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Award-winning journalist David Brancaccio to deliver 2017 Commencement Address at USM
The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce that award-winning journalist David Brancaccio will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Commencement Ceremony. Honorary degrees will be conferred upon both Brancaccio and Mary L. Bonauto, who successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in the historic case Obergefell v. Hodges, establishing the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide.
Student Veterans of America aim spotlight on USM's Husky Veterans
Efforts to help veterans achieve and excel at the University of Southern Maine earned both honors from the nationwide Student Veterans of America and a meet-and-greet with former Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald.
WMPG hosts 2017 national Homelessness Marathon Radio and Video Broadcast
WMPG, Southern Maine's Community Radio at the University of Southern Maine, is hosting the 19th Annual Homelessness Marathon Radio Broadcast on January 19, airing from 7-11 p.m., EST, with other stations nationwide.
USM Food Studies Program launch event POSTPONED until March 21
The University of Southern Maine will celebrate its new Food Studies Program with a Feb. 9 launch on the Portland Campus. Speaking at the 5 p.m. celebration are USM President Glenn Cummings; Michael Hillard, the new program's executive director; Kristin Reynolds, a visiting scholar to USM and the co-author of "Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City;" and Kristen Miale, president of Good Shepherd Food Bank. The event will take place in the University Events Room on the 7th floor of the Glickman Library.
USM School of Music Announces Spring 2017 Concert Season
The USM School of Music has announced its spring calendar including a full slate of diverse performances featuring faculty-led student ensembles, faculty concerts, USM’s quadrennial opera, the world premiere of an interdisciplinary collaboration, an award-winning visiting artist’s concerto premiere with the USM Concert Band and more.
Portland artist Clint Fulkerson opens USM Art Department and Galleries’ spring 2017 season with “Fluid Geometry” exhibit, new mural in Portland
Beginning on January 17, the USM Art Department and Galleries will present the exhibition “Fluid Geometry” by prolific Portland-based mixed media artist Clint Fulkerson. Fulkerson is currently creating a new mural on the wall of the USM AREA Gallery in Portland, and will also exhibit 15 paintings based on intricate compositions of repeating geometric shapes.
USM’s Muskie School of Public Service awarded a $233,000 grant to study cost-of-health-care pilot program
USM's Muskie School of Public Service in partnership with Maine Quality Counts and the Maine Health Data Organization has been awarded a $233,000 one year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine new ways of informing patients about the cost of their health care
USM's Osher Map Library highlighted in 'Best Maps of 2016'
A just-published list of best maps by National Geographic includes digitized antique globes at USM's Osher Map Library. The university joins the Swiss national mapping agency, the Central Intelligence Agency and a dozen others to be highlighted among "The Best Maps of 2016."
USM Nursing and Tourism students' trip to Cuba featured in the Portland Press Herald
On December 27, the Portland Press Herald reported on USM's winter session trip to Cuba. Students and faculty from both the Nursing and Tourism and Hospitality programs took part in the first-of-its-kind trip in hopes of learning more about the recently opened nation’s tourism and healthcare industries.
USM Art Department and Gallery announce exhibitions and programs for winter and spring 2017
The USM Art Department and galleries will present two exhibitions this spring showcasing the work of prolific mixed media artist Clint Fulkerson, as well as the creative work of Maine Art Education Association members, who teach in Maine’s public and private schools and universities. USM student exhibitions will include the Student Juried Exhibition, USM Juried Student Selected Works and BFA and BA exhibits.