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Hearts, Minds & Homes: An Arts & Civic Listening Dialogue on Homelessness and Gentrification
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.
2013 Nobel Laureate James E. Rothman to speak at USM
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.
USM Receives EPA National Award, Installs Solar Panels and Hosts Earth Week Events
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.
Researchers from USM and Guangxi Normal University present at Sino-American International Research Forum at USM
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.
USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity receives 2015 Partners for Equality Award from EqualityMaine
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.
Several USM students spend spring break helping those in need
Instead of spending spring break vacationing in a warmer climate or visiting family, a group of University of Southern Maine students decided to use their week off to do some good for some people in need in Baltimore, Maryland.
Reading’s the goal – learning and growing’s the prize: USM’s SMART Learning Lab
The SMART Learning Lab provides free and low-cost after-school tutoring for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Learn about what the program is doing for its students and the USM graduate students who serve as instructors.
Muskie School launches Master’s degree in Policy, Planning, and Management (MPPM)
As part of the evolution in the Muskie School of Public Service - the new Master's in Policy, Planning, and Management (MPPM) prepares graduates for leadership roles in government, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector by developing a strong, multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge in the fields of policy, planning and management. As part of the University of Southern Maine’s Metropolitan University initiative, the program also encourages students to interact with their surrounding community, through various forms of engagement.
USM student-athletes victorious in competition and in the classroom
It was an exciting and successful weekend for University of Southern Maine athletics as a group of 9 student-athletes earned academic and athletic accolades.
Reza Jalali talks about ‘The Poets and the Assassin’ on ‘207’
Reza Jalali, Coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs, was featured on WCSH-TV's "207" to promote his play, "The Poets and the Assassin."