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Prof Tracy Michaud Stutzman and Tourism and Hospitality students hiking glacier in Iceland

USM joins Maine Public for talk about growing relationship with Iceland

USM President Glenn Cummings and Tracy Michaud Stutzman, chair of USM's Tourism and Hospitality program were interviewed June 19th on Maine Public's radio show, "Maine Calling," for a discussion of the state's growing relationship with Iceland.
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USM's Chris Beam recalls Watergate tapes in Portland Press Herald

USM's Chris Beam, an adjunct professor of history, talked about his own experience processing vast amounts of the Watergate tapes for the National Archives in on opinion piece for the Portland Press Herald.
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Honors Travel Abroad program aims for Iceland

All are rising sophomores who have completed 30 credits, earned good enough grades to be honors students in good standing and will pay nothing for their nearly two-week-long adventure. Students will visit museums and art exhibits, tour the Nordic country by land and sea, taste their foods, see Reykjavik University and get a chance to visit Iceland's parliament.
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USM language courses moving to linguistics department

Part-time faculty teaching courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish will be joining the Department of Linguistics, effective July 1.
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Nursing faculty Su Sepples discusses the state of the nursing profession on Maine Public Radio's Maine Calling

The severe nursing shortage in Maine is discussed on Maine Public's "Maine Calling" talk show, featuring USM School of Nursing's Associate Professor Su Sepples, Ph.D., RN
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USM’s Osher Map Library unveils new website and cutting edge search technology

USM's Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education hopes to reach out to a wider digital audience with a new website and embedded data aimed at drawing more students, researchers, historians and artists into its unique collection.
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USM receives more than $566,000 for Upward Bound

USM will receive more than $566,000 to help area high schoolers become the first generation in their families to reach college.
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USM’s Wilson and Willis part of Portland Press Herald story on return of local alewives

USM researchers Karen Wilson and Theo Willis appeared in a Portland Press Herald story on the return of alewives to Mill Brook in Westbrook. The pair, both faculty from the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, helped lead an annual alewife walk to Goldilocks Falls.
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USM Voices: Student describes her Nepal home as 'a piece of heaven'

Following graduation in 2020, student Pratima Bajgain hopes to use her biotechnology degree to help her home community in Nepal. Here she tells us about the natural beauty and cultural diversity of her home country.
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USM Voices: Preserving memories of travel abroad

Taking full advantage of USM's study abroad opportunities, Sara Brown has participated in short term travel programs, exploring both South Africa and Singapore.