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Ally Little: USM women's soccer player back to scoring goals

USM women's soccer player Ally Little is back in the game after a health scare left her thinking she may never play again.
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Sun Journal published USM faculty member's plan inspired by #metoo campaign

The ongoing #metoo campaign — encouraging women to speak out about sexual assaults — led part-time USM faculty member Kimberly Simmons to create an action plan to create change.
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New Fall 2017 enrollment numbers show surging growth at USM

The University of Southern Maine's just-compiled enrollment numbers show increases in new students, a rise in credit hours and a double-digit surge of new honors students and presidential scholars.
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Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr of "Hamilton" meets USM singers

Leslie Odom Jr, a Tony Award winner for his role as Aaron Burr in the musical phenomenon "Hamilton," met with 18 students from the University of Southern Maine's School of Music.
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First Iranian film festival in Maine to be hosted by USM Honors program as part of year-long Gloria S. Duclos Convocation

Students from the University of Southern Maine’s Honors program “Cinema in Iran” course, along with their instructor, professor Reza Jalali, will present the 2017 Iranian Film Festival—a first of its kind in Maine—in Portland beginning on October 20.
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USM alumnus Tommy Derrah, who appeared in the movie "Mystic River," memorialized in Boston Globe and Patriot Ledger

USM alumnus Tommy Derrah — who appeared in the movie "Mystic River" — was the subject of a feature obituaries in the Qunicy, Massachusetts' Patriot Ledger and the Boston Globe. He died on Oct. 5.

USM alum and graphic novelist featured in Downeast Magazine

Downeast Magazine featured USM Alumnus Ryan Wing -- and his comic book creation, "The October Ghost" -- in its November issue.
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USM alumnus reappointed to American Council of Life Insurers board of directors

The American Council of Life Insurers has reappointed USM alumnus Scott Davison to its board of directors. His story was described in Inside Indiana Business.

USM professor interviewed by WGME-TV on Sen. Collins' choice to stay in office

USM's Ron Schmidt was interviewed by WGME-TV on Sen. Susan Collins' decision to remain in office rather than run for governor.
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USM professor talks about happiness on public radio's 'Maine Calling'

USM's Kate Wininger talked about happiness recently with Maine Public's Jennifer Rooks for the radio show "Maine Calling."