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Weekly Event Highlights

Sounds of China

September 14

Do you know what an erhu is? Don’t miss the USM School of Music season opener, “Sounds of China,” Friday evening for a chance to hear this instrument played by Boston-based musician Zhantao Lin. The guest artist joins USM faculty for a musical journey to China at 8:00 p.m. at Hannaford Hall on the Portland Campus. The first in the Faculty Concert Series, the evening will feature works by Chinese composers for western instruments as well as traditional Chinese music performed on erhu.

September 15

Support the Huskies this weekend in the sunshine!

Huskies Field Hockey team Cheer on Women's Soccer (vs. Rhode Island) from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m., and then Field Hockey (vs. Eastern CT) 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., both at Hannaford Field on the Gorham Campus. Keep an eye on the full schedule on the Athletics website.

September 17

Join health professional colleagues on Monday for a day of skill-building workshops and best practice presentations at the 9th annual Patient Safety Academy, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Portland Campus. Anyone interested or engaged in patient safety activities is welcome to attend this day-long interdisciplinary event.

This year the Admissions Office will be hosting Experience USMnew events allowing future students an opportunity for a personalized campus visit to experience a specific area of study. Experience USM, Nursing, on Monday, 10:00 a.m. on the Portland Campus is one option coming right up. View the full schedule or share it with those you know who might be looking to learn more about USM!

September 18

Poulin event LACIf you could study anywhere in the world...where would you go? On Tuesday take a moment to explore that notion on the Portland Campus at the Study Abroad Fair, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the courtyard between Luther Bonney and Payson Smith.

On the Lewiston Auburn Campus Tuesday afternoon the Franco-American Collection hosts “A Tribute to Alfred Poulin, Jr." from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Room 170. George Blouin, Mary Rice-DeFossee and Denis Ledoux will speak about the poet, translator, editor and founding publisher and president of BOA Editions, Ltd.

You may have been too busy last Spring to see the Art of the Spheres: Picturing the Cosmos since 1600 exhibit on view at Osher Map Library. Now through October 6 is your chance! View works of both science and art in this exhibition that celebrates the manner in which astronomers have organized and comprehended the celestial vault, the planets, and the structure of the Cosmos.

Waking Windows at USMWaking Windows at USM 9/21

Save the date! USM Convocation kicks off on the Portland Campus Friday, September 21, with free music in collaboration with Waking Windows! The music starts at 4:30 p.m. on the Payson Smith lawn with Philly-based rapper-singer Ivy Sole, pan-Latino 'immigrant-beat' party band M.A.K.U Soundsystem, and afro-funk septet Sabouyouma led by Guinean-born balafonist, Ousmane Camara. Stay tuned to the Convocation website for all the details!

Please make the USM Calendar first on your event to-do list - it’s the go-to place for everyone (even off campus) to find out what is happening on our three busy campuses. Whoever manages your department website, just needs to add your events there, PLUS when posting, also click "cross-post to the USM Event Calendar." That way your event will be posted to the USM-wide Calendar of Events located on the USM home page. More event promotion help can be found on the Public Affairs website, and CMS Training is ongoing monthly, bookmark the schedule.