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John Ricci and Ray Stevens

World-renowned scientist and USM alumnus recognizes professor & mentor

With his USM mentor at his side, scientist Ray Stevens '86 announced plans to renovate the lecture hall inside the Portland Campus science building. It will be renamed, “The John S. Ricci Lecture Hall.”
USM update filming April 2018

Replay: 'The USM Update,' April 2, 2018

In this episode of "The USM Update," University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings continues in talking about the University's many workforce initiatives, this time in the fields of biology, aquaculture and engineering.

Weekly Event Highlights

USM event highlights — week of March 29 to April 5, 2018. Here are just a few of the many events happening this week, visit the USM Calendar of Events for the full listing.
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Stonecoast alumna publishes debut novel and signs Hollywood deal

Scarlett Johansson is reportedly set to star in a film version of the just-published novel “Tangerine” by Christine Mangan '06, an alumna of USM’s Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing.
USM student-athletes awarded for academic success

LEC recognizes twenty-three USM winter sport athletes for academic success

Twenty-three USM winter sport athletes were recognized by the Little East Conference (LEC) for their academic success. The students earned spots on the 2017-2018 LEC Winter All-Academic Team.
USM Women's Basketball Coach Samantha Allen

USM’s Samantha Allen named WCBA Thirty Under 30 Recipient

USM’s Women’s Basketball Coach Samantha Allen was named part of Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WCBA) 2018 Thirty Under 30.

Erica King of USM's Muskie School writes column about juvenile corrections for BDN

Maine needs to help youth in the juvenile justice system thrive while being both safe and accountable, says Erica King, a policy associate at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service.

USM's Thompson talks adulthood and age limits on Maine Public's "Maine Calling"

Bruce Thompson, a University of Southern Maine Psychology professor, joined a panel of experts for a Maine Public radio show exploring adulthood and age limits.

USM alumnus earns a place on the Maine District Court bench

Steven D. Nelson, an alumnus of the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine School of Law, has been appointed as a new justice to the Maine District Court.
Danielle Layton

USM's Danielle Layton speaks to News Center Maine about school resource officers

There are 67 school resources officers — police officers embedded on school campuses — in more than 90 schools in 51 towns across the state, according to USM research analyst Danielle Layton.