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Alumnus Camden Ege named a 2019 Red Cross ‘Real Hero’
Camden Ege, a USM alumnus and former assistant director of Veterans Services, has been named a 2019 American Red Cross of Maine Southern Maine Real Hero for his work helping veterans transition back to civilian life.
Physics professor to teach astronomy to Buddhist monks in India
USM Professor of Physics Julie Ziffer will spend part of her summer in India, where she will teach astronomy to Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns as part of the 2019 Robert A. Paul Emory-Tibet Science Initiative.
Summer youth camps at USM - robotics, theatre, athletics and more
Get ready for summer! The University of Southern Maine has summer camp opportunities available with the School of Music (SoM), Athletics, and Robotics on the Portland and Gorham Campuses.
USM researchers write first-of-its-kind economic analysis of Maine’s growing wedding industry
The Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at University of Southern Maine has partnered with the newly created Maine Wedding Report to issue “Marry ME,” a first-of-its kind economic analysis of Maine’s growing wedding industry.
"Melt Down" exhibition at CMCA includes work of USM Art faculty and alum
The current exhibition, “Melt Down,” on view through June 9 at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) in Rockland tells the story of climate change through photographs and videos by Maine artists who have traveled to the Arctic and Antarctica and includes work by USM Art faculty and alumnus.
Environmental Science professor publishes third book on energy
Daniel Martínez, associate professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Southern Maine (USM), recently completed his third book, “Energy Efficiency: Concepts and Calculations.”
MMG Insurance gives USM $50K to help a fast-growing Maine industry
University of Southern Maine’s President Glenn Cummings recently announced a $50,000 gift from Presque Isle-based MMG Insurance to support the University’s program in Risk Management and Insurance (RMI). Specifically, the gift will bolster the endowment for the MEMIC John T. Leonard Endowed Chair in Risk Management and Insurance, which honors the legacy of retired MEMIC CEO John Leonard who was instrumental in establishing the RMI program at USM.
USM graduate, first Deaf Mainer to earn Ph.D., appears on '207'
Regan Thibodeau of Falmouth, the first Deaf person from Maine to earn a Ph.D., recently appeared on News Center Maine’s “207” program to describe her experience.
2019 Student Speaker Yanina Nickless delivers powerful speech to a crowd of thousands at Commencement
Yanina Nickless, the University of Southern Maine's 2019 Student Speaker, delivered her inspirational speech to a packed crowd of thousands at Commencement. She graduated this May with her degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics, completing a journey that began in her home country of Ukraine.
USM School of Music faculty and students praised in community productions
Campus performances may be taking a break but the University of Southern Maine School of Music faculty and students continue to be featured in the Portland community.