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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.
Photo of Charles Colgan, Chair/Professor, Community Planning & Development Program
Charles Colgan, Chair and Professor, Community Planning & Development Program, recently completed a report on the economic impacts of wind energy in Maine between 2006 and 2018. The Wind for Maine advocacy group commissioned the report, and it predicts a strong 2015 for job creation in the industry.
Kaci Hickox addressing Barbara Shaw's Health Law and Ethics class
"The Ebola Fighters" have been named Time Magazine's 2014 "Person of the Year," and the students in Barbara Shaw's Health Law and Ethics class got the chance to spend some time with one of the fighters from the front lines --- nurse and Maine resident Kaci Hickox.
Muskie Centennial event logo
Enjoy the remarks from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and PBS NewsHour political commentator Mark Shields at University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service's centennial celebration of renowned Maine Senator and U.S. Secretary of State Edmund Muskie.
Photo of Andy Coburn, Associate Dean, Muskie School of Public Service
The state of Maine fell from 16 to 20 in the latest release of America's Health Rankings, matching its lowest point since the rankings began in 1990. Andrew Coburn, Associate Dean of the Muskie School of Public Service and public health professor, discussed the slip with the Portland Press Herald.
Muskie School graduate and Wiscasset town planner Jamel Torres. Courtesy of the Wiscasset Newspaper and Jamel Torres
The town of Wiscasset didn't have to look too far for its next town planner. Muskie School of Public Service graduate Jamel Torres has been named to the position. Torres earned a Master's Degree in Community Planning and Development from the Muskie School.
Picture of MPH student Trevey Davis at their dispaly at the Maine CDC Division of Infectious Disease Annual Conferenceerence
The Muskie School of Public Service, Graduate Program in Public Health, and the Maine Public Health Institute exhibited at the Maine CDC Division of Infectious Disease Annual Conference and the concurrent Immunization Annual Conference on November 19, 2014.
Erica King, corrections researcher at the Cutler Institute, spoke with WGME-TV in Portland about the increasing number of women in Maine's prisons and jails.
GIS Day logo. Courtesy of www.gisday.com
Join Geography-Anthropology Wednesday, November 19 for the annual celebration of GIS Day. Geographic information systems (GIS) technology expert Will Mitchell of NBT Solutions will be speaking about trends and trajectories in GIS.

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