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Aug. 9, 2018 — Wallace and Paquette promoted to new USM leadership roles
Two of the University of Southern Maine’s top administrators — Ainsley Wallace and Jeanne Paquette — have new roles working to strengthen community ties and better serve our students.
Aug. 8, 2018 -- USM receives $1 million gift to launch new Center for the Arts project
University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings announced a $1 million gift from a long-time friend of the university for the purpose of launching the new Center for the Arts project on the Portland campus. The new Center for the Arts will help elevate awareness of USM’s superb reputation in music, theater and the visual arts.
Aug. 7, 2018 -- USM addresses critical State need for healthcare providers, announces new Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP degree
USM's School of Nursing addresses Maine's critical healthcare provider shortage by offering a new Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner degree. It will prepare students to provide comprehensive patient-centered care to adults and older adults with acute, complex and critical illnesses.
Aug. 3, 2018 — Best-selling author Mark Crowley to share personal story at USM Leadership Summit on Aug. 28
A message of compassionate management — illustrated by “Lead from the Heart” author Mark C. Crowley — is coming to the University of Southern Maine’s Leadership Summit. The Aug. 28 event will feature a keynote address by Crowley, who thrived for more than 25 years in the sometimes ruthless financial services industry. His book, which is being taught in many colleges and universities, grew from comparisons between his own management style and other managers’ use of cool logic and fear to drive workers.
June 29, 2018 — Acclaimed poets reading July 12 to benefit scholarship in USM’s Stonecoast MFA program
Martín Espada, the recent winner of the $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, will join fellow poet Lauren Marie Schmidt for a public reading to benefit the Writing for Social Justice Scholarship in the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA program.
June 29, 2018 — USM announces Spring 2018 Dean's List
The University of Southern Maine (USM) is pleased to announce that nearly 1,200 undergraduate students from across the globe have been named to the Spring 2018 semester Dean's List.
June 22, 2018 — Rare map collection and new endowments coming to USM in transformative philanthropic gift from Osher family
University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings and Dr. Harold Osher are announcing an extraordinary gift — one of the world’s finest private collections of rare and historic maps and a new significant endowment — combining to become the largest gift in USM’s history and potentially the largest ever to the University of Maine System.
June 19, 2018 — University of Southern Maine to announce the largest gift in its history
On behalf of Dr. Harold Osher, University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings will announce an extraordinary gift, the largest in USM’s history and potentially the largest ever to the University of Maine System.
USM’s Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine presents “Gay Side Story”
The Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, at the University of Southern Maine, presents a combination re-enactment of the 1983 musical “Gay Side Story” along with a community discussion on Saturday, June 16th, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney Hall (86 Bedford St.).
May 24, 2018 — USM faculty member wins $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize
Martín Espada, a faculty member in the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing, has won one of nation’s most prestigious and financially rewarding literary prizes. The honor is the $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, recognizing the lifetime achievement of a living poet.