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USM's Lorrayne Carroll introduced Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" for its Portland Ballet production at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center. Carroll, an associate professor of English at USM, spoke about the classic story before the performance. The dance was accompanied by a live orchestra, which was conducted by Professor Robert Lehman of the USM School of Music.
Sascha Deri tests out unique biofuel source for rocket launch
Sascha Deri an alum of USM Engineering plans to start an aerospace company in Maine.
Muskie School of Public Service members outline plans for Portland
Richard Barringer and Joseph McDonnell of USM's Muskie School of Public Service, and Ryan Wallace from USM's Maine Center for Business and Economic Research contributed to an Op Ed about Portland's population growth.
Betty Robinson
WCSH-TV honored Betty Robinson, the former dean of USM's Lewiston-Auburn College, with a 2016 6 Who Care award. The award, which recognizes outstanding volunteerism in Maine, spotlighted Robinson for her work at the Tree Street Youth Center in downtown Lewiston. The center was co-founded by USM alumna Julia Sleeper.
Photo of the East Bayside Community Mosaic Mural outside of Coffee by Design in Portland's East Bayside Neighborhood.
Co-sponsored by USM's Art Department and the School of Social Work, and by Portland-based Coffee By Design, the community art project has gained attention for its inspirational attempt to bring a diverse community together.
Ryan Wallace
An Auburn company's decision to spin-off a successful niche business into its own division — creating precision environments for growing medical marijuana — drew praise from Ryan Wallace, the director of the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at USM, in a news story published Oct. 16 in the Lewiston Sun Journal.
The USM Board of Visitors is an active group of volunteers who assists President Glenn Cummings in a range of activities including advocating for the university and raising private funds.
Forest with foliage
The University of Southern Maine along with the University of Maine will receive $115,000 for their University Center Economic Development Program.
The high cost of a college education for Maine residents
Dr. Susan Feiner, a professor of economics and Women Gender Studies, and Dr. Flynn Ross, a professor of education wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News. The article focused on the hardships Maine residents face when it comes to higher education.
USM Political Science Professor,  Dr. Ronald J. Schmidt Jr.
Dr. Ronald J. Schmidt Jr. a professor of Political Science at USM was a guest on MPBN's "Maine Calling". Schmidt was on a segment that analyzed the first Presidential debate.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016: NAMI Portland and the USM School of Social Work are pleased to present a free screening of the award-winning documentary, "HEALING VOICES"
USM's Criminology Program and SMCC complete articulation agreement.
On October 17, 2016, the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) released a new research brief developed with the University of Southern Maine that found significant inequality in the ability of people in Maine to access quality health care. The authors, Barbara Leonard from MeHAF and Erika Ziller from the USM Muskie School, found that income, age and education are all closely associated with Maine people’s ability to receive appropriate and timely health care. Specifically, they found that among Maine adults 18 and older, those with family incomes less than $25,000 a year, young adults, racial and ethnic minorities, and people with less education are much more likely to: -Delay seeking health care even when sick; -Be unable to afford prescription medication; -Lack access to preventative check-ups and screenings or have a regular health care provider. In addition, their analysis also found that Maine people, of all income groups, have reported difficulties in paying medical costs. The brief is available for download on the Maine Health Access Foundation website.
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Booking is now available for the GYA/TAH 307 trip to Iceland where from June 9-17, 2017 you will have an opportunity to explore the amazing landscape of Iceland for 8 days. This course examines natural and human induced changes to the Icelandic landscape, including those brought on by recent shifts in climate and the development of the tourism industry. Participate in adventure, eco, and nature based tourism activities. Examine landscape changes through geographic and satellite imaging tools and techniques.
The Cast of The Language Archive
The next Department of Theatre main stage production is the Language Archive by Julia Cho, directed by Sara Valentine, opening on Thursday, November 10.
USM Wind Ensemble
On Sunday, October 21 at 2 p.m. the USM Wind Ensemble presents their concert "Time and Winds" showcasing the evolution of the chamber winds in the 1900's.
As the weather changes, the need for warm clothing can prove a hardship for those who are trying to get back on their feet.
Gail Skudera's "Every Child 1 Detail"
USM Libraries and Maine Museum of Photographic Arts (MMPA) present Gail Skudera's exhibit, W O V E N October 3, 2016 - December 30, 2016, Opening Reception October 27, 6pm - 8pm, Conversation with Gail Skudera December 1, 6pm - 8pm, USM Glickman Library, Portland Campus.
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USM Events

October 25, 2016
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland campus
October 25, 2016
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
200 Lisbon St, Lewiston ME 04240
October 25, 2016
11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
LAC Campus Room 185
October 25, 2016
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
October 25, 2016
3:00 PM
Gorham Husky Hut, Lower Brooks
October 25, 2016
3:00 PM
Gorham Husky Hut, Lower Brooks
October 25, 2016
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
October 25, 2016
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
October 25, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
200 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 04240-7117