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.
Over 200 alumni return to honor music professors in a gala concert
More than 200 School of Music alumni gathered to perform together in the Alumni Celebration Concert, honoring longtime University of Southern Maine (USM) director of bands Peter Martin and veteran choral director Robert Russell.
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.
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.
Copy of rare 15th c. letter describing Columbus’ journey to the ‘New World’ at USM's Osher Map Library
3,000 copies were printed upon Columbus' return in 1494 and only 80 known copies remain, of those, there are only two in the northeastern U.S., and one of those rare copies resides in the Osher Map Library.
More than 30 children from Longfellow Elementary School in Portland tromped among Capisic Pond's mud and cattails as they learned from students in a wetlands ecology class within USM's Department of Environmental Science and Policy.
USM's School of Music's performance of "The Coronation of Poppea" reviewed by the Portland Press Herald
The USM School of Music's students from the Opera Workshop performed a full-length production of Monteverdi's baroque opera. Following tradition at the time, the opera includes two countertenors (one of whom plays a woman) and a soprano (who plays a man), among the colorful characters portrayed. The performance received a favorable review from the Portland Press Herald.