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USM President Glenn Cummings congratulates UCU.

USM Names University Credit Union as 2020 Exceptional Community Partner

USM President Glenn Cummings announced today that University Credit Union is the 2020 recipient of the USM Exceptional Community Partner Award. The annual award honors an employer partner or organization that has gone above and beyond to support the University and its mission of academic excellence and accessibility.

COVID-19 violence prevention and response information

For many people, the isolation that is being mandated in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 creates a different unsafe environment. Abusers may use concerns about the virus as a way to further isolate or intimidate their victims. No matter where you are staying or who is staying with you, you deserve to feel safe, emotionally and physically.

Gateway Community Services of Maine compiled COVID-19 video resources for Somali speakers

The following videos were created by Gateway Community Services of Maine to discuss COVID-19 resources for Somali speakers.
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Transformational building project on USM's Portland Campus awarded

The largest building project in the University of Southern Maine’s history — building a Career/Student Center, residence hall and new campus green on the Portland campus — has been awarded to Capstone Development Partners, a student housing real estate development company exclusively focused on working with colleges and universities in public private partnerships.

9/24 - Woodbury Campus Center updates, including Commuter Week information

9/24 - read the latest updates regarding the Woodbury Campus Center closure. See where student affairs staff have relocated, find out more information about dining, Commuter Week events and more.

USM alumni win big at 2019 Emmy Awards

Two University of Southern Maine (USM) alumni added statues to their growing collections of Emmy Awards in September, marking the university's impact on the shifting television landscape.

9/23 - Woodbury Campus Center closure update and information

9/23 - UPDATE regarding Woodbury Campus Center closure. Woodbury had a water main break causing water damage resulting in the building being closed until further notice.
Theo Willis and Ike Levine

USM professors bring environmental insights to media reports

The health of Maine’s lakes and the rebirth of a Maine river led to recent media appearances by two University of Southern Maine professors.

USM community collaborates for greener university

The university recently earned accolades for its efforts to reduce food waste, earning its eighth award in five years from the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
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Leading expert in biology and gender development, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling presents Women's History Month keynote on March 26

On March 26, acclaimed biologist and gender studies scholar Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling (Professor Emerita, Brown University) will deliver USM’s Women and Gender Studies inaugural Diana E. Long Women and Science lecture, "Gender/Sex, Sexual Orientation and Identity are in the Body: How Did They Get There?" The topic examines how cultural difference becomes bodily difference and exposes the flawed premise of the nature versus nurture debate. WGS will also present their annual awards.