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Picture of Polina Kirillova of Avant Dance Center in Westbrook practicing ballroom dance with a USM student
The USM Big Band Ballroom Bash is a community dance, open to everyone, those who have been dancing for years, and those hoping to learn. It's not just for students, or faculty, or staff, members of the local communities or dancers or lovers of jazz.
Photo of Reza Jalali, coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs at USM
Abraham Peck, professor of history, and Reza Jalali, coordinator of the USM Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, published an op-ed in the Nov. 7 edition of the Portland Press Herald on the 50-year anniversary of an historic religious proclamation that will be the topic of conversation at a Nov. 10 event at USM.
image of Portland's Merrill Auditorium
Nearly 250 young people from across southern and central Maine -- members of the USM Youth Instrumental Ensembles -- will perform Nov. 12 at Portland's Merrill Auditorium.
Image of India Street
Students from USM's Muskie School of Public Service helped shape a plan that may define one of Portland's neighborhoods for decades to come.
Photo of USM president Glenn Cummings and Christopher Poulos '12
The president of the University of Southern Maine and a USM alum are among the 10 most intriguing individuals in the state of Maine for 2015, according to one publication.
President Glenn Cummings announced today the appointment of George Campbell as USM’s Vice President for Advancement and President and CEO of the USM Foundation.
Reykjavik U. Rector Ari Jonsson, USM Pres Glenn Cummings, Prof Firooza Pavri
Led by President Glenn Cummings, a group of USM faculty and expert staff joined a larger delegation from Maine in attending the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, and met with their academic counterparts at two universities, as well as business entrepreneurs. From connections made, USM has begun exciting new partnerships that will expand workforce opportunities, cultural exchange, and economic development for our students and all of Maine.
Prof. Babcock with a blender
Midway through artist Ellen Babcock's week-long University of Southern Maine residency — concluding with a public talk at noon Friday in the Burnham Lounge in Gorham’s Robie Andrews Hall — she warmed up her blender.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected the University of Southern Maine as one of the nine winners nationwide of a six-year grant to support a regional Environmental Finance Center. This is an award renewal for the New England Environmental Finance Center (NEEFC), which is housed within USM’s Muskie School of Public Service.
Casco Bay Estuary Project logo
The conference, organized by the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, will focus on the state of Casco Bay, the changing coastal economy, and how those changes are likely to influence business, education, conservation and policy.


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