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University of Maine System trustees encourage USM to move forward on Portland Campus planning

Modernizations to the University of Southern Maine’s Portland Campus — including a new dormitory, a quad and a bigger, brighter student center — are headed to detailed planning. On Jan. 30, the University of Maine System Board of Trustees formally encouraged USM to complete a master plan for the layout of its metropolitan campus with a new central heart.
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Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts "Bookbinding and the Pursuit of the Human Touch" exhibit open now through April 30

The Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts presents "Bookbinding and the Pursuit of the Human Touch: The Work of Gray Parrot," now through April 30 in the UNUM Great Reading Room on the 7th floor of the Glickman Family Library.
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Physics Professor Paul Nakroshis and Maine professors recruit 706 colleagues to sign letter to President Trump on climate change

A letter co-authored by USM Physics Professor Paul Nakroshis imploring newly-elected President Donald Trump to make climate change an "urgent priority" has earned the attention of Maine media.
"Portals" Exhibition

Lakes Region Weekly, American Journal highlight the importance of USM Art Galleries ‘Portals’ exhibit

On January 26, Keep Me Current (Lakes Region Weekly/American Journal) reported on the opening reception of USM’s “Portals: Work by Maine Art Education Association Members” exhibition and highlighted its significance for both teachers and their students.
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USM to host screening of Oscar-nominated film ‘13TH' in partnership with SPACE Gallery, Maine NAACP & Maine Initiatives

USM will host a free screening of the Oscar-nominated film "13TH" in partnership with SPACE Gallery, Maine NAACP & Maine Initiatives at Hannaford Hall in Portland.
Portland Brass Quintet

USM School of Music 2017 season opens with Portland Brass Quintet, Lantz and Kargul Valentine’s concert

USM School of Music 2017 season opens with Portland Brass Quintet, Lantz and Kargul Valentine’s concert
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Maine Art Education Association members’ “Portals” exhibit opens with large reception and workshops

On January 28, the USM Art Department and galleries celebrated the opening of “Portals: Work by Maine Art Education Association Members” at the USM Art Gallery in Gorham.

Award-winning journalist David Brancaccio to deliver 2017 Commencement Address at USM

The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce that award-winning journalist David Brancaccio will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Commencement Ceremony. Honorary degrees will be conferred upon both Brancaccio and Mary L. Bonauto, who successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in the historic case Obergefell v. Hodges, establishing the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide.

Student Veterans of America aim spotlight on USM's Husky Veterans

Efforts to help veterans achieve and excel at the University of Southern Maine earned both honors from the nationwide Student Veterans of America and a meet-and-greet with former Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald.
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WMPG hosts 2017 national Homelessness Marathon Radio and Video Broadcast

WMPG, Southern Maine's Community Radio at the University of Southern Maine, is hosting the 19th Annual Homelessness Marathon Radio Broadcast on January 19, airing from 7-11 p.m., EST, with other stations nationwide.

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