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Maine is poised to become a leader in the emerging Arctic marketplace, former President of Iceland Ólafur Grímsson told a University of Southern Maine audience on Oct. 26. The former head of state — who ended his 20-year-long presidency in August — was joined on stage at USM’s Hannaford Hall in Portland by UMaine climatologist Dr. Paul Mayewski, New England Ocean Cluster co-founder and CEO Patrick Arnold and U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine. The event was titled “Leadership, Exploration, and Survival: A Blueprint for Thriving in Our Changing World.”
The Recovery Oriented Campus Center, otherwise known as "The ROCC," looks to provide students in recovery a safe place to reconnect with themselves, each other and their community, while providing the support needed to succeed in the classroom.
The program’s combination of law and public health provides invaluable interdisciplinary knowledge and skills for students interested in law and the public health policy sphere.
USM partners with Portland-based Fork Food Lab to repurpose two tons of food that would have gone to waste by serving a hearty free meal to thousands of hungry Mainers at Feeding the 5000. This event was part of global movement shedding light on waste in the food system.
Exclusive Microsoft HoloLens virtual reality demonstration as told by USM Public Affairs intern Julia Sivakoff as she explores the Ci2 Studio and interviews design science and creative intelligence professor, Raphael DiLuzio.
Student Shannon Sockalexis figured people might feel uncomfortable with her story, bored with its history or merely walk on by. So the student artist -- acting on a suggestion by USM Art Gallery Director Carolyn Eyler -- made a comic strip. In seven panels, Sockalexis tells a tiny piece of the lies and lost resources that punctuate Penobscot history.
USM's Lorrayne Carroll introduced Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" for its Portland Ballet production at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center. Carroll, an associate professor of English at USM, spoke about the classic story before the performance. The dance was accompanied by a live orchestra, which was conducted by Professor Robert Lehman of the USM School of Music.
Sascha Deri an alum of USM Engineering plans to start an aerospace company in Maine.
Richard Barringer and Joseph McDonnell of USM's Muskie School of Public Service, and Ryan Wallace from USM's Maine Center for Business and Economic Research contributed to an Op Ed about Portland's population growth.
WCSH-TV honored Betty Robinson, the former dean of USM's Lewiston-Auburn College, with a 2016 6 Who Care award. The award, which recognizes outstanding volunteerism in Maine, spotlighted Robinson for her work at the Tree Street Youth Center in downtown Lewiston. The center was co-founded by USM alumna Julia Sleeper.