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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.
Katie Oberholtzer

Voice student Katie Oberholtzer wins prize at Bay Chamber Concerts' Young Stars of Maine competition

USM School of Music voice student Katie Oberholtzer has been awarded the Nathan E. Corning Jazz Prize of $1000 from the Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School as part of their 2018 Young Stars of Maine competition. She will take part in their concert performance at the Rockport Opera House on June 17.
"207" image of Althea Sellers

Maine Model UN featured on WCSH-TV "207"

The 2018 Maine Model United Nations — hosted on USM’s Gorham Campus — was featured on the WCSH-TV program “207.”

USM researchers contribute to jobs report on offshore wind industry

University of Southern Maine researchers contributed to a new workforce development report which says that the offshore wind industry could support more than 2,000 jobs each year until 2030. The report, “The Maine Jobs Project: A Guide to Creating Jobs in Offshore Wind,” detailed the state’s competitive advantages in offshore wind and was authored by the non-profit American Jobs Project.
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.
Beer testing at QC2 lab

USM's Luci Benedict, QC2 Lab featured in WGME 13 beer special

Luci Benedict, associate professor of Chemistry at USM and director of the University’s Quality Control Collaboratory (QC2 lab), discussed the lab's work in a WGME 13 feature about Maine’s booming craft beer industry.
USM's leadership team

USM team wins New England Regional Collegiate Leadership Competition

A six-member team of University of Southern Maine students — ranging in age from the 20s to their 50s — once again took home the top prize at the New England Regional Collegiate Leadership Competition. Their competitors included Southern New Hampshire University, Southern Maine Community College, the University of Maine, Boston University and New York University.
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.
Image from Pride 2017

Celebrate Pride 2018: March with USM, Maine LGBTQ Oral History Project, and "Gay Side Story"

Celebrate Pride 2018 at these June events! March with the USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity in the Portland Pride parade on Saturday, June 16th, catch "Bar Stories" at One Longfellow Square June 9th, and "Gay Side Story" after the parade on June 16th.

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