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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.
Congratulations to the students named to the 2014 Fall Semester Dean's Lists!
Photo of David Flanagan, President of the University of Southern Maine
David Flanagan, President of the University of Southern Maine, will take part in this month's Eggs & Issues forum on Wednesday, March 4, discussing the "Creative Economy" and how it will be a part of our future.
Photo of the 2012 Maine Science Bowl Champions from Cape Elizabeth High School
More than 100 high school students will participate in the 15th annual Maine Science Bowl on Saturday, February 28 at 9 a.m. at the University of Southern Maine's Bailey Hall on the Gorham Campus.
Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards logo
143 student winners of 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards from the Maine region will be honored at a ceremony at the University of Southern Maine this Friday at 6:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place in Talbot Lecture Hall, located inside Luther Bonney Hall at USM's Portland campus.
Photo of Lynn Kuzma, Interim Executive Director of Metropolitan University initiative
Lynn Kuzma, Ph.D., associate professor and former Dean, has been named Interim Executive Director of the Metropolitan University initiative. She, along with a soon-to-be named advisory committee, will be charged with improving the quality of education for USM students through partnerships with the Greater Portland and Lewiston/Auburn communities.
Photo of planets in space
Edward Gleason, astronomer and manager of the Southworth Planetarium at the University of Southern Maine, was a guest on Monday’s edition of Maine Calling on MPBN.
Photo of Kate Hawes, new superintendent of RSU 21. Photo courtesy of RSU 21
University of Southern Maine Ph.D. candidate Katie Hawes has been selected the next superintendent of RSU 21. Hawes will take over for interim superintendent Kevin Crowley on July 1 after receiving unanimous support from the RSU 21 Board of Directors.
Nathan Stevens, USM View
The exhibition includes sculpture, installation, digital works, painting, prints, and ceramic pieces by 10 USM art faculty and 10 alumni with whom the faculty have chosen to exhibit.
USM English Students in Glickman Library
USM students have developed an exhibition that explores the imprint of slavery on U.S. history and memory. The “Slavery and Public History” exhibition includes artifacts from the university’s Gerald E. Talbot Collection in the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine’s African American Collection of Maine and from the Shirley S. and Bernard Kazon Americana Collection.


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