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Image of George Longfish
USM will host an reception with Wabanaki cuisine, drumming and Honor Song to celebrate the opening of the "Indian on Indian" exhibition by artist George Longfish. The event is planned for Thursday, Oct 6, 5-7 p.m. at the Art Gallery on the Gorham Campus.
USM historian Leroy M. Rowe
The African American quest for citizenship, equality, and justice and will be the focus of a USM event on Oct. 12 with history, poetry and singing. It is titled "Becoming American: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Meaning of Race and Citizenship in the Jim Crow Era."
Patricia Thompson Leavitt honored by Maine Medical Association
Patricia Thompson Leavitt, an assistant professor in the USM School of Nursing, has been awarded the 2016 Mary Cushman M.D. Award for Humanitarian Service for her work as a teacher and as the volunteer executive director of a free rural clinic.
poster for "Under Milk Wood"
The USM Department of Theatre begins its season on Sept. 30 with Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood." The show will be performed on the main stage of Russell Hall on the Gorham campus, from September 30 through Oct. 9.
USM alumna Allison Sinclair
Recent USM health science graduate, Allison Sinclair will be is embarking on The World Race in October. Her mission is to explore 11 nations in 11 months to help develop countries and work with sex-trafficking victims.
A Portland Press Herald report on enrollment across the University of Maine System showed that despite a small system decline, the seven campuses made up for the loss financially with an increase in out-of-state students.
USM associate professor of teacher education and coordinator of the Extended Teacher Education Program, Flynn Ross discussed the education struggles Mainers face in an op-ed featured in the Bangor Daily News.
President Glenn Cummings spoke with MPBN discussing USM's revival. “USM is the community engaged civically involved highly metropolitan university that is engaged with business and nonprofit opportunities for our students, which is our unique niche.”
USM School of Music’s professor Dr. Anastasia Antonacos was featured by The Maine Mag in an interview by Dr. Lisa Belisle on Love Maine Radio. She was recently named one of the 100 Most Influential People of Portland by the Phoenix due to her distinguished concert career.
USM alumnus Gary Williamson of Bethel was inducted into Maine Baseball Hall of Fame due to his passion, commitment and dedication to the sport.
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Campus Updates

Laura Kargul
Laura Kargul, internationally acclaimed pianist and music professor at the University of Southern Maine School of Music will give a solo recital entitled "Composers on the Edge" at Corthell Concert Hall at USM in Gorham on Friday, October 21 at 8 p.m.
Shooting Pink: What we know (and need to know) about girls, video games, and STEM. 10/5/2016
Southworth Lab Dedication
On Saturday, July 9th at 2 PM the dedication ceremony of our Robert S. Southworth '49 Lab Suite was held in 301 Bailey Hall, Gorham.
Southworth Lab Dedication
On Saturday, July 9th at 2 PM the dedication ceremony of our Robert S. Southworth Lab Suite was held in 301 Bailey Hall, Gorham.
Please join us for an informative panel presentation and discussion on the important topic of Mental Health and Maine Youth At-Risk. The presentation will focus on families of at-risk youth and complexities that surround the development of and solutions for mental health concerns. The panelists will share insights and expertise on helping families to recognize risks, and work with professionals to find support and services that will promote positive mental health outcomes for youth. This event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the USM Counselor Education, Social Work and Muskie Public Policy programs, with the support of USM’s Office of Community Engagement.
Spring flowers
Electronic Course Evaluations: "70 By Spring"
Interested in studying in the UK? This travel course will help you put your leadership skills to the test while visiting England and Scotland for ten days.
Jim Messerschmidt interviewed after delivering keynote "Masculinities and Femicide," at the conference: "Culture, Masculinities, and Femicide." University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2016.
USM Art alumni Justin Levesque
ON THE SEA: Intersections of Culture and Commerce Exhibit by USM Art alumni Justin Levesque on display in USM's Abromson Center and the Glickman Family Library through October 31, 2016
WCSH-TV News Chris Rose
On July 13th, 2016 WCHS6 aired this story about the Recovery Oriented Campus Center
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USM Events

September 28, 2016
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland campus
September 28, 2016
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
September 28, 2016
11:00 AM
September 28, 2016
12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Portland Campus 40 Payson-Smith
September 28, 2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
September 28, 2016
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
1 Payson Smith Hall
September 28, 2016
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
September 28, 2016
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Glickman Library, 1st Floor, Cohen Center, 314 Forest Avenue
September 28, 2016
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Glickman Library, Cohen Center, Portland Campus