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1971 Bangor Daily News Photo

Digital Humanities project leads to dramatic radio documentary for MPBN

Dramatic stories of a 1971 strike at a northern Maine paper mill — collected by USM professor Michael Hillard — serve as the centerpiece to a radio documentary titled, "Madawaska Rebellion." The hour-long program aired on Maine Public Radio on Labor Day.
Photo of taping of the first episode of the USM Update

USM to debut new cable-access program on CTN TV Sept. 5

"The USM Update", a monthly, half-hour program covering all things USM, will air on the first Monday of every month at 8:30 p.m. on CTN.

USM Corporate Partners to kickoff 2016-2017 season with millennial marketing guru Jeff Fromm

FutureCast President Jeff Fromm, a nationally known marketing consultant who specializes in reaching millennials, will be featured as USM Corporate Partners hold their 2016-2017 Season Kickoff Breakfast. The event is scheduled for Sept. 14 at 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at USM's Hannaford Hall. The venue is located at 88 Bedford Street, inside the Abromson Community Education Center on USM's Portland Campus.

USM School of Music Announces Fall 2016 Events

The USM School of Music has announced its fall calendar including a full slate of performances featuring chorales and ensembles, a musical, bands and a bash.

University of Southern Maine listed among nation’s top schools for adult learners

The nonprofit magazine Washington Monthly has named the University of Southern Maine as one of the top four-year schools in the country for adult learners. Its ranking — the first of its kind aimed at students age 25 an over — lists USM at #38. No other Maine school made the list.
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USM's Mechanical Engineering Program earns ABET Accreditation

The University of Southern Maine's mechanical engineering program has earned the seal of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Professor Lucille Benedict

USM chemistry students' work as analysts for Maine beer industry drawing more attention

USM's work to give chemistry students real world experience as analysts and chemical testers for Maine's growing beer industry is once again earning attention. The program was recently featured in the Portland Press Herald and on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition."
USM President Glenn Cummings

USM President Glenn Cummings kicks off 2016-2017 year with optimism and initiatives

Glenn Cummings began his second year as the University of Southern Maine's president with a flurry of announcements including climbing enrollment, a new signed agreement with Iceland's Reykjavik University and a $500,000 gift to provide scholarships for nursing students. The announcements headlined USM's annual Opening Breakfast Thursday on the Gorham Campus with more than 500 of the school's faculty and staff.
Dean of Students David McKenzie

USM welcomes new Dean of Students David McKenzie

New interim Dean of Students David McKenzie returns to his hometown of Portland in taking on this new role. He brings nearly twenty-five years as a higher education professional at the community college, comprehensive and research university level, including most recently at the California State University system.
Reza Jalali, USM Multicultural Center coordinator, in Portland

Multicultural Center's Reza Jalali featured in MPBN interview about Muslims in Maine

Recently named one of "50 Mainers charting the state's future" by Maine Magazine, Reza Jalali, USM Multicultural Student Affairs coordinator, was interviewed by Maine Public Broadcasting about his work, including the history of Muslims in the United States, and in particular, Maine.