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Photo of James E. Rothman, 2013 Nobel Laureate
Professor James E. Rothman, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, will present a lecture at the University of Southern Maine on Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in Hannaford Hall at the Abromson Center on the Portland campus.
Photo of USM's Steve Sweeney and Tyler Kidder accepting the 2014 WasteWise award for College/University Partner of the Year award in Boston with EPA staffers and fellow winners
As the world celebrates Earth Week, USM celebrates receiving the EPA's 2014 WasteWise award for College/University Partner of the Year. In addition, USM is hosting several events throughout the week, including on Earth Day (4/22), a talk with Lisa Pohlman, Executive Director of the Natural Resource Council of Maine and an event honoring Mother Earth with Native American food, storytelling, drumming and more.
Photo of Provost Joseph McDonnell Sino-American International Research Forum
The University of Southern Maine is co-hosting the Sino-American International Research Forum with the National Association for African American Studies on April 20 - 21, 2015 in USM’s Abromson Building on the Portland Campus. The event is free and open to the public. 32 research faculty, 9 students and 10 visiting faculty from Guangxi Normal University will present their research.
Photo of 2015 EqualityMaine Partners in Equality award awarded to USM
The USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity has received EqualityMaine’s 2015 Partners in Equality Award, which recognizes outstanding work and collaboration by a coalition partner organization.
Photo of Alternative Spring Break students in front of Sarah's House of Baltimore
Instead of spending spring break vacationing in a warmer climate or visiting family, a group of University of Southern Maine students decided to use their week off to do some good for some people in need in Baltimore, Maryland.
Photo of Trish Knight, USM graduate student and SMART Lab instructor, and Phoebe Brown, student at the SMART Learning Lab
The SMART Learning Lab provides free and low-cost after-school tutoring for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Learn about what the program is doing for its students and the USM graduate students who serve as instructors.
Muskie School of Public Service - Wishcamper building lobby
As part of the evolution in the Muskie School of Public Service - the new Master's in Policy, Planning, and Management (MPPM) prepares graduates for leadership roles in government, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector by developing a strong, multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge in the fields of policy, planning and management. As part of the University of Southern Maine’s Metropolitan University initiative, the program also encourages students to interact with their surrounding community, through various forms of engagement.
Southern Maine Huskies Logo
It was an exciting and successful weekend for University of Southern Maine athletics as a group of 9 student-athletes earned academic and athletic accolades.
Photo of Reza Jalali, Coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs
Reza Jalali, Coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs, was featured on WCSH-TV's "207" to promote his play, "The Poets and the Assassin."
Photo of USM student Greg Johnson and USM student Camden Ege leading the Summit Project march
The University of Southern Maine recently teamed up with the Summit Project, an organization that honors Maine's fallen service members, to help preserve the memories of those who gave their lives in the line of duty.


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