Three students in the Muskie School’s Master of Public Health program have been chosen to provide health education services for the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program of the Maine Center for Disease Control.
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The Nellie Mae Education Foundation has chosen Muskie to serve as the Lead Community Partner of its District Level Systems Change Initiative for the Portland Public School District.
The accelerated admissions initiative allows undergraduate students in Environmental Planning and Policy or Geography-Anthropology to combine their senior year with the first year of graduate work in the USM Muskie School master’s degree program in Community Planning and Development.
Attean, training specialist at the USM Muskie School, has had her portrait added to artist Robert Shetterley’s gallery of Americans Who Tell the Truth, an initiative to promote models of courageous citizenship in schools and communities around the country.
Travis Wagner, an Associate Professor of Environmental Science & Policy, is working on a case study examining North America's first successful mining operation of a closed landfill. The mining operation is recovering post-burn ferrous and non-ferrous metals from local landfills.
Professor of Economics Michael Hillard is currently working on a book encompassing the business, labor, and social history of Maine's paper and woodcutting industries.
Professor of Public Policy & Management and chair of the Community Planning & Development Program at the Muskie School of Public Service, Dr. Charles Colgan, is creating a jobs analysis for the city of Westbrook to use in completing the next phase of redevelopment planning and providing information that is vital to the city's ability to secure federal assistance for the downtown area.
The USM Campus Safety Project, a collaborative effort between the Muskie School and the School of Social Work, has received a three-year, $300,000 award from the U.S. Department of Justice to foster a healthy campus climate for USM students, faculty, and staff.
The Muskie School's Casco Bay Estuary Partnership (CBEP) has issued a series of reports on the effects of sea level for 10 municipalities on Casco Bay’s shoreline.
Associate Professor of History Libby Bischof is currently working on several research projects that explores the historical connections in film and photography within Maine's society.


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