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At Thinking Matters, students work with faculty mentors to create work that matters, says Rebecca Nisetich in Portland Press Herald op-ed

The piece comes in advance of Thinking Matters 2016, USM's annual student research symposium. Nisetich, director of the Honors Program, took the opportunity to describe the benefits of engaged within the community and strong faculty mentorships.

USM's Maine Policy Scholar investigating challenges to asylum seekers

Elizabeth Wilson, a history and political science double major, was selected as the 2016-2017 Maine Policy Scholar from USM.

Pulitzer winner Ralph Blumenthal speaks with USM students about investigative journalism

Investigative reporters need more than an ability to craft well-researched, well-written news stories, Pulitzer winner Ralph Blumenthal told USM communication and media studies students. They need nerve, too.

Geography-Anthropology alumna Roxanne Guildford ‘15 wins Fulbright student award

The award will allow Guildford to travel abroad to the United Kingdom and enroll in the University of Exeter's Master of Science program, where she plans to study bioarchaeology, with a focus in the zooarachaeology of Europe.

Duboise featured in Lewiston Sun Journal story about effects of climate change

USM Associate Professor S. Monroe Duboise was interviewed for a Lewiston Sun Journal story on climate change and an increase in vector-borne diseases.

Muskie School to host Earth Day panel on recent Paris Agreement on climate

U.S. Sen. Angus King, Dr. Andrew Deutz, director of International Government Relations for The Nature Conservancy and Michael Stoddard, executive director of Efficiency Maine, will hold a panel discussion on recent climate talks.

Muthyala article published by the Digital Pedagogy Lab

An article by USM English Professor John Muthyala — about the digital humanities' present and future — has been published by the Digital Pedagogy Lab.

USM School of Music composer Dan Sonenberg’s opera, ‘The Summer King’ was featured by WQXR, NY classical radio station

USM School of Music composer Daniel Sonenberg's opera ‘The Summer King,’ which beautifully illustrates the life of African American baseball legend Josh Gibson, was featured on WQXR, NY classical radio station.

USM team brings home national prize in Collegiate Leadership Competition

A seven-member group of USM students brought home the top prize in an emerging national competition aimed at testing their abilities as teammates and leaders.

Mural created during USM residency of artist Natasha Mayers installed in downtown Gorham

A colorful, 8-feet by 12-feet mural made under the direction of USM artist-in-residency Natasha Mayers has been installed in downtown Gorham.