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Artist inspiring students during week-long residency

Midway through artist Ellen Babcock's week-long University of Southern Maine residency — concluding with a public talk at noon Friday in the Burnham Lounge in Gorham’s Robie Andrews Hall — she warmed up her blender.

EPA selects USM as one of nine winners of environmental finance grant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected the University of Southern Maine as one of the nine winners nationwide of a six-year grant to support a regional Environmental Finance Center. This is an award renewal for the New England Environmental Finance Center (NEEFC), which is housed within USM’s Muskie School of Public Service.

'Our Changing Coast' conference to address changes in Casco Bay and their impact on Maine's economy

The conference, organized by the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, will focus on the state of Casco Bay, the changing coastal economy, and how those changes are likely to influence business, education, conservation and policy.

USM Delegation prepares for Oct. 15th economic and educational mission to Iceland

A delegation from the University of Southern Maine — including professors, expert staff and President Glenn Cummings — will be among 45 people from Maine traveling to Reykjavik, Iceland next week on a mission to build economic and educational bonds.

Phi Kappa Phi honors USM scholars with Chapter of Merit recognition

Phi Kappa Phi, a century-old collegiate honor society, recently awarded a group of the University of Southern Maine's top scholars with its Chapter of Merit designation.

Ziffer, LaSala and Gleason discuss water on Mars on MPBN’s ‘Maine Calling’

The trio chatted about the significance of the recent discovery and if, someday, humans will be able to colonize the Red Planet on the Oct. 7 edition of the program. Click for a full replay.

Mary Anne Peabody's work with Legos profiled on "207" program

The WCSH-TV show "207" profiled the work of play therapy expert Mary Anne Peabody to include Legos into the college classroom.

Levine project awarded $1.5 million U.S. Department of Energy grant

The US Department of Energy has awarded a $1.5 million grant to a group led by Ira Levine, a professor of natural and applied sciences at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College.

USM to host Portland Mayoral Debate in partnership with leading regional institutions

The University of Southern Maine will host a debate among the three candidates for Portland mayor on Oct. 7 at from 7-8:30 p.m. in Hannaford Hall on the USM Portland Campus,

Thriving graduate program in occupational therapy celebrates 20th anniversary

Today — as the master's program on occupational therapy celebrates its 20th anniversary — it has grown to 40 students and is turning away more.