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USM Art Galleries announce exhibitions for Spring 2016
The USM Art Department and Galleries will present two exhibitions, and several Artists Talks for the spring semester, 2016, including a collaborative show between USM Art faculty and the Union of Maine Visual Artists and a show from well-known community artist Natasha Mayers.
Pianist and USM faculty Anastasia Antonacos performs works of Schubert, Ravel and Ruehr Jan. 22
On Friday, January 22 at 8 p.m., pianist and faculty member Anastasia Antonacos '97 kicks off the spring semester in the USM School of Music with a solo recital featuring works by Schubert, Ravel, and Elena Ruehr.
From Northern Lights to Southern Nights, Valentine's Day with pianist/USM faculty Laura Kargul and violinist Ron Lantz
Pianist and USM professor of music Laura Kargul and violinist Ron Lantz, founding member of the Portland String Quartet, will present another of their popular Valentine’s Day concerts on Sunday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland. This concert marks the third time the duo has celebrated this romantic holiday with music.
USM President Cummings discusses President Obama’s legacy on ‘Maine Calling’
On the day of President Barack Obama's final State of the Union Address, University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings made an appearance on Maine Public Broadcasting Network's (MPBN) "Maine Calling" to talk about the legacy of the 44th president of the United States.
English professor Shelton Waldrep publishes book, "Future Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie"
In the wake of David Bowie's death, English professor Shelton Waldrep's recent book, "Future Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie," takes on even more significance as it looks at all aspects of Bowie's career as a musician and performance artist, and traces his contribution to contemporary rock music.
USM graduate sworn in as Maine's first Somali police officer profiled by Portland Press Herald
Zahra Abu ‘15 made history last week when she was officially sworn in as a member of the Portland Police department. And according to her family, Abu is only the second Somali police officer in the United States.
USM named among top 25 'Military Friendly' public universities in the country
The University of Southern Maine has been recognized as one of the top 25 Military Friendly public universities in the country for its work to help veterans succeed.
Professor Firooza Pavri co-authors book on wind energy
USM Muskie School of Public Service and Geography Professor Firooza Pavri and co-authors James Aber and Susan Aber just completed their second book, "Windscapes: A Global Perspective on Wind Power"
Two Maine media outlets highlight pleas for Syrian refugees by USM's Reza Jalali
Pleas of understanding and aid for Syrian refugees by Reza Jalali, the coordinator of USM's Multicultural Student Affairs, drew attention recently by both the Bangor Daily News and WCSH TV.
USM’s Bert Smoluk advises caution in newspaper story about pulling investments from big fossil fuel
USM Professor of Finance Bert Smoluk advised caution in a recent Portland Press Herald story about investors pulling their money from companies that hold big oil and coal reserves.