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VIDEO: USM Art alum Justin Levesque ’10 explores Maine’s growing partnership with Iceland through photography, podcast

Learn about the ICELANDx207 project from Levesque and get behind-the-scenes access into his workspace. Plus, hear how the whole idea was possible thanks to the lessons he learned and the connections he made from attending USM.

USM’s Ed Sihler speaks about Time Warner Cable data breach in Morning Sentinel

Ed Sihler, the technical director for the Maine Cyber Security Cluster at the University of Southern Maine warned people about the need for precaution regarding their personal information after the Time Warner Cable data breach, in an article in the Morning Sentinel.

USM hosting MATHCOUNTS competition among area middle schoolers

The young people will compete for three rounds of morning competitions at the John Mitchell Center, which hosts USM's engineering and technology programs. While there, the students will tour the center's mechanical engineering laboratory with Dr. Mehrdaad Ghorashi, an associate professor of engineering. In all, three of the school's faculty members and two staffers will work on competition with a variety of middle school educators and volunteers.

Dean of University of Maine School of Law serves as keynote speaker at MLK celebration

Danielle Conway, dean of the University of Maine School of Law, served as the keynote speaker at the 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, hosted Jan. 18 by the Portland Branch of the NAACP.

USM arts and sciences students join creative forces in Ci2 tech studio to create unique video games, movies and more

To the group of students who made "Sloth Action," it's a relatively simple creation, designed to manipulate the thirsty hero with little more than a computer mouse. And the homegrown video game, a rarity in Maine, has reached the marketplace.

Plan for two-year International Early College at USM moving forward

After receiving unanimous support from the University of Maine System (UMS) Board of Trustees' Academic and Student Affairs Committee, the proposed plan for an International Early College at USM has been fully approved by the UMS Board of Trustees.

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.