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Weekly Event Highlights

Here are just a few of the many events happening on USM's Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn campuses for the week, January 24 - 31, 2019.
Corporate Partners event

Join USM Corporate Partners and guest speakers for a sustainability panel discussion

People, Planet, Profit. That’s the focus of the next University of Southern Maine Corporate Partners panel discussion on Wednesday, January 23, 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m., at the Abromson Community Education Center on the Portland Campus.
Westbrook floating 'ice disk' courtesy of Maine Public

USM's Nakroshis talks Westbrook's floating 'ice disk' on Maine Public

USM Associate Professor of Physics Paul Nakroshis discusses the possible causes of a massive, floating "ice disk" that appeared earlier this week in the middle of the Presumpscot River in downtown Westbrook.

USM lessons helped alumni reach top of U.S. military

“USM exposed me to what was going on locally, nationally and internationally,” said Vice Adm. Michael Dumont. “I think that’s what piqued my interest for what was possible for me.”
Poet Cheryl Clarke

Weekly Event Highlights

Here are just a few of the many events happening on USM's Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn campuses for the week, January 17 - 24, 2019.

USM and Sodexo prepare $2 million renovation of Brooks Dining Hall

A $2 million dining hall renovation — including a health-and-wellness kiosk, expanded seating and a gas-fired brick oven — will open on the Gorham campus with the University of Southern Maine’s 2019-2020 school year.
Bates exhibition museum tour

Join USM Art Professor Jan Piribeck at Bates College Museum of Art, "Panel Discussion: Water and Sea Level Rise"

The work of University of Southern Maine professor of Art Jan Piribeck is part of the group show "Anthropocenic: Art About the Natural World in the Human Era" on display at Bates College Museum of Art in Lewiston through March 23, 2019. In conjunction with the exhibition, Piribeck, Maine artist Michel Droge, and Raj Saha, a lecturer at the Bates College Department of Geology, will host a panel discussion "Water and Sea Level Rise: Maine perspectives," on Wednesday, January 23.
Field Hockey

USM student-athletes make their academic mark

Continuing in a tradition of academic and athletic excellence, 31 Fall student-athletes at USM have been recognized by the Little East Conference for their outstanding academic achievements, earning them slots on the 2018 Little East Conference Fall All-Academic Team.
Megan Marino on Classical Singer Magazine cover

"Operatic Unicorn," USM music alumna Megan Marino shares her story in Classical Singer Magazine

USM School of Music alumna Megan Marino's journey has taken her from her studies here to the stages of impressive national and international opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera. She was recently featured on the cover of Classical Singer Magazine where she shares her story of how focus, discipline and perseverance can pay off in a big way.
USM Art Gallery Gorham

USM Art Department and Galleries announce Spring 2019 exhibitions, lectures and events

The University of Southern Maine’s Art Department and Galleries will kick off their spring 2019 season of exhibitions and programs on Tuesday, January 22 with photographer Smith Galtney’s exhibition, “My Primary Ghost,” at USM’s AREA Gallery on the Portland Campus, as well as a USM Faculty Exhibition at the Art Gallery on the Gorham Campus opening on Thursday, January 31.