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3/15/19 - Leading expert in biology and gender development, Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling presents Women's History Month keynote 3/26

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.

March 15, 2019 - Maine Governor Janet Mills to deliver USM commencement address on 5/11

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings has announced that Maine Governor Janet Mills will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 Commencement Ceremony.

April 3, 2019 - USM Convocation hosts Dr. Yael Danieli speaking on "Memory, Trauma and the Generations of Genocide"

University of Southern Maine Convocation hosts a special event, "Memory, Trauma and the Generations of Genocide," in honor of the April Genocide Commemorations for the Armenian, Jewish, Cambodian, and Rwandan communities. Dr.Yael Danieli, a renowned therapist who's worked with survivors of genocide, along with a panel of survivors will discuss its psychological effects.

March 7, 2019 — Celebrate Spring with the USM Chamber Singers, Concert Band, and more

USM School of Music’s spring concerts, held in Portland, Westbrook and Gorham feature a wide range of music from choral to symphonic. The USM Chamber Singers will perform a concert promoting their spring tour to Vietnam, the Southern Maine Symphony features a piece by a USM graduate conducting student, and the USM Concert Band’s “Applause for Paws” concert proceeds will go to the Portland Animal Refuge League and invites the audience to submit images of their rescue pets.

March 6, 2019 — USM juvenile justice report recommends a shift to community-based services for youth ages 14-25

Maine should invest in a continuum of community-based alternatives for youth ages 14 to 25 instead of facilities like Long Creek Youth Development Center, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine School of Law.

Feb. 28, 2019 — Student artwork springs into focus at USM Art Galleries

The USM Maine Art Department and Galleries present the Opening Reception of the 2019 USM Student Juried Exhibition on Thursday, March 14, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., at the USM Art Gallery in Gorham. On view March 14 - 31, this annual exhibition is open to all USM students submitting work in any media, whether or not they have chosen to pursue a degree in art.

Feb. 27, 2019 —Annual Spring Job Fair at USM will feature more than 100 employers in Portland

USM will welcome more than 100 employers from a variety of industries — including technology, travel, health care, the arts, retail and government — at the 2019 Job Fair on Thursday, March 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (snow date: March 14th) at Sullivan Gym on USM’s Portland Campus.

Feb. 25, 2019 — USM to host Maine Science Bowl 2019 on Saturday, March 2

Over 100 high school students will compete at the Maine Science Bowl 2019, Saturday, March 2, on the USM Gorham Campus.

Feb. 25, 2019 — USM School of Music professor and alumnus guide PSO through the solar system on March 3

USM School of Music faculty member Robert Lehmann will guest conduct the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery Concert, Solar System Symphony, on Sunday, March 3, at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. Acting as a narrator and guide for the concert will be 2016 USM SoM Musical Theater alumnus, Eric Berry-Sandelin.

Feb. 21, 2019 —USM Food Studies to host 2019 Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit, first time in the Northeast

USM Food Studies is hosting the 2019 UFWH Summit, March 14 - 16, bringing more than 500 students, faculty, and activists from across the nation together for two days of action-oriented workshops and inspiring presentations from leaders and activists at the front lines of fighting hunger. This is the first time this Summit has been held in the northeastern United States.