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Gorham campus parking bans scheduled for Friday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 2

For more information, please view the Gorham campus map and Parking and Transportation.
Faculty Concert

USM School of Music presents "What the World Needs Now: A Burt Bacharach Songbook" with Mary Bastoni

Join the University of Southern Maine School of Music for the second concert of the Faculty Concert Series “What The World Needs Now: A Burt Bacharach Songbook” on Friday, September 28, 8:00 p.m, at the Corthell Concert Hall on the Gorham Campus.
USM Professor of Environmental Science Karen Wilson

USM Professor to test lake water quality

USM Professor Karen Wilson will participate in the testing of Highland Lake's water quality this summer.

USM alumna Emily Pelletier joins faculty at Rider University

Emily Pelletier, an alumna of the University of Southern Maine, has joined the faculty at Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey.

Education experts from USM advise Maine Charter School Commission

A report authored by two professors emeritus from the University of Southern Maine is calling for changes in how the state measures success at its charter schools.
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Portland police officer and USM School of Music alumnus goes viral with "O Holy Night"

A video of Portland Police Officer Jeremy Turner — a University of Southern Maine alumnus with a degree in music performance — has drawn tens of thousands of Facebook views for his three-minute video performance of “O Holy Night.”
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Muskie School of Public Service report examines financial exploitation of Maine seniors

A just-completed University of Southern Maine report —analyzing more than 650 cases of reported financial exploitation of Maine seniors — found that most victims were women, at least 80 years old and either widowed, single or divorced.
Abdullahi Ahmed

USM alumnus talks to BDN on importance of parents in schools

Abdullahi Ahmed, assistant principal of Deering High School, speaks to the Bangor Daily News on the benefits of engaging parents in school activities.
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University of Maine School of Law alum importing Champagne

"My intention at first was to transfer after about a year, but I ended up coming and I just loved it here," new champagne importer Thomas Brems said. "I decided to stay, and decided to work on my business here and keep it in Portland."
Chris Klaxton

USM jazz faculty Chris Klaxton collaborates on Boston Music Awards' album of the year

On December 7th, Chris Klaxton, artist faculty in jazz trumpet and jazz piano at the University of Southern Maine, attended the 30th annual Boston Music Awards at the House of Blues to celebrate his collaboration on this year’s BMA Album of the Year, “Torch Song” by STL GLD, a project of hip-hop artists Moe Pope and “The Arcitype.”