College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences


2017 CAHS Scholarship Awards Event

2017 CAHS Scholarship Awards Event
opening night

'Molded by the Flow' world premiere receives extensive media recognition

Judy Harrison of the Bangor Daily News called the show "a triumph of academic cooperation that allowed students and faculty to create a multimedia production that envelops theatergoers with sights and sounds that not only tell a set of particular stories but evoke strong memories of their own experiences in Maine."
vocal jazz ensemble

April performance lineup at the School of Music showcases jazz program at USM

The USM School of Music will present a variety of jazz ensemble concerts in April, showcasing its multi-faceted jazz studies program with performances by students and faculty.
Photo of Marsden Hartley's painting of Mt. Katahdin

Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition co-curated by Art Professor Donna Cassidy reviewed by the New York Times

An exhibition co-curated by USM Professor of Art Donna Cassidy art was recently reviewed by the New York Times. The exhibition she co-curated, "Marsden Hartley's Maine," is on display at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's Met Breuer.
Erik Squire - 2017 Maine Policy Scholar

USM names English major Erik Squire as Maine Policy Scholar

The Maine Policy Scholars Program engages students from the University of Maine System in the public policy process. Scholarships are awarded annually to one student from each of the seven University of Maine System campuses to work with a faculty advisor and community mentor to tackle a real-life policy issue facing Maine.
Book Arts Bazaar

Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts to host 5th annual Book Arts Bazaar on April 9

On Sunday, April 9 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., the USM Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts will present its fifth annual Book Arts Bazaar in the Wishcamper Center on the Portland campus.
USM Youth Ensembles at Merrill Auditorium

USM School of Music presents annual Spring Youth Ensembles Instrumental Concert on April 13 at Merrill Auditorium

On Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m., the USM Youth Ensembles, Portland's outstanding regional youth music performance program, will perform their annual Spring instrumental concert at Merrill Auditorium.

Reviews of Daniel Sonenberg's "The Summer King"

"IT IS NOT SURPRISING that Christopher Hahn, general director of Pittsburgh Opera, sees similarities between fans of opera and fans of baseball. His company is about to present the world premiere of The Summer King, Daniel Sonenberg’s opera about the great Negro League slugger Josh Gibson." (Opera News)
Michael Hillard, Food Studies Program executive director

USM celebrated new Food Studies Program with well-attended launch event

On Tuesday, March 21, USM's new Food Studies Program celebrated with an official program launch event at the Glickman Family Library.

Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts hosts bookbinding lecture presented by Bodley’s Librarian at University of Oxford

On Wednesday, April 5 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., the Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts will present the lecture “Bound to be together: Gray Parrot, Leonard Baskin and the Gehenna Press,” presented by Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian at the University of Oxford, England. The lecture will take place in the University Events Room on the 7th floor of the Glickman Family Library in Portland. The event is free and open to the public.