As COVID-19 made remote learning the norm, our School of Music students had spring performances on their minds and in their hearts. But how do you perform when you can’t occupy the same place at the same time? With the help of music recording and editing tools, students played their individual parts and professors helped edit the performances together. The final sound was one of beautiful unity.
History professor Libby Bischof is asking for help to crowd-source an online archive of COVID-19-related signage called “Signs of the Times: Documenting COVID-19 Signs in Southern Maine.” She wants to capture the pandemic as it unfolds so the archive can one day serve as a reminder for those who experienced it and as a slice of history for those who come later.
In addition to getting accepted into master’s degree programs focused on landscape archeology at five prestigious universities in England and Ireland, Julia Gustafson ’20 is a Fulbright Alternate. She credits university faculty and staff for guiding her through the Fulbright application process, and her research experience, including two fellowships, for gaining the attention of the 2020 Fulbright jurors.
Two of our students were among the top three higher education honorees at the 2020 Bioscience Association of Maine (BioME) student showcase of science research. Anastasia D’Amico ’20 took second prize for her cancer-focused research with implications for multiple myeloma. Master’s in biology candidate Rachel Cray took third prize for her work with astaxanthin, a red carotenoid pigment that may have significant health benefits.
While we have suspended in-person, on-campus visits and tours to protect the well-being of our visitors and the University, there are still many dynamic opportunities to take a closer look at our thriving academic community. You can explore campus through a virtual tour, attend an informational online webinar, and join a one-on-one video chat with a current student or admissions counselor. We’re looking forward to connecting with you!
Detailed information regarding the re-opening of our university is available on a dedicated section of our website, Healthy Huskies, that is updated regularly. Find answers to frequently asked questions — from new and returning students to faculty and staff to community members — that cover all facets of our institution.
President Cummings' "Stand Against Racism" statement
As a university, USM stands against racial injustices. We make a collective and individual call for accountability and justice. We bear witness to the precarity of black lives, both at the hands of individuals and at the hands of our systems and policies. We are angry, disgusted, and saddened. We stand in solidarity with everyone calling for an end to this legacy of racial violence. We remember that our ultimate calling is love.
Online Information Sessions: Undergraduate Programs
Learn more about the USM academic experience — such as majors, internships, and other real-world learning opportunities — plus why we’re an affordable option, and the steps of the application process. Connect with an admissions counselor and a current student and get answers to your questions through this 60-minute online event.