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The Year in News: Our Top Stories of 2018

We're recapping our top stories of 2018 in a big, multimedia way.
Jeannine Diddle Uzzi, Provost

Provost Jeannine Uzzi pens article on teaching college-level math

USM Provost Jeannine Diddle Uzzi has written an article about rethinking the way math is taught on college campuses, arguing that it should be taught similarly to how languages, such as Latin, are taught.
USM update filming November 2018

Replay: 'The USM Update,' November 2018

The new episode of "The USM Update" discusses our focus on workforce development ahead of a $49 million bond package, Question 4, going before Maine voters Nov. 6. If approved, Q4 will fund program and infrastructure improvements at USM and the entire university system. On this episode: making the liberal arts work for Maine; USM enrollment numbers on the rise; and amazing news for USM and the North Atlantic.
Image of students on the Portland Campus skywalk

New Fall 2018 enrollment numbers show surging growth at USM

The University of Southern Maine’s just-compiled enrollment numbers show a growing number of new students, a rise in credit hours and a wave of in-state students. Overall, the university’s student population rose to 8,140, surging past the 8,000 mark for the first time in recent years.
Gorham campus aerial

Another reason Maine is a great place to live: it's safe

New reports show Maine is the safest state in the nation, and Portland and Gorham, where USM has campuses, are among the safest communities in the state.
Seth Percy

Engineering the future of medicine: Seth Percy '19

Seth Percy isn't just an electrical engineer. With a concentration in computer engineering, the 25-year-old from Bath is looking to make a difference in the field of medicine — through robotic intervention.
simulation lab

USM, UMaine System address state-wide nursing workforce crisis

The University of Maine system, and USM, are responding to a state-wide nursing workforce shortage with a plan to double nursing enrollment, expand nursing programs into high-need communities, and provide free nursing education for students with greatest financial need.
Shaelan Donovan '18

A trailblazer, Shaelan Donovan '18 navigates her own path

Through her internship at the International Marine Terminal in Portland, to being USM's first student to study at Reykjavík University in Iceland, to working for a multinational shipping company, Shaelan Donovan '18 has been a beacon of success in pursuing new global partnerships.
USM President Glenn Cummings

'College is the smart choice' writes USM President Cummings in Portland Press Herald

Four bad reasons to rule out college and four good reasons to rule it in were the subject of an op/ed column published in the Portland Press Herald and written by University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings. The column was titled “College is smart choice, if you want it.”
scenic image from the Portland Campus

New Fall 2017 enrollment numbers show surging growth at USM

The University of Southern Maine's just-compiled enrollment numbers show increases in new students, a rise in credit hours and a double-digit surge of new honors students and presidential scholars.

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