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Photo of the USM Chamber Singers singing at an Oct. 12 event recognizing author W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois event draws praise from Portland Press Herald reviewer

An Oct. 12 event recognizing author W.E.B. Du Bois -- featuring a lecture by Assistant Professor Leroy Rowe, poetry readings, and performances by the USM Chamber Singers -- drew praise from Portland Press Herald reviewer Allan Kozinn.
Artist George Longfish

Artist George Longfish shares his healing message with USM students

Internationally known Native American artist George Longfish still paints and still teaches a bit. This fall, the USM visiting artist has scheduled a pair of classes with USM students, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 and Nov. 15 at the Art Gallery in Gorham.
USM alumnus Justin Levesque's shipping container art display

USM VOICES: Exploring USM Art alumnus Justin Levesque’s ICELANDx207: Container exhibition

USM Art alumnus Justin Levesque's unique ICELANDx207 Eimskip shipping container art exhibition is a tribute to his 9-day voyage spent aboard the MV Selfoss traveling the shipping route to Reykjavik and represents the intersections of culture and commerce. His artwork is being showcased in several locations on the USM Portland Campus, and recently appeared in Congress Square Park.
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USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College to host ‘Creative Health 3!’ on Saturday, Oct. 15

USM's Lewiston-Auburn College will host the 3rd Annual Creative Health Conference titled "Creative Health 3!" on Saturday, Oct. 15.
Kristin Chenoweth performs with USM musical theater students

USM students perform with Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth

USM's own Musical Theater students performed with Broadway and TV star Kristin Chenoweth to a packed theater at Merrill Auditorium. The star praised them on her Twitter account, saying they were "amazing!"
Photo of USM President Glenn Cummings speaking with Rebecca Nisetich, Director of the USM Honors Program, and Honors students Leah Dell and Fazil Shaikh during the October episode of the USM Update

Replay: 'The USM Update' 10/3/2016

Catch a replay of the October episode of "The USM Update," featuring the USM Honors Program, the Department of Engineering and the Ci2 Lab.

Press Herald features work of USM's Maine Regulatory Training and Ethics Center

The Portland Press Herald highlighted USM's work to help companies overcome regulations that sometimes prevent Maine goods to be exported.
USM President Glenn Cummings

USM's upward trend addressed by President Glenn Cummings to Portland business community

A strong and financially healthy University of Southern Maine will improve the strength of southern Maine, USM President Glenn Cummings told business leaders at the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. Cummings delivered the keynote speech at the chamber's "Eggs and Issues" breakfast on Oct. 4 at Portland's Holiday Inn By the Bay.
Maine Sen. Angus King

USM hosted day-long forum with experts on the Arctic and its changing climate

The University of Southern Maine hosted a day-long Maine Arctic Forum on Oct. 3 that included a variety of national and international experts on the Arctic region's emerging opportunities for Maine, its changing climate and its worldwide effects.
Image of Artist George Longfish

A yearning for balance — visiting artist George C. Longfish’s art prompts questions

George C. Longfish's journey took him from a reservation in Oswego, Ontario and a bleak Native American boarding school in upstate New York to art schools in Illinois, Montana and California. He taught for 30 years at the University of California Davis, helped create the school's Carl N. Gorman Museum and served as its director for 22 years. There he helped launch the careers of artists including Linda Lomahaftewa, James Luna and Edgar Heap of Birds.