Honors Program


2019 USM Thinking Matters

USM students shine in research presentations at 2019 “Thinking Matters”

On Friday, April 19 more than 200 University of Southern Maine students presented a wide variety of research projects as well as TED Talk-style presentations, "Lightning Talks" at the 2019 "Thinking Matters" at the Abromson Center, on the Portland Campus.

Honors Student Shaelan Donovan '18 interns in Iceland

Honors Student, Shaelan Donovan, shares her Iceland Internship Experience!

Honors Graduate Melissa Cunningham plans to earn her master’s degree at USM as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Melissa, a recent Honors Program graduate, is dedicated to caring for people who are poor, homeless, dealing with addiction or coping with mental illness.

Award-winning documentary, Dawnland, screening at USM on Nov. 16th

A feature documentary film that goes inside the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans + a special one-time concert and Q&A with the film director!

The Portland Freedom Trail

A deeper walk through Portland history

A daylong adventure off the coast of Maine

"One student's journey to a small piece of state history of Malaga Island"

Reza Jalali’s “The Poets and the Assasin” to be performed at USM on Feb. 14

A new five-act play, “The Poet and the Assassin,” written by Reza Jalali of the University of Southern Maine’s Honors Program offers historic and contemporary insight into the situation of women in Iran, a society shrouded in mystery.
Livermore Falls Advertiser photo

USM's Jalali speaks at ceremony honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Reza Jalali, a USM Honors lecturer and author, spoke at a Farmington ceremony honoring Martin Luther King Jr. "Build bridges rather than walls," said Jalali in the address covered by the Livermore Falls Advertiser and the Sun Journal.
Brian Purnell

Award-winning author to speak about 'The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North' at USM's 2nd annual W. E. B. Du Bois lecture event Nov. 6

USM will host the 2nd Annual W. E. B. Du Bois lecture on Race and Democracy examining "The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North: Race and Participatory Democracy North of the Mason Dixon Line" with speaker Brian Purnell.
Women Without Men movie poster

First Iranian film festival in Maine to be hosted by USM Honors program as part of year-long Gloria S. Duclos Convocation

Students from the University of Southern Maine’s Honors program “Cinema in Iran” course, along with their instructor, professor Reza Jalali, will present the 2017 Iranian Film Festival—a first of its kind in Maine—in Portland beginning on October 20.