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Weekly Event Highlights

USM event highlights

— March 14 to 21

March 14

Join students and faculty this evening at USM Art Gallery in Gorham for the Opening Reception of the 2019 Student Juried Exhibition, at 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; approximately forty student works will be on display juried by three local arts professionals, on view March 14 - 31.

Also this evening, in Portland, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Osher Map Library presents a lecture at Hannaford Hall with Dr. Tim Wallace: Map Making in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, discussing how artificial intelligence has changed the art and science of map making, and the new possibilities it offers.


Universities Fighting World HungerMarch 15

It will be a busy weekend on the Portland Campus as USM Food Studies hosts the 2019 Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Abromson Center - for the first time in the Northeast! Listen to this USM Now Podcast to learn more.

Friday evening in Gorham, the School of Music presents a joint student jazz percussion recital with Sam Smith and Alex Ouellette. The performance will take place at 8:00 p.m. in Corthell Concert Hall; student recitals are free and open to the public.

March 16

The Southworth Planetarium will get you in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day Saturday eve at Night of Eire, 7:00 p.m., on the Portland Campus. This event blends the ancient Irish elements of stones, stories and stars.    

March 18

On Monday, graduate students are invited to a Graduate Studies Workshop: Interviewing, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in Abromson 212. Learn preparation techniques to make a great impression, create your 30-second introduction, and more.

March 19

Tuesday evening, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., author and historian James Myall will present a talk entitled “Know Nothings and Klansmen - Anti-Franco Feeling in Maine” at LAC, Room 170. The talk hosted by the Franco-American Collection will include a look at the history of anti-immigrant groups in Maine, how Franco-Americans were discriminated against and even attached, and will discuss how we can draw lessons today from that history.

Class of 2019 gift campaign logoSAVE THE DATE

  • March 26: Join the Women and Gender Studies Program Tuesday evening for their annual awards ceremony in the Abromson Atrium, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with a keynote lecture at 6:30 p.m. by Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling: "Gender/Sex, Sexual Orientation and Identity are in the Body: How Did They Get There?"
  • March 29: attend the 2nd Annual USM Research & Scholarship Symposium at the Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus. Learn more and register here.
  • March 31: come hear the USM Concert Band: Applause for Paws concert. And Submit a picture of your own rescue pet to be included in a slideshow as part of the performance! Photos are due 3/24.

To see ALL events happening at USM, please go to USM's Calendar of Events.

And don’t forget to Pay it Forward! USM Foundation’s first student-focused fundraising campaign launched on March 1 with a challenge from Martin’s Point Health Care to the Class of 2019: Raise at least $2,019 by May 8 and Martin’s Point will donate $20,000 to the new Student Emergency Fund. Graduating Huskies can earn a green philanthropy cord to wear at Commencement by donating $20.19 or more.

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