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Cutler Institute researcher speaks about women's incarceration rate in Maine

Erica King, corrections researcher at the Cutler Institute, spoke with WGME-TV in Portland about the increasing number of women in Maine's prisons and jails.

Celebrate GIS Day with Geography-Anthropology

Join Geography-Anthropology Wednesday, November 19 for the annual celebration of GIS Day. Geographic information systems (GIS) technology expert Will Mitchell of NBT Solutions will be speaking about trends and trajectories in GIS.

Government can be a force for good: Muskie's life, legacy celebrated

The Muskie Centennial held on Saturday, November 15 celebrated the legacy of one of Maine's -- and the country's -- most dedicated public servants, Edmund Muskie. Friends and family of the distinguished politician, along with Muskie school students and alumni packed the Hannaford Hall auditorium for an afternoon full of anecdotes and lessons from Muskie's career.

"Gun violence is a woman's issue," says Gabby Giffords at a roundtable discussion held at the Muskie School

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords appeared at the Muskie School as the first stop on the Americans for Responsible Solutions (a group she founded with her husband) tour to foster discussions around domestic violence and guns.

USM Faculty Chairs International Research in Income and Wealth Conference in Netherlands

Barbara Fraumeni traveled to Rotterdam, The Netherlands, to perform her official duties as IARIW chairperson at the 33rd International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) General Conference. Individuals from over 35 countries attended the conference, which included some 150 papers on a wide variety of topics.

Tupper authors Op-Ed article: Know your test results

Judy Tupper, director of the Patient Safety Academy and faculty in the graduate program of public health at the USM Muskie School, writes an op-ed in the Portland Press Herald on September 22 about the new initiative announced at the 5th Annual Patient Safety Academy to “crowd source” a patient safety improvement idea – the promotion of a “No News is No News” campaign to educate and inform consumers about the importance of following up on test results.

2014 Rising Tide Awards Announced

The 5th Annual Patient Safety Academy has announced the recipients of the 2014 Rising Tide Award, inaugurated in 2013, which recognizes peer nominated individuals or organizations that advance patient safety within Maine through their leadership, dedication, and innovation. Recipients of the 2014 Rising Tide Award were Angela Dubuc, Director of Clinical Practice at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, and the Maine State Nurses Association.

Sharing Personal Stories About Life Around Casco Bay

Casco Bay Estuary Partnership’s Casco Bay Stories Project features engaging, personal stories about how people use and enjoy Casco Bay and its watershed, and how the Bay is changing over time. The stories are collected, edited, and posted to www.cascobaystories.org, Facebook and Twitter.

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.

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