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3/8/22 — USM Forgives $2 million in Student Debt
More than 750 students have had their debts excused.
2/16/22 — USM Alum Awarded Nation’s Highest Honor for Science and Math Teachers
Cindy Soule graduated from USM’s Extended Teacher Education Program (ETEP) in 2000. She was also named Maine Teacher of the Year for 2021 and Cumberland County Teacher of the Year in 2020.
11/29/21 — David Shaw Named USM Senior Fellow
Over the next two years, Shaw will collaborate with faculty and students, serve as mentor, and provide advising and research expertise.
10/26/21 — USM, Maine Behavioral Healthcare to Present Symposium on Resilience in the Time of COVID
The daylong program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, at Hannaford Hall on USM’s Portland Campus. Attendees may participate in person or online.
10/8/21 — USM, UMaine Receive $500K for Economic Development Partnership
The University Center for Economic Development will provide technical assistance and research for the implementation of the state’s 10-year economic development strategy.
6/17/2020 — New report from USM’s Cutler Institute highlights challenges for system-involved older youth in Androscoggin County
Androscoggin County could be helped dramatically with investment in system-involved youth, young people facing a variety of challenges — including homelessness, foster care, justice and mental health issues — according to a new study from the University of Southern Maine’s Cutler Institute. The 42-page report, “Assessing Community Assets and Opportunities – A Case Study of Asset Mapping in Androscoggin County,” calls on state, agency and community leaders to work together to leverage community assets and strengthen the continuum of care in the county. The report, the third in the Place Matters series, was authored by Mara Sanchez, Erica King, and Starsha Schiller of the Justice Policy Program within USM’s Cutler Institute.
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.
1/16/20 — USM Art Galleries presents "Lusus Naturae" — video and sound installation by Icelandic artist Ólöf Nordal
USM Art Galleries presents "Lusus Naturae," a large-scale animated video and sound installation by Icelandic artists Ólöf Nordal, Gunnar Karlsson, and Þuríður Jónsdótti. The exhibition will open on Thursday, January 30, at the USM Art Gallery on the Gorham Campus.
11/25/19 — World renowned business leader to deliver keynote address at USM’s Hussey Leadership Institute
PORTLAND, Maine — On March 12, 2020, Carla Harris, vice chairman, managing director and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley’s global headquarters in New York City, will be the USM Corporate Partner’s keynote speaker at the third annual Timothy B. Hussey Leadership Institute.
11/19/19 — Find the joy and light of the season at these USM December events
Kick off the holiday season with the USM School of Music and Southworth Planetarium. Enjoy an evening of song with the USM Chamber Singers, or learn about the history and astronomy of the holiday season at the Planetarium.