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USM, WMPG announce new podcast, 'USM Now'
The University of Southern Maine (USM), in collaboration with WMPG Community Radio, is excited to announce the launch of its new podcast, “USM NOW.”
USM's Goldenberg and students ask media to stop stigmatizing mental illness
University of Southern Maine Nursing Lecturer Marcia Goldenberg and eight students penned an op/ed column in the Portland Press Herald, asking the media to stop making broad connections between people with mental illnesses and violence. Goldenberg and the students — Brent Chandler, Marta Conant, Jacqueline Cormier, John Durham, Levi Krajewski, Jenna Libby, Nick Tolbert and Kate Wypyski — said that such connections are both inaccurate and unfairly stigmatize one in five Americans.
USM's Judy Shepard-Kegl highlighted by Portland Press Herald for ongoing work with deaf children in Nicaragua
University of Southern Maine Linguistics Professor Judy Shepard-Kegl's work with deaf children in Nicaragua was highlighted in a Portland Press Herald feature story titled, “Seeing the signs: Renowned USM professor reflects on life-changing language discovery.” The detailed feature story by reporter Kelley Bouchard described Shepard-Kegl’s 32-year-old revelation that deaf children at a Managua school who had never been taught a sign language had invented their own.
USM's Curley earns four 'Rookie of the year' honors in women's basketball
University of Southern Maine freshman Kristen Curley has been honored by D3hoops.com as the Northeast Region Co-Rookie of the Year. Her contribution to the women's basketball team has also been featured in the Portland Press Herald.
Tracking USM internships: Where #USMWorksForME
A new, interactive map is available that tracks the locations of USM student internships throughout Maine and the nation.
USM's Morin honored as Northeast Regionals Tournament Coach of the Year
Mike Morin, the head coach of the University of Southern Maine wrestling team, has been selected as the Northeast Regionals Tournament Coach of the Year.
USM presents Maine premiere of Stephen Edwards’ Choral Masterwork “Requiem For My Mother”
The University of Southern Maine School of Music presents the Maine premiere of Stephen Edwards’ "Requiem For My Mother," a choral masterwork and grand community partnership pulling together USM alumni and current students, 250 local singers, and the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, Nicolás Alberto Dosman, conducting.
Martinez interviewed by WGME on spike in electricity bills.
USM Assistant Research Professor Daniel Martinez consulted with WGME-TV on a story about puzzlingly high electricity bills.
Weekly Event Highlights
Here are just a few highlights from the USM Calendar of Events for this week. Please follow the links below for complete event details.
USM students help South Portland City Council
The Forecaster reported that USM students helped the South Portland City Council survey seniors to decide whether or not to expand tax assistance for the elderly.