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Photo of Lynn Kuzma, Interim Executive Director of Metropolitan University initiative
Lynn Kuzma, Ph.D., associate professor and former Dean, has been named Interim Executive Director of the Metropolitan University initiative. She, along with a soon-to-be named advisory committee, will be charged with improving the quality of education for USM students through partnerships with the Greater Portland and Lewiston/Auburn communities.
Photo of planets in space
Edward Gleason, astronomer and manager of the Southworth Planetarium at the University of Southern Maine, was a guest on Monday’s edition of Maine Calling on MPBN.
Photo of Kate Hawes, new superintendent of RSU 21. Photo courtesy of RSU 21
University of Southern Maine Ph.D. candidate Katie Hawes has been selected the next superintendent of RSU 21. Hawes will take over for interim superintendent Kevin Crowley on July 1 after receiving unanimous support from the RSU 21 Board of Directors.
Nathan Stevens, USM View
The exhibition includes sculpture, installation, digital works, painting, prints, and ceramic pieces by 10 USM art faculty and 10 alumni with whom the faculty have chosen to exhibit.
USM English Students in Glickman Library
USM students have developed an exhibition that explores the imprint of slavery on U.S. history and memory. The “Slavery and Public History” exhibition includes artifacts from the university’s Gerald E. Talbot Collection in the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine’s African American Collection of Maine and from the Shirley S. and Bernard Kazon Americana Collection.
trail image
Join students and faculty on Monday, December 8 at noon for the "King Tides Trail,” opening reception and trail walk!
If you bring your phone to the dinner table you may miss something.
Christopher Quint
Christopher G. Quint assumed the position of Executive Director of Public Affairs this fall.
Elizabeth Arden's spa, Maine Chance
Don't miss Lisa Walker's lecture on Elizabeth Arden's spa, Maine Chance, which operated from 1934-1970.
The public is invited to attend these events celebrating the transgender and queer community of Portland.

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