Office of Public Affairs
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.
USM working with SmilePartners to help financially struggling people receive dental care
The University of Southern Maine is working with a growing list of partners in the community to ease barriers for people with limited means to access high quality comprehensive dental health care.
USM Pride - leading the way for diversity and inclusion with Asst Dean of Students Sarah Holmes
University of Southern Maine is at the forefront of efforts to provide a safe environment for the LGBTQ+ community and that work continues on. Led by Assistant Dean of Students Sarah Holmes, USM's campuses strive to be a place where all students can be true to themselves and where their identities can be celebrated.
USM partners with Maine Med and UVM on $20 million National Institutes of Health project
The University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service is partnering with Maine Medical Center and the University of Vermont on a $20 million National Institutes of Health initiative aimed at quickening the speed at which research makes the ‘bench-to-bedside’ journey from the laboratory to improved patient care.
USM's Andrew Kiezulas honored as 'Collegiate Recovery Student of the Year'
USM's Andrew Kiezulas was honored as "Collegiate Recovery Student of the Year" on July 12 in Washington. Kiezulas, a founder of USM's Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCC), was attending the national Association of Recovery in Higher Education annual conference at George Washington University and helping to hand out awards when he was surprised with the top honor.
Engineering program unveils first turbo jet engine created by USM students
Ryker Turcotte and Dave Stevens, mechanical engineering majors, unveiled their senior project, the first turbo jet engine created by students at the University of Southern Maine. The jet engine will be used by the engineering school to illustrate principles in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.