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President Cummings interviewing guests from the School of Education and Human Development and Portland Empowered on the set of the USM update

Replay: 'The USM Update' 4/3/2017

Get an update on USM's sustainability efforts and learn how USM students are being prepared to tackle the environmental challenges facing the planet. Also, hear how USM is preparing its educators to adapt to the changing demographics in Maine's classrooms. Plus, a discussion on the findings of the first in-depth analysis of Maine's juvenile records system.
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USM signs agreement to expand relationship with Iceland’s Reykjavik University

USM President Glenn Cummings and Ari Kristinn Jónsson, the president of Iceland's Reykjavik University, have signed an agreement aimed at expanding the relationship between the two schools and providing more opportunities for student and faculty exchanges.
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USM’s Muskie School releases ‘Unsealed Fate,’ first in-depth report on Maine’s Juvenile Records System

Researchers found that individuals with juvenile records face barriers in applying for jobs and professional licenses, enrolling in the military, accessing housing and securing other financial supports. In addition, their report finds that juvenile records often lead to harsher adult sentencing and that individuals with records experience marginalization and stigmatization.

Recreational Marijuana Panel

The Muskie Student Organization at the University of Southern Maine invites you to a panel discussion on recreational marijuana (Question 1). Come and listen to experts discuss Question 1.

USM’s Muskie School of Public Service awarded a $233,000 grant to study cost-of-health-care pilot program

USM's Muskie School of Public Service in partnership with Maine Quality Counts and the Maine Health Data Organization has been awarded a $233,000 one year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine new ways of informing patients about the cost of their health care
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Recent survey by USM's Muskie School recommends improved analysis of crime data by Maine's law enforcement agencies

A recent survey of law enforcement agencies was conducted by the Maine Statistical Analysis Center at USM's Muskie School of Public Service. Funded by a Bureau of Justice Statistics grant, the survey involved 86 local, county, and state law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Maine and explored the extent to which Maine's agencies are collecting, sharing, analyzing, and using their data.
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USM’s Pious Ali joins Portland City Council in ‘historic inauguration’ says WCSH-TV

WCSH-TV covered the swearing-in ceremony Dec. 5 of Pious Ali, a community outreach specialist for USM's Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy, as a Portland City Councilor. Ali became the first African-born city councilor in Portland history.

Muskie School Speakers Series - Joel Goldstein

The Maine Center for Graduate Professional Studies, in conjunction with the University of Maine School of Law and the Muskie School of Public Service is hosting a talk by Joel Goldstein who will speak about his book, the vice presidency and Senator Edmund Muskie.

Master of Public Health Program earns accreditation

The University of Southern Maine's Master of Public Health Program (MPH) has earned accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

USM Muskie faculty delivers keynote address

Dr. Matthew Edney, Professor of Geography & Osher Professor in the History of Cartography, recently delivered the keynote address to the Newberry Library in Chicago for the 50th anniversary of the Nebenzahl Lecture Series on the History of Cartography.

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