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Photo of USM Students who created video game sloth action
To the group of students who made "Sloth Action," it's a relatively simple creation, designed to manipulate the thirsty hero with little more than a computer mouse. And the homegrown video game, a rarity in Maine, has reached the marketplace.
Arial view of Gorham, Maine campus
After receiving unanimous support from the University of Maine System (UMS) Board of Trustees' Academic and Student Affairs Committee, the proposed plan for an International Early College at USM has been fully approved by the UMS Board of Trustees.
Portrait of Muna Adan
"My dream would be to travel the world giving motivational speeches. Inspiring people," says Muna Adan
Portrait of Reza Jalali
USM is hosting an evening of free workshops on aimed at breaking down barriers to higher education for the refugee, immigrant, and asylum seeker communities.
FInnish-born artist, Melita Westerlund
"Oceans Apart" is a celebration of 35 years of sculpture from the Finnish-born artist, Melita Westerlund. Westerlund has lived and created art on three continents. Residing in Bar Harbor since 1982, she regularly exhibits across New England and in her native Finland.
 2016 USM Art Galleries Exhibitions logo
The USM Art Department and Galleries will present two exhibitions, and several Artists Talks for the spring semester, 2016, including a collaborative show between USM Art faculty and the Union of Maine Visual Artists and a show from well-known community artist Natasha Mayers.
Anastasia Antonacos
On Friday, January 22 at 8 p.m., pianist and faculty member Anastasia Antonacos '97 kicks off the spring semester in the USM School of Music with a solo recital featuring works by Schubert, Ravel, and Elena Ruehr.
Ron Lantz and Laura Kargul
Pianist and USM professor of music Laura Kargul and violinist Ron Lantz, founding member of the Portland String Quartet, will present another of their popular Valentine’s Day concerts on Sunday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland. This concert marks the third time the duo has celebrated this romantic holiday with music.
Photo of USM President Glenn Cummings
On the day of President Barack Obama's final State of the Union Address, University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings made an appearance on Maine Public Broadcasting Network's (MPBN) "Maine Calling" to talk about the legacy of the 44th president of the United States.
Shelton Waldrep, USM English professor, book Future Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie
In the wake of David Bowie's death, English professor Shelton Waldrep's recent book, "Future Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie," takes on even more significance as it looks at all aspects of Bowie's career as a musician and performance artist, and traces his contribution to contemporary rock music.


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