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USM graduate sworn in as Maine's first Somali police officer profiled by Portland Press Herald

Zahra Abu ‘15 made history last week when she was officially sworn in as a member of the Portland Police department. And according to her family, Abu is only the second Somali police officer in the United States.

USM named among top 25 'Military Friendly' public universities in the country

The University of Southern Maine has been recognized as one of the top 25 Military Friendly public universities in the country for its work to help veterans succeed.

Professor Firooza Pavri co-authors book on wind energy

USM Muskie School of Public Service and Geography Professor Firooza Pavri and co-authors James Aber and Susan Aber just completed their second book, "Windscapes: A Global Perspective on Wind Power"

Two Maine media outlets highlight pleas for Syrian refugees by USM's Reza Jalali

Pleas of understanding and aid for Syrian refugees by Reza Jalali, the coordinator of USM's Multicultural Student Affairs, drew attention recently by both the Bangor Daily News and WCSH TV.

USM’s Bert Smoluk advises caution in newspaper story about pulling investments from big fossil fuel

USM Professor of Finance Bert Smoluk advised caution in a recent Portland Press Herald story about investors pulling their money from companies that hold big oil and coal reserves.

Professor Andrew Coburn quoted in Portland Press Herald piece on patient safety penalties

According to Andrew Coburn, professor of public health at the University of Southern Maine, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) could be doing more to reward hospitals that excel or make improvements in areas such as patient safety.

Portland Phoenix spotlights School of Music faculty member who teamed up with former students to release debut rock album

Daniel Sonenberg, associate professor of music at the University of Southern Maine, and three of his former students are set to share their debut album with the public Dec. 18.

USM Environmental Science professor Daniel Martinez publishes book, 'Valuing Energy for Global Needs'

USM Environmental Science and Policy Professor Daniel Martinez' book on energy, "Valuing Energy for Global Needs," discusses the need for alternative energy sources, particularly in the developing world.

USM awards doctorates to Maine’s first Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates

A first-in-Maine doctoral program aimed at training nurses to be policy makers and procedural experts graduated its first class Friday, Dec. 18 at the University of Southern Maine.

Unique USM job fair for people in recovery featured on New England Cable News network

The Behavioral Health Career and Education Fair at the University of Southern Maine had a special focus on reaching out for participants to organizations such as the Young People in Recovery.