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Photo courtesy of the Portland Press Herald showing the heroin processing chain
J. David Canarie Jr., adjunct business professor at the University of Southern Maine, believes that the heroin epidemic is "really a manifestation of the evolution of supply chain management -- expanding distribution channels and applying them to heroin distribution."
Photo of Peter Harriman
The Maine Small Business Development Center located at the University of Southern Maine has recently hired local resident Peter Harriman as their new business advisor.
Photo of the Portland Press Herald Housing forum featuring Prof. Emeritus Barringer
The Muskie School's founding director, Richard Barringer, used his prior experience as Maine's previous director of public lands to weigh in on Portland's housing shortage. The lack of real estate calls for more development and protection for Portland tenants.
The 10th anniversary awards luncheon by College for ME-Androscoggin celebrated exceptional college students who overcame great obstacles to obtain their degrees and those who supported them. Two of the three students being praised were proud USM graduates.
Gorham Times article featuring USM students mentoring schoolkids
Thirteen USM students worked weekly to mentor 16 school children during the fall semester as part of an elective focusing on community outreach. Their story was featured in the Gorham Times.
USM Sustainability's Steve Sweeney scraping a half-eaten salad into a barrel
In January, when students return from their winter break, Sweeney and others plan to kick off an education campaign aimed at encouraging the people who use the dining hall to eat as much as they wish ... and eat what they take.
USM Engineering students Ryker Turcotte and Dave Stevens with jet engine they built
Ryker Turcotte and Dave Stevens, mechanical engineering majors, unveiled their senior project, the first turbo jet engine created by students at the University of Southern Maine. The jet engine will be used by the engineering school to illustrate principles in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
Photo of former USM women's basketball coach Gary Fifield being interviewed by the media at the dedication of "Fifield Court" Dec. 1
The illustrious career and legacy of former University of Southern Maine head women's basketball coach Gary Fifield was celebrated on Dec. 1 with the naming of "Fifield Court."
Photo of USM Associate Professor of Media Studies David Pierson
David Pierson's 232-page collection of essays, "Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Contexts, Politics, Style, and Reception of the Television Series," was just released in paperback, he was quoted by Smithsonian Magazine, and he's currently working on a new book that examines Walter White's contemporaries.
USM students at School of Music Gala's 25th Anniversary
This signature annual event and kick-off to the holiday season highlights the formidable talent of USM School of Music students, entertains hundreds of guests and most importantly, raises more than $50,000 to help these talented young musicians' dreams come.


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