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In Portland’s Bayside, USM nursing students play vital health role

The innovative community nursing partnership, one of 11 within USM’s School of Nursing, trains nurses while helping vulnerable residents.
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Engineering Maine's workforce: Julie Doxsey ’13

The engineering program at USM is responding to the growing need for engineers in Maine and proving its graduates are ready for the challenge and to enter Maine's workforce.
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USM earns Environmental Protection Agency awards for recycling and food recovery

For the seventh time in four years, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has honored the University of Southern Maine's efforts to reduce and reuse waste at its campuses in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston.
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Upcoming events celebrate legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The University of Southern Maine will host a public dialogue on the essence of liberty and race in America, featuring four renowned writers and instructors with the Stonecoast MFA program.
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Bachelor Degrees in Business, Public Administration, and More at Lewiston-Auburn College Through New UMA-USM Partnership

The University of Southern Maine (USM) and the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) have forged a new partnership to offer expanded degree programs at Lewiston Auburn College (LAC). Beginning immediately, UMA will offer bachelor's degrees in Business Administration and Public Administration at USM's Lewiston campus. Students may register now with classes starting on January 22, 2018.
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USM athlete wrestles through adversity

In an interview with WGME TV's Dave Eid, first-year USM wrestler Raul Gierbolini shares his experience helping raise funds to rebuild his hometown in wake of devastating Hurricane Maria.
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USM's Bert Smoluk tells WCSH-TV that Bitcoin may lose all value

Bitcoin investors beware, says the University of Southern Maine’s Bert Smoluk. The professor of Finance told WCSH-TV that the cryptocurrency’s recent rise in value is a result of the Greater Fool Theory of Investing.

USM alumna Emily Pelletier joins faculty at Rider University

Emily Pelletier, an alumna of the University of Southern Maine, has joined the faculty at Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey.

Education experts from USM advise Maine Charter School Commission

A report authored by two professors emeritus from the University of Southern Maine is calling for changes in how the state measures success at its charter schools.
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Portland police officer and USM School of Music alumnus goes viral with "O Holy Night"

A video of Portland Police Officer Jeremy Turner — a University of Southern Maine alumnus with a degree in music performance — has drawn tens of thousands of Facebook views for his three-minute video performance of “O Holy Night.”