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USM student Joshua Dodge
A year before Joshua Dodge served as the Secretary General of the Maine Model United Nations — helping more than 500 high schoolers understand the U.N. path toward diplomacy and peace — the USM student learned from the source. For a semester, Dodge served as an intern with the U.S. Department of State, working from an office across the street from the U.N.'s landmark headquarters in Manhattan.
Photo of USM Social Work students presenting research at USM’s Thinking Matters event
The Psychology-Counseling 3+2 Program (B.A. to M.S.) and Psychology-Social Work 3+2 Program (B.A. to M.S.W.) will help students graduate a year ahead of time and reduce their college costs while preparing them for a professional career where they can help meet Maine's growing mental health needs.
Falling meteor viewed by police cam in Portland, Maine
Falling meteor lights up the sky in Maine, attracting global attention. USM Planetarium manager Ed Gleason describes what occurred in several media interviews.
Photo of Osher Map Library's Ian Fowler being interviewed by WCSH 6 TV about rare copy of the Columbus Letter
USM students and the public can view one of the rare 1494 printed copies of Christopher Columbus' letter describing his voyage to the "New World." It is one of only two copies in the northeastern U.S. and only one of 80 in existence worldwide, and it is part of the collection of The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education at USM.
Photo of two students working in STEM fields
This summer, the University of Southern Maine offers several summer camps for all ages, including a STEM camp, music and theater camps, and sports camps.
Photo of a USM student explaining his research from Thinking Matters 2016
Abromson Hall echoed with the sound of excitement on April 22 as students from all disciplines and departments presented their innovative and creative capstone posters and oral presentations at Thinking Matters 2016.
Photo of students walking across stage at The University of Southern Maine's 2016 Commencement
The University of Southern Maine celebrated its 136th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday with approximately 950 graduate and undergraduate students marching across the Cross Insurance Arena stage following remarks by Maine statesman George Mitchell.
Photo of Justin Levesque '10
Justin Levesque, A 2010 graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography, is looking to open a temporary art gallery in Portland's Congress Square inside a shipping container, according to a Portland Press Herald story.
Photo of Sam Dexter throwing baseball at shortstop position
Dexter has shined for the Huskies this season, becoming USM's career hits and doubles leader earlier in the year. He also earned the honor of becoming the second player in NCAA Division III History to reach 300 career hits.
Photo of Zip Kellogg, research librarian in the USM libraries, paddling down the Kenduskeag Stream
The research librarian is best known not for how quickly he can navigate the course, but for the way in which he paddles down the Kenduskeag Stream.
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Campus Updates

Congratulations to math major Bryer Sousa, who is one of the winners of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellowships for 2016-17.
MPH students
Muskie School Public Health students Catie Peranzi and Mary-Elizabeth Simms just arrived in Reykjavik, Iceland to complete their academic field experience with University of Iceland in Reykjavik public health faculty and community public health professionals.
Four USM Students that won UROP Fellowship
Congratulations to the FOUR Honors Students who have won the UROP fellowships for 2016-17. The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at USM is a scholarly fellowship that brings together diverse areas of undergraduate student research and creative activities. It is a program for student-faculty collaboration with tremendous mutual intellectual and professional development benefits.
Dr. Nathan Hamilton, Associate Professor of Archaeology, was recently awarded the 2016 USM Faculty Senate Award for Teaching. Congratulations to Dr. Hamilton!
Congratulations to Dr. Lydia Savage, Professor of Geography, who was recently awarded USM Women and Gender Studies program's Kathleen I. MacPherson Outstanding Feminist Faculty Award for Feminist Scholarship, Teaching and Service!
Photo of students walking across stage at The University of Southern Maine's 2016 Commencement
The University of Southern Maine celebrated its 136th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday with approximately 950 graduate and undergraduate students marching across the Cross Insurance Arena stage following remarks by Maine statesman George Mitchell.
As part of their capstone course this spring, Biology majors Jennifer Suttles and Susan Duong wrote an Op-Ed article on the Human Microbiome that was published in the Bangor Daily News.
Dexter, who will lead the Huskies (29-11) into Wednesday’s Little East Conference tournament opener against Eastern Connecticut in Boston, is 22 shy of the all-time Division III hits record (327) and needs three doubles to become the career leader.
Peyton Dostie
Anyone who speaks with Dostie can recognize that she exudes a modesty most wouldn't expect from an NCAA national champion, let alone a college student. But she is also in control: on the field, on the track and, most importantly, in the classroom.
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USM Events

May 26, 2016
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Glickman Family Library, 7th Floor, 314 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME
May 26, 2016
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, 314 Forest Ave, Portland, ME
May 26, 2016
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
124 Canal Street Lewiston, ME 04240 United States
May 26, 2016
11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
LAC Campus Room 185
May 26, 2016
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Lewiston Public Library - 2nd floor
May 26, 2016
3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
May 26, 2016
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
49 Spring St. Auburn, ME 04210
May 26, 2016
3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus