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Students Meet the Faces Behind the Financial Support of the Worthington Scholarship
Beverly and David Worthington meet the students who benefit from their financial support through the Worthington Scholarship.
Theatre Department Takes Season-Opening Show on the Road
After going more than a year without live performance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Theatre Department begins the 2021-2022 season with a traveling show to reconnect with the community.
USM Grad Student Publishes Paper on Wabanaki Self Governance
It is rare for a grad student — particularly one who isn’t in a PhD program — to present as sole author in Maine Policy Review.
Nursing Research Symposium Reminds Caregivers to Also Care for Each Other
Educators and students from across the University of Maine System gathered on Friday, October 1, at the Abromson Center in Portland to better understand the challenges facing their profession.
Cummings to Step Down as President of USM Next Summer
University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings has decided to step down as president at the end of June 2022 after the conclusion of the current academic year. He would return to the USM faculty after his presidency.
Latinx pride takes musical form in concert celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
The program for Celebrating Diversity: Hispanic Heritage Month featured 10 pieces, each chosen by the performers as a personal expression of their cultural identity.
USM Receives Historic $10 Million Gift to Name its School of Music: The Dr. Alfred and D. Suzi Osher School of Music at the University of Southern Maine
Philanthropist and longtime friend of the University of Southern Maine, D. Suzi Osher, has committed $10 million to USM’s School of Music. It is the largest monetary gift in USM Foundation history. In recognition of the gift, the School of Music will be named in honor of Suzi Osher and her late husband, Dr. Alfred Osher and be known as: The Dr. Alfred and D. Suzi Osher School of Music at the University of Southern Maine.
YWCA Central Maine donates archive to USM's Franco Collection
The YWCA Central Maine has donated roughly 32 linear feet of archival material — including photographs, early 20th century scrapbooks and YWCA papers — to the Franco-American Collection based at the Lewiston-Auburn Campus of the University of Southern Maine.
U.S. News Highlights USM’s Social Mobility, Nursing Program in New Rankings
USM’s recognition — for social mobility and its strong Nursing program – continue to mark USM’s rising stature in Maine and throughout the country.
U.S. News names Portland a best place to live in America
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Portland, Maine, the eighth-best place to live among the 150 most populous cities in the U.S., the safest place to live in the country, the ninth-best place to live for quality of life, and the 33rd best place to retire.