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From L-R: Omar Andrews, Mary Swanson, Kelsey Earley, and Rudy Da Rocha.

Husky Vets take second at annual SVA business competition

Four of USM's Husky Vets have taken home the silver trophy at the Student Veterans of America's National Business Plan Competition.
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USM’s Ronald Schmidt talks about shutdown on WMTW-TV

Ronald Schmidt, an associate professor of political science at the University of Southern Maine, was interviewed by WMTW-TV about how Congressional partisanship lead to the Jan. 19th government shutdown.

Reza Jalali’s “The Poets and the Assasin” to be performed at USM on Feb. 14

A new five-act play, “The Poet and the Assassin,” written by Reza Jalali of the University of Southern Maine’s Honors Program offers historic and contemporary insight into the situation of women in Iran, a society shrouded in mystery.

USM School of Music announces Spring 2018 season, opening with Valentine’s concert by Lantz and Kargul

The USM School of Music announced its full lineup of performances and events for the spring semester, including the popular Faculty Concert Series, a production of the musical “A Man of No Importance,” a music education workshop led by world-renowned educator and clinician Dr. Alice Hammel, the 3rd Annual Big Band Ballroom Bash and the Maine premiere of Stephen Edwards’ choral masterwork, “Requiem for My Mother.”
Matthew Araujo ’15

Engineering Maine's workforce: Matthew Araujo ’15

The engineering program at USM is responding to the growing need for engineers in Maine and proving its graduates are ready for the challenge and to enter Maine's workforce.

USM Art Department and Galleries present Beehive Design Collective exhibition, announce spring 2018 season

The University of Southern Maine's Art Department and Galleries will kick off their spring 2018 season of exhibitions and programs with "Cross Pollinating the Grassroots: Works of the Beehive Design Collective" at USM's AREA Gallery on the Portland campus on January 22.
A T-rex beckons to a crowd in Monument Square on Jan. 20, 2018

Alum-organized dinosaur event roars through downtown Portland

An event consisting of more three dozen T. rex costume-clad individuals in Monument Square on Jan. 20 was organized by two USM alumnae.

Interactive show exploring memories opens Thursday at USM Art Gallery

The University of Southern Maine Art Gallery examines memories — where they come from and what ignites them — in a new alumni exhibit opening on Thursday, Jan. 25. It's titled, "Recollections: Stolen Dreams, Plundered Memories." An opening reception is scheduled for Feb. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. with a talk scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
USM professor Flynn Ross

Professor's opinion piece addresses changes to teacher certification

USM School of Education professor Flynn Ross wrote an opinion piece in the Bangor Daily News about the impact that changes to teacher certification will have in Maine.
Artist Natasha Mayers hanging buoys

Artist Natasha Mayers hanging buoys in USM's Woodbury Campus Center

In all there are more than 75 different buoys, each painted in the flag of the participant's home: from the U.S. and Canada to Somalia and Israel.