Muskie School of Public Service


Portrait of Jarvis Thanex Louis

Jarvis Thanex Louis, 2019 Featured Graduate

Jarvis Thanex Louis spoke no English when he left his home of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti in the months that followed the 2010 earthquake. Maine and the University of Southern Maine became his place to start over away from the reminders of the tragedy. "In Haiti, every day you saw something that reminded you of what happened: you lost all of your friends; you lost family members."In Maine, he found peace. He learned English with the help of library staff — "They are my favorite people at USM," he says — and the farmer's son began taking classes in Environmental Science.
Intercultural grad ceremony 2018

USM Commencement 2019 — Affiliated ceremonies and events

Leading up to the University of Southern Maine 2019 Commencement, many departments are busy with special events celebrating the accomplishments of their graduating students in a more intimate setting.

Best research paper award

Congratulations to Dr. Tracy Michaud, Assistant Professor in Tourism and Hospitality, and undergraduate student Chris Henchcliffe for receiving Best Research Paper at the NENA CHRIE (Northeast North American Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education) conference at Penn State last weekend. Another great example of a successful, collaborative faculty-student research project!
Portrait of Meredith Sells

Meredith Sells, 2019 Featured Graduate

Meredith Sells had worked for five years on Wall Street — cultivating relationships and helping her clients invest their money — when she decided to return to Maine and enroll at the University of Southern Maine. For a young woman who grew up in Cape Elizabeth and had succeeded in New York City, it was an abrupt shift. But Sells, who describes herself as a “curious chameleon,” is a formidable person with the talent and drive to achieve her goals.
Taping "The USM Update" April 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' April 2019

In the April episode of "The USM Update," University of Southern Maine (USM) Provost Jeannine Diddle Uzzi steps in for President Glenn Cummings and welcomes guests to talk about scholarships, graduate programs that put students to work and the many opportunities for students to study languages at USM.

Muskie School of Public Service awarded $116k grant to develop free workplace violence prevention training

The University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service has been awarded a $116,000 grant from OSHA to develop free workplace violence prevention training for small retail and food service businesses.

Harm Reduction work of Muskie student

Jesse Harvey, a current student in the Muskie School's Policy, Planning, and Management program has been an active participant in Maine's Harm Reduction community.

Harm Reduction Panel

Join Muskie School students and community partners in a panel discussion on Harm Reduction.

Ahmen Cabral of USM’s Muskie School joins Maine Public discussion of teens in foster care

Ahmen Cabral, a policy associate with USM’s Muskie School of Public Service joined a Maine Public radio discussion of teenagers in the foster care system.

Meredith Sells following Muskie environmental legacy to Department of Interior

In January, Muskie School graduate Meredith Sells became this year’s only Mainer and one of USM’s first Presidential Management Fellows, joining the top 9% in a roster of recent ivy league graduates promoted as among the country’s best young leaders. The 42-year-old program works to highlight extraordinary young people for roles within the federal government. This year’s 351 finalists were culled from more than 4,000 applicants.