Ari Kristinn Jonsson, Rector of RU, Nick Randall, USM Alum, and Glenn Cummings
USM exploring idea of student exchange. "Could we do programs where our students could come for a semester to be able to strengthen their understanding of international economics, food systems, hospitality and tourism and particularly marine resources." - Glenn Cummings
Rising Tide Award presented to Vickie Koehler
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.”
New England Environmental Finance Center
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the University of Southern Maine as one of nine winners of a grant to support a regional Environmental Finance Center. This is an award renewal for the New England Environmental Finance Center (NE/EFC), so it will continue its work helping local communities in New England identify solutions for financing environmental initiatives.
Photo credit: Tim Greenway    Photo title: Edward Sihler of the Maine Cyber Security Cluster in his classroom at the Portland USM campus.
Maine Cyber Security Cluster (MCSC) initiative at the University of Southern Maine gives students real-world applications. MCSC is headed up by Glenn Wilson, an associate research professor in USM's Department of Technology.
Muskie School's George Shaler accepts JRSA Yearwood Award
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.
Logo for Maine Youth Transition Collaborative
University of Maine student Jessica Henderson shares her story in a Bangor Daily News op-ed about pursuing a college degree after growing up in Maine's foster care system and the help she's received from the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative.
Ryan Wallace, CBER Project Director, in the Portland Press Herald
Picture of the cover of "Disproportionate Contact: Youth of Color in Maine's Juvenile Justice System"
"Disproportionate Contact: Youth of Color in Maine's Juvenile Justice System," released by the Muskie School of Public Service, reveals a racial bias towards minority youths in Maine's juvenile justice system.
Photo of Chelsea Malacara, 2015-16 Maine policy scholar
The University of Southern Maine is proud to announce that Chelsea Malacara has been named a Maine Policy Scholar for the 2015-16 academic year.
photo of the anatomy of a mosquito used during lime and tick prevention lesson. Courtesy of
Graduate students from the Muskie School of Public Service have been visiting elementary school classrooms around the state to educate kids about the dangers of diseases caused by ticks and mosquitoes.


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