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USM researchers say Maine’s river herring fairly healthy but numbers declining elsewhere

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 .

USM's Muskie School announces results from 2015 Maine Crime Victimization Survey

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.

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.

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