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Muskie Professor Serves as Principal Investigator for National Park Service Study Advocating Increased Spending on New England’s Recreational Corridors

In the November 2011 report “Connect People to the Outdoors,” Professor Richard Barringer, advocates completing seven New England recreational corridors, including three located in Maine.

WMPG Powers up!

Thanks to an aggressive fund-raising campaign and a federal grant from the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program, the station is now broadcasting throughout southern and central Maine and New Hampshire.

University of Southern Maine Computer Science Student Receives Honorable Mention for International Research Award

David Gagne, USM computer science senior from Shapleigh, was recently awarded Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) 2012 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award.

Deandra Guidi of USM Awarded Maine Higher Education Assistance Foundation Scholarship

University of Southern Maine economics major Deandra Guidi was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Maine Higher Education Assistance Foundation (MeHEAF).

USM Offering $1 Million in New Scholarships

At a December 6 press conference, USM President Botman announced that in response to increasing college costs, USM will be awarding an additional $1 million in new scholarships to high school students who demonstrate academic achievement and promise.

President Botman Writes Editorial on the Value of Liberal Arts Degrees

President Botman's December 5 Portland Press Herald column explains the value of liberal arts degrees in today's workplace.

USM’s 2010 Presidential Scholarship Winners are Excelling

Recently, USM Public Affairs Intern Amanda Pleau interviewed USM's first four recipients of USM's Creating Maine’s Future Presidential Scholarship. Now sophomores, these students have all achieved Dean's List while freshmen and continue to thrive at USM.

Second Annual Southern Maine VEX Robotics Tournament at USM

Up to 20 middle and high school teams will compete to determine who created the most competitive robot at the Second Annual Southern Maine VEX Tournament held from Saturday, December 3 on the Gorham Campus.

Molly Carl Earns All-America Honors

Molly Carl, just the sixth USM female runner to qualify for the NCAA national championship, has been named an All-American.

USM School of Business Named a Top Business School by Princeton Review

The University of Southern Maine’s School of Business is ‘an outstanding business school,’ according to The Princeton Review.