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WMTW-TV reports on annual Spring Job Fair

More than 100 employers filled the Sullivan Gym on USM’s Portland Campus for the annual Spring Job Fair, covered by WMTW-TV. The free event gave students the chance to meet people from a variety of industries including technology, travel, health care, the arts, retail and government. Attendees were also given the chance to receive a free professional photo.

USM alumnus publishes memoir of journey home in 'Finding Kurdistan'

Hawreh Haddadi ‘16 has published a first-person account of his teenage visit to his birthplace in Iran. The book is titled, “Finding Kurdistan: A Kurdish Iranian American’s Journey Home.” It was published by Piscataqua Press of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Ahmen Cabral of USM’s Muskie School joins Maine Public discussion of teens in foster care

Ahmen Cabral, a policy associate with USM’s Muskie School of Public Service joined a Maine Public radio discussion of teenagers in the foster care system.
Unlock'd cast

Set now stricken, "Unlock'd" leaves lasting impact on USM students

The new musical, "Unlock'd," which made its New England premiere at USM earlier this month, was praised by reviewers across Maine and helped train USM's musical theatre students.
Unlock'd USM performance

Portland Press Herald reviews "Unlock'd" at USM as "sublime, sharp-witted and fun"

Describing the show as "sublime absurdity," the University of Southern Maine Theater and School of Music students captured the praise of the Portland Press Herald on the opening night of "Unlock'd." The show runs through March 10 on the Gorham Campus.

USM professor says Oumuamua is a 'rocky body,' not an alien creation

USM Professor Julie Ziffer believes that a tumbling, cigar-shaped object in space — named “Oumuamua” — is more likely to be debris than an alien “light sail” or probe, two theories raised by a Harvard University astronomer.

Dmitry Bam selected as Interim Dean of the University of Maine School of Law

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings announced today that Dmitry Bam, the University of Maine School of Law’s Associate Dean, has been selected as the school’s Interim Dean. He will begin his new position on July 1, the same day that current Dean Danielle Conway assumes her new position at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law.

USM hosts fundraiser for Maine Children's Cancer Program

The University of Southern Maine’s Costello Sports Complex hosted a recent basketball event that raised more than $40,000 toward the fight against childhood cancer. The 25th annual “Swish Out Childhood Cancer Challenge” — featured by WCSH-TV — brought basketball players of all ages to the sports complex on the Gorham campus. Proceeds benefited the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.

Center for Compassion director joins Maine Public for discussion of kindness

Vaishali Mamgain, the director of the Center for Compassion at the University of Southern Maine, served as a guest on Maine Public’s radio call-in show “Maine Calling.” The Feb. 8 show, themed around the issue of kindness, was a part of the PBS celebration of Fred Rogers’ legacy and the airing of the documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.”

Shalhoub '77 praises USM on popular Maron podcast

Award-winning actor Tony Shalhoub ‘77 praised the University of Southern Maine and its Department of Theatre on a recent episode of the popular WTF Podcast with Marc Maron.