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Scholarship established for co-founding School of Music professor
A scholarship has been created in honor of Helen Heel, a co-founding professor of the University of Southern Maine School of Music who recently celebrated her 97th birthday.
With new faculty certifications, School of Nursing gains ‘competitive edge’
The University of Southern Maine School of Nursing is celebrating multiple faculty and staff achievements within its Learning Resources and Simulation Center (LRSC).
USM's Dan Jenkins to be honored for work to nurture leadership
On March 6, Jenkins will be presented with the Dr. Susan Komives Research Award by the NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.
The Economist highlights work of USM Professor in Nicaragua
USM Linguistics Professor Judy Shepard-Kegl's work with deaf children in Nicaragua was highlighted in the current edition of The Economist magazine. The feature story, titled "Signs and Wonders," described her discovery of a new language created by deaf children at a school in Managua.
USM announces Fall 2017 Dean's List
The University of Southern Maine congratulates those students who have been named to the 2017 Fall Semester Dean's List.
Husky Vets take second at annual SVA business competition
Four of USM's Husky Vets have taken home the silver trophy at the Student Veterans of America's National Business Plan Competition.
Reza Jalali’s “The Poets and the Assasin” to be performed at USM on Feb. 14
A new five-act play, “The Poet and the Assassin,” written by Reza Jalali of the University of Southern Maine’s Honors Program offers historic and contemporary insight into the situation of women in Iran, a society shrouded in mystery.
Broad Changes to Maine's Juvenile Justice System recommended by experts at USM and U Maine Law
Maine's juvenile justice system should shift away from reliance on large facilities like Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland towards a continuum of care utilizing community-based in-home services and evidence-based out-of-home services for youth, according to a new white paper from the Justice Policy Program at the University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service and the Maine Center for Juvenile Policy and Law at the University of Maine School of Law.
USM earns Environmental Protection Agency awards for recycling and food recovery
For the seventh time in four years, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has honored the University of Southern Maine's efforts to reduce and reuse waste at its campuses in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston.
USM students attend veterans leadership seminar in Dallas
Two University of Southern Maine students — Omar Andrews and Camden Ege — graduated from a 15-hour leadership seminar hosted at Dallas’ George W. Bush Presidential Center.