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Andrew Seligsohn

Democracy, civic action center of lecture at USM

USM has partnered with Campus Compact in signing a Civic Action Plan to begin implementing social change.

Law professor wrote opinion column in the Sun Journal on suing big banks

University of Maine School of Law professor Lois Lupica wrote an opinion piece in the Sun Journal about big banks’ efforts to repeal the consumer’s right to sue.
Draper Hunt from WCSH-TV

USM's Draper Hunt talks about Hannibal Hamlin with WCSH-TV's Bill Green

Draper Hunt, a professor emeritus of History from USM, talked about Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin, with Bill Green of WCSH-TV.
Portrait of Andrew Coburn

Coburn co-authors health care warning in Portland Press Herald

USM’s Andrew Coburn says health care reductions in small Maine towns such as Calais, Jackman and Blue Hill will worsen unless work is done at the state level to reconfigure health delivery to rural areas.

USM researcher quoted on Question 2 by Foster's Daily Democrat

USM researcher Elizabeth Kilbreth's study on Medicaid expansion was used by Dover, New Hampshire's Foster's Daily Democrat concerning Question 2 on Maine's November ballot.
Brian Purnell

Award-winning author to speak about 'The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North' at USM's 2nd annual W. E. B. Du Bois lecture event Nov. 6

USM will host the 2nd Annual W. E. B. Du Bois lecture on Race and Democracy examining "The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North: Race and Participatory Democracy North of the Mason Dixon Line" with speaker Brian Purnell.
Image of Robert Lehmann

USM duo Robert and Kimberly Lehmann earned praise from Portland Press Herald reviewer for string recital

USM Violinist Robert Lehmann and his wife, violist Kimberly Lehmann, earned praise from Portland Press Herald reviewer Allan Kozinn for their recent recital at Portland's First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church.
Twelfth Night rehearsal

Department of Theatre continues performance season exploring theme of ‘Identity’ with Shakespeare’s 'Twelfth Night'

The Department of Theatre at the University of Southern Maine will continue its year-long exploration of the theme of ‘identity’ with “Twelfth Night (or What You Will),” by William Shakespeare. Performances will run from November 10 through November 19 on the Main Stage at Russell Hall on the Gorham campus.
Dr. Michael "Micky" Collins '91

Internationally renowned expert in sports-related concussions to give talk on evidence-based advances in concussion management at USM

The University of Southern Maine’s Corporate Partners will welcome Dr. Michael “Micky” Collins ‘91 back to campus on November 30 for “Beyond the Fear: The Truth about Sports-related Concussions,” a presentation on how evidence-based advances in the clinical management of concussions are helping athletes of all ages.
USM's Vocal Jazz Ensemble

November at the School of Music features tribute to Bernstein and JFK, orchestral, jazz, chamber music and seasonal favorites

The fall semester is in full swing at the University of Southern Maine School of Music. The month of November will feature a variety of concerts showcasing the School’s faculty-led student ensembles, faculty concerts and seasonal favorites.