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USM students make sick boy's 'last Christmas' wish reality

A terminally-ill 9-year-old boy is getting his last Christmas wish, thanks to two University of Southern Maine students.
Brian Purnell at W. E. B. DuBois Lecture 2017

Annual W. E. B. DuBois lecture addresses racism, segregation outside Southern U.S.

The annual lecture brings to light the origins and implications of racial segregation outside of the American South.
USM Update November 2017

Replay: 'The USM Update' November 6, 2017

In the November 2017 episode of "The USM Update," USM President Glenn Cummings welcomes guests to talk about USM's School of Music, the University's 2nd annual Day of Giving campaign and USM's TRIO programs.
Andrew Seligsohn

Democracy, civic action center of lecture at USM

USM has partnered with Campus Compact in signing a Civic Action Plan to begin implementing social change.
Brian Purnell

Award-winning author to speak about 'The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North' at USM's 2nd annual W. E. B. Du Bois lecture event Nov. 6

USM will host the 2nd Annual W. E. B. Du Bois lecture on Race and Democracy examining "The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North: Race and Participatory Democracy North of the Mason Dixon Line" with speaker Brian Purnell.
Dr. Michael "Micky" Collins '91

Internationally renowned expert in sports-related concussions to give talk on evidence-based advances in concussion management at USM

The University of Southern Maine’s Corporate Partners will welcome Dr. Michael “Micky” Collins ‘91 back to campus on November 30 for “Beyond the Fear: The Truth about Sports-related Concussions,” a presentation on how evidence-based advances in the clinical management of concussions are helping athletes of all ages.
USM's Vocal Jazz Ensemble

November at the School of Music features tribute to Bernstein and JFK, orchestral, jazz, chamber music and seasonal favorites

The fall semester is in full swing at the University of Southern Maine School of Music. The month of November will feature a variety of concerts showcasing the School’s faculty-led student ensembles, faculty concerts and seasonal favorites.
When You've Got It, You've Got It" film poster

Media Studies program to host film screening of faculty, alumni, artist collective collaboration “When You've Got It, You've Got It”

The Department of Media Studies at the University of Southern Maine will sponsor a screening of the film “When You’ve Got It, You’ve Got It” on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in Talbot Auditorium on USM’s Portland campus.
Sean Arsenault and Meg Ward in "Of Thee I Sing"

USM premieres Pulitzer-winning musical "Of Thee I Sing"

When USM's Sam Allen takes the stage as Alexander Throttlebottom — the hapless vice president in the 86-year-old musical satire "Of Thee I Sing" — there are no hidden messages about fake news or border walls. The breezy, often-funny School of Music show has little time for contemporary asides.
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USM helps set course for Greater Portland to thrive

A new plan to help Greater Portland thrive — improving aging infrastructure, coordinating regional organizations and re-focusing a workforce that is both aging and shrinking — has been completed by a team from USM's Muskie School of Public Service.

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