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USM’s Geography-Anthropology Student Association appeared in WCSH-TV show “207”

Members of USM's Geography-Anthropology Student Association were guests on the WCSH-TV show "207" for their work in making stone tools.

Osher Map Library featured in “Humanities” magazine

The Spring 2016 issue of the "Humanities: The Magazine of the National Endowment of the Humanities," features USM's Osher Map Library.

USM hails turnaround. Admissions numbers substantially up and budget balanced for first time in years

With USM's new student enrollment up by 19% and the budget balanced without outside help for the first time in four years, President Glenn Cummings announced today that USM has achieved a remarkable turnaround.

Jenkins interviewed on Z105.5 'Breakfast Club'

Dan Jenkins, the director USM's Leadership Studies Program, was interviewed May 26 on the Z105.5 morning radio show, "The Breakfast Club."

Student returns from United Nations internship with practical experience for Maine Model UN

A year before Joshua Dodge served as the Secretary General of the Maine Model United Nations — helping more than 500 high schoolers understand the U.N. path toward diplomacy and peace — the USM student learned from the source. For a semester, Dodge served as an intern with the U.S. Department of State, working from an office across the street from the U.N.'s landmark headquarters in Manhattan.

UMF and USM offer new collaborative degree program for expedited 5 year masters in counseling or social work

The Psychology-Counseling 3+2 Program (B.A. to M.S.) and Psychology-Social Work 3+2 Program (B.A. to M.S.W.) will help students graduate a year ahead of time and reduce their college costs while preparing them for a professional career where they can help meet Maine's growing mental health needs.

USM Planetarium's Ed Gleason interviewed about falling meteor captured on video

Falling meteor lights up the sky in Maine, attracting global attention. USM Planetarium manager Ed Gleason describes what occurred in several media interviews.

USM Osher Map Library’s copy of rare 15th c. letter describing Columbus’ journey to the ‘New World’ featured in the media

USM students and the public can view one of the rare 1494 printed copies of Christopher Columbus' letter describing his voyage to the "New World." It is one of only two copies in the northeastern U.S. and only one of 80 in existence worldwide, and it is part of the collection of The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education at USM.

USM offers summer camps for youth in music, sports and a new STEM camp in energy and sustainability

This summer, the University of Southern Maine offers several summer camps for all ages, including a STEM camp, music and theater camps, and sports camps.

Innovative student research, faculty collaboration highlight Thinking Matters 2016

Abromson Hall echoed with the sound of excitement on April 22 as students from all disciplines and departments presented their innovative and creative capstone posters and oral presentations at Thinking Matters 2016.