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Cyber Security Lab Logo
Celebrate the opening of USM's Cyber Security Lab on August 28!
President Flanagan's new leadership team will guide USM through a critical transition. The restructured team will save nearly $135,000 in administrative salaries
Photo of Art Department Entrance
USM’s Visual and Performing Arts programs announce the 2014-2015 season lineup events scheduled in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston.
Max Calderwood and Ed Moore
Max Calderwood and Ed Moore are always ready to welcome you to the Gorham Library and Learning Commons.
Congratulations to Bruce Thompson, recipient of the 2014-2015 Provost's Research Fellowship Award!
Julia Clukey
Olympian luger Julia Clukey will be the guest speaker at USM's celebration of Upward Bound's 50th anniversary.
USM President David Flanagan
University of Maine System Chancellor James Page and Board of Trustees recruit renowned business and policy leader to guide USM through a critical transition.
Characters from the film Frozen
Free popcorn and snow cones will be served at the free shooing of the Disney hit, "Frozen!" Come one and all on Friday, July 25!
Over 6,000 Students Contacted as Student Leaders Go Extra Mile to Ensure an Inclusive and Fair Selection Process
USM President Theo Kalikow
“Theo took on a difficult job at USM at my urging and handled the assignment with determination and grace," said University of Maine System Chancellor James H. Page.
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Mind Map
Communication Professor Lenny Shedletsky and Associate Professor of Education Jeffrey Beaudry will present a webinar on the topic of visual literacy to faculty of the University of Maine System. The webinar will introduce faculty to visual literacy and concept mapping and will provide opportunities for collaboration on classroom applications. The event time is Wednesday, October 15, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Professors Shedletsky and Beaudry have recently edited the publication, Cases on Teaching Critical Thinking Through Visual Representation Strategies, with IGI Global. Several contributing authors of this text will participate in the webinar. A tech grant from University College Faculty E-Learning funded this endeavor.
Aspen youth 2014
We are excited to announce that in July, the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF) awarded a second grant to the Muskie School of Public Service and its partners who make up The Southern Maine Youth Transition Network (SMYTN). The Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund is managed by the Aspen Institute’s Forum for Community Solutions and is dedicated to connecting “Opportunity Youth” to education and employment.
As part of our opening day we are hosting a Back to Class Telethon in our student success center where staff, faculty and students will be reaching out to our unenrolled students to provide assistance and encouragement. With your help we will start identifying barriers and making plans now to get these learners back to class and on their way to achieving their goals in January.
Richard Barringer, Chair of the Metropolitan University Steering Group (MUSG), submitted an interim report to President Flanagan to be shared with the entire USM community.
Richard Barringer, Chair of the Metropolitan University Steering Group (MUSG), submitted an interim report to President Flanagan to be shared with the entire USM community.
The USM Department of Linguistics is very pleased to introduce a new member of its faculty. Regan Thibodeau is joining the full-time faculty as a Lecturer in ASL and Deaf Studies. She will be teaching courses in ASL, Deaf culture and interpreting.
Brenda Schertz has left USM to accept a position at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, NY.
Maureen Ebben
Maureen Ebben, PhD, Communication and Media Studies, is acting as Faculty Research Associate with USM's new Cyber Security Research Cluster where she contributes to research, education, and outreach efforts.
The 5th annual Patient Safety Academy will be held on Friday, September 5th, in the Abromson Center on the USM Portland campus. All persons interested in or engaged in patient safety are invited to attend. Workshops will address topics related to pharmacy, patient engagement, infection prevention, health information technology, and more! Nationally recognized speakers Kathleen Galt and Tejal Gandhi will provide the opening and closing plenary, to which USM faculty and staff are invited. Local and regional experts will be leading a full slate of workshops during the day-long event. To register for the workshops or for more information, please visit the Patient Safety Academy website at: http://usm.maine.edu/muskie/psa
Alex Tanous
We are pleased to announce that we are able to offer scholarships for Professional Development Programs this year thanks to the Alex Tanous Foundation for Scientific Research. The scholarships will support individuals who are seeking to make a change in their lives through professional development.
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