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USM's Colgan interviewed for AP story about Maine's job market

Charles Colgan, professor emeritus at USM's Muskie School of Public Service, remarked on Maine job growth and the recession in a recent Associated Press story. Colgan told Correspondent David Sharp that Maine's job gains — roughly 25,000 since the recession — do not overcome other problems in state's job market.
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April performance lineup at the School of Music showcases jazz program at USM

The USM School of Music will present a variety of jazz ensemble concerts in April, showcasing its multi-faceted jazz studies program with performances by students and faculty.
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English Professor Shelton Waldrep receives praise for David Bowie work from LA Review of Books

Waldrep, described as a “leading scholar in David Bowie Studies” in the article, has taught a senior thesis course at USM about Bowie for over ten years.
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Professor Travis Wagner’s work on solid waste recycling plan highlighted by local media

The pilot programs will introduce food waste collection for free in select neighborhoods. The goal is “to reduce the amount of waste sent to an incinerator or landfill,” according to the Portland Press Herald.
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USM’s Dr. Patricia Griffin discusses multi-level marketing on WCSH-6

According to the story, marketing companies are taking advantage of social media's reach to increase their advertising efforts. Griffin cautioned people against using these companies as a main source of income.
President Cummings interviewing guests from the School of Education and Human Development and Portland Empowered on the set of the USM update

Replay: 'The USM Update' 4/3/2017

Get an update on USM's sustainability efforts and learn how USM students are being prepared to tackle the environmental challenges facing the planet. Also, hear how USM is preparing its educators to adapt to the changing demographics in Maine's classrooms. Plus, a discussion on the findings of the first in-depth analysis of Maine's juvenile records system.

USM’s Ron Schmidt joined political panel on Maine Public

The April 5 show, hosted by Jennifer Rooks, was a discussion of national politics. Topics included accusations of Russian involvement in the 2016 election, the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch and the Affordable Care Act.

USM’s Patsy Thompson Leavitt honored by Maine Education Association and WCSH-TV as ‘Inspiring Educator’

USM's Patsy Thompson Leavitt, an assistant professor of nursing, was honored by the Maine Education Association and Portland's WCSH-TV as an 'Inspiring Educator.'
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Portland Press Herald praises USM’s 'powerful' student art exhibition

Portland Press Herald critic Daniel Kany praised the 'powerful' art work on display at USM’s annual Juried Student Exhibition. “It’s apparent that the program and the students are thriving,” wrote Kany, an art historian who served as a juror in the 2014 exhibition. Selected works are currently on display through May 1 at the AREA Gallery in the Portland Campus' Woodbury Campus Center.

USM alumnus Neil Genzlinger of the New York Times to speak at April 13 event

On April 13, the critic will appear at USM's Glickman Library on the Portland Campus for a discussion of his career, today's newspaper business and where it seems to be headed. The event is planned for 4 p.m. at the University Events Room on the library's seventh floor. It will be hosted by Professor of Media Studies David Pierson.

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