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Portland’s lack of affordable student housing, an Op Ed by USM student Johanna Baker, featured in Portland Press Herald

In an op-ed appearing in the Portland Press Herald, USM Social Work student Johanna Baker discusses the struggles college students are currently facing when it comes to finding affordable housing while attending school in the Portland area.

USM History alum Sam Shupe to attend International Cycling History Conference, featured in Portland Press Herald

USM History alumnus Sam Shupe will participate in the International Cycling History Conference in June, where he hopes to present his research exploring how bicycles changed Maine in the 1800s.

Expect a little fiction with your movie facts, says USM's Killmeier in PopZette

Movie watchers ought to expect an element of fiction, even in a true story, says Matthew Killmeier, an associate professor of Communication and Media Studies at USM. After all, that's where the drama is, Killmeier told reporter Zachary Leeman for the online publication PopZette.

English professor Ben Bertram discusses Shakespeare’s ‘First Folio’ on MPBN’s ‘Maine Calling’

Ben Bertram, associate professor of English, recently appeared on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) program "Maine Calling" to discuss William Shakespeare's "First Folio," which is on display at the Portland Public Library until April 2.

Reza Jalali shares message of inclusion with Augusta crowd

USM's Reza Jalali took his message of inclusion to the University of Maine at Augusta recently, speaking to attendees of the "Yearning to Breathe Free: The Immigrant Experience in Maine" exhibit at the Michael Klahr Center.

USM’s Cutler Institute awarded $600,000 to help youth raised in foster system

USM's Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy has been awarded a $600,000 grant to help young people raised in Maine's foster system to prepare for college and the workforce.

USM student Courtney Bosse writes op-ed on food insecurity for Portland Press Herald

Bosse, a senior Social Work major, co-founded the Husky Hunger Initiative with fellow student Azia Gilbert, a senior in the Women and Gender Studies program to ensure that no USM student goes hungry.

VIDEO: Portland Empowered looks to put Portland Public School students on the path to success by engaging students, parents

Portland Empowered is looking to improve education within the Portland Public School system by increasing leadership opportunities for students and parents when it comes to deciding matters such as the curriculum.

Osher Map Library digitization project covered in arts blog ‘Hyperallergic'

The 3D imaging project currently underway at the Osher Map Library (OML) at the University of Southern Maine was recently covered by Brooklyn-based arts blog "Hyperallergic."

Recent faculty publications receive acclaim, covered in the Free Press

Several faculty members from the University of Southern Maine community have recently penned new publications, earning praise and acclaim from peers and the community.