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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.

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.
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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.