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Summer Internship Applications Open

Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 9:55 am

The Maine Government Summer Internship Program is now accepting applications for summer 2015. Positions will be available in agencies of the Maine state government and in municipal government. Paid summer internships will run May 26 through August 14, for a total of 12 weeks. Students may apply online, submitting a cover letter, resume and transcript. State and local government requests for interns may also be submitted online.

Students and supervisors should click here to learn more and to apply:
http://mcspolicycenter.umaine.edu/for-students/maine-government-summer-internship-program/

The deadline for student applications is March 1.

For more information, contact
Peggy McKee
Margaret.mckee@maine.edu

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Sorg Selected One of Twelve Sentinel Epidemiologists Nationally

Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 9:04 am
Marcella Sorg has been selected to be one of 12 Sentinel Community Epidemiologists nationwide for the National Drug Early Warning System of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These select epidemiologists will monitor, analyze and report emerging drug trends for the country. Sorg will be monitoring Maine, including data on drug involvement in overdose deaths, addiction treatment, drugged driving, and law enforcement arrests and drug seizures. This project is a continuation of the work Sorg has been doing with NIDA since 2003.
For more information, please see

Jonathan Rubin on Gas Prices on WABI

Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 8:49 am

Jonathan Rubin was interviewed on Channel 5 TV, WABI, on the ripple effect of low gas prices in the current economy.

See the article and video here: http://wabi.tv/2015/01/22/1-99-gas-ripple-effect/

Barton Seaver, Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow, January 27th — postponed

Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 1:53 pm

Cancelled Due to Weather – We will reschedule at a future date

Barton Seaver – Chef, Explorer, Sustainability Fellow1-Barton.SEAVER-20 (2)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at UMaine

Barton Seaver is on a mission to restore our relationship with the ocean, the land, and with each other — through dinner. He 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, Barton 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.

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.