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The University of Maine System Board of Trustees has approved tenure for four USM faculty members: Kelly Hrenko Ph.D., Yuseung Kim Ph.D, Alexander Lapidus Ph.D. and Peter J. Woodruff Ph.D.
President Cummings speaking at USM and JMG Press Conference
The University of Maine system and Jobs for Maine's Graduates (JMG) have formally announced the the College Success Program.
Public Radio International’s show "The World" interviewed USM student Fatuma Ali as part of its examination of African immigrants’ adjustment to American culture, focusing on how well they are integrating into society in Lewiston, Maine.
Student Eric Berry-Sandelin as Jimmy Harper
Once events start spinning out of control for Jimmy Harper -- when he betrays his best girl, his parents, his church and even the local Five and Dime -- "Reefer Madness" turns darkly silly. But for actor Eric Berry-Sandelin, who inhabits Jimmy in the musical's Maine premiere at USM's Russell Hall, it's as serious as Chekhov.
USM faculty and students celebrate Tourism and Hospitality's Member of the Year for Leadership and Education award presented by the Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)
The University of Southern Maine's Tourism and Hospitality Program was recognized by the Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) as its 2016 Member of the Year for Leadership and Education.
Photo of a class in session at USM
The University of Southern Maine congratulates those students who have been named to the 2015 Fall Semester Dean's List.
Image of Bert Dutil with his Korean War scrapbook
The Franco-American Collection has earned a $10,477 Common Heritage Grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities. It's specifically dedicated to preserving the military experiences and related cultural materials of Maine's Franco-American population.
Photo of Lin Lisberger, lecturer in the USM Art Department discussing her piece at Forging Affinities Exhibition
A collaborative art exhibition featuring faculty from the University of Southern Maine "pushed boundaries" and was called one of the winter's "most interesting local exhibitions" in a recent review by the Portland Press Herald.
USM UROP poster presentation
Check out highlights from this year's UROP poster symposium where 13 USM student scholars presented their project research and experiences, with topics as widely varied as developing an exoskeleton for people with disabilities, to testing arsenic in Maine’s drinking water, to the study of Kombucha fermentation.
USM student Shawn Grooms
2016 Career Fair proves a success for USM students, hear more about it from an engineering seniors perspective! Students and employers had an beneficial opportunity to meet in an informal setting and discuss potential employment and career possibilities at our annual job fair.


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