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The USM School of Music has announced its spring calendar including a full slate of diverse performances featuring faculty-led student ensembles, faculty concerts, USM’s quadrennial opera, the world premiere of an interdisciplinary collaboration, an award-winning visiting artist’s concerto premiere with the USM Concert Band and more.
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Beginning on January 17, the USM Art Department and Galleries will present the exhibition “Fluid Geometry” by prolific Portland-based mixed media artist Clint Fulkerson. Fulkerson is currently creating a new mural on the wall of the USM AREA Gallery in Portland, and will also exhibit 15 paintings based on intricate compositions of repeating geometric shapes.
USM's Muskie School of Public Service in partnership with Maine Quality Counts and the Maine Health Data Organization has been awarded a $233,000 one year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine new ways of informing patients about the cost of their health care
A just-published list of best maps by National Geographic includes digitized antique globes at USM's Osher Map Library. The university joins the Swiss national mapping agency, the Central Intelligence Agency and a dozen others to be highlighted among "The Best Maps of 2016."
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On December 27, the Portland Press Herald recognized USM's winter session trip to Cuba. Students and faculty from both the Nursing and Tourism and Hospitality programs departed on the first-of-its-kind trip on Tuesday, in hopes of learning more about the communist island nation’s tourism and health care industries.
The USM Art Department and galleries will present two exhibitions this spring showcasing the work of prolific mixed media artist Clint Fulkerson, as well as the creative work of Maine Art Education Association members, who teach in Maine’s public and private schools and universities. USM student exhibitions will include the Student Juried Exhibition, USM Juried Student Selected Works and BFA and BA exhibits.
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A recent survey of law enforcement agencies was conducted by the Maine Statistical Analysis Center at USM's Muskie School of Public Service. Funded by a Bureau of Justice Statistics grant, the survey involved 86 local, county, and state law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Maine and explored the extent to which Maine's agencies are collecting, sharing, analyzing, and using their data.
A food service worker makes a pizza at the Woodbury Campus Center
For the fifth time in three years, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has honored USM's efforts to both reduce its food waste and wisely use the waste that remains. In 2015, USM recovered 5.5 tons more food than it did the previous year. And before the semester ended, the 2016 numbers seemed poised to break last year's record total of 71.3 tons of recovered food, food that was then composted or sent to nearby farms as animal feed.
Photo of USM Master of Public Health Candidate Jay Knowlton.
Coursework used in the University of Southern Maine's Master of Public Health Program (MPH) was the subject of a case study produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (ARHQ), an agency of the United States Department of Health & Human Services.
Adam Tuchinsky, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, was quoted in a Forecaster story on Dec. 12 about USM’s recent collaboration with Deering High School on a successful dual-enrollment Arabic course for high school and USM students. The course will be offered on both Portland and Gorham USM campuses in the spring.
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Campus Updates

All seven of the Huskies' Fall Intercollegiate teams are represented by at least two members. To qualify, student-athletes must have a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade point average, and be at least a sophomore.
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Exhibition: Bookbinding and the Pursuit of the Human Touch: The Work of Gray Parrot, curated by Britta Konau UNUM Great Reading Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library
Do you have Work Study Funds and need a job on campus? We are hiring in the Portland Campus Card and Road Runner Office
Join USM Athletics as we celebrate Town of Gorham Night with special halftime appearances by the Third and Fourth Grade Gorham Recreation Girls' and Boys' Basketball Teams, Gorham Cheerleaders and more!
USM Student Classroom Projects: Faculty Instructors must complete an application form for student classroom projects that involve data collected from human subjects. Data collected from human subjects includes data gathered by student interaction or intervention with a human subject.
Event Series: Say Now - Personal stories by those making change
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The Dara J. Kaufman Memorial Scholarship has been increased to offer two study abroad students an award of $3000 each semester.
Michael Hillard, a USM Economics Professor and the Executive Director of the Food Studies Program, was quoted December 23rd in a Bangor Daily News story on food insecurity in Maine's rural towns dealing with the transition to a service economy. This story is part of a 6-part series. The story was written by reporters Erin Rhoda and Matthew Stone.
USM Athletics is celebrating 50 Years of Women's Intercollegiate Athletics. Each month, the USM Department of Athletics will release a feature story recounting some of the top influencers, coaches, administrators and student-athletes from its women' s athletics history.
Two distinguished U.S.M. alumni were recognized for their achievements in their fields this past fall during the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) annual recognition and awards ceremony.
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USM Events

January 16, 2017
(All day)
January 16, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
January 16, 2017
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Residence Halls
January 17, 2017
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland
January 17, 2017
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Portland and Gorham Campuses
January 17, 2017
8:00 AM
January 17, 2017
8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
The Recovery Oriented Campus Center (The ROCC)
January 17, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
January 17, 2017
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Recovery Oriented Community Center