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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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New Fall 2017 enrollment numbers show surging growth at USM

The University of Southern Maine's just-compiled enrollment numbers show increases in new students, a rise in credit hours and a double-digit surge of new honors students and presidential scholars.
USM students with Leslie Odom Jr.

Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr of "Hamilton" meets USM singers

Leslie Odom Jr, a Tony Award winner for his role as Aaron Burr in the musical phenomenon "Hamilton," met with 18 students from the University of Southern Maine's School of Music.
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First Iranian film festival in Maine to be hosted by USM Honors program as part of year-long Gloria S. Duclos Convocation

Students from the University of Southern Maine’s Honors program “Cinema in Iran” course, along with their instructor, professor Reza Jalali, will present the 2017 Iranian Film Festival—a first of its kind in Maine—in Portland beginning on October 20.
Lacks family speak at Hannaford Hall

Henrietta Lacks' descendants discuss bioethics, race and compassion at USM

Two descendants of Henrietta Lacks, whose immortal cells have since became one of the most important tools in medicine, speak to large crowd at USM, covered by the Portland Press Herald.

USM to host first-in-Maine program to help low income veterans attend college

A first-in-the-state program at the University of Southern Maine aims to help low income veterans prepare to become college students. The story was covered by WGME-TV.

USM student leading Maine State Ballet’s “The Little Mermaid”

Veronica Druchniak spends her days studying math and physics. At night, she dances. The 21-year-old math major from Standish serves as one of Maine State Ballet's principal dancers. And when the curtain rose Oct. 7 on ""The Little Mermaid," she was the title character.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (book cover)

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.
Tammy Bickmore, director of USM’s Master of Occupational Therapy program, says the program is growing every year.

Occupational therapy: Changing lives


USM’s Master of Occupational Therapy program is growing to meet the demands of the marketplace.

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