College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
The CAHS-sponsored films include an Australian documentary on being 11 years old, a Japanese sci-fi animation, a Spanish mystery adventure, two French animation films and two Middle Eastern films. In addition, the college is sponsoring the invitation-only PCFF Red Carpet Event, which is the culmination of the Young Filmmakers Competition with award presentations.
A USM professor of English who specializes in Scottish poetry, and particularly that of Hugh MacDiarmid, will be honored next month for her research and scholarship in Scottish literature by one of the top literary organizations in that country.
As done previously, the Portland Children’s Film Festival (PCFF), sponsored by USM, this year is bringing a galaxy of international children’s films for showing April 2-6; holding its very-popular children’s filmmaking competition; and presenting special public events focusing on films and filmmakers.
USM's Black History Month event, cancelled in February because of bad weather, has been rescheduled for March 25. The long, hard struggle of African-Americans to achieve full U.S. citizenship – from the Dred Scott case of 1857 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – will be explored by participating speakers and panelists.
The highly anticipated lectures by noted scholars Richard Wolff and Harriet Fraad, set for this week at the University of Southern Maine, have been rescheduled due to the pending bad weather, according to organizers.
A preview of the visual and performing arts events at USM this March.
Because of the efforts of USM students, two nationally prominent scholars will make a return visit the University of Southern Maine (USM) next month to speak on the devastating 2008 economic recession and its societal and personal impact.
Music, baseball and history will come together next month in a special event at USM that will highlight the upcoming world premiere of a unique opera on the life of Negro League great, Josh Gibson, written by Daniel Sonenberg, USM associate professor of music and resident composer.
A preview of the visual and performing arts events at USM this February.
A preview of the visual and performing arts events at USM this January.