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2019 Student Speaker Yanina Nickless

2019 Student Speaker Yanina Nickless delivers powerful speech to a crowd of thousands at Commencement

Yanina Nickless, the University of Southern Maine's 2019 Student Speaker, delivered her inspirational speech to a packed crowd of thousands at Commencement. She graduated this May with her degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics, completing a journey that began in her home country of Ukraine.
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2019 USM Business Analytics & Digital Marketing summit and student competition

A student recap of the 3rd annual Business Analytics and Digital Marketing Student Summit and Competition on the USM Portland Campus.

USM Voices: Husky Day of Service volunteering with Portland Gear Hub

As part of USM's 10th annual Husky Day of Service, two USM students, two alumni and a pair of volunteers from the University Credit Union paid a visit to Portland Gear Hub, a nonprofit organization that makes bicycles more accessible to youth by taking in donations of used bikes, fixing them up and reselling them at an affordable price.
USM student Katie Letellier

USM student Katie Letellier shares her experience as an undergraduate research fellow

On Friday, March 29, USM students participated in the 2nd Annual USM Research and Scholarship Symposium and presented their research as part of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program.
Jeannine Diddle Uzzi, Provost

Provost Jeannine Uzzi pens article on teaching college-level math

USM Provost Jeannine Diddle Uzzi has written an article about rethinking the way math is taught on college campuses, arguing that it should be taught similarly to how languages, such as Latin, are taught.

Compassionate intervention needed for veterans, USM's Bernacchio and Reagan wrote in Portland Press Herald

Caring and compassionate individuals can lessen the tragic trend of veteran suicide, Associate Professor Charles Bernacchio and USM student Tiffany Reagan wrote in the Portland Press Herald.
Derek Tharp

School of Business' Derek Tharp published in Wall Street Journal

Assistant Professor of Finance Derek Tharp recently had two articles published in the Wall Street Journal’s Experts Blog.

USM Voices: Free Press reports on new program helping students learn better

AGILE was created out of the growing understanding of the multiplicity of the student body. From commuters, to campus-dwellers, full-time workers, parents and adult students, the diversity of USM is matched in the variety of learning techniques available through AGILE.
Charlie Bernacchio

Bernacchio co-authors column on suicide in Portland Press Herald

With greater understand, fewer people would commit suicide, Associate Professor Charles Bernacchio and two co-authors in a just published column in the Portland Press Herald.
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McDonnell writes in Press Herald about need for education in workforce development

Joseph McDonnell of USM’s Muskie School of Public Service says increased higher education — with less student debt and more internships and apprenticeships — will help Maine prepare for a forecast smaller workforce. The advice came in an op-ed column titled “Maine’s workforce challenges call for bold public strategies” and published in the Portland Press Herald.