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USM Guide app debuts
A free phone, tablet and web app, USM Guidebook, just debuted in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The app provides resources, event schedules, support services and year-round program information for current students, prospective students and families.
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Reza Jalali, coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs at USM, Dr. Charles H. Norchi, professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law, and University of Maine System Trustee Shawn Moody earned a spot due to their efforts to improve the state and educate its next generation of residents.
photo of students Laura Personette and Allison Johnston
Some of USM's most immersive and memorable learning happens on the other side of the world. Students in a leadership project recently journeyed to the South African town of Montagu, located about two hours from the African continent's southern tip. They learned to improve as leaders by first learning to overcome their sense of remoteness.
 Health and Sport Sciences and Clinical Education Coordinator Noel Neptune with USM students Shelby Watts (left), District One's representative to the NATA's Student Leadership Committee, and Leah Dell (right)
2016 has been a year filled with academic accomplishments for students in the University of Southern Maine Athletic Training Program. The accolades and recognition continued at this year's National Athletic Trainers' Association's (NATA) annual convention in Baltimore.
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Slate Magazine has featured USM's Osher Map Library and its vast digital collection in a story titled, "Mapping the Archives."
USM student studying in Wischamper Center on the Portland Campus
The University of Southern Maine congratulates those students who have been named to the 2016 Spring Semester Dean's List!
Students Allison Johnston and Laura Personette
Students Allison Johnston and Laura Personette will guide followers on the journey as they and fellow classmates travel to the town of Montagu, where for the next week-plus, they’ll be working with the people in its communities.
Darien Brahms
About 25 years after Darien Brahms quit school for rock music, the Portlander quit music for school. Now 49, she's a newly minted USM alumna with a bachelor's degree and a new career trajectory. In the fall, the rocker who toured Europe will begin studying U.S. history at the University of Maryland. She plans to earn a Ph.D.
Photo of USM Student Andrew Kiezulas during an interview with WCSH 6 TV
The mission of the Recovery Oriented Campus Center, or ROCC, is to help recovering students complete their degrees and encourage others in recovery to enroll in classes.
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The Maine Economic Improvement Fund, administered by USM’s Muskie School of Public Service, will contribute $200,000 towards a $5 million statewide initiative to improve the prevention, early detection and treatment of lung cancer.
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Campus Updates

Student papers showing broad range of research interests of USM students.
One of the newest students to come to the Ci2 Concept Research Lab, Alex Knight, is going to use his knowledge as a Physics student to develop an immersive virtual reality experience on how stars are formed.
Campus Card and Road Runner Services are now hiring Work Study Students for Fall 2016
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USM Libraries welcome you to join us and YES Art Works for their reception and exhibit, Reflections: A Collection of Portraits, Tuesday, July 12th, 6pm - 7pm, Glickman Library, 7th floor Community Events Room and UNUM Great Reading Room
We've published the latest By the Numbers, our yearly publication of the most commonly requested USM data. Check it out here.
OLLI Fall 2016 Catalog
OLLI Fall 2016 Catalog now online! Online registration begins August 2 at 10am!
The USM ESOL Program's Intensive English Language Program is starting soon. From July 18th to August 12th we will be offering two courses:
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Dr. Lisa Moore, Professor of Biology, is co-organizer of the Next Generation Phenomics workshop, which brings together researchers from throughout the country and will be held 7-8 July on the USM Portland campus.
2016 Fall Course Highlights
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USM Events

July 23, 2016
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 24, 2016
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham Campus
July 25, 2016
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham Campus
July 25, 2016
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
124 Canal Street, Suite A in Lewiston
July 25, 2016
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 25, 2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 25, 2016
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham Campus
July 26, 2016
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 26, 2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
July 26, 2016
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Simard-Payne Park