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Tourism and Hospitality’s Bermuda cruise course to set sail again in 2016

Students in the University of Southern Maine's Tourism and Hospitality program will continue to be offered a unique, experiential learning experience thanks to a successful luncheon held on the cruise ship that doubles as a USM classroom.

USM welcomes new students to campus

The University of Southern Maine welcomed nearly 1,100 new students, including more than 500 from the Class of 2019, to its residential Gorham campus Saturday morning as a part of USM's annual Welcome Weekend celebration.

USM’s efforts to combat sexual assault featured in the news

Resident assistants (RA) at the University of Southern Maine recently completed a mandatory sexual assault prevention course in preparation for the new school year. The course is part of the university's Campus Safety Project, which helps promote a safe campus environment for all students at USM.

President Cummings shares his vision for the future of USM at annual Opening Breakfast

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings touted improving enrollment figures, stabilizing finances and a commitment to student success as he laid out his vision in his first major address to the university community at USM's annual Opening Breakfast Thursday morning.

Laboratory and simulation modernization complete at Lewiston-Auburn College

The University of Southern Maine's Lewiston-Auburn College just completed a $600,000 modernization of its laboratory and practicum/simulation spaces.

USM faculty link humanities with technology

USM Digital Humanities (USMDH) is proud to announce the completion of a project entitled "Portland Women's History Walking Trail," lead by Dr. Eileen Eagan from USM's Department of History and Political Science. This project led to the creation of an application for mobile devices.

Southern Maine Partnership readies for 29th year, names co-directors

The Southern Maine Partnership (SMP) will begin its 29th year as an educational leadership organization with Dr. Anita Stewart McCafferty and Dr. Jeff Beaudry at the helm.

REPLAY: A Conversation with Senator Angus King, former Senator George Mitchell, and former Ambassador Nicholas Burns about the Iran Nuclear Agreement

U.S. Senator Angus King, former U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell and former Ambassador Nicholas Burns hosted a forum at the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine to discuss the nuclear weapons limitation agreement with Iran.

President Cummings announces two new additions to academic leadership team

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings has appointed Joanne Williams interim dean of the College of Management and Human Service and Tara Coste interim executive director of graduate studies.

Alumna Kate Beever ’07 featured for her work in creative arts therapy

University of Southern Maine School of Music alumna Kate Beever '07 was featured by the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) for her strides in the field of creative arts therapy.