University of Southern Maine (USM) graduate and undergraduate students and faculty from both our Nursing and Tourism and Hospitality programs recently set sail on a first-of-its-kind winter session trip to Cuba in hopes of learning more about the recently-opened nation's tourism and healthcare industries.
The Student Veterans of America — a Washington, DC-based group devoted to helping veterans transition to college — recently awarded its first Maine grant to USM's student-led Husky Veterans. USM attended the national organization's conference this month in Anaheim, CA.
English lecturer Alex Irvine is building off of his personal passions as he helps to craft a new Gaming and Simulation Design program for USM. In his spare time, he works on projects like writing a novelization of Marvel's Doctor Strange movie or a graphic novel history of baseball.
History major and archaeology minor Anju Roy is making time for a little fun outside the classroom during her study abroad at the University of Southern Maine's (USM's) partner institution Kanda Gaigo University: She recently entered and became a finalist in the 2017 Tokyo Kimono Queen Contest.
USM announces 2017 Commencement speaker and honorary degree recipients
Award-winning journalist David Brancaccio will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Commencement Ceremony. Brancaccio and Mary L. Bonauto, the Civil Rights Project Director at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, will be presented with honorary degrees.
Commencement 2017 will be held on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 in Portland, Maine at the Cross Insurance Arena.
Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts "Bookbinding and the Pursuit of the Human Touch" exhibit open now through April 30
The Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts presents "Bookbinding and the Pursuit of the Human Touch: The Work of Gray Parrot," now through April 30 in the UNUM Great Reading Room on the 7th floor of the Glickman Family Library.
USM School of Music announces Spring 2017 concert season
The season includes a full slate of diverse performances featuring faculty-led student ensembles, faculty concerts, USM’s quadrennial opera, the world premiere of an interdisciplinary collaboration, an award-winning visiting artist’s concerto premiere with the USM Concert Band and more.
USM Art Department and Gallery announce exhibitions and programs for Spring 2017
The USM Art Department and Galleries will present two exhibitions this spring showcasing the work of prolific mixed media artist Clint Fulkerson, as well as the creative work of Maine Art Education Association members, who teach in Maine’s public and private schools and universities.
USM’s Muskie School of Public Service awarded a $233,000 grant to study cost-of-health-care pilot program
USM's Muskie School of Public Service, in partnership with Maine Quality Counts and the Maine Health Data Organization, has been awarded a $233,000 one year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine new ways of informing patients about the cost of their health care.