College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences


Students and faculty with USM’s Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing program will gather Friday, Jan. 10-Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Stone House mansion and the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport for the Stonecoast winter 2014 residency. During this period, students will attend writing workshops and meet with faculty members as they pursue their master of fine arts degrees.
University of Southern Maine, USM, Thoughtful Giving class 2013
Focusing on the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of children and youth, students in the “Thoughtful Giving: Philanthropy in American Culture” course on Tuesday awarded $17,000 to the four non-profits – Opportunity Alliance, Rippleffect, The Root Cellar and the Friends of Evergreen – during a reception held on the Portland campus.
William "Wil" Kilroy, USM, University of Southern Maine, theatre, theater professor
William Kilroy, USM professor of theatre who is in his 21st year of teaching at the university, will be honored in January by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) for excellence in theatre education.
The USM Chamber Singers, University of Southern Maine, School of Music
December is a month full of music and joyous sounds at USM!
Confucius Institute, USM, University of Southern Maine, CAHS, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHS) at the University of Southern Maine (USM) is pleased to announce that in collaboration with the USM Confucius Institute, it will offer a course in beginning Chinese, the first language course of its kind to be offered at the university.
Maine Center for Creativity USM University of Southern Maine
University of Southern Maine (USM) students can attend for free the Maine Center for Creativity’s “Thinking Wrong, Doing Right” seminar later this month through the collaboration of several USM organizations and institutions.
November Events
A preview of the visual and performing arts events at USM this November.
Metadivers: Worlds beneath the Waves
How we respond to the influence of our environment, specifically the sea-level rise threatening the Maine coast, is the subject of a new and timely art installation by Jan Piribeck, University of Southern Maine (USM) professor of digital art and foundations, in the USM College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
Eve Raimon
Eve Raimon, USM professor of English, will discuss the paradox of how public recovery projects of such memorials, while rightfully extolling black achievements, often omit other uncomfortable facts about our American past.
David Carey Jr.
A new, sophisticated historiography by a University of Southern Maine (USM) professor reveals how Maya women and men living under two brutal dictatorships in the early 20th century used the criminal justice system in Guatemala to improve their lives and fight for their civil rights.


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