Cutler Institute


The Youth Leadership Advisory Team attended Governor Mills' signing of LD 821: A Resolve to Review Caseloads for Child Welfare Caseworkers.

Governor Mills Signs Bill Into Law That Supports Child Welfare

The Youth Leadership Advisory Team attended Governor Mills' signing of LD 821: A Resolve to Review Caseloads for Child Welfare Caseworkers.
Nutrient Sensor at the bay in June.

Casco Bay Estuary Partnership Tackles Nutrient Pollution in Bay

The Casco Bay Estuary Partnership creates the Casco Bay Nutrient Council in response to the increased nitrogen levels in Casco Bay. 

Cutler Staff Invited to Present with the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning

Jill Downs and Linda Labas are invited to showcase MRTQ PDN’s technical assistance system and proposed Technical Assistance Credential at a national webinar.

Maine Rural Health Research Staff present at National Conferences

Staff members of the Maine Rural Health Research Staff presented at several national conferences in May and June.

Wallace Presents Paper titled The Geography of Remote Work: differences across US regions at annual AAG meeting

Ryan Wallace presents paper at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers. 

MCBER Releases Marry ME Report

The Maine Center for Business and Economic Research releases an economic analysis of Maine’s growing wedding industry. 

Findings Published on Using Public Cost Information During Low Back Pain Visits

Kim Fox, Carolyn Gray, Martha Elbaum Williamson, and Jennifer MacKenzie had their research on cost conversations between patients and providers published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Data Innovation Project

Data Innovation Project's E-Learning Module: Theory of Change

The Data Innovation Project is creating a series of short e-learning modules which focus on essential concepts for data-informed organizations.

USM’s Muskie School of Public Service launches free workplace violence prevention training

The University of Southern Maine, in collaboration with Maine Small Business Development Centers, has launched a free online program to train small business retail workers in preventing and responding to violence.
Portrait of Jarvis Thanex Louis

Jarvis Thanex Louis, 2019 Featured Graduate

Jarvis Thanex Louis spoke no English when he left his home of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti in the months that followed the 2010 earthquake. Maine and the University of Southern Maine became his place to start over away from the reminders of the tragedy. "In Haiti, every day you saw something that reminded you of what happened: you lost all of your friends; you lost family members."In Maine, he found peace. He learned English with the help of library staff — "They are my favorite people at USM," he says — and the farmer's son began taking classes in Environmental Science.