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According to a new report from Muskie School researchers Charles Colgan, Samuel Merrill, and Damon Yakovleff, if Maine is to ensure the quality of its drinking water, mitigate hazards of flooding, and handle the effects of stormwater, it will have to make widespread use of cost-effective alternatives instead of relying on large and expensive infrastructure improvements.
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The Maine Public Broadcasting Network's Speaking in Maine has aired two health policy colloquia hosted by the USM Muskie School in April.
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This week, the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative- directed by staff in the Muskie School of Public Service- joined the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Foundation in launching the Success Beyond 18 campaign and released a new series of digital stories, giving voice to youth and their experiences transitioning from foster care to adulthood.
Bro Code panel discussion
On April 23, the Muskie School's Justice Policy program hosted a brown bag discussion on the portrayal of gender and violence in the media that featured a partial screening of The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men and expert panel discussion.
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Currently on display in the Portland Museum of Art, Voices of Design: 25 Years of Architalx features an interactive exhibition that showcases the power of design. It includes a 17-foot-tall tower featuring mulitple levels of screens with images that alternately reveal themselves and disappear. The interactive media featured on the tower was designed and programmed by USM's Professor of Art Raphael Diluzio, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science Stephen Houser, and Visiting Artis Programmer Matthias Oostrik.
The Wise Laboratory is pleases to announce its manuscript entitled "Global Mercury and Selenium Concentrations in Skin from Free-Ranging Sperm Whales (Physeter macrocephalus) has been accepted for publication in the journal: Science of the Total Environment.
The Wise Laboratory is pleases to announce two manuscripts have been accepted for publication.
The Wise Laboratory is pleased to announce that three of its doctoral student successfully defended their Ph.D. dissertations and will graduate in May.
Associate Professor of History Libby Bischof will present a talk on Civil War photography as part of Local & Legendary: Maine in the Civil War – A Sequicentennial Symposium. The event is being organized by the Maine Historical Society in partnership with the Maine Humanities Council at USM’s Hannaford Hall on April 27, 2013.
Quantitative methods became common in linguists over the last decade or two. One focus of Professor of Linguistics Wayne Cowart’s work is the intricate, intuitive, untutored sense of sentence structure that guides the speech of children long before they come to school. This intuitive capacity to judge how 'good' a sentence form is persists through adulthood, is largely unaffected by schooling, and appears to reflect fundamental features of the human cognitive system of language. Recently, Dr. Cowart has been aided by Mia Harrow-Martelliti, a student intern from the Maine School of Science and Mathematics doing a directed study fulfilling some of her high school requirements.

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