Cutler Institute


MEIF Funds New Projects

Read about MEIF’s exciting new projects!

National Webinar Presentation: Reaching Out: Using Consultants to Support Best Practices in Infant-Toddler Child Care

Maine's work with an on-site consultation for infant and toddler practitioners is highlighted in a national webinar.

Kimberly Snow Presents Findings of Financial Exploitation of Maine’s Older Adults at Two Different Conferences

Twice as nice! Same financial exploitation presentation, two different conferences!

Portland Empowered Presents on Youth Voice at Statewide Educator Conference

Portland Empowered engages educators from across the state in a conversation about how to engage non-traditional leaders and elevate marginalized voices within our school walls.

Michaud and Sanford publish article in Maine Policy Review Special Issue on Leadership

Michaud and Sanford publish article in Maine Policy Review on improving retention and developing leaders through a fall USM immersion class for first year tourism and environmental students co-located at Camp Cedar.

Ninth Annual Patient Safety Academy Brings Together Healthcare Providers, Students, and Advocates

Ninth Annual Patient Safety Academy a success! Participants from all over the state of Maine joined in an "all hands on deck" approach to improving patient safety in our workplace, our communities, and in our state.

Successful Local Government Internship Program

Eight students attend New England Management Institute, culminating a successful internship in Summer 2018.

Incubating Leaders in Maine

For a sparsely populated state, Maine has produced an extraordinary number of national, bipartisan leaders. What has made Maine an incubator for such leadership? Alexis de Tocqueville, the author of Democracy in America, provides useful insights into Maine’s culture as a breeding ground for leadership.

Heart of trade battle with U.S. is China’s rising economic competitiveness

Whatever the outcome of the trade dispute, China’s rise ought to be seen as a Sputnik moment – a time for the U.S. to redouble its commitment to scientific and technological innovation and to more rigorous education for its future workforce, from preschool to post-graduate.
Shaelan Donovan '18

A trailblazer, Shaelan Donovan '18 navigates her own path

Through her internship at the International Marine Terminal in Portland, to being USM's first student to study at Reykjavík University in Iceland, to working for a multinational shipping company, Shaelan Donovan '18 has been a beacon of success in pursuing new global partnerships.