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Ethiopian-born USM student chosen to be one of Portland’s ‘Global Shapers’

"My dream would be to travel the world giving motivational speeches. Inspiring people," says Muna Adan

USM hosting higher education workshops to provide language and financial resources for New Mainers' academic pursuits

USM is hosting an evening of free workshops on aimed at breaking down barriers to higher education for the refugee, immigrant, and asylum seeker communities.

‘Oceans Apart. A Retrospective.’ by Finnish-born sculptor Melita Westerlund to open Jan. 19 at Lewiston-Auburn College's Atrium Art Gallery

"Oceans Apart" is a celebration of 35 years of sculpture from the Finnish-born artist, Melita Westerlund. Westerlund has lived and created art on three continents. Residing in Bar Harbor since 1982, she regularly exhibits across New England and in her native Finland.

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.