Muskie School of Public Service


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.

Maine Patient Safety Academy

Thursday, September 8, 2016 Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine Portland campus Back by popular demand, our keynote seminars will be led by Dr. J. Bryan Sexton, Director of the Duke Patient Safety Center for the Duke University Health System. His research on resilience, safety culture, and teamwork have resulted in assessment tools used worldwide.

Muskie School Public Health students in Reykjavik

Muskie School Public Health students Catie Peranzi and Mary-Elizabeth Simms just arrived in Reykjavik, Iceland to complete their academic field experience with University of Iceland in Reykjavik public health faculty and community public health professionals.
Historical photo of USM's sign

Faculty Senate teaching award for Dr. Nathan Hamilton

Dr. Nathan Hamilton, Associate Professor of Archaeology, was recently awarded the 2016 USM Faculty Senate Award for Teaching. Congratulations to Dr. Hamilton!

Women and Gender Studies award for Dr. Lydia Savage

Congratulations to Dr. Lydia Savage, Professor of Geography, who was recently awarded USM Women and Gender Studies program's Kathleen I. MacPherson Outstanding Feminist Faculty Award for Feminist Scholarship, Teaching and Service!

Geography-Anthropology graduate Guildford wins Fulbright award

Geography-Anthropology graduate Roxanne Guildford has secured a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Award to attend graduate school in the United Kingdom.

Muskie Public Health Education Corp

The Muskie Public Health Education Corps is a select group of Muskie public health graduate students that works directly with epidemiologists at the Maine CDC, Division of Infectious Disease.

Patient Safety Academy announces 2015 Rising Tide Award recipients

At the 6th annual Patient Safety Academy on September 23rd, two Rising Tide Award winners were honored. Held on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus, the Patient Safety Academy is an annual interdisciplinary meeting that brings together healthcare professionals, students, academics and consumer advocates to explore best practices in patient safety and quality improvement. The Rising Tide award is presented to individuals or groups that advance patient safety through leadership, dedication and innovation. This year’s awardees were peer-nominated and exemplify the patient safety movement in Maine. Vickie Koehler, employee health nurse at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick received the first Rising Tide Award. The second Rising Tide Award was presented to Becky Martins of Warren, Maine. Becky is an active and effective advocate for consumers. Patient Safety Academy Director, Judy Tupper said, “We congratulate Vickie and Becky for their outstanding work, not only in the realm of patient safety, but in their everyday efforts to improve the healthcare of all Mainers.”

Muskie School team earns national award for report unearthing racial bias in Maine's juvenile justice system

The Maine Statistical Analysis Center, located in the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, was recognized by the Justice Research and Statistics Association for one of its most recent reports at the National Forum on Criminal Justice Forum held in Atlanta.