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Mickey Collins '91 talks concussions with Diane Atwood
Michael "Micky" Collins, Ph.D. — a leading, international voice in the treatment of people with concussions and a 1991 University of Southern Maine graduate — served as a guest recently on journalist Diane Atwood’s “Catching Health” podcast.
USM's Luci Benedict to talk 'Chemistry of Brewing' at local beer event
Luci Benedict, associate professor of Chemistry at the University of Southern Maine, will present a talk on the Chemistry of Brewing on Wednesday, March 7, at Portland's Novare Res Bier Café.
Nearly 1,000 attend USM 2018 Job Fair
Nearly 1,000 University of Southern Maine students attended the USM 2018 Job Fair, held Thursday, March 1 in the Sullivan Gym on USM’s Portland Campus.
Replay, "The USM Update," March 5, 2018
In the March 2018 episode of the University's popular television show, USM President Glenn Cummings sits down with guests from the USM Master's in Occupational Therapy program, the USM Computer Science Department and the growing Tourism and Hospitality program to discuss the many workforce initiatives taking place across the University.
Physics professor and student team analyze asteroids with NASA telescope
USM's associate physics professor Julie Ziffer and her team of students controlled NASA's infrared telescope remotely at midnight from the Portland campus to analyze asteroids.
Weekly Event Highlights
Here are just a few highlights from the USM Calendar of Events for this week. Please follow the links below for complete event details.
USM to host Maine Science Bowl 2018 on Saturday, March 3
More than 100 high school students will attend the Maine Science Bowl 2018 on Saturday, March 3rd on the Gorham Campus of the University of Southern Maine. The competition matches teams against teams in subjects ranging from biology, chemistry, space science, physics and math. The winning team will compete in the National Science Bowl, held from April 26 to 30 in Washington D.C.
USM alumna Patricia Smith wins $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award
Patricia Smith, an alumna and former faculty member in the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing, has won one of poetry’s most prestigious and financially rewarding prizes. The honor is the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award at Claremont Graduate University. It’s accompanied by a $100,000 prize.
Grammy Award-winning professor inspires students
An established mastering engineer at Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, Adam Ayan has also shared his knowledge with students at the University’s School of Music for 17 years, teaching courses on the recording and editing process of digital audio.
Scholarship established for co-founding School of Music professor
A scholarship has been created in honor of Helen Heel, a co-founding professor of the University of Southern Maine School of Music who recently celebrated her 97th birthday.