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USM Students Find Purposeful Work Amid the Pandemic

When USM partnered with Preble Street to host a 50-bed temporary shelter inside Sullivan Gymnasium in late March, two Bachelor of Social Work students found an opportunity to become part of the solution for people experiencing homelessness. (Published in USM News.)

Foerster ’22 Researches the Positive Effects of Reading to People with Alzheimer’s Disease

What started as a way to bring moments of connection and joy to her grandfather has become the focus of formal research on the cognitive effects of reading to people with dementia. (Published in USM News.)

Responding to the Pandemic, USM Increases Families' Access to Financial Aid

The new $2,000 Welcome Home Scholarship is available to Maine students attending out-of-state colleges and universities who have decided to transfer to USM to be closer to home during the pandemic. (Published in USM News.)

USM Provost Receives National Higher Education Advising Award

USM Provost Jeannine Uzzi says academic advising in higher education is an "act of social justice." (Published in USM News.)

Making Mass. Apparel

With his company, 1620 Workwear Inc., Ted DeInnocentis ’04 produces high-tech, crave-worthy clothing for the modern tradesman in Haverhill, Mass. (Published in UMF's monthly online alumni magazine.)

He Lived As He Worked, Mainely Outdoors

The UMF community mourns the passing of Jim Toner, the University’s longtime director of the Fitness and Recreation Center and founder of its Mainely Outdoors program. (Published in UMF's monthly online alumni magazine.)

Historic Bequest Ensures Farmington a Brighter Future

T. Margaret Brown ’55 saved the biggest surprise of her life for the end. And we never saw it coming. (Published in UMF's monthly online alumni magazine.)

When School Was In Session at Sugarloaf

Donna K. Denman Erwin ’89 and Barclay Rappeport ’90 recall a late-winter day at the ’Loaf, back in 1988. (Published in UMF's monthly online alumni magazine.)

A Gut Feeling About Drug Addiction

Jason Bubier ’97, a molecular genetics expert at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, and his co-investigator, George Weinstock, have received a $4 million grant to explore the genetic basis of substance-use disorder. (Published in UMF's monthly online alumni magazine.)

A Consummate Teacher

The UMF community mourns the loss of a venerable professor, mentor, and friend, Thomas Eastler. (Published in UMF's monthly online alumni magazine.)

Circle of Friends

Elyse Pratt-Ronco’s gift in honor of her BFF inspires a gift in kind and a moving tribute. (Published in UMF's monthly online alumni magazine.)

How Aerosmith Came to UMF

Forty-five years later, former Student Senate Social Chair Tullio Nieman ’76 gives us an all-access, backstage-pass account of how the Bad Boys from Boston came to rock UMF — for $3 a head. (Published in UMF's monthly online alumni magazine.)

A Gift to the Place Where It All Started

At 103, Arthur A. Webb leaves a generous legacy to support UMF students from Maine’s Washington County. (Published in UMF's monthly online alumni magazine.)

Walkin' Man

Living the ‘conscious life,’ Ryan Williamson ’01 proves there’s more than one way to blaze a path through Bates. (Published in Bates Magazine.)

Tough and Terse

For Nordic skier and cross-country runner Justin Freeman' 98 tough is as tough does. (Published in Bates Magazine.)

Hoop Dreams

As Bates Magazine writer Marc Glass' 88 explains, if you're Jewish and die in Lewiston, you shouldn't expect a noontime burial. (Published in Bates Magazine.)