College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences


Professor Abraham Peck joins Maine Public to talk about prejudice

Abraham Peck, a longtime member of the University of Southern Maine faculty, recently joined Maine Public’s radio program "Maine Calling" to discuss hate and prejudice in light of the New Zealand mass shootings.

Osher Map Library Scholar Matthew Edney releases new book

USM’s Matthew Edney has released his latest book, "Cartography: The Ideal and Its History."
Olof Nordal public art "Thufa"

USM Visiting Artist Ólöf Nordal to discuss Iceland “Experiment on Turf”

The USM Art Department is excited to host Icelandic artist Ólöf Nordal this spring as a Visiting Artist; Nordal will spend a week at USM in preparation for an artist residency and solo exhibition in 2020. Nordal will present a public talk and slideshow, "Experiment on Turf," on Wednesday, April 10, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., referencing her most recent work researching and experimenting with turf as a material for art making.

'207' visits USM's Osher Map Library

The WCSH-TV program “207” recently threw a spotlight on the Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine, highlighting its status as a hidden gem.

Forecaster highlights 'Applause for Paws' concert coming on March 31

Jacqueline Townsend is bringing a musical ode to rescue pets at the University of Southern Maine. Townsend, an assistant professor of Music and USM’s director of bands, has assembled "Applause for Paws," a concert that includes works inspired by animals including "Our Cast Aways."
Mark Rank

USM hosts first-in-the-Northeast hunger summit

More than 500 students, faculty and activists gathered recently at the University of Southern Maine for the 2019 Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit, the 13-year-old organization’s first summit in the Northeast.
Memory Trauma event poster

USM Convocation hosts "Memory, Trauma and the Generations of Genocide" with internationally renowned therapist Dr. Yael Danieli

On April 3, University of Southern Maine Convocation hosts a special event, "Memory, Trauma and the Generations of Genocide," -- featuring Dr. Yael Danieli, an internationally renowned therapist who’s worked with survivors of genocide. The event also will host a panel discussion including members of communities who've survived, from the Holocaust to Darfur.

USM alumnus publishes memoir of journey home in 'Finding Kurdistan'

Hawreh Haddadi ‘16 has published a first-person account of his teenage visit to his birthplace in Iran. The book is titled, “Finding Kurdistan: A Kurdish Iranian American’s Journey Home.” It was published by Piscataqua Press of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Dog with drum

Weekly Event Highlights

A selection of events across the university from March 21-28.

Weekly Event Highlights

A selection of events from around the university between March 14-21.