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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.
Photo of USM graduate Zahra Abu being sworn in as a member of the Portland Police Department. Photo courtesy of the Portland Press Herald
Zahra Abu ‘15 made history last week when she was officially sworn in as a member of the Portland Police department. And according to her family, Abu is only the second Somali police officer in the United States.
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The University of Southern Maine has been recognized as one of the top 25 Military Friendly public universities in the country for its work to help veterans succeed.
Photo of cover of book Windscapes: A Global Perspective on Wind Power, co-authored by USMs Firooza Pavri
USM Muskie School of Public Service and Geography Professor Firooza Pavri and co-authors James Aber and Susan Aber just completed their second book, "Windscapes: A Global Perspective on Wind Power"


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