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USM's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
USM's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program is a scholarly fellowship that brings together diverse areas of student research and creative activities at the undergraduate level. The program fosters student-faculty collaboration with tremendous, mutual intellectual and professional development benefits.
USM's TAH students plan the 2015 Boston to Bermuda cruise
On May 30, 17 students from the Tourism and Hospitality program will be traveling from Boston to Bermuda on Holland America’s ship M.S. Veendam for a week-long cruise as part of a class. The students have also set up social media feeds where the public can follow them on their adventures. People can follow them on Twitter and Instagram at @usmtourism, and can follow them on Facebook by “liking” USM Tourism and Hospitality’s Facebook page. They will be posting with the hashtag #USMB2B2015.
Photo of The Summit Project march from 3-6-15
Watch as a group of University of Southern Maine students, faculty and staff embark on a 6.5-mile march around the city of Portland for The Summit Project (TSP), a living memorial to the Maine's fallen service members.
Photo of Glenn Cummings addressing the crowd at his introductory press conference
Dr. Glenn Cummings has been named the 13th president of USM, University of Maine System Chancellor James Page announced at a May 20 press conference.
Picture of the cover of "Disproportionate Contact: Youth of Color in Maine's Juvenile Justice System"
"Disproportionate Contact: Youth of Color in Maine's Juvenile Justice System," released by the Muskie School of Public Service, reveals a racial bias towards minority youths in Maine's juvenile justice system.
USM MSW graduate Cheri Crossman
Cheri Crossman '15 walked the stage at the Cross Insurance Arena on May 9th to receive her master's degree in social work. The journey to earning her degree was not an easy one, and she shared the story of how she got there in the following Op Ed that appeared in the Maine Sunday Telegram.
USM Chamber Singers
Marking their sixth European tour, the USM Chamber Singers, conducted by Robert Russell, are performing concerts and recitals in Croatia and Slovenia this month. The group began international touring in 1999 and has performed in Austria, France, Italy, Spain, the U.K., the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland.
Photo of Brooke Burkett, Joe Walsh, USM's Tyler Kidder and John Nelson in front of Fix-It Bike Stand
The University of Southern Maine has installed a public bicycle work stand -- the first of its kind in the city of Portland -- to let riders to make simple repairs on campus.
Maine Model UN
More than 500 potential future delegates to the United Nations were on campus this week to brush up on their diplomatic skills. USM Political Science students facilitated the 3-day conference, and they spent the past semester prepping the high schoolers through Global Education workshops.
Photo of the 2015 USM Commencement Proceedings
The University of Southern Maine graduated 900 students at its 135th commencement ceremony held at the Cross Insurance Arena in downtown Portland on Saturday afternoon.
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Campus Updates

We've completed this year's By the Numbers, our yearly publication of the most commonly requested institutional data.
We are now accepting registrations for our summer courses for educators. Please visit for more information.
Eastern Trail is Cyclists’ and Hikers’ Dream Come True!
You can lower your high cholesterol by changing your daily habits. Ask your doctor what changes you need to make. You can expect their advice to include tips like these:
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Retirement Gathering for Michael Googins, June 10, 2015 11am - 12noon
Ryan Wallace, CBER Project Director, in the Portland Press Herald
Chansonetta Stanley Emmons at UNE
The UNE exhibition is part of The Maine Photo Project, a yearlong statewide photography collaboration.
National BCBA test results
Brian Diehl, USM School of Music Artist Faculty in trombone and euphonium
"Mackey's music is very popular these days, and this work is no exception. It's a wonderful piece for trombone and winds and percussion," said Diehl.
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USM Events

June 3, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
June 5, 2015
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
June 5, 2015
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
June 6, 2015
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
June 8, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
June 9, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
June 9, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Auburn Public Library
June 9, 2015
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
LAC room 283
June 10, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
June 10, 2015
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Portland campus