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Feb. 20, 2018 — USM Department of Theatre and School of Music exploring identity with the touching musical “A Man of No Importance”

The University of Southern Maine’s 2017-2018 arts season continues with “A Man of No Importance” by the musical team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a book by acclaimed playwright and author Terence McNally.

Feb. 20, 2018 — USM announces Inaugural Hussey Leadership Institute 

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is pleased to announce the first annual Timothy B. Hussey Leadership Institute on March 26, which will bring together more than 100 current and future millennial leaders to explore how to do well in business while doing good for communities.

Feb. 1, 2018 — USM announces widened distribution of monthly TV show

The University of Southern Maine has announced it will now be airing its monthly television show, “The USM Update,” statewide in an effort to better highlight the many initiatives undertaken by the University.

Jan. 23, 2018 — Reza Jalali’s “The Poets and the Assassin” to be performed at USM on Feb. 14

A new five-act play, “The Poet and the Assassin,” written by Reza Jalali of the University of Southern Maine’s Honors Program offers historic and contemporary insight into the situation of women in Iran, a society shrouded in mystery.

Jan. 23, 2018 — USM School of Music announces Spring 2018 season, opening with Valentine’s concert by Lantz and Kargul

The USM School of Music announced its full lineup of performances and events for the spring semester, including the popular Faculty Concert Series, a production of the musical “A Man of No Importance,” a music education workshop led by world-renowned educator and clinician Dr. Alice Hammel, the 3rd Annual Big Band Ballroom Bash and the Maine premiere of Stephen Edwards’ choral masterwork, “Requiem for My Mother.”

Jan. 22, 2018 — Interactive show exploring memories opens Thursday at USM Art Gallery

The University of Southern Maine Art Gallery examines memories — where they come from and what ignites them — in a new alumni exhibit opening on Thursday, Jan. 25.

Jan. 18, 2018 — Broad Changes to Maine’s Juvenile Justice System recommended by experts at USM and U Maine Law

Maine’s juvenile justice system should shift away from reliance on large facilities like Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland towards a continuum of care utilizing community-based in-home services and evidence-based out-of-home services for youth, according to a new white paper from the Justice Policy Program at the University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service and the Maine Center for Juvenile Policy and Law at the University of Maine School of Law.

Jan. 3, 2018 — Bachelor Degrees in Business, Public Administration, and More Now Available at Lewiston Auburn College Through New UMA-USM Partnership

The University of Southern Maine (USM) and the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) have forged a new partnership to offer expanded degree programs at Lewiston Auburn College (LAC). Beginning immediately, UMA will offer bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Public Administration at USM’s Lewiston campus. Students may register now with classes starting on January 22, 2018.

Dec. 13. 2017 — USM Art Department and Galleries present Beehive Design Collective exhibition, announce spring 2018 season

The University of Southern Maine’s Art Department and Galleries will kick off their spring 2018 season of exhibitions and programs with “Cross Pollinating the Grassroots: Works of the Beehive Design Collective” at USM’s AREA Gallery on the Portland campus on January 22.

Jan. 8, 2018 — USM earns Environmental Protection Agency awards for recycling and food recovery

For the seventh time in four years, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has honored the University of Southern Maine's efforts to reduce and reuse waste at its campuses in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston. USM was the only Maine university to earn regional recognition for its overall recycling — awarded with a WasteWise Achievement Certificate — and the only public school in Maine to earn a Food Recovery Challenge Award for efforts to reduce and reuse food waste.