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Portland Mayoral Debate website front page
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,
portrait of OT Professor Roxie Black
Today — as the master's program on occupational therapy celebrates its 20th anniversary — it has grown to 40 students and is turning away more.
Muskie School's Pious Ali, courtesy of WCSH6 "207"
Muskie School's Pious Ali appeared on WCSH6's "207" news program to discuss his work with Portland Empowered and his nomination for the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award for $100,000 from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.
Students crafting a plea for sustainability measures
Students hopes to spark an environmental sustainability campaign that might steer planning for USM and the University of Maine System.
President Cummings, UNE President Ripich, sign Ocean Cluster partnership
President Glenn Cummings and University of New England's President Danielle Ripich, accompanied by Patrick Arnold, majority owner in the New England Ocean Cluster House, signed a partnership agreement that will strengthen the relationship and opportunities with the new marine business incubator, which combines research and development with commercial operations in Portland, and creates strong ties to similar efforts in Iceland.
Photo of Francesca Vassallo, associate professor of Political Science at USM
In talking with the tech-centric magazine, the head of USM’s social media activism minor mentions that new technologies have increased awareness in times of crisis, but still a larger problem looms.
Photo of members of the USM Smart Forest project in the Smart Forest in Gorham, Maine. Pictured left to right, USM student Jaren Wiley, Dr. Joseph K. Staples, lecturer in USM's Department of Environmental Science and Policy, and USM student Chelsea Malacara
The University of Southern Maine is developing a remotely monitored and publicly accessible research forest on the USM Gorham campus to be used as a resource for students, faculty and the community, as well as various local nonprofit organizations, and state and federal agencies.
Sept. 9, 2015: UPDATE on fire in Robie-Andrews residence hall: All residents of Robie-Andrews are allowed back into the residence hall and there are no injuries. For more information please contact the Dean of Students office at 780-5242.
Photo of USM professor Dr. John Broida
Dr. John Broida, professor of psychology at the University of Southern Maine, passed away Sunday at the age of 63.
Photo of the MS Veendam docked in Portland, Maine
Students in the University of Southern Maine's Tourism and Hospitality program will continue to be offered a unique, experiential learning experience thanks to a successful luncheon held on the cruise ship that doubles as a USM classroom.


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