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USM Winter is Coming

Winter’s Coming – time to review USM’s Snow Closing policy

As we head into winter - please visit to either sign up for the USM ALERT system or to ensure that your account is still active. The details of USM’s snow closing policy are listed online (including the bus schedule).
USM Update December 2017

Replay: 'The USM Update' December 4, 2017

In this episode of "The USM Update," President Glenn Cummings welcomes guests to talk about exciting new research in aquaponics and USM's School of Business, as he extends his greetings for the holiday season while introducing music the sounds of USM's School of Music Chamber Singers.
Dr. Richard Bilodeau

The ICE Minor: Fueling Innovation in Southern Maine

The minor in Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE), now in its third year, seeks to expose USM students to the science behind creativity, tools they can use to train their brains and the fundamentals of entrepreneurship.
Students studying aquaponics in Bailey Hall

From Tank to Table: Aquaponics Research at USM

USM's Environmental Science and Policy students have spent the fall semester studying aquaponics, a system that combines conventional aquaculture with hydroponics.
artwork for the 27th annual "Home for the Holidays" gala

USM School of Music returns ‘Home’ for 27th annual scholarship gala

The USM School of Music returned home to the historic Corthell Concert Hall for its 27th year to celebrate its students at the "Home for the Holidays" scholarship gala on December 1.
STEM sister logo

USM initiative, STEM Sisters, encouraging local young girls to pursue science and math

The Forecaster features a new University of Southern Maine initiative aiming to help young girls in the Greater Portland area join a growing network interested in science, technology, engineering and math.
Michael "Micky" Collins, Ph.D.

Renowned concussion expert says USM made him a better researcher and clinician

Michael "Micky" Collins, Ph.D. — a leading, international voice in the treatment of people with concussions — says his years at the University of Southern Maine made him a better researcher and an empathetic clinician.
Food at Feed Hope

USM Voices: Hunger Banquet teaches all to be thankful

A student's perspective on USM's Feed Hope Hunger Banquet.
Glenn Cummings

Happy Thanksgiving from USM President Glenn Cummings

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings would like to wish all members of the USM community a safe, Happy Thanksgiving.
19 Chamberlain Ave., Craigslist photo

Houses now available for rent next to USM

Looking for an apartment? Several houses next to USM's Portland campus are now available for rent.