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Photo of Andrew Harrris
Andrew Harris has become an expert juggler, with his schedule busier than ever. At the start of September, Harris was named chair of the USM Theater Department. And on Sept. 30, he'll open the school's theater season as director of the Dylan Thomas classic "Under Milk Wood." "Variety is not what I am lacking at the moment," Harris said. "I have plenty. My biggest concern is trying not to let the balls drop."
Image of George Longfish
USM will host an reception with Wabanaki cuisine, drumming and Honor Song to celebrate the opening of the "Indian on Indian" exhibition by artist George Longfish. The event is planned for Thursday, Oct 6, 5-7 p.m. at the Art Gallery on the Gorham Campus.
USM historian Leroy M. Rowe
The African American quest for citizenship, equality, and justice and will be the focus of a USM event on Oct. 12 with history, poetry and singing. It is titled "Becoming American: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Meaning of Race and Citizenship in the Jim Crow Era."
Patricia Thompson Leavitt honored by Maine Medical Association
Patricia Thompson Leavitt, an assistant professor in the USM School of Nursing, has been awarded the 2016 Mary Cushman M.D. Award for Humanitarian Service for her work as a teacher and as the volunteer executive director of a free rural clinic.
poster for "Under Milk Wood"
The USM Department of Theatre begins its season on Sept. 30 with Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood." The show will be performed on the main stage of Russell Hall on the Gorham campus, from September 30 through Oct. 9.
USM alumna Allison Sinclair
Recent USM health science graduate, Allison Sinclair will be is embarking on The World Race in October. Her mission is to explore 11 nations in 11 months to help develop countries and work with sex-trafficking victims.
A Portland Press Herald report on enrollment across the University of Maine System showed that despite a small system decline, the seven campuses made up for the loss financially with an increase in out-of-state students.
USM associate professor of teacher education and coordinator of the Extended Teacher Education Program, Flynn Ross discussed the education struggles Mainers face in an op-ed featured in the Bangor Daily News.
President Glenn Cummings spoke with MPBN discussing USM's revival. “USM is the community engaged civically involved highly metropolitan university that is engaged with business and nonprofit opportunities for our students, which is our unique niche.”
USM School of Music’s professor Dr. Anastasia Antonacos was featured by The Maine Mag in an interview by Dr. Lisa Belisle on Love Maine Radio. She was recently named one of the 100 Most Influential People of Portland by the Phoenix due to her distinguished concert career.
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Campus Updates

CMHS Leaders pose with Champ during the 2016/2017 Opening Breakfast, August, 2016.
CMHS Leaders posed with Champ during the 2016/2017 Opening Breakfast, August, 2016.
CMHS Leaders posed with Champ during the 2016/2017 Opening Breakfast.
The recent graduate school information session was a success! For students contemplating graduate school, this is a great resource as representatives from all of USM's graduate programs are in attendance. The next info session will be held on October 25th at 2pm on the Gorham campus.
Interaction rate versus density
Anne Honeywell (M.S. Biology, 2014) published "Intensity, rate, and outcome of agonistic interactions in harbor seals (Phoca vitulina concolor) vary with density on haul-out ledges," coauthored with her thesis advisor, Dr. Chris Maher, in the Journal of Mammalogy.
Laura Kargul
Laura Kargul, internationally acclaimed pianist and music professor at the University of Southern Maine School of Music will give a solo recital entitled "Composers on the Edge" at Corthell Concert Hall at USM in Gorham on Friday, October 21 at 8 p.m.
Shooting Pink: What we know (and need to know) about girls, video games, and STEM. 10/5/2016
Southworth Lab Dedication
On Saturday, July 9th at 2 PM the dedication ceremony of our Robert S. Southworth '49 Lab Suite was held in 301 Bailey Hall, Gorham.
Southworth Lab Dedication
On Saturday, July 9th at 2 PM the dedication ceremony of our Robert S. Southworth Lab Suite was held in 301 Bailey Hall, Gorham.
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USM Events

September 30, 2016
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland campus
September 30, 2016
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Gorham Campus, 217 John Mitchell Center
September 30, 2016
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
124 Canal Street, Ste. A, Lewiston, ME
September 30, 2016
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
7 Science, Portland Campus
September 30, 2016
5:00 PM
SeniorsPlus Education Center 8 Falcon Road, Lewiston
September 30, 2016
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
USM Abromson Center Hannaford Hall 88 Bedford Street, Portland, Maine
September 30, 2016
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
September 30, 2016
7:30 PM
Main Stage, Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
September 30, 2016
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Brooks Student Center