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    New England Environmental Finance Center

    USM’s New England Environmental Finance Center (NE/EFC), helps communities across New England identify solutions for financing environmental programs. A recent six-year refunding by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will allow the NE/EFC to continue its vital work. More 
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    Survey Research Center Calling…

    Phone survey research may sound intimidating, frustrating, or boring, but Al Leighton, manager of the Survey Research Center (SRC) at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service, says that his team of interviewers and researchers enjoys doing their work at USM because it is important.  More 

News & Events

Ari Kristinn Jonsson, Rector of RU, Nick Randall, USM Alum, and Glenn Cummings
USM exploring idea of student exchange. "Could we do programs where our students could come for a semester to be able to strengthen their understanding of international economics, food systems, hospitality and tourism and particularly marine resources." - Glenn Cummings
New England Environmental Finance Center
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the University of Southern Maine as one of nine winners of a grant to support a regional Environmental Finance Center. This is an award renewal for the New England Environmental Finance Center (NE/EFC), so it will continue its work helping local communities in New England identify solutions for financing environmental initiatives.
Photo credit: Tim Greenway    Photo title: Edward Sihler of the Maine Cyber Security Cluster in his classroom at the Portland USM campus.
Maine Cyber Security Cluster (MCSC) initiative at the University of Southern Maine gives students real-world applications. MCSC is headed up by Glenn Wilson, an associate research professor in USM's Department of Technology.

Thinking Matters

Thinking Matters 2016 was held on Friday, April 22, 2016 in the Abromson Center, on the USM Portland Campus.

Innovative teaching and creative work – whether in a classroom, in a lab or in a studio – are the heart of any dynamic university culture.  At University of Southern Maine, it is showcased at Thinking Matters, a one-day, once-a-year conference, that is a capstone that reflects what's going on all year long in departments all across campus.  

Research

The University of Southern Maine supports research, scholarship and creative activity to:

  • Promote knowledge, discovery, and creative solutions that advance Maine's economy, communities, and quality of life for all Maine citizens;
  • Strengthen classroom education and transform the lives of student through real world learning opportunities; and
  • Support faculty and staff commitment to excellence in scholarly accomplishments regionally, nationally and internationally.