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USM Visual and Performing Arts November 2014 Calendar of Events

USM offers a bright array of performing and visual arts for November!

Youth in Action: Side x Side, USM Awarded $1.9 Million Grant for Arts in Education in Portland Schools

Youth in Action: Side x Side and USM have been awarded a $1.9 million Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) grant to use for a four-year-long, arts-education program, titled “Project Imagine,” in the Portland Public Schools.

USM Visual And Performing Arts October 2014 Calendar of Events

USM's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences offers an array of visual and performing arts activities for October.

USM Visual and Performing Arts September 2014 Calendar of Events

USM College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences offers an array of visual and performing arts activities for September.

USM Contributes to Portland’s Minimum-Wage Discussion

As the city of Portland grapples with the issue of making a citywide mandatory increase in the minimum wage for all workers, faculty from the University of Southern Maine (USM) are contributing their expertise to this important discussion.

Summer Music, Theater Productions Highlight University of Southern Maine’s Community Connections

More than 80 USM community members affiliated with the university’s School of Music and Department of Theatre, both under the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, have taken part in highly successful PORTopera and Maine State Music Theatre summer productions, plus other notable music and theater companies in the region.

USM Professor Named to Maine Film Center Board

The professor, who teaches in the USM College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, has been appointed for a three-year term. Waldrep’s appointment is an example of the “Metropolitan University” concept undertaken by USM, in which the university becomes an important resource for local and regional organizations.

CAHS History Professor Recalls Nixon Resignation, Secret Tapes

Christopher Beam, CAHS adjunct History professor, had a front-row seat to American history when in 1977 he got an internship at the National Archives and listened to hour after hour of the infamous Nixon tapes.

Portland to Greet July 14 King Tide with Community Party Event

Artists, actors and residents will mark the late-night, early-morning occasion of the “king tide” -- a high tide rising above the flood marker of 11.6 feet -- with street theatre, street sculpture, outdoor cinema featuring flood-movie trailers, puppetry and general bonhomie at one of Portland’s most vulnerable areas for tidal flooding.

USM Grad Student Discovers Rare Photograph at Maine Author’s Home

Robin Whitham Acker of the Portland area, a graduate student in USM’s American and New England Studies (ANES) program, has identified a photographic portrait of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, hanging in the Sarah Orne Jewett House in South Berwick, as a valuable artifact created by Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879).

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