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Patricia Thompson Leavitt honored by Maine Medical Association

Maine Medical Association honors Patricia Thompson Leavitt from the USM School of Nursing

Patricia Thompson Leavitt, an assistant professor in the USM School of Nursing, has been awarded the 2016 Mary Cushman M.D. Award for Humanitarian Service for her work as a teacher and as the volunteer executive director of a free rural clinic.

USM Department of Theatre kicks off season on Sept. 30 with Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood"

The USM Department of Theatre begins its season on Sept. 30 with Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood." The show will be performed on the main stage of Russell Hall on the Gorham campus, from September 30 through Oct. 9.

USM alumnus Allison Sinclair, embarking on The World Race to 11 nations featured in Morning Sentinel

Recent USM health science graduate, Allison Sinclair will be is embarking on The World Race in October. Her mission is to explore 11 nations in 11 months to help develop countries and work with sex-trafficking victims.

University of Maine System enrollment gap examined in Portland Press Herald

A Portland Press Herald report on enrollment across the University of Maine System showed that despite a small system decline, the seven campuses made up for the loss financially with an increase in out-of-state students.

Maine’s education needs op-ed by USM’s Flynn Ross featured in Bangor Daily News

USM associate professor of teacher education and coordinator of the Extended Teacher Education Program, Flynn Ross discussed the education struggles Mainers face in an op-ed featured in the Bangor Daily News.

USM President Glenn Cummings speaks to MPBN about University revival

President Glenn Cummings spoke with MPBN discussing USM's revival. “USM is the community engaged civically involved highly metropolitan university that is engaged with business and nonprofit opportunities for our students, which is our unique niche.”

USM School of Music’s Anastasia Antonacos featured by The Maine Mag on Love Maine Radio

USM School of Music’s professor Dr. Anastasia Antonacos was featured by The Maine Mag in an interview by Dr. Lisa Belisle on Love Maine Radio. She was recently named one of the 100 Most Influential People of Portland by the Phoenix due to her distinguished concert career.

USM alumnus Gary Williamson inducted into Maine Baseball Hall of Fame

USM alumnus Gary Williamson of Bethel was inducted into Maine Baseball Hall of Fame due to his passion, commitment and dedication to the sport.

USM's Karen Wilson speaks to MPBN about citizen science

USM Department of Environmental Science and Policy Associate Research Professor Karen Wilson spoke to MPBN about Maine volunteers contributing their time for citizen science projects.

USM Provost Dr. Uzzi featured in summer 2016 Maine Humanities Council newsletter

USM Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Uzzi wrote a feature article for the summer 2016 issue of the Maine Humanities Council newsletter entitled, “How I Learned to Read the Odyssey.” She discloses that the theme of Homer’s Odyssey never revealed itself until she began reading it with combat Veterans.