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USM Grad Students aid report on hunger in Maine

The report, "Hunger Pains: Widespread food insecurity threatens Maine's Future," was released Feb. 10 by the Good Shepherd Food Bank and Portland's Preble Street agency and featured in stories by both the Portland Press Herald and Bangor Daily News. The report's authors used a 2,000-person survey and in-depth interviews conducted by Preble Street staff and the USM students to examine why food insecurity persists.

USM partnering with Maine Historical Society for ‘New England Foodscapes’ lecture series

USM‘s new Food Studies program is working with the Maine Historical Society to offer “New England Foodscapes,” a free and public film and lecture series.
Portrait of Donna Cassidy

USM's Donna Cassidy collaborating on art exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art

Well-known artist Marsden Hartley's images of his native state of Maine debut in a new exhibition in March at one of the world's grandest museums — New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. USM Professor Donna Cassidy is the exhibition's co-curator.
Hamdia Ahmed speaks at USM Opening Breakfast 2016

Student leader Hamdia Ahmed's journey featured in the Portland Press Herald

19-year-old political science major Hamdia Ahmed shares the story of her family's arduous journey towards American citizenship, and her dreams for the future in a feature article in the Portland Press Herald.
Dr. Paula Hodgdon, USM hall of fame coach and administrator addresses a full room at the Feb. 4 celebration of 50 years of women's athletics at USM

USM honors 50 years of women’s athletics with a day-long celebration of student-athletes and alumni

The celebration of 50 years of women's athletics brought together several generations of USM student-athletes to honor the program's storied beginnings and to celebrate its promising future.
USM President Glenn Cummings on TideSmart Talk with Steve Woods.

President Cummings interviewed on TideSmart Talk

USM President Glenn Cummings spoke of his background in education and politics on TideSmart Talk with Steve Woods.
Baltimore Orioles player Ryan Flaherty at USM youth clinic

Major League Baseball player helps USM youth clinic

Baltimore Orioles player Ryan Flaherty came to USM to help his father Ed Flaherty coach a youth clinic.

USM working to educate students and community on immigration

Efforts include a specialized course, "Global Migration and the Refugee Experience," participation in February's prestigious Camden Conference on international discourse, a mock asylum hearing led by faculty from the University of Maine School of Law, collaborations between USM students, area high schoolers and local immigrants and a public citizenship ceremony to be hosted on the Portland Campus on March 3.
Chris Oberholtzer, director of jazz studies at USM

USM professor gives Falmouth jazz students a special opportunity

Professor Chris Oberholtzer directs both the Portland Jazz Orchestra and jazz studies at the University of Southern Maine.
Daniel Del Gallo wrestling

USM wrestler aims for national title

USM Senior Daniel Del Gallo is currently undefeated (32-0) this wrestling season and hopes to reach the collegiate wrestling national championship.