Muskie School of Public Service


Strategies for Success in Local Government - webinar series

Join us for a new lunchtime webinar series that offers strategic approaches to challenges that local and regional governments are facing in Maine.
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BBC interviews USM's Tracy Michaud about future of Greenland tourism

Michaud, an assistant professor and chair of USM’s Tourism and Hospitality program, talked about the beauty of the huge country, which is covered by glaciers on 80 percent of its land mass.
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New report from USM’s Cutler Institute shares the stories of Maine’s system-involved young people

The 34-page report, “Transitioning From Youth to Adulthood: Mapping the Impact of Systems and Places on Youth Pathways,” collected stories from 35 young people, age 14 to 24, who experienced homelessness, educational pushout, child-welfare and youth justice involvement, or interaction with the mental or behavioral healthcare system.

Trevey Davis '16G Tackles National Healthcare Policy

Trevey Davis, a Muskie School 2016 graduate was recently featured by USM for his work in healthcare policy. He writes that the Muskie school has gifted him with "little savings deposits that I draw on every day".

Muskie School Lunch & Learn

Join the Muskie School and Cutler Institute for a lunchtime presentation on Thursday, March 25, 2021, from Noon to 1 pm EST on Recent trends and treatment patterns for pregnant women with opioid use disorder in select states by Dr. Kate Ahrens, Assistant Research Professor of Public Health.

USM researchers complete first-of-its-kind study on rising use of alternative sentencing program in Maine

Cases of deferred disposition, which give defendants the chance to earn reduced or dismissed sentences, rose 12.8% from 2014 to 2017. This finding comes from the recently released report, “Use of Deferred Dispositions in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases in Maine.”

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.