College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences


Associate Professor, Ron Schmidt, moderated the October 7th mayoral debate titled, "Choosing Portland's Future: Who Will Lead the Way?" held at Hannaford Hall on the USM campus.
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.
USM Scaling Up To Local conference
Mayor of Portland Michael Brennan delivered a keynote address about his Initiative for a Healthy and Sustainable Food System, which is asking that Portland’s public schools, universities, and hospitals, source up to 50% of their food locally.
I Learn America
The documentary follows five immigrant teenagers for one year as they attend public high school in Brooklyn, N.Y.
See what the visual and performing arts at USM have going on in the month of February!
The new year brings many new and exciting visual and performing arts events to USM.
USM Theatre, performing and visual arts, University of Southern Maine
USM offers a bright array of performing and visual arts for November!
USM University of Southern Maine Art Department Arts in Education Portland Public Schools
Youth in Action: Side x Side and USM have been awarded a $1.9 million Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) grant to use for a four-year-long, arts-education program, titled “Project Imagine,” in the Portland Public Schools.


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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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