Accompanied by the songs and drums of her Native American heritage, Mi’kmaq artist and alum Marissa Joly unveiled her mural, tan wetapeksultiyiq – where we come from, at our McGoldrick Center for Career and Student Success. The mural depicts various Native American symbols and promotes a greater awareness and appreciation of Indigenous history on campus.
Our brand-new, energy-efficient Portland campus residence hall is open! Home to 580 students from USM, Maine Law, and SMCC, there’s a combination of single-occupancy rooms and apartments. Across the street, our new parking garage is equipped with Maine’s largest Level Two EV charging station at 58 spots. Plus, our new indoor 250-bicycle storage area is also the largest in Maine.
Photo courtesy of Alexandra Dietrich
Vocal instructor Alexandra Dietrich ’09 was mid-lesson when Corthell Hall started buzzing with news of her Grammy nomination. Crediting the University of Southern Maine for her work ethic, her role as Associate Artistic Producer on a Boston area production of the opera X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X earned her a trip to Los Angeles with 11 other cast and crew members.
What exactly would a newly-minted Fulbright Scholar with a public radio background do in Bulgaria? Graduate student Graham “GG” Griffith plans to work with other scholars to counter corruption and disinformation. Equal parts excited and terrified, GG is looking forward to spending nine months elevating journalism in Eastern Europe.
Dr. Katherine Ahrens, Assistant Research Professor of Public Health, is part of a team that won an $11 million grant to investigate how Medicaid-funded doulas could help reduce maternal health disparities in the U.S. The study aims to determine if available doula services could improve post-pregnancy health outcomes for people of color and for low-income people.
Our Cybersecurity Ambassadors are hoping to get the message out about online safety via podcast. Since their debut, they’ve recorded detailed, full-length interviews with John Forker, chief information security officer for the UMaine System, Rob Simopoulos, cofounder of Portland-based cybersecurity company Defendify, Maine U.S. Senator Angus King, and others.
Established: September 2013