Portland Campus - Bedford Street construction notice
Due to City of Portland construction, please note that all summer, Bedford Street on the Portland Campus will be restricted to one lane, one-way traffic going from Brighton Avenue down to Forest Avenue. Parking lots/garage will still be accessible. Read more details here.
USM’s Matthew Edney lectures on history of ‘Witchcasset’
USM Geography Professor Matthew Edney spoke recently to the Lincoln County Historical Association on the history of a detailed, pre-Revolutionary War map of the Boothbay, Wiscasset and Westport area. In the map — created around 1771 or 1772 — the area where the town of Wiscasset sits was labeled “Witchcasset.” Edney's talk was covered by reporter Phil Di Vece of the Wiscasset Newspaper.
Students Making a Difference: Mary-Elizabeth Simms ’17
Mary-Elizabeth Simms '17 discusses how courses for her two master's degrees, plus her experience helping to develop the University's new Food Studies program, are helping her prepare for a career in healthcare management.
Broad Changes to Maine's Juvenile Justice System recommended by experts at USM and U Maine Law
Maine's juvenile justice system should shift away from reliance on large facilities like Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland towards a continuum of care utilizing community-based in-home services and evidence-based out-of-home services for youth, according to a new white paper from the Justice Policy Program at the University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service and the Maine Center for Juvenile Policy and Law at the University of Maine School of Law.