began taking classes in Environmental Science.
Intercultural grad ceremony 2018

USM Commencement 2019 — Affiliated ceremonies and events

Leading up to the University of Southern Maine 2019 Commencement, many departments are busy with special events celebrating the accomplishments of their graduating students in a more intimate setting.

Best research paper award

Congratulations to Dr. Tracy Michaud, Assistant Professor in Tourism and Hospitality, and undergraduate student Chris Henchcliffe for receiving Best Research Paper at the NENA CHRIE (Northeast North American Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education) conference at Penn State last weekend. Another great example of a successful, collaborative faculty-student research project!
Portrait of Meredith Sells

Meredith Sells, 2019 Featured Graduate

Meredith Sells had worked for five years on Wall Street — cultivating relationships and helping her clients invest their money — when she decided to return to Maine and enroll at the University of Southern Maine. For a young woman who grew up in Cape Elizabeth and had succeeded in New York City, it was an abrupt shift. But Sells, who describes herself as a “curious chameleon,” is a formidable person with the talent and drive to achieve her goals.
Taping "The USM Update" April 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' April 2019

In the April episode of "The USM Update," University of Southern Maine (USM) Provost Jeannine Diddle Uzzi steps in for President Glenn Cummings and welcomes guests to talk about scholarships, graduate programs that put students to work and the many opportunities for students to study languages at USM.

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