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USM criminology degree ranked #4 in nation by GradReports

The University of Southern Maine’s bachelor’s degree in criminology has been honored as one of the nation’s best, earning a #4 ranking in GradReports.

Trustees unanimously support largest construction project in USM history

University of Maine System Trustees gave their unanimous support Monday to the largest construction project in the University of Southern Maine’s history, a $100 million construction of a career and student center and residence hall on the Portland campus.

$2.5 Million in public and private investment will transform nursing at USM

The University of Southern Maine is poised to increase the capacity of its School of Nursing, thanks to an investment of $2.5 million in public and private funds. With this investment, the university will double the size of its nursing simulation space over the next five years, helping to address Maine's critical nursing gap.
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USM Art Galleries presents "Lusus Naturae" — video and sound installation by Icelandic artist Ólöf Nordal

USM Art Galleries presents "Lusus Naturae," a large-scale animated video and sound installation by Icelandic artists Ólöf Nordal, Gunnar Karlsson, and Þuríður Jónsdótti. The exhibition will open on Thursday, January 30, at the USM Art Gallery on the Gorham Campus.

Earnhardt and Collins' USM conversation featured on Maine Public's "Speaking in Maine"

Maine Public’s “Speaking in Maine” program for Thursday, Dec. 19 will feature USM’s September conversation with NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his friend, doctor and USM alumnus Michael “Micky” Collins.

USM celebrates launch of transformative construction on Portland campus

The University of Southern Maine unveiled details of the university’s largest-ever building project, the nearly $100 million construction of a career and student center and dormitory on the Portland Campus.

Snow removal parking bans for Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 6

During two nighttime parking bans, crews will be removing snow from the Gorham Campus parking lots on Dec. 5 and Dec. 6. All vehicles must be moved from the banned lots or they will be towed. If you have questions, please contact Public Safety at 207-780-5211.
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Weekly Event Highlights

Here are just a few of the many events happening on USM's Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn campuses for the week(s), December 5-19, 2019.
The USM Update taping December 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' December 2019

In the final 2019 episode of "The USM Update,” USM President Glenn Cummings talks with guests about programming for student veterans, experiential learning partnerships and students in the arts.

World renowned business leader to deliver keynote address at USM’s Hussey Leadership Institute

Morgan Stanley’s Carla Harris, best-selling author of “Expect to Win,” will speak at Hannaford Hall on USM’s Portland Campus