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USM students with Leslie Odom Jr.

Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr of "Hamilton" meets USM singers

Leslie Odom Jr, a Tony Award winner for his role as Aaron Burr in the musical phenomenon "Hamilton," met with 18 students from the University of Southern Maine's School of Music.
Women Without Men movie poster

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.
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USM alumnus Tommy Derrah, who appeared in the movie "Mystic River," memorialized in Boston Globe and Patriot Ledger

USM alumnus Tommy Derrah — who appeared in the movie "Mystic River" — was the subject of a feature obituaries in the Qunicy, Massachusetts' Patriot Ledger and the Boston Globe. He died on Oct. 5.

USM alum and graphic novelist featured in Downeast Magazine

Downeast Magazine featured USM Alumnus Ryan Wing -- and his comic book creation, "The October Ghost" -- in its November issue.
Scott Davison

USM alumnus reappointed to American Council of Life Insurers board of directors

The American Council of Life Insurers has reappointed USM alumnus Scott Davison to its board of directors.

USM professor interviewed by WGME-TV on Sen. Collins' choice to stay in office

USM's Ron Schmidt was interviewed by WGME-TV on Sen. Susan Collins' decision to remain in office rather than run for governor.

USM professor talks about happiness on public radio's 'Maine Calling'

USM's Kate Wininger talked about happiness recently with Maine Public's Jennifer Rooks for the radio show "Maine Calling."
Amy Johnson

NPR interviews Amy Johnson of USM's Center for Education Policy, Applied Research and Evaluation

Amy Johnson, the assistant director of USM's Center for Education Policy, Applied Research and Evaluation, was interviewed for a National Public Radio story about Maine's laptop program.
Lacks family speak at Hannaford Hall

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.

USM to host first-in-Maine program to help low income veterans attend college

A first-in-the-state program at the University of Southern Maine aims to help low income veterans prepare to become college students. By Thanksgiving, USM's new Veterans Upward Bound program will be reaching out across Maine to low income veterans, particularly those would be the first in their family to graduate from college.

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