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Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords at the Muskie School
Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords appeared at the Muskie School as the first stop on the Americans for Responsible Solutions (a group she founded with her husband) tour to foster discussions around domestic violence and guns.
Barbara Fraumeni traveled to Rotterdam, The Netherlands, to perform her official duties as IARIW chairperson at the 33rd International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) General Conference. Individuals from over 35 countries attended the conference, which included some 150 papers on a wide variety of topics.
Portland Campus
With financial support from the Maine Economic Improvement Fund (MEIF), the Office of Research Administration and Development is announcing the availability of funds to support research activities that are central to USM’s mission as a metropolitan university.
Judy Tupper, DHEd, CPPS, CHES
Judy Tupper, director of the Patient Safety Academy and faculty in the graduate program of public health at the USM Muskie School, writes an op-ed in the Portland Press Herald on September 22 about the new initiative announced at the 5th Annual Patient Safety Academy to “crowd source” a patient safety improvement idea – the promotion of a “No News is No News” campaign to educate and inform consumers about the importance of following up on test results.
Best Practice Display sign
This year the Patient Safety Academy, which was held on the USM Portland campus September 5th, provided opportunity for healthcare professionals, students, and organizations to showcase their patient safety best practices.
The 5th Annual Patient Safety Academy has announced the recipients of the 2014 Rising Tide Award, inaugurated in 2013, which recognizes peer nominated individuals or organizations that advance patient safety within Maine through their leadership, dedication, and innovation. Recipients of the 2014 Rising Tide Award were Angela Dubuc, Director of Clinical Practice at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, and the Maine State Nurses Association.
Tejal Ghandhi, featured speaker, 2014 Patient Safety Academy
The 2014 Patient Safety Academy is being held Friday, Sept. 5 at the USM Portland Campus - Abromsom and Wishcamper. An interdisciplinary, day-long event, the Academy provides thought-provoking sessions, skill building workshops,and the sharing of best practices in patient safety for professionals throughout the state.
Bailey Island Lobsterman Bob Perry
Casco Bay Estuary Partnership’s Casco Bay Stories Project features engaging, personal stories about how people use and enjoy Casco Bay and its watershed, and how the Bay is changing over time. The stories are collected, edited, and posted to www.cascobaystories.org, Facebook and Twitter.
Students present at iGlobal Symposium at Muskie School
University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service hosted approximately 100 Maine middle and high school students participating in the iGlobal Classrooms Leadership Symposium on June 10. The students explored public policy and its global impact, with presentations they developed on topics as diverse as “Food Waste and Climate Change,” “Civil Rights,” “The Four Freedoms,” and “Hurricane Sandy Impact, Disaster Preparedness and Response Policies.” Schools participating from the surrounding communities included Portland High School, Casco Bay High School and King Middle School from Portland, Cape Elizabeth High School, Freeport Middle School and Durham Community School.
Joshua Reny
Joshua Reny, Fairfield Town Manager and graduate of the Muskie School’s Public Policy and Management program, has received the Chamber’s 2014 Rising Star Award.

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