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Professor Broida’s teachings, legacy live on through online course

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.

Melissa and 'Doc' Costello - 'Mr. and Mrs. USM' - leave largest bequest in USM history

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.

New partnership between USM and Maine Law will enable students to earn a bachelor’s degree and law degree in 6 years

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.

Workers and the sustainable food movement to be addressed by expert Margaret Gray on Nov. 19

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.

Board of trustees applauds innovation of USM's proposed international school

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.

Documentary "Penobscot: Ancestral River, Contested Territory" hosted by USM Office of Multicultural Affairs

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.

Tupper publishes op-ed on patient safety and burnout in healthcare workforce

According to Dr. Judith Tupper, a pat on the back can go a long way to helping the stress level, and in turn, the overall performance of a worker in the healthcare field.

USM Students explore Gothic shock with visit to Body Worlds exhibit at Portland Science Center

USM Student Emma Cooper stood over a glass case and marveled at the sight inside. A human leg -- a real left leg with its muscle and tendons, bones and digits -- lay skinless and exposed.

Osher Map Library 20th anniversary Map Masterpiece Exhibition features rare maps and guest curators from Maine's own luminaries

The Osher Map Library celebrates its 20th year with an engaging exhibit highlighting masterpieces from OML collections, ranging from the first modern printed map in 1475 to superb examples of woodcut, copperplate, and lithographic map printing from the 15th through the 19th centuries. The exhibit is guest curated by some of Maine's very own luminaries, including renowned authors Susan Minot and Monica Wood as well as Senator Angus King, Senator Susan Collins and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, among others.

USM honors veterans’ in-uniform education with credits toward degrees

Studies completed aboard Navy ships, beneath the roofs of Army tents or inside Air Force hangars are earning new respect at the University of Southern Maine, where a growing number of programs are awarding academic credit to veterans for instruction they received while serving in the US military.