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The University of Southern Maine graduated 900 students at its 135th commencement ceremony held at the Cross Insurance Arena in downtown Portland on Saturday afternoon.
USM students from Nepal are raising funds to help their friends, relatives and neighbors rebuild after devastating earthquakes rocked the country on April 25 and May 12.
The University of Southern Maine’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is hosting a community celebration to recognize the academic achievements of nearly 100 graduating multicultural and international students on Wednesday, May 6, at Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, Portland.
President David T. Flanagan is pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Davis Griffin as the new Vice President for Enrollment Management at USM.
Lucille Benedict, Associate Professor of Chemistry at USM, and junior Dominic Arris were featured on local magazine program "207" to talk about the study of beer, which is now included in the curriculum for Benedict's general chemistry course.
USM social work students are teaming up with USM art students and UMA architecture students to address important social issues of homelessness, gentrification, and housing in the city of Portland. The Hearts, Minds & Homes project team will be interacting with the community and continuing their civic dialogue at the May 1 First Friday Art Walk.
Professor James E. Rothman, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, will present a lecture at the University of Southern Maine on Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in Hannaford Hall at the Abromson Center on the Portland campus.
As the world celebrates Earth Week, USM celebrates receiving the EPA's 2014 WasteWise award for College/University Partner of the Year. In addition, USM is hosting several events throughout the week, including on Earth Day (4/22), a talk with Lisa Pohlman, Executive Director of the Natural Resource Council of Maine and an event honoring Mother Earth with Native American food, storytelling, drumming and more.
The University of Southern Maine is co-hosting the Sino-American International Research Forum with the National Association for African American Studies on April 20 - 21, 2015 in USM’s Abromson Building on the Portland Campus. The event is free and open to the public. 32 research faculty, 9 students and 10 visiting faculty from Guangxi Normal University will present their research.
The USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity has received EqualityMaine’s 2015 Partners in Equality Award, which recognizes outstanding work and collaboration by a coalition partner organization.