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Wallace and Paquette promoted to new USM leadership roles

Two of the University of Southern Maine’s top administrators — Ainsley Wallace and Jeanne Paquette — have new roles working to strengthen community ties and better serve our students.

MSW graduates published in peer-reviewed journal

Two graduates from the University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Social Work have recently been published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.
Architect's conceptual rendering of USM Center for the Arts

USM receives $1 million gift to launch new Center for the Arts project

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings announced a $1 million gift from a long-time friend of the university for the purpose of launching the new Center for the Arts project on the Portland campus. The new Center for the Arts will help elevate awareness of USM’s superb reputation in music, theater and the visual arts.
USM School of Nursing - nurse student treating patient

USM announces new Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner degree

USM's School of Nursing addresses Maine's critical healthcare provider shortage by offering a new Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner degree. It will prepare students to provide comprehensive patient-centered care to adults and older adults with acute, complex and critical illnesses. Applications for Spring 2019 are being accepted now through October 1.

USM professors’ archaeological work featured in Portland Press Herald

USM Professors Rob Sanford and Nathan Hamilton’s archaeological work on Malaga Island was featured in the Portland Press Herald.

USM alum named new SMCC President

USM alum Joe Cassidy will serve as the president of Southern Maine Community College.

Best-selling author Mark Crowley to share personal story at USM Leadership Summit on Aug. 28

A message of compassionate management — illustrated by “Lead from the Heart” author Mark C. Crowley — is coming to the University of Southern Maine’s Leadership Summit. The Aug. 28 event will feature a keynote address by Crowley, who thrived for more than 25 years in the sometimes ruthless financial services industry. His book, which is being taught in many colleges and universities, grew from comparisons between his own management style and other managers’ use of cool logic and fear to drive workers.

USM launches bike patrols on Portland and Gorham campuses

University of Southern Maine Public Safety officers have begun appearing on the Portland and Gorham campuses astride mountain bicycles, part of a new effort aimed at encouraging friendly interaction with students.
Charlie Bernacchio

Bernacchio co-authors column on suicide in Portland Press Herald

With greater understand, fewer people would commit suicide, Associate Professor Charles Bernacchio and two co-authors in a just published column in the Portland Press Herald.
School of Music faculty Scott Wheatley as Antonio in Opera Maine Marriage of Figaro

USM Voice studies area represented in Opera Maine's thrilling Marriage of Figaro

School of Music voice faculty member Scott Wheatley performed a featured role in critically-acclaimed "Marriage of Figaro" at Opera Maine.