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Daniel Sonenberg, USM composer and music professor
USM’s own resident composer and music professor Daniel Sonenberg’s opera “The Summer King” will make its debut on a national stage and its staged world premiere with the Pittsburgh Opera in their upcoming 2016-17 season.
Photo of Muskie School Professor Joseph McDonnell
Joseph McDonnell, professor in Muskie School of Public Service, reminds readers in a recent Bangor Daily News op-ed that Presidents’ Day is an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by the Founding Fathers as well as those who came after who helped preserve freedom and equality in the United States.
What is happening to Maine's aging population? Julie Fralich, former director of the Program on Disability and Aging at the Cutler Institute of the Muskie School speaks to MPBN on the urgent challenges Maine’s aging population is facing. Focusing on how Maine is working to counteract the issues by shifting toward more residential care and advanced technology use.
Success in the 21st Century demands that people learn and practice diversity skills, nationally renowned speaker Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. recently told USM audiences.
Portrait of Reza Jalali
Reza Jalali, coordinator of multicultural student affairs at the University of Southern Maine, was recently quoted in a Portland Press Herald story on an exhibit highlighting the personal stories of immigration through photography. The work also drew notice in the Bangor Daily News and a feature story in The Forecaster.
Lewiston-Auburn radio station Z105.5 featured USM President Glenn Cummings and student Victoria Schalk in a morning interview Tuesday with DJ Matty B.
images of painted buoys
USM visiting artist Natasha Mayers has led Immigrant and refugee teens from the Portland Public Schools to paint buoys depicting the flags of 40 countries.
Photo of American Flag
The work of USM's Veterans Services office was praised in a recent report by the State of Maine calling for the expansion and revamping of Maine's Bureau of Veterans Services.
Photo of Muskie School of Public Professor Joseph McDonnell
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Joseph McDonnell, professor of Public Policy and Management in the Muskie School of Public Service, reflected on the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a Portland Press Herald op-ed.
Find out what George N. Campbell, University of Southern Maine’s new vice president thinks about advancement featured in Keep ME Current.


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