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The Bangor Daily News profiled USM's new food studies program in a feature story published on Feb. 21. The piece, by reporter Lauren Abbate, was featured in the newspaper's Homestead section and included interviews with Executive Director Michael Hillard and visiting professor Kristen Reynolds.
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Maine native Kelly Clements, the United Nations' High Commissioner for Refugees, met with students and community members during a Feb. 17 discussion at USM's Glickman Library. Clements described the massive challenges created by an estimated worldwide population of 65 million refugees. The session was covered by the Portland Press Herald and Maine Public.
"The Merry Wives of Windsor" poster
The USM Department of Theatre and School of Music will present their quadrennial opera, Otto Nicolai’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” on Friday, March 3, through Sunday, March 12 on the Main Stage at Russell Hall in Gorham.
Ellen DeGeneres with Ekhlas Ahmed
When Ellen DeGeneres began a segment of her TV show by reading an audience member's letter -- describing her immigration from Sudan to Maine as a 12-year-old girl -- USM's Ekhlas Ahmed bent over and buried her face in her hands. "I was going to scream so loudly, but I couldn't," Ahmed said. Moments later, DeGeneres ushered her onto the stage, interviewed her and presented her with a check for $22,000, enough to erase her student loans.
USM sophomore Ally Little
After USM soccer player Ally Little was diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia, her teammates organized a potentially lifesaving bone marrow drive at USM.
The winter 2017 issue of Science Education and Civic Engagement.
USM Professors Rob Sanford and Joe Staples developed a comprehensive test about ecosystems along with recent USM graduate Sarah Snowman.
A parking ban will start at 8 pm Friday, 2/17/17 for several locations on the USM-Gorham campus, in order to allow for snow removal. Cars left in prohibited lots may be towed at the owner's expense.
Photo of eight students and two professional engineering mentors from the USM chapter of Engineers Without Borders. The group spent a week in Villa Nueva, Guatemala, where they installed five solar water heaters for the Hogar Rafael Ayau orphanage.
Eight students and two professional engineering mentors from the USM chapter of Engineers Without Borders spent a week in Villa Nueva, Guatemala, where they installed five solar water heaters for the Hogar Rafael Ayau orphanage.
USM Professor Michael Hillard
The report, "Hunger Pains: Widespread food insecurity threatens Maine's Future," was released Feb. 10 by the Good Shepherd Food Bank and Portland's Preble Street agency and featured in stories by both the Portland Press Herald and Bangor Daily News. The report's authors used a 2,000-person survey and in-depth interviews conducted by Preble Street staff and the USM students to examine why food insecurity persists.
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USM‘s new Food Studies program is working with the Maine Historical Society to offer “New England Foodscapes,” a free and public film and lecture series.
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Taking as its starting point the relationship between two celebrated horsemen, Hotspur and Prince Hal in Shakespeare’s second tetralogy, this talk investigates how the conjunction of cognitive theories of embodied mind, the insights of animal studies, and queer theory can illuminate Shakespeare’s depiction of the human-equine partnership’s erotic content.
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Now taking applications for the John Ricci Undergraduate Research Fellowship
A second parking ban will start at 8 pm Wednesday, 2/22/17 until 8 am on Thursday, 2/23/17 for several locations on the USM-Gorham campus in order to allow for snow removal. Cars left in prohibited lots may be towed at the owner's expense.
Mary Anne Peabody and Tara Grey Coste discuss the multiplier effect seen when utilizing the expressive arts as leadership pedagogy during group study abroad experiences. Article is accompanied by a video interview with the two authors.
UMaine, USM professors embrace ecotourism experience in Cuba
Rachel Shukan, Matt LaBerge and Kiersten Curtis
Opening on Friday, March 3, and running through Sunday, March 12, the USM School of Music and Department of Theatre join forces in Nicolai’s fully-staged comic opera, "The Merry Wives of Windsor."
The USM men's indoor track & field team defended its LEC and Alliance Championship for the third consecutive season.
The Huskies' women's indoor track & field team extended its dominance of the Little East Conference and New England Alliance Championship capturing their 17th consecutive title.
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USM Events

February 25, 2017
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February 25, 2017
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USM Art Gallery, Gorham
February 25, 2017
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Southworth Planetarium
February 25, 2017
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Southworth Planetarium
February 25, 2017
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Southworth Planetarium
February 25, 2017
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Southworth Planetarium