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Reaching out for mementos and memories at the Franco Collection at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College

The Franco-American Collection has earned a $10,477 Common Heritage Grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities. It's specifically dedicated to preserving the military experiences and related cultural materials of Maine's Franco-American population.

USM Art Gallery's ‘Forging Affinities’ exhibition earns positive review from Portland Press Herald

A collaborative art exhibition featuring faculty from the University of Southern Maine "pushed boundaries" and was called one of the winter's "most interesting local exhibitions" in a recent review by the Portland Press Herald.

From Kombucha to Zombies, UROP symposium highlights USM undergrads’ research

Check out highlights from this year's UROP poster symposium where 13 USM student scholars presented their project research and experiences, with topics as widely varied as developing an exoskeleton for people with disabilities, to testing arsenic in Maine’s drinking water, to the study of Kombucha fermentation.

2016 Career Fair proves a success for USM students

2016 Career Fair proves a success for USM students, hear more about it from an engineering seniors perspective! Students and employers had an beneficial opportunity to meet in an informal setting and discuss potential employment and career possibilities at our annual job fair.

USM announces $1 million in gifts and funding for students to study abroad in Iceland

USM President Glenn Cummings announced plans March 3 to offer all incoming USM Honors students the opportunity to study in Iceland.

George Mitchell to deliver 2016 Commencement Address at USM

The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce that former Maine Senator George Mitchell will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 Commencement Ceremony.

USM presents the Maine premiere of 'REEFER MADNESS' March 11-20

Lust! Paranoia! Murder! Marijuana! Lock up your children... and your spouse --- REEFER MADNESS has descended upon us and this buzzworthy show will leave you with an emotional high!

USM announces partnership with Maine Brewers' Guild to supply on-going laboratory analysis and testing

The University of Southern Maine and the Maine Brewers' Guild announced a partnership Thursday aimed at helping the region's growing craft beer industry with analysis and testing by USM's Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Research Laboratory.

USM Professor Ronald Schmidt provides expertise for election season

Over the past several weeks, Schmidt has made the rounds in the media, sharing his expertise in American politics. And this Thursday, February 25, on USM's Portland campus, Schmidt will present an information session about the upcoming Maine Caucuses.

USM hosts 16th annual Maine Regional Science Bowl

About 100 high schoolers from across Maine competed at USM's Gorham campus Saturday in the annual Maine Regional Science Bowl.