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USM music, theater camps return to the stage

Hundreds of kids get that energizing USM music camp experience every summer. Except last year. As the pandemic raged, the School of Music decided it couldn’t hold sessions safely, so it didn’t hold them at all. This summer, music camps are back, along with USM’s theater camp.
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USM student receives prestigious Lunder Institute internship at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Robin Davis, a junior Art History major at the University of Southern Maine, has received a highly competitive Lunder Institute internship at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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STEM camps will be in session and in person

This summer, campers — more than 300 and counting — will be back on campus and in the community, building 3D printers, crafting tiny satellites, learning about the wonders of algae, and more.
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Maine North Atlantic Institute awaking new perspectives with virtual events

Too many people see the Arctic as an icy monolith. For artist Justin Levesque ‘10, it’s a fascinating and dynamic blend of culture, commerce and climate. That blend — of science and the humanities — is at the heart of a series of virtual events he is hosting in cooperation with the University of Southern Maine’s Maine North Atlantic Institute (MNAI).
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Finalists announced for inaugural USM Cubesat Design Competition

The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce six Maine middle and high schools as finalists in the inaugural USM Cubesat Design Competition (UCDC), who will construct and launch high-altitude microsatellite designs.
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Stonecoast's WISE initiative makes social justice the focus

Stonecoast's WISE initiative has deepened the MFA program's focus on diversity, equity, social justice and inclusivity.

Profiles in Persistence

Among the more than 1,600 graduates who received degrees from the University of Southern Maine on May 8, 2021, are some whose academic journey is all the more remarkable because of the challenges they overcame — or helped others overcome. Here are our Profiles in Persistence — a look at some remarkable Huskies and their accomplishments over the past four years.
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OML offers bird's eye look at post-Civil War Maine

The Osher Map Library & Smith Center for Cartographic Education project — "Maine's Bird's Eye Views, 1870-1905" — has gathered 80 aerial renderings of Maine communities published during the era. Each has been digitized and made available to the public online.
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USM professor talks algae education at U.S. Dept. of Energy conference

USM Professor Ira “Ike” Levine recently talked about the importance of algae education during a U.S. Department of Energy virtual Bioeconomy Conference.

Cutler Institute publishes article on innovative, evidence-based youth employment model

The Cutler Institute at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service recently released an article that documents policy and practice recommendations to address Maine’s pressing workforce needs and engage high-school-aged young people in 21st century skills development.