Muskie School of Public Service

Muskie School and Cutler Institute Newsletter Archive

Here at the Muskie School we always have something going on, so there is a lot to catch up on! Find a list of what our staff and students have been up to over the past few months.


December 2021 celebrated new additions to the Muskie Board of Visotirs, as well as distinguished accomplishments of current Muskie students, alumni, and professors. Newsworthy accomplishments also include Culter Institute staff making long-lasting impacts with workforce trainings and developing climate resiliency.

September 2021 highlighted the inaugural Shaw Innovation Fellows, the outstanding work of Muskie alumni, research by Professor Ahrens as well as the Cutler Institute. We also honored the legacies of Professor Emeritus David D. Davis and Professor Marcia-Anne Dobres.  

January 2021 detailed research by the Cutler Institute on elder abuse, a new and completely online graduate certificate, and exciting research in the Tourism and Hospitality field by Professor Michaud.

November 2020 saw the close of the first semester using a semi-remote model. At the close of the semester, we discuss how USM is helping fight COVID-19 and new exciting student internships in summer 2021. 

September 2020  was the Muskie School's first remote semester! Some news items featured include welcoming a new professor and new information on COVID-19 and the effectiveness of masks.

February 2020 was an exciting time for students and the calm before the storm of the pandemic. The school saw the Cutler institute researchers present at a national Epidemiologist conference and efforts by students in staff in sustainable brewing practices within Maine.

November 2019 saw lots of exciting events for the schools' students and faculty. Some of the highlights include a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, students, and staff at the Arctic Circle Assembly, and research on the pollution in Casco Bay.

September 2019 brought in the class of 2023 to the Muskie school. We saw lots of new research and programs and the launch of the Public Health major in the Muskie School.

In May of 2019, the Muskie school saw the graduation of one of its biggest classes yet. Not only that but Muskie students went to Iceland, and a new major was added within the school.