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USM community honors fallen heroes with 9.4 mile hike on September 11
In an event covered by a variety of local media, 30 USM veterans, students, faculty and staff participated in a 9.4 mile hike from USM's Portland campus to the Gorham campus to honor Maine's fallen heroes.
USM to host author and Walgreens' diversity executive Steve Pemberton
Pemberton chronicled his childhood in the best-selling memoir, "A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home."
"Why We Fought" WWI exhibition opening reception celebrates student work, sparks timely discussion
On September 7, the USM Art Department & Galleries celebrated the exhibition opening reception of "Why We Fought: American WWI Posters and the Art of Persuasion" at the AREA Gallery in Portland.
USM School of Music announces fall 2017 season of events, opens with visiting artist Adam Swanson’s Ragtime Piano concert Sept. 19
The USM School of Music has announced its full lineup of performances and events for the fall semester, including the popular Faculty Concert Series, the Warren Memorial Visiting Artist Series, a collection of faculty-led student ensembles, the 9th annual student-led Music Education Symposium, the annual “Home for the Holidays” gala and more.
USM is 'Thriving' says President Cummings at 2017 Opening Breakfast
“Our vision is great academic excellence marked by real world, authentic experiences that give students added value in education, and we are uniquely positioned to do it,” Cummings said.
USM Department of Theatre announces its 2017-2018 season focusing on theme of ‘Identity'
USM’s Department of Theatre announced its season of performances for the 2017-2018 academic year, which will focus on an overarching theme of 'Identity.'
USM's Upward Bound program — building hope with instruction and experience
The federal Upward Bound program aims to lift goals, serving high school students from either low-income families or families where neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.
USM Art Department and Galleries announce fall 2017 exhibitions and programs, present WWI propaganda poster exhibition Aug. 28
The USM Art Department and Galleries will kick off their fall 2017 season of exhibitions and programs with “Why We Fought: American WWI Posters and the Art of Persuasion,” showcasing a WWI propaganda poster collection that was recently gifted to USM Special Collections by retired Tufts University history professor Howard Solomon. The exhibition will run August 28 through December 8 at USM’s AREA Gallery in the Woodbury Campus Center in Portland.
New Endowed Chair in Risk Management and Insurance established, honoring MEMIC's CEO John Leonard
The University of Southern Maine is establishing the MEMIC John T. Leonard Endowed Chair in Risk Management and Insurance, only the second endowed chair since USM’s founding in 1878.
USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College to host ‘American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924’ exhibition in collaboration with American Friends of Blérancourt August 28 - September 22
The University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College will host the photo exhibition “American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924,” featuring Anne Morgan and the 350 American women who helped rebuild France in the wake of WWI. The exhibit, which will be displayed in the Atrium Gallery on USM’s Lewiston-Auburn campus, will open on August 28 and run through September 22, 2017, featuring 29 WWI-era photographs and silent film footage that illustrate the extraordinary work undertaken to help the civilian population in Picardy, in northeastern France.