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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.
Earnhardt and Collins' USM conversation featured on Maine Public's "Speaking in Maine"
Maine Public’s “Speaking in Maine” program for Thursday, Dec. 19 will feature USM’s September conversation with NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his friend, doctor and USM alumnus Michael “Micky” Collins.
Bischof talks time and daylight saving with Maine Public
USM’s Libby Bischof joined a radio panel that explained the history and some pros and cons of daylight saving time on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling.”
System Board of Trustees Approves USM Changing its Name to University of Maine at Portland; Proposal Now Advances to Legislature.
The University of Maine System Board of Trustees voted Nov. 18th to authorize System leadership to seek approval from the Maine Legislature to change the University of Southern Maine’s name to the University of Maine at Portland.
Transformational building project on USM's Portland Campus awarded
The largest building project in the University of Southern Maine’s history — building a Career/Student Center, residence hall and new campus green on the Portland campus — has been awarded to Capstone Development Partners, a student housing real estate development company exclusively focused on working with colleges and universities in public private partnerships.
USM hosts region's largest Job fair
More than 100 Maine employers participated in the Portland-region’s largest job and internship fair in the Sullivan Gym of the University of Maine Southern Maine’s Portland campus. The Nov. 8 event provided hundreds of career-focused students with an opportunity to learn more about employers, inquire about specific job and internship opportunities, and network with area workforce professionals.
“The Love of the Nightingale” shows the strength of USM Theatre, Portland Press Herald review
Praise for USM Theatre students in ‘The Love of the Nightingale,’ running 11/15-24 at Russell Hall on the Gorham Campus.
Safiya Khalid '18 draws worldwide media by defeating Internet trolls and winning her election
A worldwide audience is listening to University of Southern Maine alumna Safiya Khalid’s story of perseverance. On Nov. 5, the 2018 USM graduate earned election as the first Somali-American to serve on the city council of Lewiston, Maine. More astonishingly, she earned the seat despite a barrage of racist Internet attacks from around the country.
Montana newspaper profiles hotel manager Mandy Hotovy ‘06
A 2006 University of Southern Maine graduate — now the general manager of a Marriott hotel in Big Sky, Montana — was profiled by her local newspaper.
USM cybersecurity expert interviewed by media about medical provider's data breach
USM cybersecurity expert Mark Monnin has been interviewed in the Portland Press Herald about a recent email hack at Maine-based health care provider InterMed that potentially compromised the medical and personal information of about 30,000 patients.