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Portrait of Professor Levine
The US Department of Energy has awarded a $1.5 million grant to a group led by Ira Levine, a professor of natural and applied sciences at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College.
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 Mary Anne Peabody
The WCSH-TV show "207" profiled the work of play therapy expert Mary Anne Peabody to include Legos into the college classroom.
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.
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Campus Updates

This Saturday, October 10th, Waking Windows, a music, arts, comedy, and literature festival organized by USM English major Nat Baldwin will take place in downtown Portland, ME, featuring over 60 performers in 10 venues.
Photo of Leonard Fortuna
USM's Alumni newsletter for October profiled Instructor Leonard Fortuna, his past as a Naval officer and his annual work at Lewiston-Auburn College.
Portrait of Professor Levine
The US Department of Energy has awarded a $1.5 million grant to a group led by Ira Levine, a professor of natural and applied sciences at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College.
Purple ribbon with text "Domestic Violence Awareness Month"
Please join the USM Campus Safety Project, and our campus and community partners, as we recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
USM Sullivan Recreation & Fitness Complex October 2015 Main gym closings
Buffalo Wild Wings Logo
Help the Athletic Training students raise funds by eating wings!
Congratulations to concentration year MSW student Jennifer Dimond, this year’s recipient of the M.Dawn Simpson Award
USM President Glenn Cummings in attendance during Huskies' women's soccer 2-0 win over SUNY-Maritime earlier in the season.
Huskies' women's soccer is hosting its Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day for the sixth consecutive season.
Rising Tide Award presented to Vickie Koehler
At the 6th annual Patient Safety Academy on September 23rd, two Rising Tide Award winners were honored. Held on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus, the Patient Safety Academy is an annual interdisciplinary meeting that brings together healthcare professionals, students, academics and consumer advocates to explore best practices in patient safety and quality improvement. The Rising Tide award is presented to individuals or groups that advance patient safety through leadership, dedication and innovation. This year’s awardees were peer-nominated and exemplify the patient safety movement in Maine. Vickie Koehler, employee health nurse at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick received the first Rising Tide Award. The second Rising Tide Award was presented to Becky Martins of Warren, Maine. Becky is an active and effective advocate for consumers. Patient Safety Academy Director, Judy Tupper said, “We congratulate Vickie and Becky for their outstanding work, not only in the realm of patient safety, but in their everyday efforts to improve the healthcare of all Mainers.”
Over the summer Professor Raphael DiLuzio taught a Landscape Painting course, he and his students met up and painted at the beautiful Fort Williams.
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USM Events

October 7, 2015
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
165 Hastings Hall, Gorham Campus
October 7, 2015
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, 314 Forest Ave, Portland Maine 04101
October 7, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
October 7, 2015
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
205 Payson Smith Hall, 96 Falmouth St., Portland, ME
October 7, 2015
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
October 7, 2015
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
October 7, 2015
6:00 PM
Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, Portland Campus
October 7, 2015
7:30 PM
Studio Theatre at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue in Portland, Portland, Maine
October 7, 2015
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Hill Gym - Gorham Campus