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USM School of Music hosts statewide Strings Roundtable

On September 29th, the USM School of Music hosted a statewide Strings Roundtable, the second such meeting in which “string stakeholders” (performers, educators, administrators and teachers) in the state of Maine come together to share thoughts, ideas and experiences of engaging and educating Maine youth in strings education and performance. The meeting— organized by the Maine Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) in collaboration with USM Music professor, Robert Lehmann, director of string studies and orchestral activities, and artistic coordinator of the Portland Youth Ensembles—focused primarily on creating, fostering and sustaining strings programs in Maine public schools.

USM student leading Maine State Ballet’s “The Little Mermaid”

Veronica Druchniak spends her days studying math and physics. At night, she dances. The 21-year-old math major from Standish serves as one of Maine State Ballet's principal dancers. And when the curtain rose Oct. 7 on ""The Little Mermaid," she was the title character.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (book cover)

USM to host “Descendants of Henrietta Lacks” bioethics lecture Oct. 13

USM will host a lecture featuring the descendants of Henrietta Lacks as they explore ethics, race, and the commercialization of human tissue on Oct. 13.
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Department of Theatre's season opener ‘Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom’ receives high praise from the Portland Phoenix and more

The USM Department of Theatre opened their 2017-2018 season on the Main Stage at Russell Hall with the comic and disturbing modern horror story “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom,” which runs through October 8.
Tammy Bickmore, director of USM’s Master of Occupational Therapy program, says the program is growing every year.

Occupational therapy: Changing lives


USM’s Master of Occupational Therapy program is growing to meet the demands of the marketplace.

USM alumna interviewed by Portland Press Herald on internships leading to employment

USM graduate Emily Donovan was interviewed by Portland Press Herald on how internships can turn into a full-time positions.

USM alumna inducted into Fryeburg Academy's Hall of Excellence

USM alumna Margie Smith Record will be among the inductees in the Fryeburg Academy's Hall of Excellence, according to a story in the Conway Daily Sun.

USM professor interviewed by Portland Press Herald on obstetrics in rural hospitals

USM's Andrew Coburn was interviewed by the Portland Press Herald about the decline of Maine's rural obstetrics.
University of Maine School of Law professor Dimitry Bam

University of Maine School of Law professor wrote opinion piece on US judicial courts

Dmitry Bam, a professor at the University of Maine School of Law, shared his view on the presidential nominations of the US judiciary in a recently published Portland Press Herald opinion piece.
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Author and Walgreens exec shares stories of kindness and generosity

Author and Walgreens executive Steve Pemberton helped launch USM's $15 million Promise Scholars initiative by sharing stories of kindness and generosity, cherished moments for an orphaned boy who was often neglected and discarded.

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