At Thinking Matters, the University of Southern Maine's (USM's) annual student research symposium allows students to share their work with each other, faculty, colleagues, and the general public. This year they investigated a wide variety of topics, from fighting Ebola to creating an adjustable maze.
USM's School of Music performed Monteverdi's full-length baroque opera, The Coronation of Poppea, this spring at Corthell Concert Hall on the Gorham campus. This gender-bending story is distinct in featuring two countertenors, or men who sing in the alto range.
USM's Osher Map Library is home to a rare copy of a 15th century letter describing Christopher Columbus' journey to America. Students, faculty, and the community are able to view and study the letter in person or digitally.
Students in USM's Environmental Science and Policy program visited Portland's Capisic Brook with 30 Longfellow Elementary School fifth graders to teach them about wetland ecology as part of an ongoing partnership between the two schools.
Congratulations to the University of Southern Maine (USM) team for winning the grand prize at the national Collegiate Leadership Competition! They displayed their ability to work together, communicate, and act decisively through tests like verbally guiding blindfolded teammates through a maze.
USM hails turnaround: admissions numbers substantially up and budget balanced for first time in years
With USM's new student enrollment up by 19% and the budget balanced without outside help for the first time in four years, President Glenn Cummings attributed USM's success to a renewed and growing public interest in the university and the unique education it delivers.
Sam Dexter '16 selected by Chicago White Sox in MLB First-Year Player Draft
Dexter, who recently graduated with a degree in History, is the first USM player to be drafted since the Cincinnati Reds picked Chris Burleson in the 36th round in 2009, and the 12th USM player to be drafted since 1987.
Provost Jeannine Uzzi building upon USM's resurgence
When Jeannine Diddle Uzzi talks about her first year as the University of Southern Maine's senior academic administrator — and her newly permanent title of "provost" — she speaks of "faith," "hope" and "inspiration."
Students in Portland's Ci2 Lab using HoloLens and Vive to create their own realities
USM's Ci2 Studio is proud to announce that they are not only the first Maine school, but are in the first wave of developers nationwide to receive a developer license for Microsoft's augmented reality headset, the HoloLens.
The University of Southern Maine celebrated its 136th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 14 with approximately 950 graduate and undergraduate students marching across the Cross Insurance Arena stage following remarks by Maine statesman George Mitchell.
Student returns from United Nations internship with practical experience for Maine Model UN
A year before Joshua Dodge served as the Secretary General of the Maine Model United Nations — helping more than 500 high schoolers understand the U.N. path toward diplomacy and peace — the USM student learned from the source.
UMF and USM offer new collaborative degree program for expedited 5 year masters in counseling or social work
Available in fall 2016, the Psychology-Counseling 3+2 Program (B.A. to M.S.) and Psychology-Social Work 3+2 Program (B.A. to M.S.W.) will help students graduate a year ahead of time and reduce their college costs while preparing them for a professional career where they can help meet Maine's growing mental health needs.