Office of Public Affairs


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.
Press Herald logo

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.
Thinking Matters banner

Truth and Thinking Matters

On April 20th, the University of Southern Maine held a Thinking Matters symposium where students show off their research and their service to the community.
Loretta Ross signing books

USM Voices: Human rights advocate Loretta Ross visits USM

A USM student's take on Loretta Ross' "Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump" talk at USM.
USM President Glenn Cummings

'College is the smart choice' writes USM President Cummings in Portland Press Herald

Four bad reasons to rule out college and four good reasons to rule it in were the subject of an op/ed column published in the Portland Press Herald and written by University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings. The column was titled “College is smart choice, if you want it.”

Erica King of USM's Muskie School writes column about juvenile corrections for BDN

Maine needs to help youth in the juvenile justice system thrive while being both safe and accountable, says Erica King, a policy associate at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service.

USM's Goldenberg and students ask media to stop stigmatizing mental illness

University of Southern Maine Nursing Lecturer Marcia Goldenberg and eight students penned an op/ed column in the Portland Press Herald, asking the media to stop making broad connections between people with mental illnesses and violence. Goldenberg and the students — Brent Chandler, Marta Conant, Jacqueline Cormier, John Durham, Levi Krajewski, Jenna Libby, Nick Tolbert and Kate Wypyski — said that such connections are both inaccurate and unfairly stigmatize one in five Americans.

Ross pens Bangor Daily News column on proposed teacher certification changes

Flynn Ross, the coordinator of USM's Extended Teacher Education Program, wrote about proposed changes to Maine teacher certification in an opinion piece in the Bangor Daily News.