College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences


Abdullahi Ahmed

USM alumnus talks to BDN on importance of parents in schools

Abdullahi Ahmed, assistant principal of Deering High School, speaks to the Bangor Daily News on the benefits of engaging parents in school activities.
Chris Klaxton

USM jazz faculty Chris Klaxton collaborates on Boston Music Awards' album of the year

On December 7th, Chris Klaxton, artist faculty in jazz trumpet and jazz piano at the University of Southern Maine, attended the 30th annual Boston Music Awards at the House of Blues to celebrate his collaboration on this year’s BMA Album of the Year, “Torch Song” by STL GLD, a project of hip-hop artists Moe Pope and “The Arcitype.”
Nicolas Dosman

School of Music faculty member to conduct PSO chorus in 'Magic of Christmas'

On Dec. 4, the Forecaster previewed the “Magic of Christmas,” the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s annual holiday show at Merrill Auditorium, highlighting assistant professor and director of choral studies at USM, Nicolás Alberto Dosman, as “a new face” in this year’s ensemble.
USM Update December 2017

Replay: 'The USM Update' December 4, 2017

In this episode of "The USM Update," President Glenn Cummings welcomes guests to talk about exciting new research in aquaponics and USM's School of Business, as he extends his greetings for the holiday season while introducing music the sounds of USM's School of Music Chamber Singers.
artwork for the 27th annual "Home for the Holidays" gala

USM School of Music returns ‘Home’ for 27th annual scholarship gala

The USM School of Music returned home to the historic Corthell Concert Hall for its 27th year to celebrate its students at the "Home for the Holidays" scholarship gala on December 1.
New York Times' image from "The Band's Visit"

USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub receives raves for Broadway musical

USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub, best known for his title role on the TV show "Monk," stars in a new Broadway musical, "The Band's Visit." In a recent review, the New York Times' Ben Brantley described the show as "one of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by" and Shalhoub's work as "marvelous."
Twelfth Night rehearsal

Portland Press Herald praises student performances in "Twelfth Night"

The Portland Press Herald's Steve Feeney reviewed the USM Department of Theatre's production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night (Or What You Will)," which opened on Friday November 10 and runs through November 19.
Image of Maine WWI Monument in Kittery

History students find Maine's forgotten WWI monuments

To Libby Bischof, Maine's World War I monuments — statues and obelisks, tablets and tableaus — are the forgotten remnants of a forgotten war. They decorate city halls and cemeteries. They sit astride public parks. And they hide in plain sight. Beginning in 2014, she began sending her students across Maine to document as many of the monuments as they could find.
Twelfth Night rehearsal

Department of Theatre continues performance season exploring theme of ‘Identity’ with Shakespeare’s 'Twelfth Night'

The Department of Theatre at the University of Southern Maine will continue its year-long exploration of the theme of ‘identity’ with “Twelfth Night (or What You Will),” by William Shakespeare. Performances will run from November 10 through November 19 on the Main Stage at Russell Hall on the Gorham campus.
USM's Vocal Jazz Ensemble

November at the School of Music features tribute to Bernstein and JFK, orchestral, jazz, chamber music and seasonal favorites

The fall semester is in full swing at the University of Southern Maine School of Music. The month of November will feature a variety of concerts showcasing the School’s faculty-led student ensembles, faculty concerts and seasonal favorites.