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USM to receive money from the federal Economic Development Administration

The University of Southern Maine along with the University of Maine will receive $115,000 for their University Center Economic Development Program.
The high cost of a college education for Maine residents

USM professors Susan Feiner and Flynn Ross were featured in the Bangor Daily News

Dr. Susan Feiner, a professor of economics and Women Gender Studies, and Dr. Flynn Ross, a professor of education wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News. The article focused on the hardships Maine residents face when it comes to higher education.
USM Political Science Professor,  Dr. Ronald J. Schmidt Jr.

USM’s Ron Schmidt spoke about the first Presidential debate on Maine Public Radio

Dr. Ronald J. Schmidt Jr. a professor of Political Science at USM was a guest on MPBN's "Maine Calling". Schmidt was on a segment that analyzed the first Presidential debate.
Photo of the USM Chamber Singers singing at an Oct. 12 event recognizing author W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois event draws praise from Portland Press Herald reviewer

An Oct. 12 event recognizing author W.E.B. Du Bois -- featuring a lecture by Assistant Professor Leroy Rowe, poetry readings, and performances by the USM Chamber Singers -- drew praise from Portland Press Herald reviewer Allan Kozinn.
Artist George Longfish

Artist George Longfish shares his healing message with USM students

Internationally known Native American artist George Longfish still paints and still teaches a bit. This fall, the USM visiting artist has scheduled a pair of classes with USM students, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 and Nov. 15 at the Art Gallery in Gorham.
USM alumnus Justin Levesque's shipping container art display

USM VOICES: Exploring USM Art alumnus Justin Levesque’s ICELANDx207: Container exhibition

USM Art alumnus Justin Levesque's unique ICELANDx207 Eimskip shipping container art exhibition is a tribute to his 9-day voyage spent aboard the MV Selfoss traveling the shipping route to Reykjavik and represents the intersections of culture and commerce. His artwork is being showcased in several locations on the USM Portland Campus, and recently appeared in Congress Square Park.
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USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College to host ‘Creative Health 3!’ on Saturday, Oct. 15

USM's Lewiston-Auburn College will host the 3rd Annual Creative Health Conference titled "Creative Health 3!" on Saturday, Oct. 15.
Kristin Chenoweth performs with USM musical theater students

USM students perform with Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth

USM's own Musical Theater students performed with Broadway and TV star Kristin Chenoweth to a packed theater at Merrill Auditorium. The star praised them on her Twitter account, saying they were "amazing!"
Photo of USM President Glenn Cummings speaking with Rebecca Nisetich, Director of the USM Honors Program, and Honors students Leah Dell and Fazil Shaikh during the October episode of the USM Update

Replay: 'The USM Update' 10/3/2016

Catch a replay of the October episode of "The USM Update," featuring the USM Honors Program, the Department of Engineering and the Ci2 Lab.

Press Herald features work of USM's Maine Regulatory Training and Ethics Center

The Portland Press Herald highlighted USM's work to help companies overcome regulations that sometimes prevent Maine goods to be exported.