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History professor Libby Bischof’s latest book receives positive review from Portland Press Herald

After its recent release, the Portland Press Herald declares the latest offering co-authored by Libby Bischof, associate professor of History at USM, "a necessary book for all Maine libraries concerned with the arts."

USM Professor Ira Levine awarded prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Chair

Only hours after USM awarded Professor Ira Levine a year-long sabbatical, the U.S. Department of State awarded him with the biggest prize of his career.

Pittsburgh Opera to present world premiere of USM resident composer Daniel Sonenberg's "The Summer King"

USM’s own resident composer and music professor Daniel Sonenberg’s opera “The Summer King” will make its debut on a national stage and its staged world premiere with the Pittsburgh Opera in their upcoming 2016-17 season.

For Presidents’ Day, Muskie School’s Joseph McDonnell discusses President Lincoln’s legacy in Bangor Daily News op-ed

Joseph McDonnell, professor in Muskie School of Public Service, reminds readers in a recent Bangor Daily News op-ed that Presidents’ Day is an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by the Founding Fathers as well as those who came after who helped preserve freedom and equality in the United States.

Former Muskie School Director of Disability and Aging Julie Fralich speaks with MPBN on the urgent challenges of Maine’s aging population

What is happening to Maine's aging population? Julie Fralich, former director of the Program on Disability and Aging at the Cutler Institute of the Muskie School speaks to MPBN on the urgent challenges Maine’s aging population is facing. Focusing on how Maine is working to counteract the issues by shifting toward more residential care and advanced technology use.

USM observes Black History Month with appearances by activist-speaker, Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.

Success in the 21st Century demands that people learn and practice diversity skills, nationally renowned speaker Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. recently told USM audiences.

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.