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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.
green crab molting

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.
School of Music faculty Scott Wheatley as Antonio in Opera Maine Marriage of Figaro

USM Voice studies area represented in Opera Maine's thrilling Marriage of Figaro

School of Music voice faculty member Scott Wheatley performed a featured role in critically-acclaimed "Marriage of Figaro" at Opera Maine.

USM expert informs The Verge on Rep. Paul Ryan’s tale of car-chewing groundhog

Professor Christine Maher told the popular website The Verge that she’s never seen groundhogs chew up cars. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t chew up a Chevy Suburban owned by U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, she said.

Professor Robert Sanford talks about 'The Chicken Course' on Maine Public

Robert Sanford, the chair of USM’s Environmental Science and Policy program, joined a recent Maine Public radio call-in show about chickens.
Env Science Prof Theo Willis fishing for alewives

Environmental Science professors share important fisheries research

USM Environmental Science and Policy professors Karen Wilson and Theo Willis are speaking at an event where they are sharing their research on the millions of alewives that migrate from ocean to rivers and streams each spring and summer.
Veterans Upward Bound coordinator Aaron Dombroski

Veterans Upward Bound program at USM featured on "207"

WCSH6 news show "207" featured the Veterans Upward Bound program located at University of Southern Maine. The only such program in Maine, provides veterans with the training and assistance to transition from the military (whether recent or past service) into obtaining a college degree at the institution of their choice.