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Board of trustees applauds innovation of USM's proposed international school

The first-ever such school to be established in Maine, USM's International Early College would offer international high school juniors and seniors a two-year educational experience where they would take actual USM college courses to complete their high school diplomas.

Documentary "Penobscot: Ancestral River, Contested Territory" hosted by USM Office of Multicultural Affairs

A documentary about the Penobscot Nation, its namesake river and its dispute with the State of Maine over the river's control will be highlighted in a public screening and discussion Wednesday.

Tupper publishes op-ed on patient safety and burnout in healthcare workforce

According to Dr. Judith Tupper, a pat on the back can go a long way to helping the stress level, and in turn, the overall performance of a worker in the healthcare field.

USM Students explore Gothic shock with visit to Body Worlds exhibit at Portland Science Center

USM Student Emma Cooper stood over a glass case and marveled at the sight inside. A human leg -- a real left leg with its muscle and tendons, bones and digits -- lay skinless and exposed.

Osher Map Library 20th anniversary Map Masterpiece Exhibition features rare maps and guest curators from Maine's own luminaries

The Osher Map Library celebrates its 20th year with an engaging exhibit highlighting masterpieces from OML collections, ranging from the first modern printed map in 1475 to superb examples of woodcut, copperplate, and lithographic map printing from the 15th through the 19th centuries. The exhibit is guest curated by some of Maine's very own luminaries, including renowned authors Susan Minot and Monica Wood as well as Senator Angus King, Senator Susan Collins and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, among others.

USM honors veterans’ in-uniform education with credits toward degrees

Studies completed aboard Navy ships, beneath the roofs of Army tents or inside Air Force hangars are earning new respect at the University of Southern Maine, where a growing number of programs are awarding academic credit to veterans for instruction they received while serving in the US military.

USM’s new leadership team, approach featured in Portland Press Herald

President Glenn Cummings and Provost Jeannine Uzzi mention there is still hard work to be done, but paint a picture of a calming horizon with a new leadership team in place in a recent interview with the Portland Press Herald.

Artists and athletes partner to present first-ever 'Big Band Ballroom Bash' Nov. 21

The USM Big Band Ballroom Bash is a community dance, open to everyone, those who have been dancing for years, and those hoping to learn. It's not just for students, or faculty, or staff, members of the local communities or dancers or lovers of jazz.

Peck and Jalali pen op-ed on religious cooperation in advance of Nov. 10 event

Abraham Peck, professor of history, and Reza Jalali, coordinator of the USM Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, published an op-ed in the Nov. 7 edition of the Portland Press Herald on the 50-year anniversary of an historic religious proclamation that will be the topic of conversation at a Nov. 10 event at USM.

Four USM Youth Instrumental Ensembles to headline Merrill Auditorium concert on Nov. 12

Nearly 250 young people from across southern and central Maine -- members of the USM Youth Instrumental Ensembles -- will perform Nov. 12 at Portland's Merrill Auditorium.

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