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Reza Jalali exhibition on ‘New Mainers’ featured in area newspapers

Reza Jalali, coordinator of multicultural student affairs at the University of Southern Maine, was recently quoted in a Portland Press Herald story on an exhibit highlighting the personal stories of immigration through photography. The work also drew notice in the Bangor Daily News and a feature story in The Forecaster.

President Cummings and student Victoria Schalk featured Tuesday morning on Z105.5

Lewiston-Auburn radio station Z105.5 featured USM President Glenn Cummings and student Victoria Schalk in a morning interview Tuesday with DJ Matty B.

USM artist-in-residence leads local immigrant and refugee teens to create unique art

USM visiting artist Natasha Mayers has led Immigrant and refugee teens from the Portland Public Schools to paint buoys depicting the flags of 40 countries.

State of Maine report commends USM’s Veterans Services office

The work of USM's Veterans Services office was praised in a recent report by the State of Maine calling for the expansion and revamping of Maine's Bureau of Veterans Services.

Muskie School’s Joseph McDonnell discusses Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy in Portland Press Herald op-ed

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Joseph McDonnell, professor of Public Policy and Management in the Muskie School of Public Service, reflected on the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a Portland Press Herald op-ed.

New Vice President for Advancement and President of the USM Foundation George Campbell interviewed in Keep ME Current

Find out what George N. Campbell, University of Southern Maine’s new vice president thinks about advancement featured in Keep ME Current.

Maine's own 'Punxsutawney Phil' Sleeps Through Groundhog Day, says USM Professor

Maine's groundhogs will likely sleep in for their own Feb. 2 holiday, waking instead around Valentine's Day with desire for a mate, says expert Christine Maher, a USM professor of biology.

USM Huskies athletic teams ‘Think Pink’ and support veterans this weekend

USM basketball and track teams are ‘Thinking Pink’ in an effort to raise funds for cancer research and the women's ice hockey team is supporting veterans through the Wounded Warrior project. USM takes pride in hosting these student-athlete annual charitable events because they are an important philanthropy opportunity that gives us a chance to give back to our community.

USM Athletic Training Student Leah Dell wins quiz bowl, earns scholarship at Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association conference

The other prize? The quiz bowl victory assures her a place in the National Athletic Trainers' Association student quiz bowl as the representative for District One of the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association.

VIDEO: USM Art alum Justin Levesque ’10 explores Maine’s growing partnership with Iceland through photography, podcast

Learn about the ICELANDx207 project from Levesque and get behind-the-scenes access into his workspace. Plus, hear how the whole idea was possible thanks to the lessons he learned and the connections he made from attending USM.