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USM's upward trend addressed by President Glenn Cummings to Portland business community
A strong and financially healthy University of Southern Maine will improve the strength of southern Maine, USM President Glenn Cummings told business leaders at the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. Cummings delivered the keynote speech at the chamber's "Eggs and Issues" breakfast on Oct. 4 at Portland's Holiday Inn By the Bay.
USM hosted day-long forum with experts on the Arctic and its changing climate
The University of Southern Maine hosted a day-long Maine Arctic Forum on Oct. 3 that included a variety of national and international experts on the Arctic region's emerging opportunities for Maine, its changing climate and its worldwide effects.
A yearning for balance — visiting artist George C. Longfish’s art prompts questions
George C. Longfish's journey took him from a reservation in Oswego, Ontario and a bleak Native American boarding school in upstate New York to art schools in Illinois, Montana and California. He taught for 30 years at the University of California Davis, helped create the school's Carl N. Gorman Museum and served as its director for 22 years. There he helped launch the careers of artists including Linda Lomahaftewa, James Luna and Edgar Heap of Birds.
ALERT: Gorham/South St. traffic delay - Mon. 10/3- Fri. 10/7
Monday, 10/3 to Friday, 10/7 South Street in Gorham will be closed around the rotary, and traffic will be detoured to Day Road, then to Bracket Road. This will take place at a minimum, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Shuttles may be delayed, please plan accordingly.
USM Theater Department gives a tip of the hat to the Brits with new Chair Andrew Harris
Andrew Harris has become an expert juggler, with his schedule busier than ever. At the start of September, Harris was named chair of the USM Theater Department. And on Sept. 30, he'll open the school's theater season as director of the Dylan Thomas classic "Under Milk Wood." "Variety is not what I am lacking at the moment," Harris said. "I have plenty. My biggest concern is trying not to let the balls drop."
USM Art Gallery presents George Longfish 'Indian on Indian’ on Oct. 6
USM will host an reception with Wabanaki cuisine, drumming and Honor Song to celebrate the opening of the "Indian on Indian" exhibition by artist George Longfish. The event is planned for Thursday, Oct 6, 5-7 p.m. at the Art Gallery on the Gorham Campus.
USM to host W.E.B. Du Bois event on Oct. 12
The African American quest for citizenship, equality, and justice and will be the focus of a USM event on Oct. 12 with history, poetry and singing. It is titled "Becoming American: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Meaning of Race and Citizenship in the Jim Crow Era."
Maine Medical Association honors Patricia Thompson Leavitt from the USM School of Nursing
Patricia Thompson Leavitt, an assistant professor in the USM School of Nursing, has been awarded the 2016 Mary Cushman M.D. Award for Humanitarian Service for her work as a teacher and as the volunteer executive director of a free rural clinic.
USM Department of Theatre kicks off season on Sept. 30 with Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood"
The USM Department of Theatre begins its season on Sept. 30 with Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood." The show will be performed on the main stage of Russell Hall on the Gorham campus, from September 30 through Oct. 9.
USM alumnus Allison Sinclair, embarking on The World Race to 11 nations featured in Morning Sentinel
Recent USM health science graduate, Allison Sinclair will be is embarking on The World Race in October. Her mission is to explore 11 nations in 11 months to help develop countries and work with sex-trafficking victims.