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USM’s Theodore Willis talks aquaponics with Bangor Daily News

USM’s Theodore Willis was featured in a Bangor Daily News story on aquaponics. The story — looking at the state of aquaponics in Maine — examined Willis’ use of the growing technique in a USM laboratory and travel by classes to commercial growing facilities.
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First-year student featured on 'Maine Calling' program discussing college readiness

First-year USM student Sabrina Freeman student was featured in a Maine Public broadcast discussing college readiness among Maine students.

MEMIC Issues $20,000 Access to Education Challenge to USM Community

Financial aid opens the door to higher education for 85% of students at the University of Southern Maine. But there are many aspiring students who aren't eligible to receive federal aid, making college a distant dream. To help these deserving students — asylum seekers, new Mainers and international students — overcome financial barriers, the USM Foundation created the Access to Education Scholarship.
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USM hosts first-in-the-Northeast hunger summit

More than 500 students, faculty and activists gathered recently at the University of Southern Maine for the 2019 Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit, the 13-year-old organization’s first summit in the Northeast.
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USM Convocation hosts "Memory, Trauma and the Generations of Genocide" with internationally renowned therapist Dr. Yael Danieli

On April 3, University of Southern Maine Convocation hosts a special event, "Memory, Trauma and the Generations of Genocide," -- featuring Dr. Yael Danieli, an internationally renowned therapist who’s worked with survivors of genocide. The event also will host a panel discussion including members of communities who've survived, from the Holocaust to Darfur.
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Columnist Bill Nemitz showcases USM's commitment to providing access to education for all

In light of recent news of college admissions scandals occurring nationwide, Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz has written a piece highlighting USM's commitment to helping students from all backgrounds afford a college education.
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Two USM wrestlers receive All-Academic Team distinction

Two USM Huskies wrestlers have received 2018-2019 National Wrestling Coaches' Association (NWCA) Division III All-Academic Team distinction.
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Leading expert in biology and gender development, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling presents Women's History Month keynote on March 26

On March 26, acclaimed biologist and gender studies scholar Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling (Professor Emerita, Brown University) will deliver USM’s Women and Gender Studies inaugural Diana E. Long Women and Science lecture, "Gender/Sex, Sexual Orientation and Identity are in the Body: How Did They Get There?" The topic examines how cultural difference becomes bodily difference and exposes the flawed premise of the nature versus nurture debate. WGS will also present their annual awards.

Maine Governor Janet Mills to deliver USM commencement address on 5/11

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings has announced that Maine Governor Janet Mills will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 Commencement Ceremony.

WMTW-TV reports on annual Spring Job Fair

More than 100 employers filled the Sullivan Gym on USM’s Portland Campus for the annual Spring Job Fair, covered by WMTW-TV. The free event gave students the chance to meet people from a variety of industries including technology, travel, health care, the arts, retail and government. Attendees were also given the chance to receive a free professional photo.