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Cell Phones and Cancer: Should We Be Concerned?

Researchers, a former patient, a local legislator and others will be at the University of Southern Maine this coming Monday afternoon, October 17, to help increase knowledge and awareness of the potential risks of cell phone use

Jonathan Lash Presents Annual Coffin Lecture

Jonathan Lash, president of Hampshire College, will present the University of Maine School of Law’s 19th Annual Frank M. Coffin Lecture on Law and Public Service at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 20.

L.L. Bean/Lee Surace Colloquium Series with J. Trevor Hughes at USM

On Monday, October 17, J. Trevor Hughes will discuss the responsibility of businesses’ private consumer data and how the individual is affected in his lecture “Data Environmentalism.”

Nicaraguan Biodiversity Specialist To Speak On Trade Policy and Environment

Julio Sanchez, regional coordinator for the Central American Alliance for the Protection of Biodiversity, will speak on “Trade Policy and the Environment: On the Ground in Latin America," Monday, October 17, on USM’s Portland campus.

New Research Shows Only One in Three Maine Grads Ready for Work or College

New research released by the Center for Education Policy, Applied Research and Evaluation reveals that while more than eight of 10 Maine students graduate from high school in four years, only one in three graduates are ready for work or college.

USM Junior Cathy Wise Awarded the Prestigious Environmental Protection Agency Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship

Cape Elizabeth native recently awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellowship, available to bachelor level students in environmentally related fields of study.

Students Receive Credit for Knowledge Gained Through Life Experiences

The University of Southern Maine is hosting two workshops to give those interested in pursuing a college degree the opportunity to find out if they can earn college credit for knowledge and skills gained outside the classroom.

New Research Identifies Trends in Maine’s Crime Victimization

Muskie School of Public Service Maine Statistical Analysis Center recently released the 2011 Maine Crime Victimization Survey Report which includes data on identify theft, stalking and property crime.

USM to Host Kosher Installation by Maine Sculptor Asherah Cinnamon

Between Wednesday, October 12 and Saturday, October 22, the USM community and the public are invited to see and experience “Dwelling Place,” a piece of temporary public art that will reside in front of Luther Bonney Hall, Portland.

USM Health and Counseling Services Wins Grant for New Suicide Prevention Program

Beginning this fall, USM Health and Counseling Services will be implementing a new suicide prevention program called USM CARES.