Muskie School of Public Service


BDN op-ed features how Maine Youth Transition Collaborative helps young people adjust to life post-foster care

University of Maine student Jessica Henderson shares her story in a Bangor Daily News op-ed about pursuing a college degree after growing up in Maine's foster care system and the help she's received from the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative.

New Muskie School report finds racial bias in Maine’s juvenile justice system

"Disproportionate Contact: Youth of Color in Maine's Juvenile Justice System," released by the Muskie School of Public Service, reveals a racial bias towards minority youths in Maine's juvenile justice system.

Chelsea Malacara selected as USM’s Maine Policy Scholar

The University of Southern Maine is proud to announce that Chelsea Malacara has been named a Maine Policy Scholar for the 2015-16 academic year.

Muskie School tick and mosquito disease prevention efforts featured on

Graduate students from the Muskie School of Public Service have been visiting elementary school classrooms around the state to educate kids about the dangers of diseases caused by ticks and mosquitoes.

Muskie School launches Master’s degree in Policy, Planning, and Management (MPPM)

As part of the evolution in the Muskie School of Public Service - the new Master's in Policy, Planning, and Management (MPPM) prepares graduates for leadership roles in government, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector by developing a strong, multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge in the fields of policy, planning and management. As part of the University of Southern Maine’s Metropolitan University initiative, the program also encourages students to interact with their surrounding community, through various forms of engagement.

Recommendations from Muskie School study pave way for East Bayside grant

Portland's up-and-coming East Bayside neighborhood is one of 20 communities that received a national grant to organize a long-term planning effort, thanks in part to a 2009 Muskie School of Public Service study.

Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 8-14) highlights contribution from the Patient Safety Academy

The No News is No News wallet card campaign introduced at the 2014 Patient Safety Academy has gained national attention by the National Patient Safety Foundation. The campaign inspired providers to coach patients to follow up on diagnostic tests, because no news does not mean good news.

Pious Ali talks activism, immigration and empowering young people

Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in the Muskie School of Public Service, took some time to sit with Alex Steed, of the Bangor Daily News blog "Steed", about his work and experiences with Portland's immigrant community.

Barbara Hart discusses domestic violence offender rehabilitation in the Bangor Daily News

Barbara Hart, Director of Law and Policy of Domestic Violence, Muskie School of Public Service, was recently featured in a long-form piece for the Bangor Daily News. “The Offending Dilemma” takes a look at the practices used to rehabilitate domestic violence offenders in Maine.

Ph.D. candidate Hawes called upon to lead local Maine school district

University of Southern Maine Ph.D. candidate Katie Hawes has been selected the next superintendent of RSU 21. Hawes will take over for interim superintendent Kevin Crowley on July 1 after receiving unanimous support from the RSU 21 Board of Directors.