Muskie School of Public Service


USM leads the conversation with lectures on food service industry, higher education and more

Don't miss these free lectures this month, all at Hannaford Hall on the University of Southern Maine Portland Campus!
G2O presentation

Gateway to Opportunity provides area youth with workforce skills

During July and August, high school students from Portland, South Portland and Westbrook participated in Gateway to Opportunity — six-week, work-based learning program helps connect local youth with tangible work experiences during the summer.
NSF logo

USM, UNH project awarded $60k NSF grant for climate change workshop

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $60,607 grant to the University of Southern Maine to help ignite study of the northern New England coastline and its resilience to climate change.
Researchers in front of glacier

USM, UMaine researchers explore change in Southern Greenland

A group of researchers from USM and the University of Maine System recently attended an "Arctic Futures Workshop" in Southern Greenland, where they explored climate and socioeconomic change through multi-disciplinary lenses.
USM Update taping September 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' September 2019

"The USM Update" is back. This month, we discuss the relatively new Promise Scholarship, the Gateway to Opportunity program, which engages local youth and with meaningful work experiences, and two internships completed by our Food Studies students.
Karen Pearson and George Shaler

Karen Pearson and George Shaler awarded for paramedicine research

USM’s Karen Pearson and George Shaler have been honored by the Journal for Health and Human Service Administration for their research on paramedicine in Maine.

Two USM-led studies on rural tobacco use draw press attention

In rural areas such as Maine, people smoke more and quit less, say a pair of USM-led tobacco studies that have drawn both state and national press attention.

USM announces leaders, new members to its volunteer Board of Visitors

The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce the appointment of five new members to its Board of Visitors. Additionally, the full 20-member Board of Visitors has elected its chair and vice-chair, Luc Nya and Jane Eberle.
Zach Croll

MPH graduate's capstone published in Maine Policy Review

USM alumnus Zach Croll's capstone project on Medicaid expansion has been published in the Maine Policy Review.

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.