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Weekly Event Highlights

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USM event highlights

— week of March 15 to 22

Here are just a few of the many events happening this week. Visit the USM Calendar of Events for the full listing.

March 15, 16

Forget about the snow for a little bit at the Southworth Planetarium! Peek at the March schedule and catch these shows this Thursday and Friday: Astronomy Art: Paint the Sky and Sculpt the Stars, Journey to a Billion Suns, Dinosaurs at Dusk!

March 17

This Saturday at the Osher Map Library join University of Delaware professor Martin Brückner, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., for a lecture on the rise of wall maps in the United States between the Revolution and the Civil War. Drawing on an archive consisting of nearly five hundred maps, this talk concludes the lecture series and examines the social function of cartography during the age of nation-building and industrialization.

March 19

Classes Resume -- Welcome Back!

March 20

On Tuesday evening, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Huskies for Reproductive Health in partnership with the Queer Straight Alliance and USM Socialists are hosting a panel discussion in the Woodbury Amphitheater about the #MeToo movement and campus sexual assault: "#MeToo: The Fight Against Campus Sexual Assault." A panel of student leaders, along with Family Crisis Services Campus Advocate, Kaylee Wolfe, will discuss the aspects of the #MeToo movement. Topics to include: what USM can do to help its students, trans / queer violence, what we can do as students to change our culture of campus rape beyond policy, and the culture of rape on college campuses across the country. 

March 21

Join the open meeting of the Intercultural and Diversity Advisory Council (IDAC) Wednesday at LAC, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m, Room 283. IDAC is made up of faculty, staff, and students who are committed to USM being a more inclusive and welcoming community and advises the President and administration on matters related to diversity and campus climate. Please RSVP!

Julia SeranoWednesday evening, 7:00 p.m., join USM's Women & Gender Studies Program and USM's Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity for a free talk with author and activist Julia Serano as part of the Women's History Month celebration. Julia will discuss numerous strategies that she forwards in her book "Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive" that empower us to challenge all forms of sexism and marginalization, even those that we may be unaware of or less familiar with. University Events Room, 7th floor Glickman Library, USM Portland. 


March 22

Law student summitOn Thursday afternoon the University of Maine School of Law proudly presents the 3rd Annual Student Impact Summit from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Law School. The Summit features infographic presentations of scholarly works, experiential learning outcomes, and research projects. Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion highlighting the work of student attorneys who provided volunteer legal help to immigrant and refugee women held at a federal detention center in Laredo, Texas.

Thursday evening head to Gorham Campus for the rescheduled Opening Reception of the annual Student Juried Exhibition at the USM Art Gallery. View about 40 student artworks of various media with a reception from  6 p.m. - 8 p.m., remarks and awards at 6:15 p.m. The exhibition runs March 9 - April 1. Selected works will then travel to the AREA Gallery in the Portland’s Woodbury Campus Center and be on display from April 5 to May 1.Opening reception


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