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This signature annual event and kick-off to the holiday season highlights the formidable talent of USM School of Music students, entertains hundreds of guests and most importantly, raises more than $50,000 to help these talented young musicians' dreams come.
George Shaler, Director of the Maine Statistical Analysis Center
More than half (54.0%) of all respondents to the University of Southern Maine Muskie School's 2015 Maine Crime Victimization Survey (MCVS) report being a victim of some type of criminal activity in the past 12 months.
Photo of USM Psychology Professor John Broida courtesy of the Portland Press Herald and Broida's family
Although Psychology Professor John Broida lost his battle with pancreatic cancer this past September, students his online Psych 101 course continue to reap the benefits of his teaching.
"Doc" and Melissa Costello
The Costellos met at USM, taught at USM and enriched the lives of countless students at USM. Now, thanks to the largest bequest ever received in the history of the university, $1.65 million, Melissa and Doc will continue to touch the lives of numerous students for years to come.
Arial view of the Portland, Maine campus
USM is the first university to partner with the University of Maine School of Law on a new program that will enable USM students to receive a bachelor's degree and a law degree in just six years.
Photo of author Margaret Gray, who spent 10 years researching farms and interviewing farm workers for her book Labor and the Localvore
Merely shopping for the best food -- including vegetables grown locally and animals raised humanely -- overlooks a key link in the food chain, says Michael Hillard, a University of Southern Maine professor of economics.
Photo of the USM Gorham Campus
The first-ever such school to be established in Maine, USM's International Early College would offer international high school juniors and seniors a two-year educational experience where they would take actual USM college courses to complete their high school diplomas.
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A documentary about the Penobscot Nation, its namesake river and its dispute with the State of Maine over the river's control will be highlighted in a public screening and discussion Wednesday.
Photo of Judith Tupper, managing director of the Population Health and Health Policy program at Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy and practicing faculty in the Muskie School of Public Service
According to Dr. Judith Tupper, a pat on the back can go a long way to helping the stress level, and in turn, the overall performance of a worker in the healthcare field.
Student Emma Cooper looks at a display.
USM Student Emma Cooper stood over a glass case and marveled at the sight inside. A human leg -- a real left leg with its muscle and tendons, bones and digits -- lay skinless and exposed.
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Campus Updates

December 5 - 6, 2015 Main Gym only closing for United Maine Craftsman Fair
On November 9, ESOL and International students had a fun day at the local bowling center, Easy Day in South Portland. Students and instructors participated in this afternoon excursion to learn about and participate in a game of bowling.
As a result of the recent migration to gmail, Facilities Management has new e-mail addresses! : To be used for general Facilities related inquiries, request work orders, inquire as to the status of a work order, etc. : To be used for all USM Motorpool business, vehicle requests, driver approvals, inquiries, etc. Our main phone number still remains the same and can also be used: 780-4160
USM Chamber Singer
The USM School of Music presents the acclaimed USM Chamber Singers under the direction of Nicolás Alberto Dosman in our seasonal fall favorite concert; this year our traditional holiday concert has a Latin flair!
Ari Kristinn Jonsson, Rector of RU, Nick Randall, USM Alum, and Glenn Cummings
USM exploring idea of student exchange. "Could we do programs where our students could come for a semester to be able to strengthen their understanding of international economics, food systems, hospitality and tourism and particularly marine resources." - Glenn Cummings
USM Athletic Training Alum Receives Award
Looking for an LOS Elective or challenging, developmental extracurricular experience for the Spring 2016 academic term? Looking to stretch your leadership skills, behaviors, and cognitive competencies to the limit? Please consider the 2nd Annual Collegiate Leadership Competition!
Fall 2015 New England Joint APS/AAPT Meeting
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Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, 6:45-8:30 PM, University Events Room, 7th floor, Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus.
Your Poetry Your Voice
Join the USM Libraries to enjoy original poetry from the USM creative community!
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USM Events

December 2, 2015
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Osher Map Library, 314 forest Ave, Portland, ME
December 2, 2015
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
151 Jetport Blvd. Portland, Maine 04102
December 2, 2015
12:15 PM
USM Sullivan Recreation & Fitness Complex Multi purpose room
December 2, 2015
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
December 2, 2015
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
USM Sullivan Recreation & Fitness Complex
December 2, 2015
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
USM Sullivan Recreation & Fitness Complex Main Gym
December 2, 2015
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
206 Payson Smith - Portland Campus
December 2, 2015
7:30 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
December 2, 2015
9:00 PM to 10:50 PM
Lower Brooks Student Center - Gorham
December 3, 2015
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Osher Map Library, 314 forest Ave, Portland, ME