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commencement at USM
Congratulations to all of USM's graduates, every one of whom has their own unique story!
On Friday, May 3, the USM Leadership Development Board and the Division of Student and University Life sponsored the annual Student Involvement Recognition Gala,
commencement photo
At USM's 133rd Commencement on Saturday, May 11, artist Ashley F. Bryan and musician Everett J. "Vic" Firth will receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees. Mary G.F. Bitterman will receive a Distinguished Achievement award.
USM's Open House for adults, transfers and graduate students
USM is hosting an open house for adults, transfers, and graduate students from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14 in USM’s Abromson Community Education Center at 88 Bedford Street on the USM Portland campus.
USM’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is planning a community celebration to recognize the academic achievements of nearly 200 graduating multicultural and international students from USM, the UMaine School of Law, Southern Maine Community College, and the University of New England.
A student organization at USM has won a third consecutive regional championship based on a series of community-building projects designed to address social needs and support sustainable business practices.
Glickman Family Library
Albert B. Glickman, who with his wife, Judith L. Glickman, gave more than $1 million to our Portland campus library, died Saturday evening, April 27.
USM's Women and Gender Studies Program announced the winners of their annual awards at a reception held earlier this month.
According to a recent study released by the Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI) at USM, several commonly held beliefs about Maine’s college preparation and participation rates may be inaccurate.
Jim Paruk, adjunct professor of biology at USM and director for the Center for Loon Conservation, will be discussing “Common Loon Conservation and Behavior in Maine,” at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 29. This event is free and open to the public.


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