Gloria S. Duclos Convocation
Reza Jalali’s “The Poets and the Assasin” to be performed at USM on Feb. 14
A new five-act play, “The Poet and the Assassin,” written by Reza Jalali of the University of Southern Maine’s Honors Program offers historic and contemporary insight into the situation of women in Iran, a society shrouded in mystery.
Annual W. E. B. DuBois lecture addresses racism, segregation outside Southern U.S.
The annual lecture brings to light the origins and implications of racial segregation outside of the American South.
Democracy, civic action center of lecture at USM
USM has partnered with Campus Compact in signing a Civic Action Plan to begin implementing social change.
Award-winning author to speak about 'The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North' at USM's 2nd annual W. E. B. Du Bois lecture event Nov. 6
USM will host the 2nd Annual W. E. B. Du Bois lecture on Race and Democracy examining "The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North: Race and Participatory Democracy North of the Mason Dixon Line" with speaker Brian Purnell.
Where Do Jews Fit in America's Culture of Race? Full Length Video Recording of the Event
Did you miss the October 19th Convocation event? Here is full video coverage of the lecture by Dr. Eric Goldstein.
First Iranian film festival in Maine to be hosted by USM Honors program as part of year-long Gloria S. Duclos Convocation
Students from the University of Southern Maine’s Honors program “Cinema in Iran” course, along with their instructor, professor Reza Jalali, will present the 2017 Iranian Film Festival—a first of its kind in Maine—in Portland beginning on October 20.
Henrietta Lacks' descendants discuss bioethics, race and compassion at USM
Two descendants of Henrietta Lacks, whose immortal cells have since became one of the most important tools in medicine, speak to large crowd at USM, covered by the Portland Press Herald.
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.
USM kicks off 2017 Convocation with unprecedented outdoor event on Portland Campus
"The USM of today gladly takes on its role as important, relevant and courageous," USM President Glenn Cummings said. "We are the university that will not shy away from any topic that makes this country greater and adds to a dialogue that we all desire."
USM Student Kahla Jusell discusses USM's 2017 Convocation theme
USM Student Kahla Jusell discusses USM's 2017 Convocation theme, "Race and Participatory Democracy," and its importance to her as a Maine resident studying Race and Ethnic Studies.