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USM Ceremony Celebrates Stantec Computer-Aided Design Lab

Representatives of Stantec and the University of Southern Maine gathered recently in USM’s John Mitchell Center, Gorham, to celebrate the completion of a $100,000 pledge from Stantec that supported construction of a computer-aided design lab.

Maine Law Professor Awarded Honorary Doctorate

A French university has awarded an honorary doctorate to Professor Martin Rogoff of the University of Maine School of Law for his 20 years of work in building greater understanding of the differences between French and American legal and political thought.

ROTC Cadet and USM student Honored at All-American Bowl

Decorated combat veteran and University of Southern Maine Army ROTC Cadet James Williford is attending the 12th annual Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, on January 7, where he will be honored as a “Soldier Hero.”

USM Students Work on Maine Communications Invention

Recently, Newfield Design, Inc.’s Robert Stone and James Colony approached the University of Southern Maine Campus Ventures program for assistance in writing computer code for a new invention, the Expandable Remote Control System (ERCS).

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.