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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.”
Del Gallo aims to follow brother to wrestling championship
The younger brother of Daniel Del Gallo — the 2017 USM graduate who earned a wrestling national championship — wants to give the Huskies another title. Peter Del Gallo, a USM sophomore, is currently ranked as Number 3 in the country.
School of Music faculty member to conduct PSO chorus in 'Magic of Christmas'
On Dec. 4, the Forecaster previewed the “Magic of Christmas,” the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s annual holiday show at Merrill Auditorium, highlighting assistant professor and director of choral studies at USM, Nicolás Alberto Dosman, as “a new face” in this year’s ensemble.
Winter’s Coming – time to review USM’s Snow Closing policy
As we head into winter - please visit http://usm.maine.edu/usmalert/ to either sign up for the USM ALERT system or to ensure that your account is still active. The details of USM’s snow closing policy are listed online (including the bus schedule).
Replay: 'The USM Update' December 4, 2017
In this episode of "The USM Update," President Glenn Cummings welcomes guests to talk about exciting new research in aquaponics and USM's School of Business, as he extends his greetings for the holiday season while introducing music the sounds of USM's School of Music Chamber Singers.
The ICE Minor: Fueling Innovation in Southern Maine
The minor in Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE), now in its third year, seeks to expose USM students to the science behind creativity, tools they can use to train their brains and the fundamentals of entrepreneurship.
From Tank to Table: Aquaponics Research at USM
USM's Environmental Science and Policy students have spent the fall semester studying aquaponics, a system that combines conventional aquaculture with hydroponics.