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USM Chamber Singers
Marking their sixth European tour, the USM Chamber Singers, conducted by Robert Russell, are performing concerts and recitals in Croatia and Slovenia this month. The group began international touring in 1999 and has performed in Austria, France, Italy, Spain, the U.K., the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland.
Photo of Brooke Burkett, Joe Walsh, USM's Tyler Kidder and John Nelson in front of Fix-It Bike Stand
The University of Southern Maine has installed a public bicycle work stand -- the first of its kind in the city of Portland -- to let riders to make simple repairs on campus.
Maine Model UN
More than 500 potential future delegates to the United Nations were on campus this week to brush up on their diplomatic skills. USM Political Science students facilitated the 3-day conference, and they spent the past semester prepping the high schoolers through Global Education workshops.
Photo of the 2015 USM Commencement Proceedings
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.
Photo of Bikram Shrestha. Courtesy of WCSH 6 TV
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.
Photo from 2014 Multicultural and International Graduation
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.
Photo of Nancy Griffin, new USM's new Vice President of Enrollment. Courtesy: Johns Hopkins Nursing
President David T. Flanagan is pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Davis Griffin as the new Vice President for Enrollment Management at USM.
Photo of Lucille Benedict in one of the labs at USM. Photo credit: Rob Nesbitt WCSH 6
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.
Photo of James E. Rothman, 2013 Nobel Laureate
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.


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