Osher Map profiled on history blog

On October 16, Slate’s history blog, “The Vault,” published the article, “The Ottoman Empire’s First Map of the newly Minted United States.” The map is part of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education collection. On October 20, Indian Country Today published the article, “Reading a Map to Cure Historical Amnesia,” about the same map.

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Andrew McLean running again

Read the October 16 American Journal to learn more about Conduct Officer Andrew McLean’s race for the House District 27 seat.

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Westbrook High assistant principal still taking classes

On October 16, the American Journal profiled Jennifer Mull-Brooks, a newly minted Westbrook High School assistant principal and graduate of USM, who still takes classes here.

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Glickman Library hosts photography exhibition

Check out October 16 WCSH-TV Channel 6 coverage of the Valeri Nistratov photography exhibition on the 5th floor of the Glickman Family Library. Read a review of the exhibition in the October 26 Portland Press Herald.

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Ron Schmidt offers election commentary

The October 18 Bangor Daily News article, “Under crush of negative ads, undecided voters in Maine’s 2nd District appear key to election,” contained commentary by Associate Professor of Political Science Ronald Schmidt. On October 28, WMTW-TV Channel 8 aired Schmidt’s comments on whether the bear bating question could impact the outcome of the governor’s race. The October 30 National Journal article, “Why Bears and Jelly Doughnuts Could Decide the Fate of the Maine Governor’s Race,” also contained quotes by Schmidt.

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Tom Edwards publishes editorial

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership Tom Edwards published an editorial in the October 20 Forecaster Forum titled, “Good reasons for Freeport to leave RSU5.”

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Suzanne Strempek Shea presents workshop

MassLive.com informed readers on October 20 that Stonecoast MFA Faculty Suzanne Strempek Shea presented a workshop at Bay Path University and published a new book.

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Libby Bischof named to state commission

The Bangor Daily News announced on October 20 that Associate Professor of History Libby Bischof was named to the Maine State Museum Commission.

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Cyber security classes

CBS Chicago mentioned USM cyber security classes on October 21 in a story about “white hat” hackers who work against those who want to steal data.

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System Committee backs program elimination

The Portland Press Herald reported on October 22 that the University of Maine System Board of Trustees Committee voted to bring USM program elimination to the full board.

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