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USM student ignites rail and trail policy conversation that leads to Maine law

An idea that began as a student paper for a University of Southern Maine class — examining the reuse of a discontinued railroad corridor for bicyclists and pedestrians — has evolved and grown to become Maine law.
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USM linguist co-authors Penobscot children's book

USM adjunct assistant professor of linguistics Conor Quinn has co-authored “Still They Remember Me: Penobscot Transfomer Tales Vol. 1,” a book of Penobscot folktales. It's the first time in more than 100 years that the stories have been in print.
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U.S. News names Portland a best place to live in America

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Portland, Maine, the eighth-best place to live among the 150 most populous cities in the U.S., the safest place to live in the country, the ninth-best place to live for quality of life, and the 33rd best place to retire.
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Video: Connor Blake ’21 captures the Gorham Campus at first light

While most folks were probably still sleeping this past Sunday morning, drone pilot and multimedia specialist Connor Blake ’21 was busy documenting something breathtakingly beautiful — dawn breaking over USM’s Gorham Campus.
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Muskie researcher co-authors national study on treatment for opioid use disorder published in JAMA

USM Assistant Research Professor Kate Ahrens contributed to a large national study published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association this week on the disparities in treatment for people with opioid use disorder.
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Video: USM School of Nursing students featured in the Maine Monitor

Watch best friends and USM School of Nursing students Fabiola Jenson and Fartun Hirsi share how they are pursuing their goals of graduation and becoming nurses while raising children at their respective homes.

USM names inaugural Shaw Innovation Fellows

Each of the USM graduate students has been awarded a $5,000 stipend to pursue their passion projects.
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USM's Admissions success featured on NPR's Marketplace

The record-setting size of the University of Southern Maine’s incoming class of 2025 — fueled by a 33% increase in out-of-state students — caught the attention of National Public Radio's Marketplace.

USM announces Spring 2021 Dean's List

In all, 1,600 students have received the distinction, a marker of academic excellence and high achievement. Dean's List students hail from across Maine and the nation — 23 states and the District of Columbia are represented in this semester's list, as are six countries.
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Teaching and scholarship work hand-in-hand for Distinguished Professor

To Shelton Waldrep — the University of Southern Maine’s newest distinguished professor — scholarship and teaching merge. His classroom discussions with students have led to the creation of entire courses, and those courses have led to several highly regarded books.

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