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Julia Gustafson

Fulbright candidate Julia Gustafson '20 to study landscape archeology abroad next year

USM senior and 2020 Fulbright candidate Julia Gustafson, of Falmouth, Maine, is weighing several graduate school options for next year — all of them prestigious and international.
Bioscience Association of Maine

USM Biology Students Receive Top BioME Awards for Their Research

USM was well represented at the 2020 BioME Student Showcase of science research, as senior biology major Anastasia D'Amico of Belgrade Lakes and master of science in biology candidate Rachel Cray of Freeport were among the top-three higher-education honorees.
Jared Cash, VP of Enrollment Management and Marketing at USM.

Responding to the Pandemic, USM Increases Families' Access to Financial Aid

Jared Cash says USM has extended its deadline to apply for financial aid to June 30, 2020, and is also offering a new Welcome Home Scholarship of up to $2,000 to Maine students attending out-of-state colleges who transfer to USM to be closer to home during the pandemic.

USM Bachelor of Social Work Students Find Purposeful Work Amid the Pandemic

USM senior bachelor of social work majors Kahla Jusell and Summer Becker set aside concerns for their own well-being during the pandemic to provide direct service to people experiencing homelessness.
Dr. Asheesh Lanba and USM students Berkeley Elias and Daniel Madison St Peter in USM's MIST lab.

USM professor, two Maine students prototype face shields to safeguard front-line medical personnel treating COVID-19 patients

Two undergraduate mechanical engineering students at the University of Southern Maine may not earn any extra credit for a volunteer research project they completed last week, but they have the satisfaction of knowing their efforts could help save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

USM ranks among most affordable online schools in the nation

A just-released report on affordable online schools has named the University of Southern Maine as its Number 33 school in the nation. The organization — Online Schools Report — compiles practical information for college seekers and publishes its ranking of the top 50 affordable online schools.

Erika Lamarre honored as Husky Hero

USM is meeting today’s unprecedented challenge with inspiring levels of hard work, courage and compassion. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, we will highlight our Husky Heroes and their exceptional work and service to our USM Community.

USM and Gorham unveil new partnership to earn free college credit

The University of Southern Maine and Gorham High School have announced a new partnership to give high school students an unprecedented opportunity to earn free college credit. In three pathways of study — nursing and health sciences, law and liberal arts, and engineering — Gorham High juniors and seniors will have the chance to attain college credit in courses coordinated by their teachers and USM professors.

USM criminology degree ranked #4 in nation by GradReports

The University of Southern Maine’s bachelor’s degree in criminology has been honored as one of the nation’s best, earning a #4 ranking in GradReports.

Trustees unanimously support largest construction project in USM history

University of Maine System Trustees gave their unanimous support Monday to the largest construction project in the University of Southern Maine’s history, a $100 million construction of a career and student center and residence hall on the Portland campus.