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USM joining partnership to help Greenland prepare and shape tourist industry
The new partnership — the Arctic Education Alliance — will build vocational education programs that support training in sustainable tourism, hospitality, and land and fisheries management in Greenland. The project will foster collaboration between U.S. and Greenlandic education communities and expand educational and economic opportunities.
USM contributes to CDC understanding of COVID-19 spread
Faculty and staff from the University of Southern Maine contributed to a new analysis and narrative being used by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control to better understand the spread of COVID-19.
Harold Alfond Foundation makes historic commitment of $240 million to UMS
The Harold Alfond Foundation has made an historic commitment of $240 million to the University of Maine System, the eighth-largest gift ever made to a U.S institution of higher education and the largest ever to a public institution of higher education in New England.
U.S. News Highlights USM’s Social Mobility and Engineering in New Rankings
US News and World Reports’ just-released college rankings highlight the University of Southern Maine’s place among the top public universities in the Northeast. The university’s recognition — as an overall top public school, for social mobility and for its strong engineering program – highlight USM’s rising stature in Maine and throughout the country.
Muskie School and UM Graduate and Professional Center hosting free COVID-19 webinar series
The defining issue of 2020, COVID-19, is becoming a fall class. Following up a popular summertime webinar, USM’s Muskie School of Public Service and the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center are offering a semester-long webinar series on the Covid-19 pandemic that weaves together perspectives from public health, policy, law, and business.
Portland Press Herald features Hiroshima op-ed by Rebecca Gibbons
Rebecca Gibbons marked the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6th with an op-ed story in the Portland Press Herald.
Professor Bischof talks Maine during WWI on public radio show
Professor Libby Bischof recently joined Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” for a discussion of the state before, during and after World War 1.
USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub nominated again for Emmy Award
Actor Tony Shalhoub ‘77 has again been nominated for an Emmy Award for his role on the acclaimed Amazon Prime show, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” In 2019, the alumnus of USM’s Department of Theatre took home the Emmy for his portrayal of Maisel’s fussy patriarch, Abe Weissman.
USM professor highlighted in national press for COVID-19 gender data research
The work of biological anthropologist Heather Shattuck-Heidorn — a USM assistant professor with ties to Harvard University — is drawing national attention for her work to understand why more men than women are dying from COVID-19.
USM and Gorham unveil new partnership to earn free college credit
The University of Southern Maine and Gorham High School have announced a new partnership to give high school students an unprecedented opportunity to earn free college credit. In three pathways of study — nursing and health sciences, law and liberal arts, and engineering — Gorham High juniors and seniors will have the chance to attain college credit in courses coordinated by their teachers and USM professors.