Acclaimed poets reading July 12 to benefit scholarship in USM’s Stonecoast MFA program
Martín Espada, the recent winner of the $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, will join fellow poet Lauren Marie Schmidt for a public reading to benefit the Writing for Social Justice Scholarship in the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA program.
Rare map collection and new endowments coming to USM in transformative philanthropic gift from Osher family
University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings and Dr. Harold Osher announced an extraordinary gift — one of the world’s finest private collections of rare and historic maps and a new significant endowment — combined to become the largest gift in USM’s history and the largest ever to the University of Maine System.
Patriots award USM professor $25,000 for the healthcare charity she founded
Nursing professor Patsy Thomson Leavitt received the grand prize of $25,000 for her charity, the Leavitt’s Mill Free Health Center in Buxton, from the Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards (named for Patriots team owner Robert Kraft’s late wife).
Voice student Katie Oberholtzer wins prize at Bay Chamber Concerts' Young Stars of Maine competition
USM School of Music voice student Katie Oberholtzer has been awarded the Nathan E. Corning Jazz Prize of $1000 from the Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School as part of their 2018 Young Stars of Maine competition. She will take part in their concert performance at the Rockport Opera House on June 17.
USM researchers contribute to jobs report on offshore wind industry
University of Southern Maine researchers contributed to a new workforce development report which says that the offshore wind industry could support more than 2,000 jobs each year until 2030. The report, “The Maine Jobs Project: A Guide to Creating Jobs in Offshore Wind,” detailed the state’s competitive advantages in offshore wind and was authored by the non-profit American Jobs Project.