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Maine Governor Janet Mills to deliver USM commencement address on 5/11

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings has announced that Maine Governor Janet Mills will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 Commencement Ceremony.

WMTW-TV reports on annual Spring Job Fair

More than 100 employers filled the Sullivan Gym on USM’s Portland Campus for the annual Spring Job Fair, covered by WMTW-TV. The free event gave students the chance to meet people from a variety of industries including technology, travel, health care, the arts, retail and government. Attendees were also given the chance to receive a free professional photo.

USM alumnus publishes memoir of journey home in 'Finding Kurdistan'

Hawreh Haddadi ‘16 has published a first-person account of his teenage visit to his birthplace in Iran. The book is titled, “Finding Kurdistan: A Kurdish Iranian American’s Journey Home.” It was published by Piscataqua Press of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Weekly Event Highlights

A selection of events from around the university between March 14-21.
Unlock'd cast

Set now stricken, "Unlock'd" leaves lasting impact on USM students

The new musical, "Unlock'd," which made its New England premiere at USM earlier this month, was praised by reviewers across Maine and helped train USM's musical theatre students.
Joe Staples with mosquitos

Hands-on insights into insect chemical ecology with Professor Joe Staples

For the past decade, Joe Staples, an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Southern Maine (USM) has made training the next generation of environmental researchers his priority.
USM Chamber Singers

Celebrate Spring with the USM Chamber Singers, Concert Band, and more

The USM School of Music has an array of spring concerts ready for you! Performances in Portland, Westbrook and Gorham at the end of March will feature a wide range of music from choral to symphonic. The USM Chamber Singers will perform a concert promoting their spring tour to Vietnam, the Southern Maine Symphony features a piece by a USM graduate conducting student, and the USM Concert Band’s “Applause for Paws” concert will celebrate our animal companions.

Meredith Sells following Muskie environmental legacy to Department of Interior

In January, Muskie School graduate Meredith Sells became this year’s only Mainer and one of USM’s first Presidential Management Fellows, joining the top 9% in a roster of recent ivy league graduates promoted as among the country’s best young leaders. The 42-year-old program works to highlight extraordinary young people for roles within the federal government. This year’s 351 finalists were culled from more than 4,000 applicants.

USM juvenile justice report recommends a shift to community-based services for youth ages 14-25

Maine should invest in a continuum of community-based alternatives for youth ages 14 to 25 instead of facilities like Long Creek Youth Development Center, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine School of Law.
USM Job Fair

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, March 7 to 14, 2019.