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Oct. 16, 2018 — USM School of Music presents multimedia musical “35mm: A Musical Exhibition”

The University of Southern Maine School of Music presents a unique musical theatre production “35mm: A Musical Exhibition.” Part concert, part exhibition, part poetry jam, part performance art -- this intricately woven collection of stories re-imagines what the modern American musical can be.

Oct. 15, 2018 — C-SPAN Bus to visit USM on 25th anniversary "50 Capitals Tour"

The C-Span state-of-the-art 45-foot customized motor coach will visit the USM Portland Campus as part of C-SPAN's "50 Capitals Tour," Friday, October 19, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Oct. 10, 2018 —USM Corporate Partners panel explores “Why Diversity is Good For Business”

On October 16 attend “Why Diversity is Good For Business,” facilitated by USM Corporate Partners to explore the opportunities and challenges of creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Breakout sessions will provide specific action items that participants can take back to their workplace.

Oct. 3, 2018 — USM Department of Theatre opens season with sparkling and satiric comedy “Tartuffe”

The University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre bursts onto the stage this October opening the 2018-2019 theatrical season with the comedy "Tartuffe" by Molière, translated by Richard Wilbur. The show opens Friday, October 19 and plays through Sunday, October 28.

10/1/18 -- Chris Matthews, host of Hardball to appear at USM on Oct. 12

As part of USM's 2018 Friends and Family Homecoming events, the Muskie School of Public Service is hosting Chris Matthews, known best for his show Hardball on MSNBC, to speak with USM President Glenn Cummings about his new book, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit.

Sept. 25, 2018 — USM Homecoming welcomes alumni, students and families for a weekend of events for everyone

The University of Southern Maine celebrates Homecoming & Family Weekend in Portland and Gorham on Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14. Alumni, students, friends and families are all welcome to enjoy a weekend packed full of events for everyone.

Sept. 24, 2018 — Former Clinton advisor Maria Echaveste to address labor issues in the “gig economy” at USM on Sept. 27

The University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service and the Frances Perkins Center are co-hosting former presidential advisor Maria Echaveste at the fifth annual Betta Ehrenfeld Public Policy Forum at USM. Echaveste, President Clinton’s former Deputy Chief of Staff, will present a talk: “The Fair Labor Standards Act: In the New Economy, How Do We Honor and Fulfill Its Original Purpose?”

Sept. 20, 2018 — Artist Daniel Minter tells story of forced evictions from Malaga Island, at USM

The University of Southern Maine Art Galleries will host the opening reception for Artist-in-Residence Daniel Minter’s exhibition “OTHERED, Displaced from Malaga” on Thursday October 4, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., including a gallery talk (6:15 p.m.) with the artist at the USM Art Gallery, 5 University Way, on the Gorham Campus.

Sept. 19, 2018 — "What the World Needs Now" - songs of Burt Bacharach with Mary Bastoni, performed at USM

The University of Southern Maine School of Music presents 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.

Sept. 18, 2018 — USM events to share voices of Maine’s LGBTQ community as historic anniversary approaches

In advance of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots, the University of Southern Maine is hosting several events this fall which share the stories and voices of the local LGBTQ community through visual and oral storytelling.