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USM School of Music announces Spring 2018 season, opening with Valentine’s concert by Lantz and Kargul

The USM School of Music announced its full lineup of performances and events for the spring semester, including the popular Faculty Concert Series, a production of the musical “A Man of No Importance,” a music education workshop led by world-renowned educator and clinician Dr. Alice Hammel, the 3rd Annual Big Band Ballroom Bash and the Maine premiere of Stephen Edwards’ choral masterwork, “Requiem for My Mother.”
Matthew Araujo ’15

Engineering Maine's workforce: Matthew Araujo ’15

The engineering program at USM is responding to the growing need for engineers in Maine and proving its graduates are ready for the challenge and to enter Maine's workforce.

USM Art Department and Galleries present Beehive Design Collective exhibition, announce spring 2018 season

The University of Southern Maine's Art Department and Galleries will kick off their spring 2018 season of exhibitions and programs with "Cross Pollinating the Grassroots: Works of the Beehive Design Collective" at USM's AREA Gallery on the Portland campus on January 22.

Interactive show exploring memories opens Thursday at USM Art Gallery

The University of Southern Maine Art Gallery examines memories — where they come from and what ignites them — in a new alumni exhibit opening on Thursday, Jan. 25. It's titled, "Recollections: Stolen Dreams, Plundered Memories." An opening reception is scheduled for Feb. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. with a talk scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Artist Natasha Mayers hanging buoys

Artist Natasha Mayers hanging buoys in USM's Woodbury Campus Center

In all there are more than 75 different buoys, each painted in the flag of the participant's home: from the U.S. and Canada to Somalia and Israel.

Broad Changes to Maine's Juvenile Justice System recommended by experts at USM and U Maine Law

Maine's juvenile justice system should shift away from reliance on large facilities like Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland towards a continuum of care utilizing community-based in-home services and evidence-based out-of-home services for youth, according to a new white paper from the Justice Policy Program at the University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service and the Maine Center for Juvenile Policy and Law at the University of Maine School of Law.
Emily Donovan '16

Engineering Maine's workforce: Emily Donovan ’16

The engineering program at USM is responding to the growing need for engineers in Maine and proving its graduates are ready for the challenge and to enter Maine's workforce.
Occupational Therapy at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College

USM's new Occupational Therapy clinic: Learning by helping

Working with Lewiston-area physicians and therapists, the new USM-LAC Community Clinic will offer specialized therapy to people who either have no insurance or have exhausted their benefits. It is already giving occupational therapy students authentic, real-world experience in the field while still being guided by faculty.
Dana Kerr

Unum Scholars Program: A win-win for students, major employer

The Unum Scholars Program gives USM students the opportunity to work for two years as part-time Unum employees, where they receive training, mentorship and the ability to job shadow in various departments at a company that employs nearly 3,000 people in Maine.
Nurses checking blood pressure

In Portland’s Bayside, USM nursing students play vital health role

The innovative community nursing partnership, one of 11 within USM’s School of Nursing, trains nurses while helping vulnerable residents.