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The young people will compete for three rounds of morning competitions at the John Mitchell Center, which hosts USM's engineering and technology programs. While there, the students will tour the center's mechanical engineering laboratory with Dr. Mehrdaad Ghorashi, an associate professor of engineering. In all, three of the school's faculty members and two staffers will work on competition with a variety of middle school educators and volunteers.
Danielle Conway, dean of the University of Maine School of Law, served as the keynote speaker at the 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, hosted Jan. 18 by the Portland Branch of the NAACP.
To the group of students who made "Sloth Action," it's a relatively simple creation, designed to manipulate the thirsty hero with little more than a computer mouse. And the homegrown video game, a rarity in Maine, has reached the marketplace.
After receiving unanimous support from the University of Maine System (UMS) Board of Trustees' Academic and Student Affairs Committee, the proposed plan for an International Early College at USM has been fully approved by the UMS Board of Trustees.
"My dream would be to travel the world giving motivational speeches. Inspiring people," says Muna Adan
USM is hosting an evening of free workshops on aimed at breaking down barriers to higher education for the refugee, immigrant, and asylum seeker communities.
"Oceans Apart" is a celebration of 35 years of sculpture from the Finnish-born artist, Melita Westerlund. Westerlund has lived and created art on three continents. Residing in Bar Harbor since 1982, she regularly exhibits across New England and in her native Finland.
The USM Art Department and Galleries will present two exhibitions, and several Artists Talks for the spring semester, 2016, including a collaborative show between USM Art faculty and the Union of Maine Visual Artists and a show from well-known community artist Natasha Mayers.
On Friday, January 22 at 8 p.m., pianist and faculty member Anastasia Antonacos '97 kicks off the spring semester in the USM School of Music with a solo recital featuring works by Schubert, Ravel, and Elena Ruehr.
Pianist and USM professor of music Laura Kargul and violinist Ron Lantz, founding member of the Portland String Quartet, will present another of their popular Valentine’s Day concerts on Sunday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland. This concert marks the third time the duo has celebrated this romantic holiday with music.