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Weekly Event Highlights

USM event highlights, week of May 10 - 17, 2018. Here are just a few of the many events happening this week, visit the USM Calendar of Events for the full listing.
Portland Museum of Art Director of Learning & Interpretation Phillippa Pitts presents on Visual Literacy, Visual Thinking, and Visual Questioning at the  fourth-annual Assessment Literacy Conference

Annual Assessment Literacy Conference draws hundreds of Maine teachers

More than 330 educators from across Maine convened at the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine (USM) Monday and Tuesday, May 7-8, for the fourth-annual Assessment Literacy Conference.
Loretta Ross signing books

USM Voices: Human rights advocate Loretta Ross visits USM

A USM student's take on Loretta Ross' "Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump" talk at USM.
JONAA logo

USM’s ties to Iceland noted in JONAA article

A new article published in the Journal of the North Atlantic and Arctic notes USM's role in the growing relationship between Maine and Iceland.
USM President Glenn Cummings

President Cummings interviewed on WGAN

WGAN’s Positively Maine with Tory Ryden recorded three segments with President Cummings back in February.
Sen. Angus King honors graduating veterans

U.S. Sen. Angus King helps USM celebrate graduating veterans

The University of Southern Maine celebrated our extraordinary graduating veterans May 3rd with a medal ceremony and a keynote speech by U.S. Sen. Angus King.
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Coach Flaherty reaches 1,000-win milestone

The University of Southern Maine’s longtime baseball coach, Ed Flaherty, reached a milestone 1,000 wins on May 2. Flaherty, who is in his 33rd season at USM, became the 11th NCAA Division III baseball coach to reach his 1,000th win.
Bedford Street Construction

Bedford Street (USM Portland Campus' main road) to undergo construction this summer

The City of Portland, as part of its overall sewer separation project, will be doing construction from Baxter Boulevard up to Brighton Avenue along Bedford Street this summer, impacting the Portland campus.
Julie Sweetland speaker

Reframing aging at the first USM Aging Symposium

On Friday, April 27 the University of Southern Maine Aging Initiative presented the first annual Symposium on Aging, with more than a hundred people in attendance.
USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub

USM alumnus Tony Shalhoub earns fourth Tony Award nomination

Actor and University of Southern Maine alumnus Tony Shalhoub earned his fourth Tony Award nomination for his work on the Broadway musical “The Band’s Visit.” The Portland Press Herald highlighted Shalhoub's Maine connection in a May 1 story.