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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.
USM Environmental Studies students research Alewives
USM Environmental Science faculty members Theodore Willis and Karen Wilson's research on alewives was recently published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. The report showed that Maine's alewife and blueback herring populations are recovering, while those of southern New England are declining rapidly .
George Shaler, Director of the Maine Statistical Analysis Center
More than half (54.0%) of all respondents to the University of Southern Maine Muskie School's 2015 Maine Crime Victimization Survey (MCVS) report being a victim of some type of criminal activity in the past 12 months.
Photo of USM Psychology Professor John Broida courtesy of the Portland Press Herald and Broida's family
Although Psychology Professor John Broida lost his battle with pancreatic cancer this past September, students his online Psych 101 course continue to reap the benefits of his teaching.
"Doc" and Melissa Costello
The Costellos met at USM, taught at USM and enriched the lives of countless students at USM. Now, thanks to the largest bequest ever received in the history of the university, $1.65 million, Melissa and Doc will continue to touch the lives of numerous students for years to come.
Arial view of the Portland, Maine campus
USM is the first university to partner with the University of Maine School of Law on a new program that will enable USM students to receive a bachelor's degree and a law degree in just six years.
Photo of author Margaret Gray, who spent 10 years researching farms and interviewing farm workers for her book Labor and the Localvore
Merely shopping for the best food -- including vegetables grown locally and animals raised humanely -- overlooks a key link in the food chain, says Michael Hillard, a University of Southern Maine professor of economics.
Photo of the USM Gorham Campus
The first-ever such school to be established in Maine, USM's International Early College would offer international high school juniors and seniors a two-year educational experience where they would take actual USM college courses to complete their high school diplomas.
movie poster
A documentary about the Penobscot Nation, its namesake river and its dispute with the State of Maine over the river's control will be highlighted in a public screening and discussion Wednesday.


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