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The spotlight shone on Martin and Russell on the stage of Merrill Auditorium as they led more than 200 former USM School of Music students from throughout the conductors' 30-plus year tenure in a celebratory concert.
Photo of USM President Glenn Cummings walking with Senator Angus King and Associate Professor of Biology Luci Benidict
Two members of Maine's Congressional delegation -- Sen. Angus King and Rep. Chellie Pingree -- toured USM's newly named "QC2 Lab" as part of the Inaugural New England Craft Brew Summit, held April 1 at the Abromson Center.
Photo of Justin Levesque '10
University of Southern Maine alumnus Justin Levesque has been invited to participate in The Arctic Circle 2017; an art and science expedition to the High Arctic, June 10th to June 28th, 2017.
portrait of Ralph Blumenthal
Ralph Blumenthal, a former New York Times reporter who led his paper's Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of the 1993 terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center, will be visiting USM.
USM senior athletic training students Samantha Davol and Nate Colpitts receiving the Wes Jordan and Carl Nelson scholarships respectively at the Maine Athletic Training Association's Spring Banquet and Clinical Symposium
USM senior athletic training students Samantha Davol and Nate Colpitts were the recipients of the Wes Jordan and Carl Nelson scholarships respectively, while USM alumnus Kyle Gilson '11 was presented with the Maine Athletic Training Association's prestigious Bill Cox Service Award.
Portland Press Herald cover image for Johanna Baker's Op Ed
In an op-ed appearing in the Portland Press Herald, USM Social Work student Johanna Baker discusses the struggles college students are currently facing when it comes to finding affordable housing while attending school in the Portland area.
Circa 1900 photo of a Maine bicyclist
USM History alumnus Sam Shupe will participate in the International Cycling History Conference in June, where he hopes to present his research exploring how bicycles changed Maine in the 1800s.
Movie watchers ought to expect an element of fiction, even in a true story, says Matthew Killmeier, an associate professor of Communication and Media Studies at USM. After all, that's where the drama is, Killmeier told reporter Zachary Leeman for the online publication PopZette.
Photo of USM English professor Ben Bertram
Ben Bertram, associate professor of English, recently appeared on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) program "Maine Calling" to discuss William Shakespeare's "First Folio," which is on display at the Portland Public Library until April 2.
USM's Reza Jalali took his message of inclusion to the University of Maine at Augusta recently, speaking to attendees of the "Yearning to Breathe Free: The Immigrant Experience in Maine" exhibit at the Michael Klahr Center.


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