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H.S. students from Portland create videos at USM's Communication & Media Studies Production Center

'Gateway to Opportunity' sparks learning and discovery for 22 Portland high schoolers

The summertime "Gateway to Opportunity" program gathered 22 high schoolers from Portland. During their eight weeks together, and working with USM students, faculty and staff, the groups of rising juniors and seniors were encouraged to find stories in their own neighborhoods and organizations.
USM’s Southworth Planetarium manager, Edward Gleason

USM’s Southworth Planetarium manager, Edward Gleason discussed news from ‘out of this world’ on MPBN

USM’s Southworth Planetarium manager, Edward Gleason was featured by on MPBN’s Maine calling discussing the latest news from inside our galaxy and beyond.

USM and SMCC strengthen partnership with new agreements, including a streamlined transfer process

The presidents of the University of Southern Maine and Southern Maine Community College announced Thursday that they have forged a stronger partnership to benefit students at both institutions, Highlighting a series of new initiatives is Connected Pathways, which will allow SMCC students in selected programs to seamlessly transfer to USM after receiving their associate degrees.

Cruz begins work as USM's first assistant dean for diversity and inclusion

Mariana Cruz, USM's first assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, wants to help her new school become the "University of Everyone."
Photo of the USM Art Gallery building in Gorham

USM Art Galleries announce Fall 2016 exhibitions, lectures and events

USM Art Galleries are pleased to announce the start of the Fall 2016 season, beginning with the Aug. 29th debut of "Its Honor is Here Pledged: Broken Treaty Quilts" by Gina Adams, the first of two exhibits with Native American themes.

Statement regarding Friday's incident at Glickman Library

UPDATE 8/16: On Friday, an incident of harassment was reported in the Glickman Library. This was reported to USM Public Safety and the Dean of Students Office is responding.

USM playing to strengths in fourth year of $1.64 million Title III grant

In its first three years, the program has awarded small grants to more than 140 faculty while funding Strengths testing for more than 2,000 students, faculty and staff.
School of Nursing Accelerated Class of 2015

School of Nursing to honor student accomplishments at symposium, Accelerated Program pinning ceremony

On Thursday, Aug. 18, students will share their work with the community at the annual Capstone and Graduate Symposium poster presentation. The following evening, the School of Nursing will graduate its Accelerated Program class of 2016.

David Hughes '99 to compete for US sailing team at Rio Olympics

Hughes will compete for the U.S. sailing team in Rio, along with sailing partner Stuart McNay, in the 470 class -- a two-person dinghy. These will be the first games for Hughes as a competitor, but not his first go-around with U.S. Sailing.

Poulos '16 to lead recovery effort at University of North Texas

Christopher Poulos '16 will take his efforts to aid people in recovery to Texas. The recent graduate of the University of Maine School of Law has been named the executive director of the Life of Purpose Treatment, a facility at the University of North Texas.