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Bachelor Degrees in Business, Public Administration, and More at Lewiston-Auburn College Through New UMA-USM Partnership
The University of Southern Maine (USM) and the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) have forged a new partnership to offer expanded degree programs at Lewiston Auburn College (LAC). Beginning immediately, UMA will offer bachelor's degrees in Business Administration and Public Administration at USM's Lewiston campus. Students may register now with classes starting on January 22, 2018.
USM athlete wrestles through adversity
In an interview with WGME TV's Dave Eid, first-year USM wrestler Raul Gierbolini shares his experience helping raise funds to rebuild his hometown in wake of devastating Hurricane Maria.
USM's Bert Smoluk tells WCSH-TV that Bitcoin may lose all value
Bitcoin investors beware, says the University of Southern Maine’s Bert Smoluk. The professor of Finance told WCSH-TV that the cryptocurrency’s recent rise in value is a result of the Greater Fool Theory of Investing.
USM alumna Emily Pelletier joins faculty at Rider University
Emily Pelletier, an alumna of the University of Southern Maine, has joined the faculty at Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey.
Education experts from USM advise Maine Charter School Commission
A report authored by two professors emeritus from the University of Southern Maine is calling for changes in how the state measures success at its charter schools.
Portland police officer and USM School of Music alumnus goes viral with "O Holy Night"
A video of Portland Police Officer Jeremy Turner — a University of Southern Maine alumnus with a degree in music performance — has drawn tens of thousands of Facebook views for his three-minute video performance of “O Holy Night.”
Muskie School of Public Service report examines financial exploitation of Maine seniors
A just-completed University of Southern Maine report —analyzing more than 650 cases of reported financial exploitation of Maine seniors — found that most victims were women, at least 80 years old and either widowed, single or divorced.
USM alumnus talks to BDN on importance of parents in schools
Abdullahi Ahmed, assistant principal of Deering High School, speaks to the Bangor Daily News on the benefits of engaging parents in school activities.
University of Maine School of Law alum importing Champagne
"My intention at first was to transfer after about a year, but I ended up coming and I just loved it here," new champagne importer Thomas Brems said. "I decided to stay, and decided to work on my business here and keep it in Portland."
USM jazz faculty Chris Klaxton collaborates on Boston Music Awards' album of the year
On December 7th, Chris Klaxton, artist faculty in jazz trumpet and jazz piano at the University of Southern Maine, attended the 30th annual Boston Music Awards at the House of Blues to celebrate his collaboration on this year’s BMA Album of the Year, “Torch Song” by STL GLD, a project of hip-hop artists Moe Pope and “The Arcitype.”