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Andrew Dolloff

USM graduate Dolloff named 2021 Maine Superintendent of the Year

In addition to receiving the state’s top principal and superintendent honors, Andrew Dolloff received Maine’s School Superintendents Association Outstanding Leadership Award in 2017 and the New England League of Middle Schools Outstanding Superintendent Award in 2020.

Data Innovation Project Announces this year's Applied Research Fellows

The Applied Research Fellowship places Data Innovation Project (DIP)-trained graduate students from the University of Southern Maine in community organizations to support their applied research and evaluation efforts for the academic year.
Robert Sanford co-editor of River Voices

USM storytellers collaborate for new book about the Presumpscot River

USM Professor of Environmental Science and Policy Robert Sanford co-edited the recently published book “River Voices: Perspectives on the Presumpscot” — and he had a raft of USM faculty and staff collaborators on board for the project.
Dr. Ryan Wallace, Director of Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service

CBS News Interviews USM's Wallace About the Pandemic’s Impact on Maine’s Seasonal Workers and Businesses

Dr. Ryan Wallace, Director of Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service, told CBS News that in this era of social distancing, pandemic-impacted small businesses may lack the technical savvy to reach customers and new markets through the internet.
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Muskie School and UM Graduate and Professional Center hosting free COVID-19 webinar series

The defining issue of 2020, COVID-19, is becoming a fall class. Following up a popular summertime webinar, USM’s Muskie School of Public Service and the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center are offering a semester-long webinar series on the Covid-19 pandemic that weaves together perspectives from public health, policy, law, and business.

Fall webinar series on the Covid-19 pandemic

The University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service and the Maine Center invite you to come learn alongside students in a webinar series about the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Dr. Erika Ziller of Public Health to Appear in Covid-19 Webinar

Dr. Erika Ziller of Public Health to Appear in Covid-19 Webinar

Graduate Certificate in Public Health Going Fully Online

The Muskie School’s Public Health program will now offer the Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health fully online starting this fall.

New report from USM’s Cutler Institute highlights challenges for system-involved older youth

Androscoggin County could be helped dramatically with investment in system-involved youth, young people facing a variety of challenges — including homelessness, foster care, justice and mental health issues — according to a new study from the University of Southern Maine’s Cutler Institute. The 42-page report, “Assessing Community Assets and Opportunities – A Case Study of Asset Mapping in Androscoggin County,” calls on state, agency and community leaders to work together to leverage community assets and strengthen the continuum of care in the county. The report, the third in the Place Matters series, was authored by Mara Sanchez, Erica King, and Starsha Schiller of the Justice Policy Program within USM’s Cutler Institute.

USM hosting course and webinar series on COVID-19

The course and webinar series — which is free to the public — will feature online lectures delivered by University of Maine System experts in the fields of public health, policy, law, and business. Two special guests — Dr. Nirav Shah, Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and Dr. Dora Mills, Chief Health Improvement Officer at MaineHealth — will kick off the lectures on June 1.

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