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Wallace and Paquette promoted to new USM leadership roles

Two of the University of Southern Maine’s top administrators — Ainsley Wallace and Jeanne Paquette — have new roles working to strengthen community ties and better serve our students.
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USM announces Spring 2018 Dean's List

Nearly 1,200 undergraduate students from across the globe have been named to the Spring 2018 semester Dean's List.
Leo Beligus Map, Osher Map Library

Rare map collection and new endowments coming to USM in transformative philanthropic gift from Osher family

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings and Dr. Harold Osher announced an extraordinary gift — one of the world’s finest private collections of rare and historic maps and a new significant endowment — combined to become the largest gift in USM’s history and the largest ever to the University of Maine System.
USM students march in the 2018 Pride Parade

'Educate. No Hate': USM partakes in Pride Portland celebrations

Dozens of USM students, faculty and staff marched in the 2018 Pride Portland parade in celebration of diversity and inclusion.
Tony Shalhoub poses with Tony Award/AP Photo

USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub wins first Tony Award

Actor and USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub earned his first Tony Award for his work in the musical, "The Band's Visit" at the 72nd Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10.
USM President Glenn Cummings signs agreement with Sigrid Ag and Aase Tveito of the University of Tromsø

USM partners with Norway's University of Tromsø

The University of Southern Maine is forging ties with Norway’s University of Tromsø. Representatives of the two schools signed a partnership agreement June 4 aimed at exchanges, research and ongoing collaboration.
Graduates celebrate 2018 commencement

University of Southern Maine graduates 1400 students in heartfelt ceremony

The University of Southern Maine celebrated its 138th Commencement with more than 1,400 students earning degrees amid praise for their hard work and challenges to shape their futures.
USM President Glenn Cummings

'College is the smart choice' writes USM President Cummings in Portland Press Herald

Four bad reasons to rule out college and four good reasons to rule it in were the subject of an op/ed column published in the Portland Press Herald and written by University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings. The column was titled “College is smart choice, if you want it.”
President Glenn Cummings with WCSH-TV's Rob Caldwell on "207"

USM President Cummings talks resurgence and workforce development on WCSH-TV's "207"

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings talked about USM’s resurgence on the WCSH-TV news program “207.” Topics included the school’s financial turnaround from a $4 million deficit to an $8 million reserve, rising admission and retention rates and new initiatives aimed at further workforce development.
USM update filming April 2018

Replay: 'The USM Update,' April 2, 2018

In this episode of "The USM Update," University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings continues in talking about the University's many workforce initiatives, this time in the fields of biology, aquaculture and engineering.

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