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Abdullahi Ahmed

USM alumnus talks to BDN on importance of parents in schools

Abdullahi Ahmed, assistant principal of Deering High School, speaks to the Bangor Daily News on the benefits of engaging parents in school activities.
Portland Press Herald photo

University of Maine School of Law alum importing Champagne

"My intention at first was to transfer after about a year, but I ended up coming and I just loved it here," new champagne importer Thomas Brems said. "I decided to stay, and decided to work on my business here and keep it in Portland."
Chris Klaxton

USM jazz faculty Chris Klaxton collaborates on Boston Music Awards' album of the year

On December 7th, Chris Klaxton, artist faculty in jazz trumpet and jazz piano at the University of Southern Maine, attended the 30th annual Boston Music Awards at the House of Blues to celebrate his collaboration on this year’s BMA Album of the Year, “Torch Song” by STL GLD, a project of hip-hop artists Moe Pope and “The Arcitype.”

Del Gallo aims to follow brother to wrestling championship

The younger brother of Daniel Del Gallo — the 2017 USM graduate who earned a wrestling national championship — wants to give the Huskies another title. Peter Del Gallo, a USM sophomore, is currently ranked as Number 3 in the country.
Nicolas Dosman

School of Music faculty member to conduct PSO chorus in 'Magic of Christmas'

On Dec. 4, the Forecaster previewed the “Magic of Christmas,” the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s annual holiday show at Merrill Auditorium, highlighting assistant professor and director of choral studies at USM, Nicolás Alberto Dosman, as “a new face” in this year’s ensemble.
USM Winter is Coming

Winter’s Coming – time to review USM’s Snow Closing policy

As we head into winter - please visit to either sign up for the USM ALERT system or to ensure that your account is still active. The details of USM’s snow closing policy are listed online (including the bus schedule).
USM Update December 2017

Replay: 'The USM Update' December 4, 2017

In this episode of "The USM Update," President Glenn Cummings welcomes guests to talk about exciting new research in aquaponics and USM's School of Business, as he extends his greetings for the holiday season while introducing music the sounds of USM's School of Music Chamber Singers.
Dr. Richard Bilodeau

The ICE Minor: Fueling Innovation in Southern Maine

The minor in Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE), now in its third year, seeks to expose USM students to the science behind creativity, tools they can use to train their brains and the fundamentals of entrepreneurship.
Students studying aquaponics in Bailey Hall

From Tank to Table: Aquaponics Research at USM

USM's Environmental Science and Policy students have spent the fall semester studying aquaponics, a system that combines conventional aquaculture with hydroponics.
artwork for the 27th annual "Home for the Holidays" gala

USM School of Music returns ‘Home’ for 27th annual scholarship gala

The USM School of Music returned home to the historic Corthell Concert Hall for its 27th year to celebrate its students at the "Home for the Holidays" scholarship gala on December 1.