Research Scholarship Opportunity

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Research Scholarship Opportunity

Apply now for the Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship An academic-year scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $3500 to support an independent research project focused on a public policy topic. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The deadline for student applications is noon on Monday, April 15, 2019. Eligibility criteria: • Be a Maine […]

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MCS Recipe Research Collaborative

The Policy Center is leading a collaborative research project on campus which includes students, faculty, and staff who are passionate about food. The researchers are curious about the role of food, recipes, and cooking in politics and public life, and are eager to share those lessons with a broad range of audiences – from students to […]

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Women of Power Reception for Maine NEW Leadership a Success

The 2nd annual Women of Power Reception to benefit Maine NEW Leadership was held in Augusta on February 12. More than 100 guests were welcomed to the Senator Inn and Spa to celebrate Maine women leaders and their accomplishments, with proceeds going to benefit Maine NEW Leadership, an annual undergraduate student leadership training program held […]

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Sorg’s Research Shows Slight Decrease in Drug Deaths

The Maine Office of Attorney General has released the most recent measure of drug deaths in Maine in a report compiled by Professor Marcella Sorg of the Policy Center, revealing a slight decline since the previous year. The 2018 third-quarter drug death report found that from January to September, the total number of drug-related deaths was […]

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Apply for Summer Internships Now

Applications are open for the Maine Government Summer Internship Program for summer 2019. We anticipate approximately 50 positions will be available in agencies of Maine state government and in town and city governments over a wide range of job categories. Full time, paid internships will run May 28 through August 16, for a total of 12 weeks. […]

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Fall 2018 issue of Maine Policy Review now available

The fall 2018 issue of Maine Policy Review presents articles on a range of issues affecting Maine. In the issue’s Margaret Chase Smith Essay, Vice Admiral Nora Tyson (ret.) examines the concept of leadership as it relates to her 38-year career in the US Navy and the debt she owes Margaret Chase Smith. The issue […]

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Trostel interviewed for Mainebiz article on Maine’s labor market

Policy Center and School of Economics Professor Philip Trostel was interviewed for the recent Mainebiz article on Maine’s tight labor market as indicated by it’s relatively low unemployment rate. Trostel points out that despite the low unemployment rate other data are not indicating that the labor market is especially favorable for workers. In particular, wages have […]

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Faculty Fellows Program trains UMS faculty leaders

The Faculty Fellows Program has kicked off its fifth year of training, welcoming select faculty from UMS campuses who wish to develop their leadership and communication skills. Twenty six faculty members representing all seven campuses recently gathered at UMaine for leadership training and team building. Subsequent meetings will focus on helping faculty better communicate their […]

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Internship Report available

The 2018 Report of the Maine Government Summer Internship Program is now available and has been distributed to each member of the Maine Legislature. The program placed 57 students in 12-week paid summer internships in Maine state and municipal governments. A total of 215 students applied to the program. The 2019 Internship Program begins accepting […]

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Susan Corbett is Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow, Dec. 5th

Susan Corbett, Founder and Director of the National Digital Equity Center, will visit UMaine as a Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow on Wednesday, Dec. 5th. Ms. Corbett is a preeminent authority on rural broadband deployment and works closely with economic development and rural organizations to advance internet and wireless technologies and their adoption. In the fall of 2017, […]

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