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Portland Press Herald
The Maine Economic Improvement Fund, administered by USM’s Muskie School of Public Service, will contribute $200,000 towards a $5 million statewide initiative to improve the prevention, early detection and treatment of lung cancer.
Portland Press Herald
A Portland Press Herald story about the ongoing opioid crisis included comments from USM's Lindsey Smith, a research associate at the Muskie School of Public Service's Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy.
Sun Journal
A feature story in Sunday's Sun Journal about rising graduation rates and hard work among Somali students included quotes by Pat Hager, who coordinates the writing center at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College.
Joe McLaughlin and Dorice Timko
Despite hundreds of years of hostility and neglect towards Maine's First Nation people, a pair of USM graduate students find reason for hope and healing.
Photo of USM Students (left to right) Ashley Rose, John Jackson and Ashley Caterina with their awards from the 2016  Student Involvement Recognition Gala
At the recent University of Southern Maine Student Involvement Recognition Gala, students, faculty, and staff received annual Student Leadership Awards for their various contributions to USM and the surrounding communities.
Reza Jalali
Forecaster coverage of a Portland vigil to remember victims of the Orlando shooting included comments by USM’s Reza Jalali.
John Gale
John Gale, a research associate from USM's Muskie School of Public Service, believes rural communities struggling with opioid addiction can learn from each other, whether they are in Maine, India or Afghanistan.
Photo of USM History alumnus Sam Dexter '16 playing shortstop for the USM Baseball team
Dexter, a 2016 graduate with a degree in History, is the first USM player to be drafted since the Cincinnati Reds picked Chris Burleson in the 36th round in 2009, and the 12th USM player to be drafted since 1987.
USM’s production of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ receives a rave theatre review from the Press Herald saying that it handled "emotional undercurrents with ease," and USM sophomore Brittany Burke, acting as Honey, “definitely stood out in her smaller role.”
Photo of Engineering student Alyssa Chaplin presenting on her geothermal study of Gorham Middle School at USM Thinking Matters 2016
In the piece, Laplante Evans shares how the Department of Engineering partners with area schools to develop service learning projects to not only better prepare students with hands-on learning opportunities but to serve the needs of the community.


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