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LAC's Occupational Therapy clinic opening celebration

USM's Lewiston-Auburn College cuts ribbon on new Occupational Therapy clinic

The University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College celebrated on March 9 the opening of a new community clinic, offering free occupational therapy care to a variety of patients.

USM Engineering students seeking real-life efficiencies at the Portland Public Library

A service-learning initiative is giving engineering students real-world experience as consultants to several area non-profit organizations. They include Maine Health, Southern Maine Health Care and Goodwill of Northern New England and the Portland Public Library, where students are working to find lower cost lighting meant to reduce electricity costs.
Portland Press Herald photo

Musician with ties to USM joins national "Hamilton" tour

Sam Bagala, who took classes at USM starting at age 13, has joined the first touring company of the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical as its music associate.

Weekly Event Highlights

Weekly Event Highlights, March 8 - 15

Mickey Collins '91 talks concussions with Diane Atwood

Michael "Micky" Collins, Ph.D. — a leading, international voice in the treatment of people with concussions and a 1991 University of Southern Maine graduate — served as a guest recently on journalist Diane Atwood’s “Catching Health” podcast.
Luci Benedict

USM's Luci Benedict to talk 'Chemistry of Brewing' at local beer event

Luci Benedict, associate professor of Chemistry at the University of Southern Maine, will present a talk on the Chemistry of Brewing on Wednesday, March 7, at Portland's Novare Res Bier Café.
employer representative awaiting students at 2018 job fair

Nearly 1,000 attend USM 2018 Job Fair

Nearly 1,000 University of Southern Maine students attended the USM 2018 Job Fair, held Thursday, March 1 in the Sullivan Gym on USM’s Portland Campus.
USM update filming March 2017

Replay, "The USM Update," March 5, 2018

In the March 2018 episode of the University's popular television show, USM President Glenn Cummings sits down with guests from the USM Master's in Occupational Therapy program, the USM Computer Science Department and the growing Tourism and Hospitality program to discuss the many workforce initiatives taking place across the University.
Julie Ziffer's Physics Students Dec 2017

Physics professor and student team analyze asteroids with NASA telescope

USM's associate physics professor Julie Ziffer and her team of students controlled NASA's infrared telescope remotely at midnight from the Portland campus to analyze asteroids.

Weekly Event Highlights

Here are just a few highlights from the USM Calendar of Events for this week. Please follow the links below for complete event details.