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University of Southern Maine Announces Recipients of Essential Workers Scholarship

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is proud to recognize fifty outstanding USM students who are learning while working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic in a range of essential capacities, including, but not limited to, health care professionals, firefighters, police officers, paramedics, retail and grocery employees, child care providers, delivery services workers and transportation providers.
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USM contributes to CDC understanding of COVID-19 spread

Faculty and staff from the University of Southern Maine contributed to a new analysis and narrative being used by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control to better understand the spread of COVID-19.
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TRIO doubles federal funding with new grant to help STEM students

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $2.6 million to USM’s TRIO program to augment its work with students who have a low income, a disability or are the first in their families to attend college. The just-announced funding — arriving in two, five-year grants — expands TRIO advising to target students pursuing fields in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The new funding, $1.3 million, allows TRIO to advise 120 STEM students.
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Video: August 2020 Nursing Convocation and Pinning Ceremony

A sudden downpour couldn't dampen the spirits of more than 40 nursing students, their families, and USM faculty and staff, who gathered on Friday, August 21, for a drive-through pinning ceremony on the Gorham Campus.

$2.5 Million in public and private investment will transform nursing at USM

The University of Southern Maine is poised to increase the capacity of its School of Nursing, thanks to an investment of $2.5 million in public and private funds. With this investment, the university will double the size of its nursing simulation space over the next five years, helping to address Maine's critical nursing gap.

Portland Press Herald features record-holding long distance swimmer Pat Gallant-Charette '93

Pat Gallant-Charette — a USM alumna who holds an astonishing nine world records for long distance swimming — was featured by the Portland Press Herald in an hour-long conversation as part of its “Maine Voices Live” series.
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Nursing faculty awarded in national health education initiative

Leslie Larson, who teaches pediatric nursing to senior-level students, has received a stipend through the 2019 Your Skin Is In Teacher Stipend program, offered through IMPACT Melanoma, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of melanoma.

USM student interviewed by WMTW-TV for efforts to help fishing industry workers

University of Southern Maine student Levi Lucy was recently featured on WMTW-TV for his efforts to help workers on Maine fishing boats to avoid skin cancer, Lucy, a nursing student, has been working with Impact Melanoma to install sunscreen dispensers on working waterfronts.
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USM announces Fall 2018 Dean's List

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is pleased to announce that more than 1,200 undergraduate students from across the globe have been named to the Fall Semester 2018 Dean's List.
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USM student-athletes make their academic mark

Continuing in a tradition of academic and athletic excellence, 31 Fall student-athletes at USM have been recognized by the Little East Conference for their outstanding academic achievements, earning them slots on the 2018 Little East Conference Fall All-Academic Team.