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photo of Theo Willis
The hour-long radio program "Maine Calling" featured a conversation with Willis, an adjunct faculty member and researcher with the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, as part of its discussion of the popular fish's changing population and ongoing conservation efforts.
Portland Press Herald image of Coach Ed Flaherty
"I am honored and humbled," said Flaherty, who led the team to two championships. "And I feel a little weird about it. I'm still coaching these guys, and if I stay healthy I'll continue coaching them for a little more."
Artist rendering of Portland Campus changes
The Portland Press Herald recently covered plans for an $80 million capital campaign to improve USM's campuses. The story by reporter Noel Gallagher described the approval by the University of Maine System trustees to begin the campaign, which calls for particularly dramatic changes on the Portland Campus, including a new dormitory and student center.
photo of Ardis Cameron
USM Ardis Cameron wrote a recent opinion piece for the Portland Press Herald about the availability of high quality food. Her piece was titled, "'Real food' shouldn't be hard to get in Maine."
Portrait of Andrew King
USM Admissions Director Andrew King described efforts to keep up with radical changes in high school grading in recent radio interview on Maine Public. The story by reporter Robbie Feinberg was titled, "Maine Families Concerned About Proficiency-Based Diplomas Harming Kids' College Chances."
image of Wishcamper Center on the Portland campus
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.
Image of Portland
A new USM-Portland partnership that aims to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to enter teaching was highlighted May 23rd in The Forecaster newspaper. The story by reporter Kate Irish Collins was titled "Portland schools launch initiative to increase staff diversity."
Portrait photo of USM alumna Amy Quirion
After teaching immigrant children from Somalia, Djibouti, Angola, Congo and Kenya in Maine classrooms, USM Education alumna Amy Quirion wants to use her skills as an English teacher abroad. And she's doing it as a Fulbrighter.
Sen. Angus King talking to high school students
U.S. Senator Angus King concluded the 2017 Maine Model U.N. Conference — a three-day gathering of 550 high schoolers at USM's Gorham Campus — with a plea for both risks and compromise. "Learn to make a difference," King told Model U.N. delegates gathered in Gorham's Costello Sports Complex. "Do new things. Err on the side of action."
students holding a horseshoe crab
On Friday, May 19, USM’s Environmental Science and Policy department hosted its annual Southern Maine Children’s Water Festival for nearly 700 4th, 5th and 6th grade students and their teachers from York, Cumberland, Androscoggin, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Kennebec, Franklin and Oxford counties.
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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.
Asia DiBenedetti
Student Asia DiBenedetti wrote an article on the impact of food insecurity on college campuses and how USM is addressing these issues with our own student and staff populations.
USM MMCRI interns 2017
Biology majors Grace McKenzie, Mariah Farrell, and Ron Helderman were among the students who presented results of their 2016-2017 internships at Maine Medical Center Research Institute in April.
Husky senior Sam Campobasso earns All-Conference honors for the USM women's lacrosse team.
Sam Hornblower is a two-time LEC Defensive Player of the Year
With five all-conference selections, it is the most representation Southern Maine softball has had on the Little East Conference All-Conference team since the 2004 season when the Huskies posted a school record 33 wins.
Two-sport standout (men's soccer & tennis) Kyle Curley completes his Huskies' tennis career earning his fourth all-conference citation and is named the Little East Conference Player of the Year.
I have always had the pull to travel and discover new places and people. So, when I had the chance to travel with the University of Southern Maine I jumped at it.
Although geographically Nepal is quite small, it is filled with diversity and pride.
2017 Graduates of the Adult and Higher Education program complete capstone projects.
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USM Events

May 28, 2017
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
May 29, 2017
(All day)
May 29, 2017
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
May 29, 2017
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
May 29, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
May 30, 2017
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Glickman Family Library, Portland
May 30, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
May 30, 2017
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Recovery Oriented Community Center
May 30, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
May 31, 2017
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Glickman Family Library, Portland