Muskie School of Public Service


New Center for Learning Website and Online Module

The Center for Learning's website has a new look!
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Muskie School of Public Service report examines financial exploitation of Maine seniors

A just-completed University of Southern Maine report —analyzing more than 650 cases of reported financial exploitation of Maine seniors — found that most victims were women, at least 80 years old and either widowed, single or divorced.

Public engagement workshop

The Data Innovation Project and the Muskie School of Public Service hosted Professor Eric Gordon, Director of the Emerson Engagement Lab at Emerson College for a 3-hour workshop titled “Effective Public Engagement in the Digital Age.”

Another successful Husky Harvest!

Students from the Muskie School's Tourism and Hospitality program, in collaboration with Southern Maine Community College, the Confucius Institute and USM Campus Life, hosted the 5th annual Husky Harvest, a multicultural celebration with ethnic food, and entertainment on Wednesday, November 29 at the Woodbury Campus Center on USM’s Portland campus.

Tourism & Hospitality students attend HX Experience

This past month twenty six Tourism and Hospitality students attended the HX Experience which is North America's leading trade show for the hospitality industry.

Effective Public Engagement in the Digital Age

The Data Innovation Project and the Muskie School of Public Service will host a hands-on workshop with Eric Gordon, Professor of Media Art at Emerson College & the Director of the Engagement Lab.

Muskie School Lunch & Learn Research Hour

Join the Muskie School for a lunch time presentation on "The future of Casco Bay salt marshes: Using coastal restoration and modeling to guide restoration and policy" by Dr. Curtis Bohlen, Director of the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership.

Revitalizing Rural Maine: A panel discussion

The Muskie School Student Organization will be hosting a panel discussion titled, "Revitalizing Rural Maine", in coordination with the USM - Muskie School's Maine Rural Health Research Center to celebrate the Center's 25th anniversary and to encourage open discussion on everything from rural health to recreation to economic development.
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Coburn co-authors health care warning in Portland Press Herald

USM’s Andrew Coburn says health care reductions in small Maine towns such as Calais, Jackman and Blue Hill will worsen unless work is done at the state level to reconfigure health delivery to rural areas.
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USM helps set course for Greater Portland to thrive

A new plan to help Greater Portland thrive — improving aging infrastructure, coordinating regional organizations and re-focusing a workforce that is both aging and shrinking — has been completed by a team from USM's Muskie School of Public Service.