Muskie School of Public Service


Muskie School/Cutler Institute Lunch & Learn Research Hour - George Shaler

Join the Muskie School & Cutler Institute for a lunchtime presentation on the Use of Deferred Dispositions in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases in Maine by George Shaler, Managing Director of the Children, Youth and Families - Justice Policy program area at the Cutler Institute.
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USM researcher John Gale facing COVID challenges as newly elected president of National Rural Health Association

At a time when health experts in every state struggle to protect their rural populations — where COVID-19 is taking so many lives — a University of Southern Maine researcher is leading the National Rural Health Association. On January 1, John Gale began a year-long term as the association’s elected president.

New report from USM’s Cutler Institute examines the scale and impact of parental incarceration in Maine

The 10-page report, “Breaking the Cycle: Interrupting Generational Incarceration in Maine,” calls for more evidence-based community programming that supports families, prevents incarceration, and facilitates parent-child relationships when parents are incarcerated. The report is the latest report to be released by the Place Matters project, which is housed at the Cutler Institute.

Professor Published in the Portland Press Herald

The Muskie School's very own Joseph W. McDonnell, a professor of public policy and management, examined Dr. Martin Luther King's past works in the context of current events in a recent special published by the Portland Press Herald.
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MPPM Students Develop Plan Encouraging Spatial Justice

Students in PPM 613 PPM Workshop class in Fall 2020 semester worked with Portland Society of Architects to develop an equitable vision of the city.
Tracy Michaud of USM's Tourism and Hospitality program.

USM joining partnership to help Greenland prepare and shape tourist industry

The new partnership — the Arctic Education Alliance — will build vocational education programs that support training in sustainable tourism, hospitality, and land and fisheries management in Greenland. The project will foster collaboration between U.S. and Greenlandic education communities and expand educational and economic opportunities.

Graduate Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management Available Online

The Muskie School’s Policy, Planning, and Management program will now offer the Certificate of Graduate Study in Public and Nonprofit Management online starting spring 2021.

Muskie's Public Health Programs Highlighted in the Bangor Daily News

Muskie's Public Health Programs Highlighted in the Bangor Daily News
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USM contributes to CDC understanding of COVID-19 spread

Faculty and staff from the University of Southern Maine contributed to a new analysis and narrative being used by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control to better understand the spread of COVID-19.
Raegan Young, pictured  above with (left to right) Andrew Hart (MTCMA), Peter Crichton (Retired City Manager), Phil Crowell (Current City Manager) after receiving the 2020 Dr. Edward F. Dow Award for Future Leaders in Public Administration on October 19th, 2020.

MPPM Student Raegan Young Recognized by City of Auburn

Raegan Young ’20 MPPM Recognized with Dr. Edward F. Dow Award by the City of Auburn for her work during internship