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New York Times' image from "The Band's Visit"

USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub receives raves for Broadway musical

USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub, best known for his title role on the TV show "Monk," stars in a new Broadway musical, "The Band's Visit." In a recent review, the New York Times' Ben Brantley described the show as "one of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by" and Shalhoub's work as "marvelous."
Twelfth Night rehearsal

Portland Press Herald praises student performances in "Twelfth Night"

The Portland Press Herald's Steve Feeney reviewed the USM Department of Theatre's production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night (Or What You Will)," which opened on Friday November 10 and runs through November 19.
Image of Maine WWI Monument in Kittery

History students find Maine's forgotten WWI monuments

To Libby Bischof, Maine's World War I monuments — statues and obelisks, tablets and tableaus — are the forgotten remnants of a forgotten war. They decorate city halls and cemeteries. They sit astride public parks. And they hide in plain sight. Beginning in 2014, she began sending her students across Maine to document as many of the monuments as they could find.
Card signing - Lauren Kennedy photo

USM students make sick boy's 'last Christmas' wish reality

A terminally-ill 9-year-old boy is getting his last Christmas wish, thanks to two University of Southern Maine students.
photo with former President George W. Bush

USM students attend veterans leadership seminar in Dallas

Two University of Southern Maine students — Omar Andrews and Camden Ege — graduated from a 15-hour leadership seminar hosted at Dallas’ George W. Bush Presidential Center.
Brian Purnell at W. E. B. DuBois Lecture 2017

Annual W. E. B. DuBois lecture addresses racism, segregation outside Southern U.S.

The annual lecture brings to light the origins and implications of racial segregation outside of the American South.
USM Update November 2017

Replay: 'The USM Update' November 6, 2017

In the November 2017 episode of "The USM Update," USM President Glenn Cummings welcomes guests to talk about USM's School of Music, the University's 2nd annual Day of Giving campaign and USM's TRIO programs.

USM professor studies folk medicines to see how they work

USM's Mark Silber tells the Bangor Daily News about his study of folk remedies and homeopathy, such as using honey for a cold or rubbing a raw potato to cure warts to find out how they work.

Jenkins honored with Distinguished Scholar Award by Association of Leadership Educators

Dan Jenkins, chair of USM’s Leadership Studies Department, was honored with the Distinguished Scholar Award at the 27th Annual Association of Leadership Educators Conference.
Photo by Elise Klysa of the Kennebec Journal

USM student writes Kennebec Journal column supporting shelter for female homeless veterans

Andrew Breault, a veteran and a Master of Social Work student at USM, penned a column in the Kennebec Journal supporting a unique shelter.