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Geo-Anthro students earn summer internships with NASA

They will work with NASA scientists on research that uses satellite imaging and geographic information systems techniques to examine critical global climate and landscape change issues.

Muskie report recommends investment in land conservation, low impact development, and improved culverts to preserve Maine's water resources

According to a new report from Muskie School researchers Charles Colgan, Samuel Merrill, and Damon Yakovleff, if Maine is to ensure the quality of its drinking water, mitigate hazards of flooding, and handle the effects of stormwater, it will have to make widespread use of cost-effective alternatives instead of relying on large and expensive infrastructure improvements.

Policy colloquia broadcast on MPBN Speaking in Maine

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network's Speaking in Maine has aired two health policy colloquia hosted by the USM Muskie School in April.

Maine Youth Transition Collaborative gives voice to youth transitioning out of foster care to adulthood

This week, the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative- directed by staff in the Muskie School of Public Service- joined the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Foundation in launching the Success Beyond 18 campaign and released a new series of digital stories, giving voice to youth and their experiences transitioning from foster care to adulthood.

Muskie School hosts forum on evolving lens of gender in modern culture

On April 23, the Muskie School's Justice Policy program hosted a brown bag discussion on the portrayal of gender and violence in the media that featured a partial screening of The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men and expert panel discussion.

Muskie School brings experts and community together for health policy colloquia

The Muskie School of Public Service hosted two health policy colloquia this April to promote informed discussion throughout the state regarding MaineCare coverage options under the ACA and the implications of Vermont’s move toward a single-payer system.The series, sponsored by the Muskie School Board of Visitors, examines critical policy issues within the state and nation.

Public Policy & Management increases distance ed courses for Fall 2013, offers summer information sessions

The Muskie School’s PPM program will offer 9 courses for distance students in the Fall 2013 semester, including classes on finance, human resources, and strategic planning.

Dr. Coburn presents highlights of ACA to Maine legislators

Maine legislators attending the Policy Leaders Academy Health Care Forum session on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, were presented with an overview and highlights of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as it affects Maine's uninsured population.

New Report: Drug Offense Trends and Drug Offender Recidivism in Maine

This new report funded by the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, and developed by the Maine Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) of the USM Muskie School of Public Service, provides public safety drug arrest trends and recidivism rates of drug offenders admitted to probation in Maine.

Muskie School pilots new distance education program

For spring 2013, the Muskie School of Public Service will pilot a new distance education program that offers both the unlimited access and flexibility of web-based learning and the face-to-face, student-centered interaction found in traditional classroom learning experiences.

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