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USM Voices: Haitian students learn about Franco-Americans at LAC

Maine’s French heritage, language and immigrant history was showcased on Thursday, July 18, when high school students from Haiti visited Lewiston to learn about the city’s Franco Americans.
Louisa Munk

MPH student writes BDN Op-Ed on sensible drug policy

Louisa Munk, a Master of Public Health student at USM, recently wrote a piece on sensible drug policy published in the Bangor Daily News.

Professor's piece on veterinary social work published in Portland Press Herald

Paula Gerstenblatt, a USM assistant professor of Social Work, has published a piece in the Portland Press Herald, writing that research on the human-animal bond indicates pets are considered family, and the connection equals or exceeds that experienced between humans.
Jackie Townsend

USM Director of Bands Jackie Townsend presents at MMEA Conference

Jackie Townsend, assistant professor of music and director of bands, writes about her experience attending and presenting at the Maine Music Education Association Conference in Orono on May 16.
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.
School of Business event

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.