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Maine Center for Creativity to host annual Creative Toolbox Series at USM

The Maine Center for Creativity, in collaboration with the University of Southern Maine and sponsored by Fairchild Semiconductor, will host its annual Creative Toolbox Series Wednesday, May 9th from 6 – 8 p.m. at the University of Southern Maine.

President Botman writes about USM's new programs

President Botman writes that "USM has an obligation, even in tough times, to ensure that our students leave ... with the intellectual skills essential for a lifetime of personal and professional success."

Rose Marasco to Present 2012 USM Provost’s Research Fellowship Talk, “New Work: New York”

Distinguished Professor of Art Rose Marasco will discuss her latest body of work in which she used a pinhole camera to document Manhattan. She is the current holder of the USM Provost's Research Fellowship.

Amanda Pleau Named USM’s Student Commencement Speaker

Amanda Jennifer Pleau was chosen to be this year's student commencement speaker. She will share the podium with U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe, who will give the commencement address at ceremonies taking place Saturday, May 12 in the Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland.

USM’s Women and Gender Studies Present Awards at Reception

USM's Women and Gender Studies Program presented the annual “Outstanding Graduate of Women and Gender Studies” and “Friend of Women and Gender Studies” awards recently.

USM Celebrates the 2012 Multicultural & International Student Graduation Celebration

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is planning a community celebration to recognize the academic achievements of over 100 graduating multicultural and international students beginning with a reception at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, in the Abromson Community Education Center, Portland.

Finish Your Degree Online at USM

The newly released 2012 report of the Maine Economic Growth Council states, in part, “…we must continue to give adults opportunities to pursue higher education throughout their lives.”

USM To Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Publication of “Silent Spring”

The USM Department of Environmental Science is hosting a series of public events this month to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s ground-breaking book, “The Silent Spring.”

USM Education Professor Publishes New History of Pineland and Maine’s Eugenics Movement

Stephen Murphy, a professor emeritus of counselor education at the USM, recently published “Voices of Pineland: Eugenics, Social Reform and the Legacy of “Feeblemindedness” in Maine.”

USouthern Maine Working to Make Higher Education Affordable

Building on a UMaine System Trustees move to keep undergraduate in-state tuition at current levels, USM plans to do the same for out-of-state and graduate students. Reduced residence hall rates are also planned.