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Michael Hillard, Food Studies Program executive director
On Tuesday, March 21, USM's new Food Studies Program celebrated with an official program launch event at the Glickman Family Library.
On Wednesday, April 5 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., the Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts will present the lecture “Bound to be together: Gray Parrot, Leonard Baskin and the Gehenna Press,” presented by Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian at the University of Oxford, England. The lecture will take place in the University Events Room on the 7th floor of the Glickman Family Library in Portland. The event is free and open to the public.
propaganda poster from WWI
On Thursday, March 30 from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., the Osher Map Library will celebrate the opening of a new exhibition of World War I maps and propaganda in recognition of the 100 year anniversary of America’s entry into the war in March of 1917. A special lecture by Holly Korda titled "Knitting for Victory in WWI: How the Red Cross Mobilized the Nation to Knit and Helped Win the War" will take place at 6 p.m.
Photo of the cast of "Pump Boys & Dinettes", courtesy of the Portland Press Herald
Two USM School of Music alumni, Sarah Sturdivant, ‘03 and Kevin Smith, ‘05 are featured in "Pump Boys & Dinettes" at the Biddeford City Theater.
USM's longtime student newspaper, The Free Press, was honored March 14 with awards for design and overall quality by the College Media Association in New York City.
Stock image of a digital padlock on top of computer code
In the interview, Sihler discussed the recent publishing of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents by WikiLeaks.
image of the two presidents signing the agreement
USM President Glenn Cummings and Ari Kristinn Jónsson, the president of Iceland's Reykjavik University, have signed an agreement aimed at expanding the relationship between the two schools and providing more opportunities for student and faculty exchanges.
USM Chamber Singers
The USM School of Music will be well-represented at this year’s Eastern Division Conference. The USM Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Nicolás Dosman, have been selected to perform at the 55th National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Eastern Division Conference from April 5-8 in Atlantic City, NJ. School of Music faculty Dr. Michele Kaschub has also been selected to present eight workshops at the conference, three of which will prominently feature undergraduate students at USM.
photo from the job fair
Over 100 employers and 650 students, alumni, and community members gathered in the Sullivan Gym for USM's annual Job Fair. Employers in a large variety of sizes and fields came March 2nd to make connections for internships, full and part-time work positions or just to network. These included cPort Credit Union, WEX, Hannaford, Hot 104.7, St. Mary's Health System and Time Warner Cable.
cover of "Unsealed Fate" report
Researchers found that individuals with juvenile records face barriers in applying for jobs and professional licenses, enrolling in the military, accessing housing and securing other financial supports. In addition, their report finds that juvenile records often lead to harsher adult sentencing and that individuals with records experience marginalization and stigmatization.
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Research data and "Box" Cloud data storage
A Discussion with Television Critic Neil Genzlinger ‘77
This year on April 15th the Geography-Anthropology Student Association (GASA) will hold its 11th annual Knapp-In on the Gorham campus. For over a decade now GASA has hosted an on-campus event in which attendees are taught to make stone tools, to practice ancient spear-hunting techniques, and to learn about prehistoric peoples.
CTEL has developed a tool for faculty to define course modality
CTEL Hosts Successful Workshop
CTEL workshop with School of Education Success!
Congratulations to Anita Stewart-McCafferty and Jody Capelluti for the publication of their article: Text, Tweet or Take Time Off, which appears in the February 2017 issue of Principal Leadership, a publication of the National Association of School Principals.
Coming up on April 21 in the Abromson Center, the Center for Technology Enhanced Learning and the Center for Collaboration and Development are working together to host the 2nd Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Showcase here at USM and we are looking for speakers! The Tech Summit is focused on sharing innovative and effective ways to use technology in the face-to-face, online, or blended classroom.
graduation hats image
Special Education & CTE - Proficiency-based Diploma System report released
Hannah Burgess at the annual UROP Student Research Poster Symposium
The conference highlighting the historical, cultural, and economic contributions of French Canadians from Québec to New England will be taking place in VT. It will be streamed via Facebook Live; People can stop in to see all or part of the sessions.
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USM Events

March 23, 2017
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland
March 23, 2017
8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
The Recovery Oriented Campus Center (The ROCC)
March 23, 2017
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
March 23, 2017
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
March 23, 2017
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
March 23, 2017
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
March 23, 2017
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Multicultural Center, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus
March 23, 2017
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
207 Payson Smith
March 23, 2017
9:00 PM
Brooks Student Center