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April 6, 2009
Tom Tietenberg on "The Uncommon Market: Controlling Greenhouse Gases Using Cap and Trade Policies"

April 20, 2009
Jo Williams of the University of Southern Maine on the use of web 2.0 strategies in marketing



March 9, 2009
Joline Godfrey on her book "Raising Financially Fit Kids"

November 19, 2008
Ric Marshall of the Corporate Library on "Investing in Corporate Governance"

October 6, 2008
Dana Kerr of the University of Southern Maine on his research "A Cross-National Study of Government Social Insurance as an Alternative to Tort Liability Compensation"

September 15, 2008
Doug Chene of the University of Southern Maine on "The Scope and Practice of Comprehensive Financial Planning: Results of a Survey of Financial Planners"




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USM Professor Jeffrey Gramlich was appointed the first L.L. Bean/Lee Surace Chair in Accounting in the USM School of Business in 2003. His appointment was made possible by a $1 million gift from L.L. Bean, Inc., its board chair, Leon Gorman, his wife Lisa, Jim and Maureen Gorman, and Tom Gorman, who established the chair in memory of L.L. Bean CFO Lee Surace ’73, ’81, who died in March of 2001. Surace was chair of the USM School of Business’s Advisory Council and was a frequent guest lecturer.

The purpose of the Series is to serve the business community and to stimulate intersest among USM faculty and students in significant business issues. The Colloquium Series is open to individuals, businesses, and corporations from throughout the state of Maine.



Professor Jeff Gramlich
School of Business

University of Southern Maine
P.O. Box 9300
Portland, ME 04104-9300
(207) 228-8232