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USM hosting panel on federal budget cuts and Maine fisheries

USM's Curtis Bohlen, who serves as the director of the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, will serve on a panel Thursday looking at the future of Maine's fisheries in the wake of Trump Administration budget cuts. The discussion will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Talbot Auditorium on USM's Portland Campus. It will be free and open to the public.
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USM's Knight entering leadership program at General Dynamic Systems

Fred Knight, a USM alumnus who graduated in May with degrees in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, is already on his way to a leadership role with General Dynamics Systems in Massachusetts.
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USM's Pious Ali and Reza Jalali honored by Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine

The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine honored USM's Pious Ali and Reza Jalali at its annual meeting on June 11. The organization gave Pious Ali the Gerda Haas Award for Excellence, citing "his ongoing multi-faceted work in Maine fostering meaningful dialogue across cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic and faith-based barriers."
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USM joins Maine Public for talk about growing relationship with Iceland

USM President Glenn Cummings and Tracy Michaud Stutzman, chair of USM's Tourism and Hospitality program were interviewed June 19th on Maine Public's radio show, "Maine Calling," for a discussion of the state's growing relationship with Iceland.
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USM's Chris Beam recalls Watergate tapes in Portland Press Herald

USM's Chris Beam, an adjunct professor of history, talked about his own experience processing vast amounts of the Watergate tapes for the National Archives in on opinion piece for the Portland Press Herald.
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Honors Travel Abroad program aims for Iceland

All are rising sophomores who have completed 30 credits, earned good enough grades to be honors students in good standing and will pay nothing for their nearly two-week-long adventure. Students will visit museums and art exhibits, tour the Nordic country by land and sea, taste their foods, see Reykjavik University and get a chance to visit Iceland's parliament.
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USM language courses moving to linguistics department

Part-time faculty teaching courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish will be joining the Department of Linguistics, effective July 1.
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Nursing faculty Su Sepples discusses the state of the nursing profession on Maine Public Radio's Maine Calling

The severe nursing shortage in Maine is discussed on Maine Public's "Maine Calling" talk show, featuring USM School of Nursing's Associate Professor Su Sepples, Ph.D., RN
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USM’s Osher Map Library unveils new website and cutting edge search technology

USM's Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education hopes to reach out to a wider digital audience with a new website and embedded data aimed at drawing more students, researchers, historians and artists into its unique collection.
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USM receives more than $566,000 for Upward Bound

USM will receive more than $566,000 to help area high schoolers become the first generation in their families to reach college.