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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.

Muskie School students help shape plan for Portland's India Street neighborhood

Students from USM's Muskie School of Public Service helped shape a plan that may define one of Portland's neighborhoods for decades to come.

President Cummings, USM represented on Portland Monthly’s 10 most intriguing list

The president of the University of Southern Maine and a USM alum are among the 10 most intriguing individuals in the state of Maine for 2015, according to one publication.

George Campbell Joins USM as New VP for Advancement, President and CEO of the USM Foundation

President Glenn Cummings announced today the appointment of George Campbell as USM’s Vice President for Advancement and President and CEO of the USM Foundation.

USM delegation builds relationships and explores collaborative partnerships in Iceland

Led by President Glenn Cummings, a group of USM faculty and expert staff joined a larger delegation from Maine in attending the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, and met with their academic counterparts at two universities, as well as business entrepreneurs. From connections made, USM has begun exciting new partnerships that will expand workforce opportunities, cultural exchange, and economic development for our students and all of Maine.

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