Archive for July 21st, 2011

Barbara Fraumeni quoted in Toronto’s Globe and Mail

Read Toronto’s June 28 Globe and Mail article, “Why is it so rare to see women in top economics Jobs?” which quoted Professor of Public Policy Barbara Fraumeni, and used figures from the survey she conducted.

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President Botman writes about UMaine School of Law

Read President Botman’s June 27 Portland Press Herald “Maine Voices” column, “University law school where great lawyers get their start.”

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PORTopera’s Young Artist Program rehearses at Corthell

Read the June 25 Maine Sunday Telegram to see how PORTopera has grown as young opera singers take part in a new touring opera called “Café Vienna.” The tour kicks off in Portland, Maine, and will perform through mid-July in Old Orchard Beach, Fryeburg, and Farmington.

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USM first Pioneer students enjoy weeklong orientation

The local media was very interested in USM’s first Pioneer Program students during their weeklong orientation in June.  Coverage included TV stories on WMTW Channel 8 on June 22; the June 26 Maine Sunday Telegram; and a very positive editorial in the June 28 Portland Press Herald. The American Journal also included information about Pioneer student Raisa S. Lück in its June 30 “Gorham Notes” column. (No link available.)

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USM student interns help local entrepreneurs

On June 22, the Portland Press Herald tells the story of a couple’s small business in Casco, Maine and how USM’s Campus Ventures help them grow.

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Ronald Schmidt offers insight to tension between state workers and Governor

Chair & Associate Professor of Political Science Ronald Schmidt comments about the tension between Governor LePage and the State Workers Union in this June 21 Maine Public Radio story.

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Thesis by USM alumnus focus of wired.com article

Professor of Biology Christine Maher’s former graduate student, Lisa Aschemeier ‘09, recently had her thesis research published in the Journal of Mammalogy. Someone at Wired Science spotted it, interviewed her, and posted this June 20 story.

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Joe B. Parks Rhododendron Garden unveiled on Gorham campus

Read the June 19 Maine Sunday Telegram article about rhododendrons from two outstanding collections have been merged to create the Joe B. Parks Rhododendron Garden on USM’s Gorham campus.

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Christine Donis-Keller explains four-day school weeks for Florida residents

Read the June 18 Ocala Star-Banner to hear what USM’s research associate Christine Donis-Keller says about four-day school weeks and how the practice impacts students and their families.

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Charles Colgan explains why voters are reluctant to spend

Muskie Professor Charles Colgan was quoted in The Portland Press Herald’s article on June 16 about voters who don’t want to do a lot of spending. The way they feel about the economy is reflected in where they want their money to go.

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