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Dr. Jeannine Uzzi

USM provost receives national higher education advising award

Dr. Jeannine Uzzi, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at USM, is the 2020 recipient of the Michael C. Holen Pacesetter Award presented by the National Academic Advising Association as part of its Global Awards Program for Academic Advising.
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USM joins national commitment to global climate action on fifth anniversary of Paris Agreement

To mark the five-year anniversary of international governments signing on to the Paris Agreement, the University of Southern Maine is joining more than 1,000 businesses, organizations, municipalities and universities nationwide in committing to a national mobilization for a clean energy economy and refocusing their own operations in pursuit of climate action.
Tracy Michaud of USM's Tourism and Hospitality program.

USM joining partnership to help Greenland prepare and shape tourist industry

The new partnership — the Arctic Education Alliance — will build vocational education programs that support training in sustainable tourism, hospitality, and land and fisheries management in Greenland. The project will foster collaboration between U.S. and Greenlandic education communities and expand educational and economic opportunities.
USM student Dami Caldwell

USM student donates ‘Spread The Joy Sweepstakes’ winnings to campus food pantry

When USM student Dami Caldwell learned she would be given $500 to donate to a local effort that helps overcome food insecurity, her mind was made up in an instant. “As soon as I knew it was an option, there was no hesitation about choosing the USM Campus Food Pantry to help those in need,” she said.
Hunter Mahon and Cullen McIntyre

Two USM students receive Maine Association of Broadcasters Award

USM's Communications and Media Studies Department has selected Media Studies majors Hunter Mahon and Cullen McIntyre to receive the 2020–21 Maine Association of Broadcasters Award.
Eve Raimon and Katie McMahon

USM students researching region's complicity in slave trade

A group of USM students are working to shed light in some of the dark corners of New England history.
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USM aims to compete in modified and reduced 2021 winter sports schedule

USM's winter sports programs aim to compete in an abbreviated and local schedule in 2021, featuring a mix of conference and non-conference matchups later in the regular season that will involve reduced travel time and no overnight stays.

USM Campus Food Pantry expands with gift from Martin’s Point Health Care

A $5,000 donation from Martin’s Point Health Care will help address an urgent need for many students at the University of Southern Maine (USM): food insecurity. The gift has enabled USM to open a new food pantry location on its Gorham campus, where students can pre-order online and pick up their food and supplies in person.
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USM’s McQuade earns a pair of honors for Criminology book

USM Criminology professor Brendan McQuade recently earned a pair of prestigious honors for his examination of incarceration and the growth of surveillance in his book, “Pacifying the Homeland: Intelligence Fusion and Mass Supervision.”
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USM hosts conversation with Independent Sen. Angus King

The University of Southern Maine hosted U.S. Sen. Angus King, an Independant from Maine, on Nov. 13th for a wide-ranging, virtual conversation.