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Muskie School hosts local students at iGlobal Classrooms Leadership Symposium

University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service hosted approximately 100 Maine middle and high school students participating in the iGlobal Classrooms Leadership Symposium on June 10. The students explored public policy and its global impact, with presentations they developed on topics as diverse as “Food Waste and Climate Change,” “Civil Rights,” “The Four Freedoms,” and “Hurricane Sandy Impact, Disaster Preparedness and Response Policies.” Schools participating from the surrounding communities included Portland High School, Casco Bay High School and King Middle School from Portland, Cape Elizabeth High School, Freeport Middle School and Durham Community School.

Muskie alum recognized as ‘Rising Star’ by Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce

Joshua Reny, Fairfield Town Manager and graduate of the Muskie School’s Public Policy and Management program, has received the Chamber’s 2014 Rising Star Award.

Matthew Bampton receives Fulbright to conduct research on the Shetland Islands

Bampton, a Professor of Geography-Anthropology in the USM Muskie School, will spend six months at The University of Edinburgh through the US-UK Fulbright Commission grant.

Cutler Institute Director works to improve international child welfare practices

Kris Sahonchik, Director of the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy, recently returned from several weeks in Russia on the 2014 US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) program to enhance child protection, foster care, and adoption.

Remote Sensing journal features research of new GYA alum

Paul Bourget, a recent graduate of the Muskie School’s Geography-Anthropology program, has co-authored a paper in Remote Sensing, an open access journal on the science and application of remote sensing technology.

New book on rural health features work of Muskie School researchers

Muskie research staff have contributed several chapters to the recently published ‘Rural Public Health: Best Practices and Preventive Models,’ a comprehensive text that examines rural health from the perspectives of public health and prevention.

Muskie Public Health Education Corp

The Muskie Public Health Education Corps is a select group of Muskie public health graduate students that works directly with epidemiologists at the Maine CDC, Division of Infectious Disease.

Muskie School receives grant to lead systems change in Portland high schools

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation has chosen Muskie to serve as the Lead Community Partner of its District Level Systems Change Initiative for the Portland Public School District.

New initiative offers faster, less expensive pathway to CPD master's degree

The accelerated admissions initiative allows undergraduate students in Environmental Planning and Policy or Geography-Anthropology to combine their senior year with the first year of graduate work in the USM Muskie School master’s degree program in Community Planning and Development.

Esther Attean honored by Americans Who Tell the Truth Project

Attean, training specialist at the USM Muskie School, has had her portrait added to artist Robert Shetterley’s gallery of Americans Who Tell the Truth, an initiative to promote models of courageous citizenship in schools and communities around the country.

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