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Photo of Dr. Patricia Griffin explaining the concept of multi-level marketing

USM’s Dr. Patricia Griffin discusses multi-level marketing on WCSH-6

According to the story, marketing companies are taking advantage of social media's reach to increase their advertising efforts. Griffin cautioned people against using these companies as a main source of income.
President Cummings interviewing guests from the School of Education and Human Development and Portland Empowered on the set of the USM update

Replay: 'The USM Update' 4/3/2017

Get an update on USM's sustainability efforts and learn how USM students are being prepared to tackle the environmental challenges facing the planet. Also, hear how USM is preparing its educators to adapt to the changing demographics in Maine's classrooms. Plus, a discussion on the findings of the first in-depth analysis of Maine's juvenile records system.

USM’s Ron Schmidt joined political panel on Maine Public

The April 5 show, hosted by Jennifer Rooks, was a discussion of national politics. Topics included accusations of Russian involvement in the 2016 election, the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch and the Affordable Care Act.

USM’s Patsy Thompson Leavitt honored by Maine Education Association and WCSH-TV as ‘Inspiring Educator’

USM's Patsy Thompson Leavitt, an assistant professor of nursing, was honored by the Maine Education Association and Portland's WCSH-TV as an 'Inspiring Educator.'
Student Juried Exhibition awards

Portland Press Herald praises USM’s 'powerful' student art exhibition

Portland Press Herald critic Daniel Kany praised the 'powerful' art work on display at USM’s annual Juried Student Exhibition. “It’s apparent that the program and the students are thriving,” wrote Kany, an art historian who served as a juror in the 2014 exhibition. Selected works are currently on display through May 1 at the AREA Gallery in the Portland Campus' Woodbury Campus Center.

USM alumnus Neil Genzlinger of the New York Times to speak at April 13 event

On April 13, the critic will appear at USM's Glickman Library on the Portland Campus for a discussion of his career, today's newspaper business and where it seems to be headed. The event is planned for 4 p.m. at the University Events Room on the library's seventh floor. It will be hosted by Professor of Media Studies David Pierson.
Photo of Marsden Hartley's painting of Mt. Katahdin

Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition co-curated by Art Professor Donna Cassidy reviewed by the New York Times

An exhibition co-curated by USM Professor of Art Donna Cassidy art was recently reviewed by the New York Times. The exhibition she co-curated, "Marsden Hartley's Maine," is on display at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's Met Breuer.
Photo of USM faculty member Adam Ayan, left, and Bob Ludwig, right, inside Gateway Mastering S

School of Music faculty member Adam Ayan featured in Press Herald for mastering work and recent 'MaineVoices Live' appearance

USM School of Music faculty member Adam Ayan along with mastering legend Bob Ludwig were profiled by the Portland Press Herald to promote their recent "MaineVoices Live" talk.
Erik Squire - 2017 Maine Policy Scholar

USM names English major Erik Squire as Maine Policy Scholar

The Maine Policy Scholars Program engages students from the University of Maine System in the public policy process. Scholarships are awarded annually to one student from each of the seven University of Maine System campuses to work with a faculty advisor and community mentor to tackle a real-life policy issue facing Maine.

USM's QC2 Lab featured at 2017 New England Craft Brew Summit

The 2017 New England Craft Brew Summit drew brewers, bankers, business lawyers and beer suppliers to the Portland campus for a full schedule of speeches and educational sessions. The university also hosted tours of its Quality Control Collaboratory. Created in partnership with the Maine Brewers' Guild, the lab provides testing, research and education to Maine breweries while also providing students with a hands-on educational experience.