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Photo of Bikram Shrestha. Courtesy of WCSH 6 TV
USM students from Nepal are raising funds to help their friends, relatives and neighbors rebuild after a devastating earthquake rocked the country on April 25.
Photo from 2014 Multicultural and International Graduation
The University of Southern Maine’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is hosting a community celebration to recognize the academic achievements of nearly 100 graduating multicultural and international students on Wednesday, May 6, at Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, Portland.
Photo of Nancy Griffin, new USM's new Vice President of Enrollment. Courtesy: Johns Hopkins Nursing
President David T. Flanagan is pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Davis Griffin as the new Vice President for Enrollment Management at USM.
Photo of Lucille Benedict in one of the labs at USM. Photo credit: Rob Nesbitt WCSH 6
Lucille Benedict, Associate Professor of Chemistry at USM, and junior Dominic Arris were featured on local magazine program "207" to talk about the study of beer, which is now included in the curriculum for Benedict's general chemistry course.
USM social work students are teaming up with USM art students and UMA architecture students to address important social issues of homelessness, gentrification, and housing in the city of Portland. The Hearts, Minds & Homes project team will be interacting with the community and continuing their civic dialogue at the May 1 First Friday Art Walk.
Photo of James E. Rothman, 2013 Nobel Laureate
Professor James E. Rothman, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, will present a lecture at the University of Southern Maine on Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in Hannaford Hall at the Abromson Center on the Portland campus.
Photo of USM's Steve Sweeney and Tyler Kidder accepting the 2014 WasteWise award for College/University Partner of the Year award in Boston with EPA staffers and fellow winners
As the world celebrates Earth Week, USM celebrates receiving the EPA's 2014 WasteWise award for College/University Partner of the Year. In addition, USM is hosting several events throughout the week, including on Earth Day (4/22), a talk with Lisa Pohlman, Executive Director of the Natural Resource Council of Maine and an event honoring Mother Earth with Native American food, storytelling, drumming and more.
Photo of Provost Joseph McDonnell Sino-American International Research Forum
The University of Southern Maine is co-hosting the Sino-American International Research Forum with the National Association for African American Studies on April 20 - 21, 2015 in USM’s Abromson Building on the Portland Campus. The event is free and open to the public. 32 research faculty, 9 students and 10 visiting faculty from Guangxi Normal University will present their research.
Photo of 2015 EqualityMaine Partners in Equality award awarded to USM
The USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity has received EqualityMaine’s 2015 Partners in Equality Award, which recognizes outstanding work and collaboration by a coalition partner organization.
Photo of Alternative Spring Break students in front of Sarah's House of Baltimore
Instead of spending spring break vacationing in a warmer climate or visiting family, a group of University of Southern Maine students decided to use their week off to do some good for some people in need in Baltimore, Maryland.
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BIO 353 students
BIO 353 students conducted a survey of vertebrates present at Gilsland Farm as part of a course project for Maine Audubon. Several students will present the group's results at the Maine Naturalist Forum on 13 May, 7 PM, at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth.
Photo of Class of 2015 Graduate Alexis Semuhoza
Alexis Semuhoza's journey to graduation from USM has been a long and arduous one, beginning with his escape from genocidal Rwandan militiamen who invaded his home country some 20 years ago.
Hearts, Minds & Homes is an art and civic listening dialogue on gentrification, homelessness, and housing in Portland, operating with the premise of using stories to support community-engaged design and development for affordable, innovative housing.
The USM Libraries are pleased to announce our Summer 2015 Hours.
Photo of Chelsea Malacara, 2015-16 Maine policy scholar
The University of Southern Maine is proud to announce that Chelsea Malacara has been named a Maine Policy Scholar for the 2015-16 academic year.
Photo of graduates turning their tassels from commencement 2014
The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce renowned Presidential Inaugural poet Richard Blanco as their 2015 Commencement speaker. Blanco is the fifth Presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history, joining the ranks of Robert Frost and Maya Angelou, and he has won numerous awards and accolades for his works, and is one of today's most influential poets.
The hands-on service learning capstone projects provide students the opportunity to practice their skills in the field, working closely with the organizations’ staff on all levels of research, planning, and execution of documentary film production.
Andrew Richard with Coach Ed Flaherty (left) and Peyton Dostie with Coach Bonny Brown-Denice and Paula Hodgdon
Dostie and Richards were recognized during the 16th Annual Huskies' Senior Honors Night Banquet
USM Men's Ice Hockey Coach Ed Harding
Huskies' Athletics Named Ed Harding Men's Ice Hockey Coach
The Hearts, Minds & Homes project includes the USM School of Social Work and USM Art Department, the UMA Department of Architecture, Art at Work, and the City of Portland. Join the project team on the May 1 First Friday Art Walk in Portland!
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USM Events

May 6, 2015
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Woodbury Campus Center-Room 143a (P)
May 6, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
May 6, 2015
4:30 PM
Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, Portland Campus
May 7, 2015
11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
LAC Campus Room 185
May 7, 2015
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Osher Map Library, Portland Campus
May 7, 2015
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Hannaford Hall
May 7, 2015
7:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
May 8, 2015
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Room 170 at USM-LAC
May 8, 2015
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
May 8, 2015
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium