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Ebben warns parents of social media's 'Wild West' on WMTW-TV
University of Southern Maine’s Maureen Ebben warned parents of the dangers of social media in a recent news story on WMTW-TV,
USM helping Maine's small businesses thrive at best-in-nation rate
The Maine Small Business Development Centers — though the University of Southern Maine — is a leader in helping small business owners surmount first-year obstacles. The state was just chosen by the Kaufman Foundation as number one in the county for start-up businesses after their first year.
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.
Bilingual Maine HS students honored at event hosted at USM
Graduating Maine high school students who receive the state's first-ever Seal of Biliteracy (acknowledging proficiency in English and another language), and who attend any school in the University of Maine System are now eligible to be awarded up to 8 credits towards college language courses. The announcement was made at a UMS event hosted by the University of Southern Maine. The event was covered by WGME13 news and Maine Public.
USM student interviewed by WMTW-TV for efforts to help fishing industry workers
University of Southern Maine student Levi Lucy was recently featured on WMTW-TV for his efforts to help workers on Maine fishing boats to avoid skin cancer, Lucy, a nursing student, has been working with Impact Melanoma to install sunscreen dispensers on working waterfronts.
USM alumna, researcher featured in Times Record article on green crab invasion
Marissa McMahan, a USM alumna and senior fisheries specialist at Manomet — an environmental research organization with offices in Brunswick — was interviewed by the Times Record about ways to mitigate the effects of the European green crab, an invasive species that feeds on clam beds and has been linked to the decline of Maine’s soft-shell clam industry.
USM alumna awarded Fulbright to deepen understanding of immigrants
The real-world work that Karina Escajeda '98 experienced as an undergrad in the Linguistics program working with second language learners prepared her for her future in teaching. "USM was absolutely instrumental in setting me up with that and making me aware of all of the amazing diversity right here in Maine," she said.
Alumnae, sisters, retiring from decades of teaching
Two University of Southern Maine (USM) alumnae, Cecile LaPlante and Sue Donovan, sisters who both shared the same passion for teaching, are now sharing another milestone: retirement.
A statement from President Glenn Cummings: June 13, 2019
The city of Portland will be welcoming a few hundred asylum seekers in the coming days. As members of the Greater Portland community, USM is reaching out to offer our help.
Media highlights new Mainer working to meet work and school demands
The Bangor Daily News and the website, Amjambo Africa!, profiled Somali immigrant Mohamed Awil about his journey to Maine and his work with Gateway Community Services, founded by USM alumnus Abdullahi Ali.