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Photo of USM President Glenn Cummings speaking in Hannaford Hall

President Cummings featured on WCSH-6’s 'Bill Green’s Maine'

University of Southern Maine’s President Dr. Glenn Cummings was recently featured on WCSH-6’s popular local program “Bill Green’s Maine”. The interview discussed Cummings’ Maine roots as well as the future he envisions for the University.
Photo of a demonstration in process at the 11th annual Flint Knapp-In on the gorham campus

USM’s Geography-Anthropology Student Association holds 11th annual Flint Knapp-In event

For over a decade, GASA has organized and hosted an on-campus event in which attendees are taught to make stone tools, practice ancient spear hunting techniques and learn about prehistoric peoples.
Aaron Witham and Asia DiBenedetti, USM Office of Sustainability

Maine universities' positive report on environmental sustainability noted by USM

Just in time for Earth Day 2017, a sustainability report was recently issued by the University of Maine System for its seven public universities, including the University of Southern Maine. Among the positive news is the System's creation of a new investment policy linked to sustainability. USM's own sustainability leader Aaron Witham and EcoRep Asia DiBenedetti offer their thoughts on creating a sustainable future.
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'Molded by the Flow' world premiere receives extensive media recognition

Judy Harrison of the Bangor Daily News called the show "a triumph of academic cooperation that allowed students and faculty to create a multimedia production that envelops theatergoers with sights and sounds that not only tell a set of particular stories but evoke strong memories of their own experiences in Maine."
Earth Day

USM celebrates Earth Day this weekend and all year long with events and initiatives

The University of Southern Maine will host a variety of events to celebrate Earth day this year, including the 5th annual Community Electronic Waste Recycling Day, the Great Maine Bike Swap and an Earth Day panel discussion.
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USM students, faculty, staff and alumni log nearly 900 hours at 8th Husky Day of Service

On April 14, in recognition of National Volunteer Week, 292 University of Southern Maine students, faculty, staff and alumni participated in over 876 hours of community service for USM's 8th annual Husky Day of Service.
Portrait of Neil Genzlinger

New York Times critic Neil Genzlinger '77 shares stories and advice with USM

New York Times' critic Neil Genzlinger '77 talked about his prolific career and today's newspaper business during a whirlwind April visit to the University of Southern Maine.
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Maine Public highlights Portland Empowered, a group made possible by USM's Muskie School

USM's Muskie School of Public Service assisted in starting the Portland Empowered group.

Muskie School’s Andrew Coburn co-writes article for the Portland Press Herald

USM Professor of Public Health Andrew Coburn cowrote an article about the relationship between Maine citizens' income and health.

USM's Colgan interviewed for AP story about Maine's job market

Charles Colgan, professor emeritus at USM's Muskie School of Public Service, remarked on Maine job growth and the recession in a recent Associated Press story. Colgan told Correspondent David Sharp that Maine's job gains — roughly 25,000 since the recession — do not overcome other problems in state's job market.