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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (book cover)

USM to host “Descendants of Henrietta Lacks” bioethics lecture Oct. 13

USM will host a lecture featuring the descendants of Henrietta Lacks as they explore ethics, race, and the commercialization of human tissue on Oct. 13.
The USM Update September 2017

Replay: 'The USM Update,' September 4, 2017

In the first episode of "The USM Update" of the academic year, USM President Glenn Cummings sits down with guests to talk about corporate partnerships; the upcoming Convocation theme, "Race and Participatory Democracy;" and the USM Honors Abroad program.
Photo of students in the Honors Travel Abroad program

Honors Travel Abroad program aims for Iceland

All are rising sophomores who have completed 30 credits, earned good enough grades to be honors students in good standing and will pay nothing for their nearly two-week-long adventure. Students will visit museums and art exhibits, tour the Nordic country by land and sea, taste their foods, see Reykjavik University and get a chance to visit Iceland's parliament.
USM student presenting his research at Thinking Matters 2017.

More than 200 students present at 'Thinking Matters' 2017

Topics ranged from life in refugee camps and the opioid epidemic to cryptography, hydroelectricity and the use of emoji and other nonverbal forms of communication.
Thank you!

Thank you to the Dara Jeanne Kaufman Fund!

Honors Abroad receives gift to support student travel.
Photo of guests on set on the May episode of The USM Update.

Replay: 'The USM Update' 5/1/2017

On the season finale of "The USM Update," learn why "Thinking Matters" at USM, hear about journalism across the generations with alumnus Neil Genzlinger '77 of "The New York Times" and Krysteana Scribner, editor-in-chief of the USM Free Press, and get an update on the master plan process for all three campuses.
Image from 2016 Thinking Matters

USM students present “Thinking Matters” research projects on Friday, April 28

Topics range from life in refugee camps and the opioid epidemic to cryptography, hydroelectricity and the use of emoji and other nonverbal forms of communication.
image of the two presidents signing the agreement

USM signs agreement to expand relationship with Iceland’s Reykjavik University

USM President Glenn Cummings and Ari Kristinn Jónsson, the president of Iceland's Reykjavik University, have signed an agreement aimed at expanding the relationship between the two schools and providing more opportunities for student and faculty exchanges.

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Congratulations to the FOUR Honors Students who have won the UROP fellowships for 2016-17!

Congratulations to the FOUR Honors Students who have won the UROP fellowships for 2016-17. The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at USM is a scholarly fellowship that brings together diverse areas of undergraduate student research and creative activities. It is a program for student-faculty collaboration with tremendous mutual intellectual and professional development benefits.

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