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Archive for May, 2008
USM Students’ Artificial Intelligence Program to Compete at World Congress on Computational Intelligence
Like many their age, Alan Fitzgerald of Windham and Peter Kemeraitis of Rumford spent more than a few hours playing Ms. Pac-Man, one of the most popular video games of all time.Over the last five months, USM students Fitzgerald and Kemeraitis have spent countless hours preparing for the Ms. Pac-Man game of their lives: a special Ms. Pac-Man competition at the upcoming World Congress on Computational Intelligence in Hong Kong. (more…)
The Honorable Frank M. Coffin, U.S. senior circuit judge for the First Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals, told graduates of the University of Maine School of Law that today’s legal landscape demands new and different ways of thinking. (more…)
The following awards were presented at the 2008 Commencement of the University of Maine School of Law, held May 24, at Merrill Auditorium, Portland.
University of Maine School of Law Graduation Features Keynote Address by the Honorable Frank M. Coffin
The Honorable Frank M. Coffin, a distinguished member of the U.S. judiciary and long-time friend of the University of Maine School of Law will be the keynote speaker at the School’s commencement, scheduled for 10 a.m., this Saturday, May 24, in Merrill Auditorium, Portland. There will be 71 graduates and 1,000 guests expected at the ceremonies.
USM, to date this fiscal year, has eliminated 91 full and part-time positions as part of a plan to cut and reallocate more than $6 million in fiscal year 2009, which begins this July 1, 2008. The 91 positions include 67 full-time and 24 part-time positions, for a full-time equivalent (fte) total of 79, since July 1 of 2007.
During recent Commencement ceremonies on May 10, the University of Southern Maine recognized the following retired faculty members upon whom emeritus status has been conferred. Emeritus status recognizes significant contributions to USM and the communities it serves.
Local Upward Bound at USM Scholar Named One of 254 Nationally to Receive $20,000 in Scholarships from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Needs-Based Dell Scholars Program Recognizes Low-Income Students Who Are Determined to Succeed
GORHAM, Me – Bosco Oringa, a participant for three years in USM’s Upward Bound program and senior at Portland High School has been named one of 254 new Dell Scholars, by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s Dell Scholars Program, a scholarship program unique in the type of students it supports and how it fosters those students on their path to a college degree. Oringa was the only Maine student to be named a Dell Scholar in the 2008 competition.
The USM Corporate Partners will be hosting Angus King at their monthly breakfast meeting (see description below) this Wednesday, May 14, in the Woodbury Campus Center, Bedford St., Portland.
Beginning in the fall of 2008, income from a $1 million scholarship fund will be dedicated to helping Maine Community College System students continue their educations at the University of Southern Maine.Leon and Lisa Gorman of Yarmouth established the $1 million USM scholarship fund to help Maine citizens earn undergraduate and graduate degrees. (more…)