Injury Prevention Grand Challenge Seed Grant Awardees announced

Injury Prevention Grand Challenge Seed Grant Awardees announced

The University of Maine System Rural Health and Well-being Grand Challenge Initiative’s Injury Prevention Collaborative recently held a seed grant competition for UMS researchers. The program is coordinated by Marcella Sorg and Jamie Wren at the University of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, with assistance from UMaine’s Office of Research Development. The UMS Injury […]

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February drug overdoses

Sorg’s Drug Overdose Data for February 2021 released

Attorney General Releases Drug Overdose Data for February 2021 March 25, 2021 Data will continue to be updated on a monthly basis AUGUSTA – The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Office of Chief Medical Examiner have released drug overdose data for February 2021, which draws attention to the continued devastation the opioid […]

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$3,500 scholarship opportunity for UMaine undergraduates

Apply now for the Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship In honor of Senator Margaret Chase Smith’s service to the citizens of Maine and the nation this scholarship provides assistance to undergraduates who have demonstrated an active interest in public affairs and who show promise for future leadership in, and contribution to, public affairs. Senator Smith’s […]

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Minerva Award 2021

Cathcart receives 2021 Minerva Award

Mary Cathcart, a senior policy associate at the University of Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, has received the 2021 Minerva Award. The Minerva award is presented annually by Maine NEW Leadership to recognize a Maine woman who exemplifies the values of the program, including leadership for the betterment of Maine; a commitment to civil […]

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Alumni Impact Study

New Report on Economic and Community Impacts of UMaine Alumni

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center has published a new report by Philip Trostel, Megan Bailey, Catherine deLutio, and Mariya Pominova on the economic and societal impacts of UMaine alumni in Maine. This study was based on detailed responses from 5,288 Black Bear alumni from across the U.S., which the authors then scaled to produce […]

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Apply for Summer Internships in Maine Government

Applications are open for the Maine Government Summer Internship Program for summer 2021. Positions will be available in town and city governments and in agencies of the Maine state government. Full time, paid internships will run June 1 through August 20, for a total of 12 weeks. Job areas include education, engineering, social media, conservation, […]

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380 Mainers have experienced a fatal drug overdose from January - September 2020

Dr. Sorg and Dr. Daley’s Drug Death Report for Q3 2020 Released

AUGUSTA – The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the Office of Chief Medical Examiner have released figures demonstrating that drug overdose deaths slightly decreased in the third quarter of 2020, though the total year-to-date deaths is on pace to significantly exceed those in 2019. Attorney General Aaron M. Frey says that the numbers […]

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UMS Students Present Recommendations on Current Policy Issues in Maine

The Maine Policy Scholars program held final presentations from scholarship recipients on November 6, as five students from University of Maine System campuses outlined their research and recommendations before four panelists. Presentations were made online due to the pandemic, allowing friends, family, and the broader University of Maine System community to attend. Managed by the […]

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Maine's bicentennial

Special MPR issue celebrating Maine’s bicentennial available online

The fall 2020 issue of Maine Policy Review (Volume 29, No. 2), a special issue celebrating Maine’s bicentennial, is now available on MPR’s Digital Commons site. A brief look at this issue is available on MPR’s website. The issue provides an overview of Maine’s rich history through a range of articles, essays, and commentaries. Some […]

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