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For University of Southern Maine standout shortstop Sam Dexter, the waiting game to see if he would be drafted is over as the Chicago White Sox selected the two-time NCAA Division III All-American in the 23rd round of the annual Major League Baseball (MLB) draft. Dexter, who studied 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.
Libby Bischof, associate professor and chair of USM's History major, was mentioned in a recent Down East Magazine feature on the centennial celebration of Maine Postcard Day.
Dexter, who will lead the Huskies (29-11) into Wednesday’s Little East Conference tournament opener against Eastern Connecticut in Boston, is 22 shy of the all-time Division III hits record (327) and needs three doubles to become the career leader.
Senior Party Flyer
Please join the faculty of the Department of History and Political Science for a celebration of our graduating seniors on Monday, May 2nd, from 3:00-4:00pm in the Cohen Center, Osher Map Library, 1st Floor Glickman. Light refreshments, punch and cake will be served.
Maine Policy Scholar
Elizabeth Wilson, a history and political science double major from Lewiston, Maine, was selected as the 2016-2017 Maine Policy Scholar from USM. Funded by the Maine Community Foundation, each of the University of Maine System’s seven campuses select a Maine Policy Scholar.
Latest newsletter from the Department of History and Political Science with news, events, and course offerings for summer and fall.
Shanghai Quartet
Associate Professor of History Jie Zhao will give a pre-performance lecture, "East-West Cultural Encounters" for the March 31st event "A Night in Ancient and New China" by Wu Man with Shangai Quartet. The lecture and performance will be at Hannaford Hall, Portland Campus. Lecture is at 6:30 and the quartet will perform at 7:30. Special student pricing is available for $10. For more information: http://portlandovations.org/shows/wu-man.shtml
Students from USM’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) presented their projects at the Poster Symposium Reception on Wednesday, February 24th. The exhibit was open to the public at the Woodbury Campus Center all week. This year’s UROP group features 13 research fellows including a project by a USM History major. Go to Office of Public Affairs website for the story.
“Maine Photography: A History, 1840-2015” was reviewed in the Portland Press Herald. Three Maine scholars contributed to the book including USM Professor of History Libby Bischof.
Poster for Caucus Event 2016
The Department of History and Political Science is presenting an event February 25th, 2016, 6:00pm-8:00pm, 102 Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus. The lecture will cover the basics of the Maine Caucus.


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