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USM grad Julia Gustafson ’20 earns prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Julia Gustafson has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship that will pay her tuition and expenses for the four years it will take her to earn a doctorate at the University of Cambridge.
USM researcher working to understand gender and race difference among COVID-19 deaths
Researchers at the University of Southern Maine and Harvard University have released a new report examining COVID-19 deaths and their discovery that African-American women are dying at rates higher than men in other racial and ethnic groups.
USM launches new innovation fellowship with support from entrepreneur and USM alum David E. Shaw ’76G, ’15H
Five one-year fellowships will be awarded to USM graduate students whose projects demonstrate bold and innovative approaches to solving human, environmental, economic and societal problems of the 21st century and beyond.
Bernacchio, co-authors examine telehealth for international audience
One of Bernacchio’s co-authors, Anupama Ginige, a Bio-Informatics researcher at Western Sydney University, Australia, managed to complete his work despite the destructive fires that scorched so much of his country. And all three — Bernacchio, Josephine F. Wilson of Wright State University, and Ginige — managed to work together without meeting in person.
USM announces Fall 2020 Dean's List
An incredible 1,364 students have received the distinction, a marker of academic excellence and high achievement. Dean's List students hail from across Maine and the nation — 22 states and Puerto Rico are represented in this semester's list, as are 4 countries.
USM researcher John Gale facing COVID challenges as newly elected president of National Rural Health Association
At a time when health experts in every state struggle to protect their rural populations — where COVID-19 is taking so many lives — a University of Southern Maine researcher is leading the National Rural Health Association. On January 1, John Gale began a year-long term as the association’s elected president.
USM joining partnership to help Greenland prepare and shape tourist industry
The new partnership — the Arctic Education Alliance — will build vocational education programs that support training in sustainable tourism, hospitality, and land and fisheries management in Greenland. The project will foster collaboration between U.S. and Greenlandic education communities and expand educational and economic opportunities.
USM Campus Food Pantry expands with gift from Martin’s Point Health Care
A $5,000 donation from Martin’s Point Health Care will help address an urgent need for many students at the University of Southern Maine (USM): food insecurity. The gift has enabled USM to open a new food pantry location on its Gorham campus, where students can pre-order online and pick up their food and supplies in person.
USM’s McQuade earns a pair of honors for Criminology book
USM Criminology professor Brendan McQuade recently earned a pair of prestigious honors for his examination of incarceration and the growth of surveillance in his book, “Pacifying the Homeland: Intelligence Fusion and Mass Supervision.”
USM storytellers collaborate for new book about the Presumpscot River
USM Professor of Environmental Science and Policy Robert Sanford co-edited the recently published book “River Voices: Perspectives on the Presumpscot” — and he had a raft of USM faculty and staff collaborators on board for the project.