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Replay: 'The USM Update' 5/1/2017
On the season finale of "The USM Update," learn why "Thinking Matters" at USM, hear about journalism across the generations with alumnus Neil Genzlinger '77 of "The New York Times" and Krysteana Scribner, editor-in-chief of the USM Free Press, and get an update on the master plan process for all three campuses.
President Cummings featured on WCSH-6’s 'Bill Green’s Maine'
University of Southern Maine’s President Dr. Glenn Cummings was recently featured on WCSH-6’s popular local program “Bill Green’s Maine”. The interview discussed Cummings’ Maine roots as well as the future he envisions for the University.
Replay: 'The USM Update' 4/3/2017
Get an update on USM's sustainability efforts and learn how USM students are being prepared to tackle the environmental challenges facing the planet. Also, hear how USM is preparing its educators to adapt to the changing demographics in Maine's classrooms. Plus, a discussion on the findings of the first in-depth analysis of Maine's juvenile records system.
USM signs agreement to expand relationship with Iceland’s Reykjavik University
USM President Glenn Cummings and Ari Kristinn Jónsson, the president of Iceland's Reykjavik University, have signed an agreement aimed at expanding the relationship between the two schools and providing more opportunities for student and faculty exchanges.
Replay: 'The USM Update' 3/6/2017
On the March episode of "The USM Update," learn about a trip to Cuba (a first of its kind within the UMaine System), celebrate 50 years of women's athletics at USM and hear from a group of engineering students who provided hot water to a Guatemalan orphanage.
USM to host public listening session on U.S. Supreme Court nomination with Sen. Angus King
U.S. Sen. Angus King will hold a public listening session on Sunday, March 5, at USM to learn what Mainers wish to know about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. The session is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hannaford Hall on USM's Portland Campus. It is being co-sponsored by the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine School of Law.
University of Maine System trustees encourage USM to move forward on Portland Campus planning
Modernizations to the University of Southern Maine’s Portland Campus — including a new dormitory, a quad and a bigger, brighter student center — are headed to detailed planning. On Jan. 30, the University of Maine System Board of Trustees formally encouraged USM to complete a master plan for the layout of its metropolitan campus with a new central heart.
Award-winning journalist David Brancaccio to deliver 2017 Commencement Address at USM
The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce that award-winning journalist David Brancaccio will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Commencement Ceremony. Honorary degrees will be conferred upon both Brancaccio and Mary L. Bonauto, who successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in the historic case Obergefell v. Hodges, establishing the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide.
Replay: 'The USM Update' 12/5/2016
Take a walk down "Avenue Q," head to South Africa to learn about "The Montagu Project" and hear a performance from the USM Chamber Singers on the December episode of "The USM Update."
USM celebrates installation of Glenn Cummings as 13th President
200-some student scholars marched along with the faculty who nominated them in a highlight of the formal installation on Dec. 2 of Glenn Cummings as the University of Southern Maine’s 13th president.