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Professor Lucille Benedict
USM's work to give chemistry students real world experience as analysts and chemical testers for Maine's growing beer industry is once again earning attention. The program was recently featured in the Portland Press Herald and on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition."
USM President Glenn Cummings
Glenn Cummings began his second year as the University of Southern Maine's president with a flurry of announcements including climbing enrollment, a new signed agreement with Iceland's Reykjavik University and a $500,000 gift to provide scholarships for nursing students. The announcements headlined USM's annual Opening Breakfast Thursday on the Gorham Campus with more than 500 of the school's faculty and staff.
Dean of Students David McKenzie
New interim Dean of Students David McKenzie returns to his hometown of Portland in taking on this new role. He brings nearly twenty-five years as a higher education professional at the community college, comprehensive and research university level, including most recently at the California State University system.
Reza Jalali, USM Multicultural Center coordinator, in Portland
Recently named one of "50 Mainers charting the state's future" by Maine Magazine, Reza Jalali, USM Multicultural Student Affairs coordinator, was interviewed by Maine Public Broadcasting about his work, including the history of Muslims in the United States, and in particular, Maine.
H.S. students from Portland create videos at USM's Communication & Media Studies Production Center
The summertime "Gateway to Opportunity" program gathered 22 high schoolers from Portland. During their eight weeks together, and working with USM students, faculty and staff, the groups of rising juniors and seniors were encouraged to find stories in their own neighborhoods and organizations.
USM’s Southworth Planetarium manager, Edward Gleason
USM’s Southworth Planetarium manager, Edward Gleason was featured by on MPBN’s Maine calling discussing the latest news from inside our galaxy and beyond.
SMCC President Ron Cantor and USM President Glenn Cummings sign agreements
The presidents of the University of Southern Maine and Southern Maine Community College announced Thursday that they have forged a stronger partnership to benefit students at both institutions, Highlighting a series of new initiatives is Connected Pathways, which will allow SMCC students in selected programs to seamlessly transfer to USM after receiving their associate degrees.
Mariana M. Cruz
Mariana Cruz, USM's first assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, wants to help her new school become the "University of Everyone."
Photo of the USM Art Gallery building in Gorham
USM Art Galleries are pleased to announce the start of the Fall 2016 season, beginning with the Aug. 29th debut of "Its Honor is Here Pledged: Broken Treaty Quilts" by Gina Adams, the first of two exhibits with Native American themes.
UPDATE 8/16: On Friday, an incident of harassment was reported in the Glickman Library. This was reported to USM Public Safety and the Dean of Students Office is responding.
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Campus Updates

This September 3rd performance kicks off a year-long collaborative creation of theatre, music and visual art reflecting southern Maine's rich natural and human history.
Submit a research activity involving human subjects to the USM Institutional Review Board (IRB) using eProtocol.
Mechanical Engineering program receives ABET accreditation
Department of Theatre Faculty
Adam Tuchinsky, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, welcomes three new faculty and one new staff member in the Department of Theatre.
USM's CEPARE Researcher, Dr. Erika Stump, discusses proficiency based education on MPBN's Maine Calling.
Stop by our Open House to learn about our program and enjoy a free meal!
Veronica Druchniak, a student at USM, is a star in her academic studies and ballet career.
USM's Mechanical Engineering program receives ABET accreditation
Rinde Eckert
The USM Department of Theatre is pleased to present the 2016-2017 season of performances beginning with Under Milk Wood, directed by Andrew Harris.
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Brooks Student Center
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Woodbury and Bailey Bus Stops
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Costello Field House
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