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USM to host college fair Sept. 27 in Gorham

USM's Office of Admissions will host a college fair Sept. 27 in Gorham, gathering representatives from more than 160 colleges and universities.
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Merasi to share unique Indian music Sept. 29 at USM's Hannaford Hall

Merasi — following musical traditions begun along the trade routes of desert India and performed for maharajas — will take the stage Sept. 29 at the University of Southern Maine.
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Media covers USM plans for new food studies program

USM plans for a new food studies program — including new faculty and paid internships — has drawn media attention.
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Actress Molly Ringwald meets students on the Gorham campus

Molly Ringwald, the star of 1980's movies "The Breakfast Club" and "Pretty in Pink," chatted and took photos with several dozen USM students on the Gorham campus on Sept. 13.
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Patient safety leaders honored with 2016 Rising Tide Awards

The annual Maine Patient Safety Academy -- a University of Southern Maine-led event to help workers in Maine hospitals, nursing homes and physician practices keep their patients safe -- honored three exceptional workers with the 2016 Rising Tide Awards.
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USM hosting series of events on Maine's role in the Arctic region

This September and October, the University of Southern Maine is hosting numerous events relating to Maine's growing engagement in the Arctic region and surrounding the U.S. State Department's selection of Portland as host for the Senior Arctic Officials Meeting of the Arctic Council (being held Oct. 4 to 6). These events, being held at each of USM's campuses aim to educate and enlighten.
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USM’s Department of Theatre announces its 2016-2017 season

The University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre is announcing its 2016-2017 season, a collection of five productions ranging in style and content from the lyricism of Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood" and the whimsy of Julia Cho's "The Language Archive" to the power of "Dance USM" and the wit of the Shakespeare-based opera, "The Merry Wives of Windsor." The season will conclude with a special theatre, music and visual art collaboration, "Molded By the Flow," that will hold opening nights in both Lewiston and Gorham.
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Replay: 'The USM Update' 9/5/2016

Nancy Griffin, Vice President for Enrollment Management, discusses some of the university's successes over the last calendar year, catch up with a graduate of the Sport Management program who is thriving in the big leagues, plus the sights and sounds of Welcome Weekend 2016.
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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.
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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.