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USM to host “Descendants of Henrietta Lacks” bioethics lecture Oct. 13
USM will host a lecture featuring the descendants of Henrietta Lacks as they explore ethics, race, and the commercialization of human tissue on Oct. 13.
Occupational therapy: Changing lives
USM’s Master of Occupational Therapy program is growing to meet the demands of the marketplace.
Author and Walgreens exec shares stories of kindness and generosity
Author and Walgreens executive Steve Pemberton helped launch USM's $15 million Promise Scholars initiative by sharing stories of kindness and generosity, cherished moments for an orphaned boy who was often neglected and discarded.
USM unveils $15 million 'Promise Scholars' program to aid disadvantaged youths
"The Promise Scholarship is at the heart of USM's broader next-generation vision and campaign, and it is the core of who we are as a university," President Glenn Cummings said at the announcement covered by several media outlets.
Replay: 'The USM Update' October 2, 2017
On the October episode of “The USM Update,” President Glenn Cummings welcomes guests to talk about the University of Maine School of Law, USM’s tutoring and library services, and exciting goings-on within the university’s Multicultural Student Center.
USM kicks off 2017 Convocation with unprecedented outdoor event on Portland Campus
"The USM of today gladly takes on its role as important, relevant and courageous," USM President Glenn Cummings said. "We are the university that will not shy away from any topic that makes this country greater and adds to a dialogue that we all desire."
USM Foundation launches ‘USM Connects’ magazine
The USM Foundation has launched a new magazine aimed at sharing some of the extraordinary images and stories among the campuses in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston.
USM Concert Band joins in worldwide celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday at 15th Annual Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert
The USM Concert Band, conducted by Dr. Trae Blanco, presented its 15th annual Old-Fashioned Outdoor Band Concert and picnic on the green in front of Corthell Hall on October 7.
USM Art Department & Galleries present traveling exhibition ‘Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape’ through Dec. 8
USM’s Art Department & Galleries celebrated the opening of the traveling group exhibition,“Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape,” with a reception on October 5 at the USM Art Gallery in Gorham. The exhibition showcases reimagined landscapes with paintings, sculpture, digital drawings, photography and glass works by a group of eight artists. The exhibition runs through December 8.
Trae Blanco: Conducting, teaching and learning
"There are all of these great musical happenings in downtown Portland," said Trae Blanco, USM's Director of Bands. "I think the next step for us is to connect to this big musical scene, to be near them."