Before Hector Ortiz and Ron Peterson joined Bath Iron Works — helping to design and build the Navy’s state-of-the-art ships — the University of Southern Maine wrought and tempered them into engineers. Video produced by Alan Bennett for the USM Office of Public Affairs.
The University of Southern Maine is an engine for the Maine economy. This map, compiled from data provided by the USM Career & Employment Hub, tracks the locations of USM student internships throughout Maine, the nation and beyond. The Career & Employment Hub provides resources for USM students, faculty/staff, and community partners to address Maine’s workforce developmentContinue reading “Mapping where #USMWorksForME”
As part of his work as the Social Media and Digital Content Specialist at the University of Southern Maine, Alan served as the director and producer of “The USM Update,” a monthly, half-hour program covering all things about the University of Southern Maine — from groundbreaking research to multicultural initiatives, workforce development and more —Continue reading “‘The USM Update’ TV Show”
ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG REVEALS 1,000-YEAR PAST BIDDEFORD — At the University of New England, a group of students is getting the “dirt” on Biddeford’s history as a Native American trading hub through their work in a course on archeological field methods. Three students, supervised by Visiting Assistant Lecturer Arthur Anderson, have taken residence along a stripContinue reading “UNE students unearth Biddeford’s history”
On Halloween night 1904, singer Eva Gray died at the Biddeford City Theater after performing her third encore of the night, collapsing backstage while the crowd continued calling her name from the stands.
My Honors Undergraduate Thesis, Extra! Extra! This Just Thin: Identifying and Evaluating Framing of Obesity-Related News Coverage in Maine, is available here as a PDF. The abstract is copied below: Obesity is an important health issue, and understanding both its origins and its remedies is critical. More than 78 million people in the United States — more thanContinue reading “Honors Undergraduate Thesis”
Framing the Penobscot River Restoration The website, Framing the Penobscot River Restoration, was created to serve as a final group project for CMJ 493: Environmental Communication. The site contains a frame analysis of news articles pertaining to the Penobscot River Restoration Project. This was a group project in collaboration with Margaret Bouchard, Derek Douglass, Diyyinah Jamora, and Chase Brunton.
Originally published July 29, 2015 Around 140 high school students from across Maine gathered at the University of Maine July 18-26 for the annual Maine Summer Youth Music Camp (MSYM). Students participated in musical activities such as concert band, chorus, musical theater and jazz, and performed in a concert at the end of the week.Continue reading “Maine Summer Youth Music Camp 2015”
Originally published July 21, 2015 Video created for the University of Maine College of Engineering, highlighting the second annual SMART Institute, a stormwater management research team funded through the National Science Foundation. This year, nearly 100 Maine high-schoolers came to the University of Maine for three days to study new technologies in stormwater management and laboratoryContinue reading “SMART Institute 2015”
Originally published Dec. 17, 2014 Final project for CMJ 351: Multimedia Production It’s often said that there is no such thing like a true Maine winter — harsh, cold and with plenty of snow. When it comes to winter at the University of Maine, tensions often ride high when campus residents and commuters findContinue reading “A Hidden Art”