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USM announces $1 million in gifts and funding for students to study abroad in Iceland

USM President Glenn Cummings announced plans March 3 to offer all incoming USM Honors students the opportunity to study in Iceland.

George Mitchell to deliver 2016 Commencement Address at USM

The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce that former Maine Senator George Mitchell will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 Commencement Ceremony.

USM presents the Maine premiere of 'REEFER MADNESS' March 11-20

Lust! Paranoia! Murder! Marijuana! Lock up your children... and your spouse --- REEFER MADNESS has descended upon us and this buzzworthy show will leave you with an emotional high!

USM announces partnership with Maine Brewers' Guild to supply on-going laboratory analysis and testing

The University of Southern Maine and the Maine Brewers' Guild announced a partnership Thursday aimed at helping the region's growing craft beer industry with analysis and testing by USM's Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Research Laboratory.

USM Professor Ronald Schmidt provides expertise for election season

Over the past several weeks, Schmidt has made the rounds in the media, sharing his expertise in American politics. And this Thursday, February 25, on USM's Portland campus, Schmidt will present an information session about the upcoming Maine Caucuses.

USM hosts 16th annual Maine Regional Science Bowl

About 100 high schoolers from across Maine competed at USM's Gorham campus Saturday in the annual Maine Regional Science Bowl.

AACSB renews accreditation for USM School of Business

The University of Southern Maine School of Business has once again earned its accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the longest serving accrediting body for the world's business schools.

History professor Libby Bischof’s latest book receives positive review from Portland Press Herald

After its recent release, the Portland Press Herald declares the latest offering co-authored by Libby Bischof, associate professor of History at USM, "a necessary book for all Maine libraries concerned with the arts."

USM Professor Ira Levine awarded prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Chair

Only hours after USM awarded Professor Ira Levine a year-long sabbatical, the U.S. Department of State awarded him with the biggest prize of his career.

Pittsburgh Opera to present world premiere of USM resident composer Daniel Sonenberg's "The Summer King"

USM’s own resident composer and music professor Daniel Sonenberg’s opera “The Summer King” will make its debut on a national stage and its staged world premiere with the Pittsburgh Opera in their upcoming 2016-17 season.