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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
USM researchers Karen Wilson and Theo Willis appeared in a Portland Press Herald story on the return of alewives to Mill Brook in Westbrook. The pair, both faculty from the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, helped lead an annual alewife walk to Goldilocks Falls.
In addition to the ABCA All-America team, Dexter was previously named to the All-Little East Conference first team at second base and relief pitcher, the ABCA New England All-Region first team at the utility position, and the D3baseball.com All-Region first team as the relief pitcher.
Dr. Wayne Cowart is retiring this year after 28 years at USM. His contribution to USM’s linguistics program throughout that time is invaluable; in fact, we consider him to be its founder. In 1991 Wayne established the Language Sciences Laboratory, and from there developed the foundation for the ASL/English Interpreting program.
Husky wrestling standout Daniel Del Gallo and NCAA Division III National Champion is the first USM student-athlete to repeat as an Academic All-American and the first student-athlete to earn first team honors since Ashley Marble in 2007.