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Michael Hillard, Food Studies Program executive director

USM celebrated new Food Studies Program with well-attended launch event

On Tuesday, March 21, USM's new Food Studies Program celebrated with an official program launch event at the Glickman Family Library.

Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts hosts bookbinding lecture presented by Bodley’s Librarian at University of Oxford

On Wednesday, April 5 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., the Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts will present the lecture “Bound to be together: Gray Parrot, Leonard Baskin and the Gehenna Press,” presented by Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian at the University of Oxford, England. The lecture will take place in the University Events Room on the 7th floor of the Glickman Family Library in Portland. The event is free and open to the public.
propaganda poster from WWI

Osher Map Library to celebrate new exhibition “To Conquer or Submit? America views the Great War” 100 years after U.S. involvement in WWI

On Thursday, March 30 from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., the Osher Map Library will celebrate the opening of a new exhibition of World War I maps and propaganda in recognition of the 100 year anniversary of America’s entry into the war in March of 1917. A special lecture by Holly Korda titled "Knitting for Victory in WWI: How the Red Cross Mobilized the Nation to Knit and Helped Win the War" will take place at 6 p.m.
Photo of the cast of "Pump Boys & Dinettes", courtesy of the Portland Press Herald

USM Alumni perform in Biddeford City Theater's 'Pump Boys and Dinettes'

Two USM School of Music alumni, Sarah Sturdivant, ‘03 and Kevin Smith, ‘05 are featured in "Pump Boys & Dinettes" at the Biddeford City Theater.

USM Free Press earns three national awards

USM's longtime student newspaper, The Free Press, was honored March 14 with awards for design and overall quality by the College Media Association in New York City.
Stock image of a digital padlock on top of computer code

USM's Edward Sihler discusses recent CIA breach on WZON radio

In the interview, Sihler discussed the recent publishing of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents by WikiLeaks.
image of the two presidents signing the agreement

USM signs agreement to expand relationship with Iceland’s Reykjavik University

USM President Glenn Cummings and Ari Kristinn Jónsson, the president of Iceland's Reykjavik University, have signed an agreement aimed at expanding the relationship between the two schools and providing more opportunities for student and faculty exchanges.
USM Chamber Singers

USM Chamber Singers, music students, faculty selected to present and perform at 2017 Eastern Division Conference

The USM School of Music will be well-represented at this year’s Eastern Division Conference. The USM Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Nicolás Dosman, have been selected to perform at the 55th National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Eastern Division Conference from April 5-8 in Atlantic City, NJ. School of Music faculty Dr. Michele Kaschub has also been selected to present eight workshops at the conference, three of which will prominently feature undergraduate students at USM.
photo from the job fair

USM hosts 2017 Job Fair

Over 100 employers and 650 students, alumni, and community members gathered in the Sullivan Gym for USM's annual Job Fair. Employers in a large variety of sizes and fields came March 2nd to make connections for internships, full and part-time work positions or just to network. These included cPort Credit Union, WEX, Hannaford, Hot 104.7, St. Mary's Health System and Time Warner Cable.
cover of "Unsealed Fate" report

USM’s Muskie School releases ‘Unsealed Fate,’ first in-depth report on Maine’s Juvenile Records System

Researchers found that individuals with juvenile records face barriers in applying for jobs and professional licenses, enrolling in the military, accessing housing and securing other financial supports. In addition, their report finds that juvenile records often lead to harsher adult sentencing and that individuals with records experience marginalization and stigmatization.