College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences


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.
When You've Got It, You've Got It" film poster

Media Studies program to host film screening of faculty, alumni, artist collective collaboration “When You've Got It, You've Got It”

The Department of Media Studies at the University of Southern Maine will sponsor a screening of the film “When You’ve Got It, You’ve Got It” on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in Talbot Auditorium on USM’s Portland campus.

2017 O'Brien Poetry Event

2017 O'Brien Poetry Reading
Neighborhood 3 performance photo

Department of Theatre's season opener ‘Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom’ receives high praise from the Portland Phoenix and more

The USM Department of Theatre opened their 2017-2018 season on the Main Stage at Russell Hall with the comic and disturbing modern horror story “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom,” which runs through October 8.
band concert

USM Concert Band joins in worldwide celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday at 15th Annual Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert

The USM Concert Band, conducted by Dr. Trae Blanco, presented its 15th annual Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert and picnic on the green in front of Corthell Hall on October 7.
Resonance & Memory at the USM Art Gallery

USM Art Department & Galleries present traveling exhibition ‘Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape’ through Dec. 8

USM’s Art Department & Galleries celebrated the opening of the traveling group exhibition,“Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape,” with a reception on October 5 at the USM Art Gallery in Gorham. The exhibition showcases reimagined landscapes with paintings, sculpture, digital drawings, photography and glass works by a group of eight artists. The exhibition runs through December 8.

The Moral Terrain of Gender

The Moral Terrain of Gender: Navigating Work, Family and Religion in Istanbul with Dr. Ozlem Altiok