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USM to offer new undergraduate degree in Public Health

The University of Southern Maine (USM) will launch a new baccalaureate Public Health program in the fall of 2019, building on the nationally renowned and accredited Master's in Public Health program at USM's Muskie School of Public Service.
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Replay: 'The USM Update,' February 2019

The February 2019 episode of "The USM Update" again highlights the many achievements of our students and faculty in and out of the classroom. On this episode: how athletics and academics intersect, changes in the works at USM and how one master's program is shaping Maine and national literature.
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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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The Year in News: Our Top Stories of 2018

We're recapping our top stories of 2018 in a big, multimedia way.
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Passionate book collector and longtime library employee leaves $500,000 legacy to USM

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is pleased to announce a $500,000 legacy gift to its prestigious Special Collections at the Glickman Family Library from Albert A. Howard, a collector of rare books and former USM Libraries cataloger.
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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.
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Course aims to ease 'launch' into 'real world' after college

"Launching into Life after College," a new course offered to give students skills and strategies for easing the transition from college into the "real world," is now available.
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USM chosen to be part of nationwide academic advising initiative

The University of Southern Maine is among 12 universities nationwide that will help academic advisors promote student learning, success and completion. The two-year program — a collaboration of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising and the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education — created a dozen charter schools that will pursue an evidence-based, redesign process that helps institutions created and implement a comprehensive strategic plan for academic advising.
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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.
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'The USM Update' Oct. 1, 2018

On this episode of "The USM Update," we discuss how USM is preparing students today for the workforce of tomorrow, through investments in nursing and engineering; expanded career services and hands-on internship placements for students; and increased opportunities for students to gain global skills (and just how they're doing it).

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