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Scott Davison

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.
USM Professor Kate Wininger

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."
Amy Johnson

NPR interviews Amy Johnson of USM's Center for Education Policy, Applied Research and Evaluation

Amy Johnson, the assistant director of USM's Center for Education Policy, Applied Research and Evaluation, was interviewed for a National Public Radio story about Maine's laptop program.
Lacks family speak at Hannaford Hall

Henrietta Lacks' descendants discuss bioethics, race and compassion at USM

Two descendants of Henrietta Lacks, whose immortal cells have since became one of the most important tools in medicine, speak to large crowd at USM, covered by the Portland Press Herald.

USM to host first-in-Maine program to help low income veterans attend college

A first-in-the-state program at the University of Southern Maine aims to help low income veterans prepare to become college students. The story was covered by WGME-TV.

Maine Public highlights USM program that helped Portland high schoolers make a documentary

USM's Muskie School of Public Service hosted "Gateway to Opportunity," a six-week learning and work course aimed at teaching Portland high schoolers about videomaking.

USM professor emerita interviewed by Bangor Daily New on violence in America

USM's Luisa Deprez was interviewed by Bangor Daily News on mass shootings in America.

USM research professor wrote reflection piece on Hitler's spokesperson in the Portland Press Herald

USM's Abraham Peck reflected in the Portland Press Herald on meetings Hitler spokesperson Ernst Franz Sedgwick Hanfstaengl had with an American magazine editor and a Jewish classmate.
Youth Ensembles

USM School of Music hosts statewide Strings Roundtable

On September 29th, the USM School of Music hosted a statewide Strings Roundtable, the second such meeting in which “string stakeholders” (performers, educators, administrators and teachers) in the state of Maine come together to share thoughts, ideas and experiences of engaging and educating Maine youth in strings education and performance. The meeting— organized by the Maine Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) in collaboration with USM Music professor, Robert Lehmann, director of string studies and orchestral activities, and artistic coordinator of the Portland Youth Ensembles—focused primarily on creating, fostering and sustaining strings programs in Maine public schools.