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USM’s Muskie School of Public Service awarded a $233,000 grant to study cost-of-health-care pilot program

USM's Muskie School of Public Service in partnership with Maine Quality Counts and the Maine Health Data Organization has been awarded a $233,000 one year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine new ways of informing patients about the cost of their health care
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Recent survey by USM's Muskie School recommends improved analysis of crime data by Maine's law enforcement agencies

A recent survey of law enforcement agencies was conducted by the Maine Statistical Analysis Center at USM's Muskie School of Public Service. Funded by a Bureau of Justice Statistics grant, the survey involved 86 local, county, and state law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Maine and explored the extent to which Maine's agencies are collecting, sharing, analyzing, and using their data.
WCSH-TV photo of Pious Ali

USM’s Pious Ali joins Portland City Council in ‘historic inauguration’ says WCSH-TV

WCSH-TV covered the swearing-in ceremony Dec. 5 of Pious Ali, a community outreach specialist for USM's Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy, as a Portland City Councilor. Ali became the first African-born city councilor in Portland history.

Muskie School Speakers Series - Joel Goldstein

The Maine Center for Graduate Professional Studies, in conjunction with the University of Maine School of Law and the Muskie School of Public Service is hosting a talk by Joel Goldstein who will speak about his book, the vice presidency and Senator Edmund Muskie.

Master of Public Health Program earns accreditation

The University of Southern Maine's Master of Public Health Program (MPH) has earned accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

USM Muskie faculty delivers keynote address

Dr. Matthew Edney, Professor of Geography & Osher Professor in the History of Cartography, recently delivered the keynote address to the Newberry Library in Chicago for the 50th anniversary of the Nebenzahl Lecture Series on the History of Cartography.

USM's Muskie School and Maine Law partner on dual degree

The University of Maine School of Law and the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service are proud to announce that they offer an accelerated Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree. This dual degree program enables students to complete both degrees in 4 years (with summer study) rather than 5 years. The program’s combination of law and public health provides invaluable interdisciplinary knowledge and skills for students interested in law and the public health policy sphere.
Population Growth in Portland Maine Op Ed

USM Muskie School Members Contribute to Op Ed for Portland Press Herald

Richard Barringer and Joseph McDonnell of USM's Muskie School of Public Service contributed to an Op Ed in the Portland Press Herald along with John Dorrer, formerly with the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, and Ryan Wallace from USM's Maine Center for Business and Economic Research. The plans outlined in the article were also feautured in the Bangor Daily News.
Networks to Create Value

Iceland Speaker Series

Dr. Thor Sigfusson, founder of the Iceland Ocean Cluster, Codland, Collagen and several other startups, will speak on harnessing networks and bringing entrepreneurs together to create value in a maritime economy. An open reception will precede the lecture at 5:00 p.m. on October 17, 2016 and the presentation starts at 5:30pm.
Iceland Speakers Series

Iceland Speaker Series: Sustainable Adaptations

Dr. Rannveig Ólafsdóttir and Dr. Anna Dóra Sæþórsdóttir of the University of Iceland explore the impact of tourism on the Icelandic environment and explore sustainable strategies for tourism development. An open reception will precede the lecture at 5:00 p.m. on September 26, 2016 and the presentation starts at 5:30 p.m.

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