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U.S. Senator Susan Collins, March 31, Public Affairs Lecture

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 2:10 pm

The Margaret Chase Smith Lectureship on Public Affairs


U.S. Senator Susan Collins

“Incivility and Hyperpartisanship:
Is Washington a Symptom or the Cause?”

March 31 ~ 3:30 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

RSVP required

Call 581.1648 or email

Free and open to the public ~ No backpacks allowed

Barton Seaver, Policy Fellow, March 18

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Barton Seaver, Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow

1-Barton.SEAVER-20 (2)Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at UMaine

Barton Seaver has translated his illustrious career as a chef into his leadership of the Healthy and Sustainable Food Program at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health. In this role, Barton spearheads initiatives to inform consumers and institutions about how our choices for diet and menus can promote healthier people, more secure food supplies, and thriving communities. Through his collaborative work with industry leaders, institutions, policymakers, media, and conservationists, he has become one of the nation’s leading voices for sustainable food systems.

In addition to his role at the Center, he is an Explorer with the National Geographic Society and is the first Sustainability Fellow in Residence at the New England Aquarium, where he helps relate the Aquarium’s conservation messages with the food we serve at our dinner tables. In 2012, Barton was named by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the United States Culinary Ambassador Corp.

A day with us at UMaine
Barton Seaver will be at the University of Maine for a full day of activities, including meeting with groups of UMaine faculty and students, tours of UMaine facilities, and meetings with administrators. A reception will be held from 4-6 at the University Club in Fogler Library.

Sponsored by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, Cooperative Extension, Maine Sea Grant, Maine EPSCoR, and the School of Marine Sciences.

Margaret Chase Smith Distinguished Maine Policy Fellows are prominent Maine individuals with a past or current career as a policy maker in the state. The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center brings these individuals to campus for a day, to teach an undergraduate class, engage faculty about research and public policy, and meet with UMaine administration and graduate students.

Jonathan Rubin featured on WVOM for Energy in Maine

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 6:45 am

Following up on Catherine Dickerson’s and Jonathan Rubin’s Report, “Energy in Maine,” as part of the Maine Development Foundation’s Quarterly Economic Report, Jonathan Rubin, appeared on the  GEORGE HALE RIC TYLER SHOW – WVOM, Energy in Maine, 103.9 on 23 February 2015.

Energy is a critical cost factor to Maine people and businesses and to others who may consider relocating here. The Measures of Growth report’s Cost of Energy indicator tracks retail and industrial electricity prices for Maine, both of which have declined in recent years. Nevertheless, Maine’s costs of energy remain high relative to the nation. Further understanding of the issues related to costs, consumption, and production can help inform our decisions as we look to grow Maine’s economy.
Find the full report here: Quarterly economic Report Energy in Maine February  2015

For more information see the Maine Development Foundation website here.

Internship Offered in the City of Caribou

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at 1:05 pm

Under the Maine Government Summer Internship Program there will be a student internship offered for summer 2015 in the City of Caribou. The City Manager’s Office will be hosting a Public Administration Intern. The intern will work with local businesses to expand their market share as well as working with the city code enforcement office. Students in business administration, community development, economics, finance, planning and other majors would be well suited for this position.

Apply to the Maine Government Summer Internship Program and indicate interest for the City of Caribou position in your cover letter.

For more information, please see