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Visiting Professor, Aarhus University International Summer School

This project aims to expand North Atlantic experiences to students and to create connections for students to learn, collaborate, and hopefully visit various countries and institutions in the North Atlantic region.

Hirotoshi Takeda

School of Business

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Experiential New England Ocean Cluster and Student Collaboration

USM students working with area seafood businesses associated with the New England Ocean Cluster with connections in Iceland.

Robert Heiser

School of Business

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Honors Study Abroad Program

Offering USM students scholarship-funded travel courses and international internships in Iceland.

Rebecca Nisetich

Honors Program

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Research Partnerships for Rural Community Development

Researching a variety of challenges in rural communities in Norway and Scotland.

Matthew Hoffman

Food Studies Program

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Culture, Commerce, and the Digital Humanities

Preparing USM students for the global marketplace by developing skills in information technology and gaining real-life applications in marketing, business communication, and humanities-centered entrepreneurship.

Libby Bischof

Department of History

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Culture, Commerce, and the Digital Humanities

Preparing USM students for the global marketplace by developing skills in information technology and gaining real-life applications in marketing, business communication, and humanities-centered entrepreneurship.

John Muthyala

Department of English

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Suds to Shrimp

Developing a feed to support an aquaponics based prawn polyculture in Maine.

Theodore Willis

Environmental Science and Policy

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Regulatory Compliance and Ethics Student Exchange Program

Creating collaborative learning opportunities between USM and Reykjavik University students to successfully navigate ethics and regulatory compliance.

Robert Bruce Thompson

Department of Psychology

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USM Visiting Artist Program

Nordal is a leading Icelandic Artist who has created significant public art projects in and around the city of Reykjavik. Additionally, her work includes sculpture, 3D animation, photography, installations and cross-disciplinary work with architects, composers and theatre productions. Her presence as a Visiting Artist will contribute to Icelandic cultural connections and the USM North Atlantic Initiative.

Ólöf Nordal

Iceland University of the Arts

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North Atlantic Student Teacher Exchange

Educating student teachers in Maine and Iceland by providing opportunities to teach abroad.

Kelly Hrenko

Department of Art

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Exploring Public Health Collaboration in the North Atlantic

Supporting public health and healthcare capacity in the areas of workforce training, healthcare research, and course development for students in Maine, Iceland, Norway, and Scotland.

Judy Tupper

Cutler Institute

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Seaweed Farming in Maine and Iceland

Developing educational opportunities to strengthen workforce capabilities for farming seaweed in Maine and Iceland.

Ira Levine

Department of Natural and Applied Sciences

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Maine Regulatory and Training Ethics Center (MeRTEC)

Meeting industry needs by creating an interdisciplinary educational program to provide guidance in regulatory training and ethics.

Ross Hickey

Office of Research Integrity and Outreach

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Innovation and Creativity Summer Session

Offering USM students an intensive summer program to equip them with the strategies to cultivate creativity and understand entrepreneurial risk by solving real world business challenges in Maine and Iceland.

Richard Bilodeau

School of Business

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Tourism in Maine and Iceland

Educating students in Maine and Iceland to advance tourism sustainably in a changing global context.

Tracy Michaud

Tourism & Hospitality

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GIS and Dune Formation Research

Using GIS technology to study past weather events to develop a drastic weather-prediction model.

Matthew Bampton

Muskie School of Public Service

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Culture, Commerce, and the Digital Humanities

Preparing USM students for the global marketplace by developing skills in information technology and gaining real-life applications in marketing, business communication, and humanities-centered entrepreneurship.

Jan Piribeck

Department of Art

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Sustainable Adaptations to Climate and Landscape Change

Educating USM students in GIS technology, sustainable environmental and tourism development strategies to better understand maritime climate change.

Firooza Pavri

GIS Department

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