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The Political Science Students Association will meet every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at a local restaurant for conversation and refreshments. Students considering membership are always welcome. Please contact 780-4283 to find out the exact location and for further information
USM Negro Leagues University of Southern Maine Opera Baseball League
Please join us on Thursday for a very special event! The Summer King in Winter: A Panel Discussion on Integration and the Demise of the Negro Baseball Leagues Thursday, March 6; 5-5:30 p.m. Reception, Abromson Education Center mezzanine 5:30 p.m., Event, Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, Free and open to the public! Featuring an aria performance from the new opera, “The Summer King” by Dan Sonenberg, USM Associate Professor of Music and Resident Composer Presentations and discussions by Leroy M. Rowe, USM assistant professor of African American history and politics; Bob Greene, well-known Maine sports journalist; and Gerald Talbot, Maine’s first African-American state representative. Bringing together performers, historians and Maine dignitaries, the event will tell the story of African-American baseball players and the impact that integration had on both the Negro-League and professional sport in Maine and across the U.S. Event attendees will have the opportunity to purchase “The Summer King” tickets at a very-reduced price! The world-premiere concert performance will be 7:30 p.m., May 8, at Merrill Auditorium, Portland, sponsored by Portland Ovations
Poster with Lawrence Lessig
Join us on Sunday, March 9th at 3:00 pm at Hannaford Hall, 88 Bedford Street, Portland for a conversation on money in politics with Lawrence Lessig, the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.