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University of Maine School of Law professor Dimitry Bam

University of Maine School of Law professor wrote opinion piece on US judicial courts

Dmitry Bam, a professor at the University of Maine School of Law, shared his view on the presidential nominations of the US judiciary in a recently published Portland Press Herald opinion piece.

USM professor wrote opinion piece on school funding in Bangor Daily News

USM's Flynn Ross shared her views on school funding in a recently published Bangor Daily News opinion piece.

USM professor summarizes “Women’s Equality Day” in Bangor Daily News

USM's Kimberly Simmons wrote about the history of "Women's Equality Day" in an article in the Bangor Daily News.
USM condemns hatred and violence

USM issues statement condemning hatred and violence

USM has issued a statement condemning hatred and violence in wake of the events that occurred over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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USM professor’s op-Ed discusses China, U.S. economies

USM Professor Joseph W. McDonnell has written an op-Ed for the Bangor Daily News arguing that China’s rise in economic status should not be cause for conflict.
President Glenn Cummings

USM initiatives lessen student debt, President Glenn Cummings says in Portland Press Herald op-ed

Even as the student debt crisis deepens nationally, the average student debt at USM is declining, President Glenn Cummings said in an opinion article published July 23rd in the Portland Press Herald. New initiatives — including increased scholarship funding, money for transfer students and need-based grants — are helping students attend and graduate, he said.
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USM historian pens op-ed on Portland's Jewish Community Center for Press Herald

USM Historian Abraham Peck authored a Portland Press Herald op-ed, describing decades of change within the city’s Jewish and secular communities. The piece, “Reflections: How Portland’s Jewish Community Center helped heal tensions,” looked at the center’s founding on the eve of World War II, its development and its sale in 1979.
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USM alumna searching for common ground in gun control discussion with documentary

USM alumna and filmmaker Vickie Morgan hopes to find new insight in the gun control debate by getting people to talk. Morgan plans to direct an as-yet-untitled documentary in which a group of people from both sides of the divisive issue will talk about their differences with each other and Maine psychologist Dr. Kevin Polk.
Su Supples, left, with other guests of Maine Calling

Nursing faculty Su Sepples discusses the state of the nursing profession on Maine Public Radio's Maine Calling

The severe nursing shortage in Maine is discussed on Maine Public's "Maine Calling" talk show, featuring USM School of Nursing's Associate Professor Su Sepples, Ph.D., RN
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USM Voices: Student describes her Nepal home as 'a piece of heaven'

Following graduation in 2020, student Pratima Bajgain hopes to use her biotechnology degree to help her home community in Nepal. Here she tells us about the natural beauty and cultural diversity of her home country.