Muskie School of Public Service


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.
Louisa Munk

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.
Jaclyn Janis standing next to her poster at the MRHAC

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.
cover of Marry Me report

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.