As Maine's Metropolitan University, USM is focused on engaged teaching and learning. Through its mutually beneficial partnerships with area businesses, non-profits and governmental agencies, USM provides its students an accessible and affordable opportunity for a truly transformative higher education.

USM is the birthplace for new careers; an incubator for applied research and economic development; a training ground for public service; the ultimate accessible, affordable source of life-changing college education.   USM's Office of University Relations supports this engaged approach through communications and marketing that help make internal and external audiences more aware of the programs and services offered to the community.  

News & Events

Portrait of Professor Levine
The US Department of Energy has awarded a $1.5 million grant to a group led by Ira Levine, a professor of natural and applied sciences at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College.
Portland Mayoral Debate website front page
The University of Southern Maine will host a debate among the three candidates for Portland mayor on Oct. 7 at from 7-8:30 p.m. in Hannaford Hall on the USM Portland Campus,
Portrait of Mary Anne Peabody
The WCSH-TV show "207" profiled the work of play therapy expert Mary Anne Peabody to include Legos into the college classroom.

USM Experts

Lynne Miller is interviewed about higher education

The Office of Public Affairs is always ready to help the media find USM faculty and staff to provide expert commentary for news stories. 

To arrange for interviews, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at 207-780-4200.