Research

USM President Theo Kalikow visits one of the student presenters at Thinking Matters 2013
Theo Kalikow at TM
Environmental Science student Maggie Walsh presents her poster at Thinking Matters 2013
STEM Student
Students work side by side with researchers in the Wise Lab
Students in Lab
Students having a fun experience in the archaeology lab
Future archaeologists
Students participate in research out in the field
Students in the field
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  • Resident Composer receives NEA Grant

    Professor Dan Sonenberg has received a $15,000 award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the orchestration and production of the world-premiere of his opera 'The Summer King' with Portland Ovations at Merrill Auditorium. Concert is scheduled for May 8, 2014. Visit the link provided for information or to buy tickets. More 
  • Ecomaine Sculpture

    Creativity Has No Limits

    USM Art students Virginia Jarvi, Dylan Rohman, and Christopher Perkins, together with Professor of Art Michael Shaughnessy, created a 15' sculpture which was installed at Ecomaine's ash landfill entrance in Westbrook. The rescued pieces include flatware, bed springs, and lobster traps. It highlights the recycling that happens daily at the landfill. More 
  • Student Receives National Recognition

    Jeff Thompson, a USM computer science student mentored by Professor Clare Congdon recently received national recognition as an undergraduate researcher. He was selected as an Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award (Male) 2013.  More 

News & Events

Kaci Hickox and Barbara Shaw in front of Shaw's Health Law and Ethics class
"The Ebola Fighters" have been named Time Magazine's 2014 "Person of the year," and the students in Barbara Shaw's Health Law and Ethics class got the chance to spend some time with one of the fighters from the front lines --- nurse and Maine resident Kaci Hickox.
Muskie Centennial event logo
Enjoy the remarks from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and PBS NewsHour political commentator Mark Shields at University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service's centennial celebration of renowned Maine Senator and U.S. Secretary of State Edmund Muskie.
Photo of Andy Coburn, Associate Dean, Muskie School of Public Service
The state of Maine fell from 16 to 20 in the latest release of America's Health Rankings, matching its lowest point since the rankings began in 1990. Andrew Coburn, Associate Dean of the Muskie School of Public Service and public health professor, discussed the slip with the Portland Press Herald.

Faculty Research

Three USM faculty members discuss their research: Dan Stasko, Assistant Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences; Francesca Vassallo, Associate Professor of Political Science; and Christopher Scott, Associate Professor of Exercise, Health, and Sports Science.

Research Mission

To support research, scholarship and creative activity to: promote knowledge, discovery and practical application to advance Maine's economy, communities and the quality of life for Maine citizens; to strengthen classroom education and transform the lives of students through real world learning opportunities; and to support faculty and staff commitment to excellence in scholarly accomplishments regionally, nationally and internationally.