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Bonded in Blue and Gold, Campus Community Stands with Ukraine

At the urging of flag-waving students, faculty, and staff outside of Glickman Library, passing cars honked their support for Ukraine in its war with Russia.
Portrait of Noah Hurowitz

Q&A with Sociology Alumnus Noah Hurowitz

Noah Hurowitz discusses his new book El Chapo: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Infamous Drug Lord.

Professor Don Anspach Passes Away

Professor Don Anspach Passes Away
Kyle Connolly ’12

Alumnus Kyle Connolly ’12 earns rare U.S. Navy distinction

USM alumnus Kyle Connolly ’12 has become one of the first lieutenants in the U.S. Navy to take control of a warship since World War II.
USM Update taping September 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' September 2019

"The USM Update" is back. This month, we discuss the relatively new Promise Scholarship, the Gateway to Opportunity program, which engages local youth and with meaningful work experiences, and two internships completed by our Food Studies students.

Sociology Department Mourns the Passing of David Fullam

David retired from the Department of Sociology in 1999 and, although he often said he thought one of his greatest accomplishments in life was his career teaching sociology at USM, he also dearly loved time spent on his farm.
Daniel Minter USM Artist-In-Residence

USM Artist-in-Residence Daniel Minter teaches us how to move forward through art and community engagement

Painter, author and illustrator Daniel Minter is USM's Artist-in-Residence this fall. His powerful exhibition “OTHERED, Displaced from Malaga” at the USM Art Gallery on the Gorham Campus has had a profound impact for students and others, and has received positive press attention.

Professor Cheryl Laz Helps Bring Campus Kitchen Project to USM

Student Body President Katelyn Seavey, working together with Cheryl Laz, a sociology professor, brought the Campus Kitchens Project, which helps provide meals to those who are food insecure, to USM.
Photo Eulogy for the Dyke Bar

"Bar Stories" and beyond -- Wendy Chapkis

"Bar Stories" and beyond: In her capacity as the Faculty Scholar for the Sampson Center LGBTQ+ Collection, sociology professor Wendy Chapkis is organizing a series of public programs during fall 2018 in honor of the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots that jump started the contemporary gay liberation movement.
Bangor Daily News Photo (2016) by Jake Bleiberg

Portland Police Chief, a USM alumnus, to become assistant city manager

Portland Police Chief and University of Southern Maine (USM) graduate Michael Sauschuck ‘98 is set to become one of two Portland assistant city managers.