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Sorg’s Research on Heroin in Maine in the News

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 10:35 am

Professor Marcella Sorg’s research on drug overdose deaths in Maine has been in the press recently. Her work has been cited in the Washington Post, Portland Press Herald and Maine Sun Journal.

Sorg has been reviewing overdose data provided by the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner since 1997. A broad picture shows the increase in drug overdose deaths, with higher numbers in more highly populated parts of the state.

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Adams’ MPR essay on importance of the humanities

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 2:31 pm

An essay from the most recent issue of the Maine Policy Review by William D. Adams entitled “Our democracy’s health depends on the health of humanities” was reprinted in the Bangor Daily News, July 21, 2015.

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This essay was adapted from his contribution to the special humanities-themed issue of Maine Policy Review (Winter/Spring 2015). The entire issue can be downloaded for free at

Maine Policy Review – Volume 24, Issue 1 (2015)

Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 11:37 am

Humanities and Policy

The latest issue of Maine Policy Review is now available on Digital Commons:
Volume 24, Issue 1 (2015) Humanities and Policy

MPR article cited in Portland Press Herald: School Funding

Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 11:22 am

An editorial by the Portland Press Herald on July 15, discussing the state’s ability to fund K-12 education, cites a Maine Policy Review article by Emily Shaw on the impact of state funding on education.

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Read the MPR article, Volume 22 | Issue 2, here: