Muskie School of Public Service


Patrick Cunningham and Mary-Elizabeth Simms

Muskie Board of Visitors Adds Two New Members and Establishes Four New Standing Committees

This year the Muskie School is welcoming two new faces to its Board of Visitors, Mary-Elizabeth Simms and Patrick Cunningham. Both alums of The University of Southern Maine they bring fresh faces and insights to the board.

Fulbright Fellow, Dr. Alexandra Telitsyna, at Muskie Lunch & Learn

Join us for our next Muskie School/Cutler Institute Lunch & Learn with Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Alexandra Telitsyna.

Prof McDonnell speaks on China, Europe, US relations

Professor McDonnell of the Muskie School's Policy, Planning and Management graduate program will speak on China, Europe, US relations on Thursday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. for the Rockland Public Library's ONLINE series.

Strategies for success in local government

The Muskie School and Cutler Institute just completed the second webinar in the series: Strategies for Success in Local Government.

Maine Center Graduate Internship Program - Muskie students

This summer, Muskie students from Public Health and Policy, Planning & Management took part in the second cohort of the Maine Center Graduate Internship Program.

Muskie School/Cutler Institute Lunch & Learn - Dr. Tracy Michaud

Join us for our next Muskie School/Cutler Institute Lunch & Learn with Dr. Tracy Michaud and undergraduate student Colleen Metcalf on Wednesday, October 27 from Noon to 1 p.m.
Portrait of USM student Izaak Onos

USM student ignites rail and trail policy conversation that leads to Maine law

An idea that began as a student paper for a University of Southern Maine class — examining the reuse of a discontinued railroad corridor for bicyclists and pedestrians — has evolved and grown to become Maine law.
A photo of USM researcher Kate Ahrens

Muskie researcher co-authors national study on treatment for opioid use disorder published in JAMA

USM Assistant Research Professor Kate Ahrens contributed to a large national study published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association this week on the disparities in treatment for people with opioid use disorder.
Photo of Justin Levesque

Maine North Atlantic Institute awaking new perspectives with virtual events

Too many people see the Arctic as an icy monolith. For artist Justin Levesque ‘10, it’s a fascinating and dynamic blend of culture, commerce and climate. That blend — of science and the humanities — is at the heart of a series of virtual events he is hosting in cooperation with the University of Southern Maine’s Maine North Atlantic Institute (MNAI).

Cutler Institute publishes article on innovative, evidence-based youth employment model

The Cutler Institute at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service recently released an article that documents policy and practice recommendations to address Maine’s pressing workforce needs and engage high-school-aged young people in 21st century skills development.