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10/8/21 — USM, UMaine Receive $500K for Economic Development Partnership

The University Center for Economic Development will provide technical assistance and research for the implementation of the state’s 10-year economic development strategy.

6/17/2020 — New report from USM’s Cutler Institute highlights challenges for system-involved older youth in Androscoggin County

Androscoggin County could be helped dramatically with investment in system-involved youth, young people facing a variety of challenges — including homelessness, foster care, justice and mental health issues — according to a new study from the University of Southern Maine’s Cutler Institute. The 42-page report, “Assessing Community Assets and Opportunities – A Case Study of Asset Mapping in Androscoggin County,” calls on state, agency and community leaders to work together to leverage community assets and strengthen the continuum of care in the county. The report, the third in the Place Matters series, was authored by Mara Sanchez, Erica King, and Starsha Schiller of the Justice Policy Program within USM’s Cutler Institute.
Dr. Asheesh Lanba and USM students Berkeley Elias and Daniel Madison St Peter in USM's MIST lab.

USM professor, two Maine students prototype face shields to safeguard front-line medical personnel treating COVID-19 patients

Two undergraduate mechanical engineering students at the University of Southern Maine may not earn any extra credit for a volunteer research project they completed last week, but they have the satisfaction of knowing their efforts could help save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

1/16/20 — USM Art Galleries presents "Lusus Naturae" — video and sound installation by Icelandic artist Ólöf Nordal

USM Art Galleries presents "Lusus Naturae," a large-scale animated video and sound installation by Icelandic artists Ólöf Nordal, Gunnar Karlsson, and Þuríður Jónsdótti. The exhibition will open on Thursday, January 30, at the USM Art Gallery on the Gorham Campus.

11/25/19 — World renowned business leader to deliver keynote address at USM’s Hussey Leadership Institute

PORTLAND, Maine — On March 12, 2020, Carla Harris, vice chairman, managing director and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley’s global headquarters in New York City, will be the USM Corporate Partner’s keynote speaker at the third annual Timothy B. Hussey Leadership Institute.

11/19/19 — Find the joy and light of the season at these USM December events

Kick off the holiday season with the USM School of Music and Southworth Planetarium. Enjoy an evening of song with the USM Chamber Singers, or learn about the history and astronomy of the holiday season at the Planetarium.

11/8/19 — USM receives $500k “Veterans Day Gift” to establish Boulos Veterans Promise Completion Scholarship

The new Boulos Veterans Promise Completion Scholarship Fund will provide critical financial support to help veterans complete a degree at USM. It will also help fund a graduate assistantship for a veteran to work with the Promise Scholarship program in supplementing career and other support services provided by USM’s Office of Veterans Services.

10/28/19 — USM Department of Theatre presents a reimagined Greek tale, The Love of the Nightingale, continuing their 2019-2020 season celebrating women

The USM Department of Theatre season dedicated to uplifting women and women’s voices takes a raw and powerful turn with The Love of the Nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbaker. The play opens Friday, November 15, followed by an opening night reception and runs through Sunday, November 24. A special “talk back” event takes place on Thursday, November 21. All performances take place at the historic Russell Hall on the USM Gorham Campus.

11/4/19 — U.S. EPA awards USM $1.75 million to aid environmental programs in southeastern New England

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $1.75 million grant to the University of Southern Maine to create and run a training and technical assistance network overseeing environmental efforts along a section of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastline.

10/28/19 – USM School of Music kicks off November with a Sondheim Birthday Bash featuring dozens of talented students!

Highlights of the USM School of Music's November include a Sondheim celebration, Mozart's Mass in C minor, and world-renowned wind band composer John Mackey!