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Efforts to help veterans achieve and excel at the University of Southern Maine earned both honors from the nationwide Student Veterans of America and a meet-and-greet with former Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald.
WMPG, Southern Maine's Community Radio at the University of Southern Maine, is hosting the 19th Annual Homelessness Marathon Radio Broadcast on January 19, airing from 7-11 p.m., EST, with other stations nationwide.
The University of Southern Maine will celebrate its new Food Studies Program with a Feb. 9 launch on the Portland Campus. Speaking at the 5 p.m. celebration are USM President Glenn Cummings; Michael Hillard, the new program's executive director; Kristin Reynolds, a visiting scholar to USM and the co-author of "Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City;" and Kristen Miale, president of Good Shepherd Food Bank. The event will take place in the University Events Room on the 7th floor of the Glickman Library.
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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.
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Campus Updates

Portland Brass Quintet
The Portland Brass Quintet is regularly heard throughout southern and central Maine. Hear them on February 3 at Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham campus.
LePage should apologize to African-Americans who fought for freedom.
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week January 23- 29, 2017
This Week: January 23-29, 2017 is National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week
Annual Research Integrity Symposium Portland, Maine on May 25-26, 2017 at the Marriott Sable Oaks
Laura Kargul and Ronald Lantz
Violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul will present another of their popular Valentine’s Day concerts at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland on Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m.
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MEPRI research briefings for Education Committee on January 25th.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017 Becoming American: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Meaning of Race and Citizenship in the Jim Crow Era (Redux) Reception at the Franco Heritage Center in Lewiston, 46 Cedar St, Lewiston, Maine at 5:00 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres; Program begins at 6:00 p.m. and will end around 8:00.
MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2017 DO NOT RESIST Luther Bonney Auditorium, 6-9 p.m.
On December 16, 2016, Barbara Hart, JD, presented a farewell seminar at the Muskie School of Public Service to a wide ranging audience that included advocates, attorneys, and activists. Barbara Hart recently retired from the Muskie School as Director of Law and Policy of Domestic Violence.
Lin Lisberger's sculpture at Chazan Gallery
Art Department Professor, Lin Lisberger's sculpture exhibited in TRAVERSE/TEXTURE
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USM Events

January 24, 2017
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland
January 24, 2017
8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
The Recovery Oriented Campus Center (The ROCC)
January 24, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
January 24, 2017
2:00 PM
221 Bailey Hall, Gorham
January 24, 2017
4:30 PM to 9:00 PM
10 Thompsons Point, Portland ME 04102
January 24, 2017
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Recovery Oriented Community Center
January 24, 2017
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brooks Dining Hall, Gorham Campus
January 24, 2017
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Recovery Oriented Campus Center
January 24, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium