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Photo of the 2012 Maine Science Bowl Champions from Cape Elizabeth High School
More than 100 high school students will participate in the 15th annual Maine Science Bowl on Saturday, February 28 at 9:00 a.m. at the University of Southern Maine's Bailey Hall on the Gorham Campus.
Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards logo
143 student winners of 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards from the Maine region will be honored at a ceremony at the University of Southern Maine this Friday at 6:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place in Talbot Lecture Hall, located inside Luther Bonney Hall at USM's Portland campus.
Photo of Lynn Kuzma, Interim Executive Director of Metropolitan University initiative
Lynn Kuzma, Ph.D., associate professor and former Dean, has been named Interim Executive Director of the Metropolitan University initiative. She, along with a soon-to-be named advisory committee, will be charged with improving the quality of education for USM students through partnerships with the Greater Portland and Lewiston/Auburn communities.
Photo of planets in space
Edward Gleason, astronomer and manager of the Southworth Planetarium at the University of Southern Maine, was a guest on Monday’s edition of Maine Calling on MPBN.
Photo of Kate Hawes, new superintendent of RSU 21. Photo courtesy of RSU 21
University of Southern Maine Ph.D. candidate Katie Hawes has been selected the next superintendent of RSU 21. Hawes will take over for interim superintendent Kevin Crowley on July 1 after receiving unanimous support from the RSU 21 Board of Directors.
Nathan Stevens, USM View
The exhibition includes sculpture, installation, digital works, painting, prints, and ceramic pieces by 10 USM art faculty and 10 alumni with whom the faculty have chosen to exhibit.
USM English Students in Glickman Library
USM students have developed an exhibition that explores the imprint of slavery on U.S. history and memory. The “Slavery and Public History” exhibition includes artifacts from the university’s Gerald E. Talbot Collection in the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine’s African American Collection of Maine and from the Shirley S. and Bernard Kazon Americana Collection.
trail image
Join students and faculty on Monday, December 8 at noon for the "King Tides Trail,” opening reception and trail walk!
If you bring your phone to the dinner table you may miss something.
Christopher Quint
Christopher G. Quint assumed the position of Executive Director of Public Affairs this fall.
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Campus Updates

Alicia Garza
Friday, March 27, 2015 5:30PM — Reception 6:30PM — Lecture Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney Hall, Portland Campus
Photo of loons courtesy of the Sun Journal and Rob Crosby
Camilla Fecteau, who earned her master's in biology at the University of Southern Maine in 2008, will be presenting a talk about common loons Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. at USM's Lewiston-Auburn College.
Flyer for The Stuart Hall Project
The Stuart Hall Project is a documentary told through the ideas of Stuart Hall and heard through the sonic landscape of the music of Miles Davis.
Flyer of The Stuart Hall Project documentary
The Stuart Hall Project is a documentary told through the ideas of Stuart Hall and heard through the sonic landscape of the music of Miles Davis.
Traci Molloy
Traci Molloy, Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist and education activist, is being hosted by the USM Art Department and Gallery for an artist residency during the spring semester. Molloy will create collaborative artwork with the Center’s Multicultural Program, which practices a peer support model to build and strengthen community. Seven USM art students who are enrolled in Molloy’s USM Artist-in-Residence course are assisting Molloy with the artwork and attending the Center’s program to observe.
This Friday only, the CI2 Lab will be hosting a representative from Big Room Studioslooking to beta test their new web software with 3-5 students! Come join us for exciting opportunities like Summer internships, sweet new tech, and free candy!
Faculty member Thedora Goss explains how she finds time to write despite teaching full-time at Boston University and part-time in the Stonecoast MFA program.
Catch Me If You Can: March 13-22
The fast-paced musical features a score of infectious, hard-driving jazz and glorious big-band sound by the dream team behind the Tony Award-winning musical, “Hairspray,” and NBC’s musical drama, “Smash.”
Catch Me If You Can: March 13-22
The fast-paced musical features a score of infectious, hard-driving jazz and glorious big-band sound by the dream team behind the Tony Award-winning musical, “Hairspray,” and NBC’s musical drama, “Smash.”
Huskys
Five USM LAC students were recently chosen as spring 2015 recipients of two separate scholarships for adult students.
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USM Events

February 27, 2015
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sullivan Gym - Group Exercise Room
February 27, 2015
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sullivan Gym (Portland Campus)
February 27, 2015
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney Hall, 96 Falmouth Street, Portland
February 27, 2015
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
February 27, 2015
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Lower Brooks
February 27, 2015
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Brooks Student Center (G)
February 27, 2015
8:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
February 27, 2015
8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium