The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHS) is the public liberal arts college of Maine’s cultural and professional center. We offer our diverse community of learners a high quality, affordable education with opportunities for engaged research, scholarship, and creative activity under the mentorship of a distinguished faculty. Our strong liberal and fine arts programs provide the heart and soul of the undergraduate experience at the University of Southern Maine. 

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Eileen Eagan, Associate Professor of History at USM, and students from her Women's History class have launched the Portland Women's History Trail app funded by a $10,000 grant from the Maine Economic Improvement Fund.
The piece in the tech-centric publication investigates how activism and aid during times of humanitarian crisis have changed thanks to the advances of social media, online giving and other technologies.
Maine Model UN
The Maine Model United Nations Program teaches high school students the importance of global awareness, global citizenship and diplomacy. More than 500 middle and high school students, representing 30 schools from Maine and Vermont, will stay in dorms on the USM Gorham campus and participate in a variety of sessions where they simulate the working of the United Nations in various committees and roles.

Professor Ed Collom Awarded 2015-2016 Trustee Professorship

Dr. Ed Collom, Professor of Sociology, is the recipient of the 2015-2016 Trustee Professorship.  The award was established by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees to reward excellence and support a research project by releasing the holder from a portion of their teaching duties.

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