The Annual University of Southern Maine Research & Scholarship Symposium will be held on Friday, March 31, 2023.
Jackie Crow Shoe, enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and Policy Associate at the University of Southern Maine’s Catherine Cutler Institute, connects with child welfare experts across Indian Country to address the importance of building tribal child welfare programs that are reflective of their community values and culture – reclaiming the narrative from a dominant system to one that reflects Indigenous worldviews and emphasizes responsibilities to children – in the new podcast series “Reclaiming the Child Welfare Narrative” from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes.
Assistant Professor Kate Ahrens from the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service, and Research Associate Amanda Burgess collaborated with researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine and Oregon Health & Science University to examine evidence on the effectiveness and harms of contraceptive counseling interventions.
The Maine Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) worked with several criminal justice stakeholders across the state to determine arrest rates and outcomes for hate and bias crimes in Maine that were reported by law enforcement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Report (UCR) program from 2008 to 2017.
Allagash Brewing Company, Austin Street Brewery, Island Dog Brewing, Maine Beer Company, and Nonesuch River Brewing have completed the New England Sustainable Craft Beverage Program workbook. The breweries successfully fulfilled the requirements demonstrating commitment and leadership in sustainable practices to reduce the businesses’ overall environmental impact.
Elora Way and Sarah Goan from the Catherine Cutler Institute published an article in the Maine Policy Review entitled, “Building Youth Resiliency and Aspirations During a Crisis: Lessons Learned from Maine’s Aspirations Incubator During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”