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female student moving into a residence hall
USM welcome returning students to campus and wishes the Class of 2016 a year filled with wonder.
Cyber Security Lab Logo
Celebrate the opening of USM's Cyber Security Lab on August 28!
President Flanagan's new leadership team will guide USM through a critical transition. The restructured team will save nearly $135,000 in administrative salaries
Photo of Art Department Entrance
USM’s Visual and Performing Arts programs announce the 2014-2015 season lineup events scheduled in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston.
Max Calderwood and Ed Moore
Max Calderwood and Ed Moore are always ready to welcome you to the Gorham Library and Learning Commons.
Congratulations to Bruce Thompson, recipient of the 2014-2015 Provost's Research Fellowship Award!
Julia Clukey
Olympian luger Julia Clukey will be the guest speaker at USM's celebration of Upward Bound's 50th anniversary.
USM President David Flanagan
University of Maine System Chancellor James Page and Board of Trustees recruit renowned business and policy leader to guide USM through a critical transition.
Characters from the film Frozen
Free popcorn and snow cones will be served at the free shooing of the Disney hit, "Frozen!" Come one and all on Friday, July 25!
Over 6,000 Students Contacted as Student Leaders Go Extra Mile to Ensure an Inclusive and Fair Selection Process
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Using a digital storytelling project, Dr. Gerstenblatt's Oral History and Social Work class makes the connection between individual and collective narratives, and how they inform social work practice.
President Flanagan presents at USM's Annual Opening Breakfast
Tejal Ghandhi, featured speaker, 2014 Patient Safety Academy
The 2014 Patient Safety Academy is being held Friday, Sept. 5 at the USM Portland Campus - Abromsom and Wishcamper. An interdisciplinary, day-long event, the Academy provides thought-provoking sessions, skill building workshops,and the sharing of best practices in patient safety for professionals throughout the state.
Annually the Professional Staff Senate recognizes two staff members to receive awards and recognition for the roles they play here at USM. The awards are made to staff members who has demonstrated: • Excellence in one's professional area • Leadership and initiative in fulfilling USM's mission • A contribution to the USM community • Creativity, as expressed through program initiatives, special projects, writing, or similar work • Public service in the external (non-USM) community
Mind Map
Communication Professor Lenny Shedletsky and Associate Professor of Education Jeffrey Beaudry will present a webinar on the topic of visual literacy to faculty of the University of Maine System. The webinar will introduce faculty to visual literacy and concept mapping and will provide opportunities for collaboration on classroom applications. The event time is Wednesday, October 15, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Professors Shedletsky and Beaudry have recently edited the publication, Cases on Teaching Critical Thinking Through Visual Representation Strategies, with IGI Global. Several contributing authors of this text will participate in the webinar. A tech grant from University College Faculty E-Learning funded this endeavor.
Aspen youth 2014
We are excited to announce that in July, the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF) awarded a second grant to the Muskie School of Public Service and its partners who make up The Southern Maine Youth Transition Network (SMYTN). The Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund is managed by the Aspen Institute’s Forum for Community Solutions and is dedicated to connecting “Opportunity Youth” to education and employment.
As part of our opening day we are hosting a Back to Class Telethon in our student success center where staff, faculty and students will be reaching out to our unenrolled students to provide assistance and encouragement. With your help we will start identifying barriers and making plans now to get these learners back to class and on their way to achieving their goals in January.
Richard Barringer, Chair of the Metropolitan University Steering Group (MUSG), submitted an interim report to President Flanagan to be shared with the entire USM community.
Richard Barringer, Chair of the Metropolitan University Steering Group (MUSG), submitted an interim report to President Flanagan to be shared with the entire USM community.
The USM Department of Linguistics is very pleased to introduce a new member of its faculty. Regan Thibodeau is joining the full-time faculty as a Lecturer in ASL and Deaf Studies. She will be teaching courses in ASL, Deaf culture and interpreting.
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USM Events

September 2, 2014
8:00 AM
September 2, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
September 3, 2014
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Payson-Smith lawn
September 3, 2014
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Southworth Planetarium
September 3, 2014
5:30 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
September 3, 2014
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
September 3, 2014
7:00 PM
Corthell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
September 4, 2014
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
September 4, 2014
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Glickman/Wishcamper Lawn
September 4, 2014
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM