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Photo of Chelsea Malacara, 2015-16 Maine policy scholar
The University of Southern Maine is proud to announce that Chelsea Malacara has been named a Maine Policy Scholar for the 2015-16 academic year.
photo of the anatomy of a mosquito used during lime and tick prevention lesson. Courtesy of centralmaine.com
Graduate students from the Muskie School of Public Service have been visiting elementary school classrooms around the state to educate kids about the dangers of diseases caused by ticks and mosquitoes.
Muskie School of Public Service - Wishcamper building lobby
As part of the evolution in the Muskie School of Public Service - the new Master's in Policy, Planning, and Management (MPPM) prepares graduates for leadership roles in government, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector by developing a strong, multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge in the fields of policy, planning and management. As part of the University of Southern Maine’s Metropolitan University initiative, the program also encourages students to interact with their surrounding community, through various forms of engagement.
Photo of East Bayside neighborhood Portland Press Herald
Portland's up-and-coming East Bayside neighborhood is one of 20 communities that received a national grant to organize a long-term planning effort, thanks in part to a 2009 Muskie School of Public Service study.
Patient Safety Academy logo
The No News is No News wallet card campaign introduced at the 2014 Patient Safety Academy has gained national attention by the National Patient Safety Foundation. The campaign inspired providers to coach patients to follow up on diagnostic tests, because no news does not mean good news.
Photo of Pious Ali. Courtesy of the Bangor Daily News
Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in the Muskie School of Public Service, took some time to sit with Alex Steed, of the Bangor Daily News blog "Steed", about his work and experiences with Portland's immigrant community.
Photo of Barbara Hart, Director of Law and Policy of Domestic Violence, Muskie School of Public Service
Barbara Hart, Director of Law and Policy of Domestic Violence, Muskie School of Public Service, was recently featured in a long-form piece for the Bangor Daily News. “The Offending Dilemma” takes a look at the practices used to rehabilitate domestic violence offenders in Maine.
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.
picture of: Amanda Burgess, Muskie School graduate student
Amanda Burgess, a graduate student in the Muskie School Public Policy and Management (PPM) program and a graduate research assistant in the Maine Rural Health Research Center, is the featured haiku in today's Kaiser Health News (KNH) briefing (http://kaiserhealthnews.org/morning-briefing/thursday-january-15-2015/)
Charles Colgan speaks at his annual "Breakfast with Charlie" economic forecast
Maine is on the continued path to economic recovery, but the road there will be a long and winding one, according to the 2015 economic forecast presented by Charles Colgan, Chair and Professor, Community Planning & Development Program, at the annual "Breakfast with Charlie" event held Jan. 8 in Hannaford Hall.

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Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
(Book chapter by Mark Lapping in: Martin J, Samuels JE, eds. The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015:200-206.)

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)

New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes(Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).

Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).

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