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USM alum David Lovejoy earns Emmy Award for Alaskan photography

In September, the camera operator from Oakland, Maine won an “Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program” Emmy Award for his work on the show. And he is preparing to return to the Arctic as a director of photography, once again chronicling the lives of a few sturdy souls in the dangerous but beautiful setting.
Paula Gerstenblatt

USM's Gerstenblatt featured by magazine for community-building work in Texas

Paula Gerstenblatt's work leading a community-building project in the small, Central Texas town of Mart was highlighted with a detailed feature story in The Utopian, the magazine of the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin.
Maine Seniors magazine

Nursing professor and charity founder profiled in Maine Seniors magazine

USM’s Patsy Leavitt Thompson has joined Patrick Dempsey on the cover of the September issue of Maine Seniors magazine. Leavitt, an associate professor of Nursing, was interviewed about her work to create the Leavitt’s Mills Free Health Center in Buxton. The clinic provides a place for USM Nursing students to help people in the small town while gaining valuable real-world experience.
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USM, UMaine System address state-wide nursing workforce crisis

The University of Maine system, and USM, are responding to a state-wide nursing workforce shortage with a plan to double nursing enrollment, expand nursing programs into high-need communities, and provide free nursing education for students with greatest financial need.
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Move-in day in Gorham draws coverage from WGME and WMTW TV stations

Move-in day for the University of Southern Maine’s residential students drew coverage from WGME and WMTW TV stations. Reporters talked with parents, new students and administrators. They also captured images of volunteers helping hundreds of families get to dorms and begin moving in their belongings.
Lisa Pohlmann

Alumna, environmental steward Lisa Pohlmann to give free talk Wednesday

Lisa Pohlmann, chief executive officer of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, will speak Wednesday on the policy challenges facing Maine’s coastal waters.
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USM alumnae, professor lead effort to eradicate invasive green crabs

Two USM alumnae and one professor are leading the efforts in eradicating the invasive European green crab, which has decimated soft-shell clam populations in Maine and New England. How? The answer is quite tasty.

USM professors’ archaeological work featured in Portland Press Herald

USM Professors Rob Sanford and Nathan Hamilton’s archaeological work on Malaga Island was featured in the Portland Press Herald.

USM alum named new SMCC President

USM alum Joe Cassidy will serve as the president of Southern Maine Community College.
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.