Muskie School of Public Service


Betta Ehrenfeld Public Policy Forum

The 2018 Betta Ehrenfeld Public Policy Forum is being co-hosted by the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service and Frances Perkins Center.

9th annual Patient Safety Academy

The 9th annual Patient Safety Academy is open to anyone interested or engaged in patient safety activities. The Academy takes place Monday September 17 in the Glickman Library, 7th floor Events Room. Join colleagues and meet new friends in this day-long interdisciplinary event.

Design Thinking workshop

Design Thinking is a set of tools, methods and mindsets that is revolutionizing how organizations find better solutions for their users.

Prof. McDonnell in the Press Herald

Professor Joseph McDonnell, faculty in the Policy, Planning, and Management program at the Muskie School recently published a piece in the Portland Press Herald on China's rising economic competitiveness.
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Alumna, environmental steward Lisa Pohlmann to give free talk Wednesday

Lisa Pohlmann, chief executive officer of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, will speak Wednesday on the policy challenges facing Maine’s coastal waters.
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USM announces Spring 2018 Dean's List

Nearly 1,200 undergraduate students from across the globe have been named to the Spring 2018 semester Dean's List.

Faculty member Elise Bolda

Faculty member Dr. Elise Bolda from the Muskie School's graduate program in Public Health and former chair of the program will be retiring in 2018. A large gathering of faculty, students, alumni and friends came together to celebrate Elise's many years of service to USM and the Muskie School.

Data Innovation Project's Community Research Assistantship Program

Year One of the Data Innovation Project's Community Research Assistantship Program was a huge success thanks to its stellar Muskie School graduate students and phenomenal community sites.

Muskie School Graduation!

The Muskie School graduated another class of over seventy students from its various degree and certificate programs. The Muskie School graduation event included an afternoon of celebration and recognition of our outstanding students and their achievements.
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McDonnell writes in Press Herald about need for education in workforce development

Joseph McDonnell of USM’s Muskie School of Public Service says increased higher education — with less student debt and more internships and apprenticeships — will help Maine prepare for a forecast smaller workforce. The advice came in an op-ed column titled “Maine’s workforce challenges call for bold public strategies” and published in the Portland Press Herald.