Muskie School of Public Service


Graduate Student Publishes Haiku in Kaiser Health News

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 (

Colgan: Maine on 'long and winding road' to economic recovery

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.

Colgan’s report highlights the positives of wind energy in Maine

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.

Time's 'Person of the Year' speaks to Muskie School Public Health students

"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.

Relive the Muskie Centennial event: The Muskie Legacy in Today's World

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.

Coburn dissects Maine's slip in 'healthiest state' rankings

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 grad named Wiscasset town planner

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.

Muskie Public Health Graduate Students Present at Maine CDC Conference

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.

Cutler Institute researcher speaks about women's incarceration rate in Maine

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.

Celebrate GIS Day with Geography-Anthropology

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.