Muskie School of Public Service
USM's John Gale preparing solo swim across English Channel
Sometime before daylight on a September morning, John Gale, 63, will set off from Dover, England for open water swimming’s signature feat. If the conditions cooperate, he’ll arrive on France’s Calais beach 13 hours after his departure, becoming one of fewer than 1,900 people to ever cross the 21-mile-wide channel with the strength of their own arms, legs and inner resolve.
MPH student writes BDN Op-Ed on sensible drug policy
Louisa Munk, a Master of Public Health student at USM, recently wrote a piece on sensible drug policy published in the Bangor Daily News.
Student Highlight: Dianna Farrell
Dianna Farrell ’19 arrived on campus already equipped with a physics degree and eight years of experience flying helicopters for the Army. Read about her experience at USM and plans for a future in Maine.
MPH Student Presents at National Rural Health Association Conference
MPH student, Jaclyn Janis, presented at the National Rural Health Association Conference.
Students experience Iceland in travel course!
Led by Dr. Firooza Pavri and Maureen LaSalle, students from the Muskie School’s Geography-Anthropology and Tourism & Hospitality programs spent eight days traveling across Iceland to study landscape change through the lens of natural and anthropogenic influences.
Muskie School Graduation Celebration!
Congratulations to all Muskie School 2019 graduates! In a large celebration at the Woodfords Club in Portland on Friday May 10, the Muskie School recognized graduating students from its various degree and certificate programs.
USM researchers write first-of-its-kind economic analysis of Maine’s growing wedding industry
The Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at University of Southern Maine has partnered with the newly created Maine Wedding Report to issue “Marry ME,” a first-of-its kind economic analysis of Maine’s growing wedding industry.
USM graduate, first Deaf Mainer to earn Ph.D., appears on '207'
Regan Thibodeau of Falmouth, the first Deaf person from Maine to earn a Ph.D., recently appeared on News Center Maine’s “207” program to describe her experience.
Replay: 'The USM Update,' May 2019
In the Season 3 finale of "The USM Update," USM Provost Jeannine Uzzi welcomes guests from across the university to discuss new studies and a new degree in Leadership, excellence in athletics and, with some of our graduating students, life during and after their time at USM.
Regan Thibodeau, 2019 Featured Graduate
When Regan Thibodeau picks up her degree this Spring, the Falmouth woman will become the first deaf Maine native to earn a doctorate and one of a shockingly few number of deaf doctorate-holders worldwide. Thibodeau, who has taught for years at USM, says she wants her Ph.D. — in public policy with a concentration in educational leadership — to show other deaf people that it can be done. And she hopes it will happen more often.