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USM alumnus publishes memoir of journey home in 'Finding Kurdistan'

Hawreh Haddadi ‘16 has published a first-person account of his teenage visit to his birthplace in Iran. The book is titled, “Finding Kurdistan: A Kurdish Iranian American’s Journey Home.” It was published by Piscataqua Press of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Meredith Sells following Muskie environmental legacy to Department of Interior

In January, Muskie School graduate Meredith Sells became this year’s only Mainer and one of USM’s first Presidential Management Fellows, joining the top 9% in a roster of recent ivy league graduates promoted as among the country’s best young leaders. The 42-year-old program works to highlight extraordinary young people for roles within the federal government. This year’s 351 finalists were culled from more than 4,000 applicants.

USM students helping Olympian connect Maine veterans with the community

The 2012 graduate of USM’s Occupational Therapy program created VAST — Veterans Adaptive Sports & Training — during the same year. Using grant money from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, she partnered with Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine to offer veterans a free place to get together and the equipment and training to try lots of sports, from cross-country skiing and snowshoeing to archery, target shooting, basketball, tennis and disc golf.

USM scholar athletes win national NCAA honors for community work

University of Southern Maine's student-athletes received national honors for their ongoing efforts in the community, including working with athletes from the Maine Special Olympics.
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USM announces Fall 2018 Dean's List

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is pleased to announce that more than 1,200 undergraduate students from across the globe have been named to the Fall Semester 2018 Dean's List.

USM extends award-winning record with another Environmental Protection Agency honor

For the eighth time in five 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.
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Actor and alumnus Tony Shalhoub takes home two SAG awards

Following his Tony Award in June, famed actor and USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub '77 takes home two Screen Actors Guild awards for his work on Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

Muskie student selected as prestigious 2019 Presidential Management Fellowship finalist

Meredith Sells, a student at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service, has been selected as a 2019 Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Finalist.
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Join USM Art Professor Jan Piribeck at Bates College Museum of Art, "Panel Discussion: Water and Sea Level Rise"

The work of University of Southern Maine professor of Art Jan Piribeck is part of the group show "Anthropocenic: Art About the Natural World in the Human Era" on display at Bates College Museum of Art in Lewiston through March 23, 2019. In conjunction with the exhibition, Piribeck, Maine artist Michel Droge, and Raj Saha, a lecturer at the Bates College Department of Geology, will host a panel discussion "Water and Sea Level Rise: Maine perspectives," on Wednesday, January 23.
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USM student-athletes make their academic mark

Continuing in a tradition of academic and athletic excellence, 31 Fall student-athletes at USM have been recognized by the Little East Conference for their outstanding academic achievements, earning them slots on the 2018 Little East Conference Fall All-Academic Team.