Muskie School of Public Service


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.

Muskie Alum Jennifer Hutchins ’08G Champions Maine’s Nonprofit Community

Muskie Alum Jennifer Hutchins ’08G Champions Maine’s Nonprofit Community

Muskie faculty receives Faculty Senate award for Research Excellence

The Muskie School congratulates Dr. Kate Ahrens, Assistant Research Faculty in the Public Health program at the Muskie School, who was awarded a USM Faculty Senate award for research excellence.
Tony Cole

Muskie School/Cutler Institute Lunch & Learn - Tony Cole

Join us for our final Muskie School & Cutler Institute Lunch & Learn session of the semester!
A photo of Kate Ahrens

USM researcher receives $400,000 NIH grant

A USM researcher has won a $400,000 NIH grant to study the health outcomes of Maine women after pregnancy.

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus David D. Davis

Geography-Anthropology mourns the passing of our friend and colleague Professor Emeritus David D. Davis, Ph.D.

Muskie School/Cutler Institute Lunch & Learn Research Hour - Shir & Mugnai

Join the Muskie School and Cutler Institute for a lunchtime presentation on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from Noon to 1 pm EST on The utilization of GIS data to solve real world problems by Mr. Nasir Shir and Mr. Justin Mugnai from Sewall.