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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.
portrait of Shelton Waldrep

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.
Portrait of Julia Gustafson '20

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.
portrait of Heather Shattuck-Heidorn

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.
David Shaw

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.
Portrait of John Gale

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.
Tracy Michaud of USM's Tourism and Hospitality program.

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.

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