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Marcella Sorg featured in the news for forensic work

Policy Center research scientist Marcella Sorg is featured in the Bangor Daily News for her work on forensic identification. An article in the Outdoors section of the BDN highlights Sorg’s work. Sorg is the only forensic anthropologist with her post-graduate qualifications in northern New England and typically works in Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. She […]

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Policy Center Welcomes Amy Blackstone

The Policy Center is pleased to welcome Amy Blackstone, Professor of Sociology, as a new member of the Center. Amy joined UMaine in 2003. She has served as Chairperson in Sociology and Director of UMaine’s ADVANCE Rising Tide Center. Her research includes studies of women’s civic engagement, workplace climate and harassment, and the childfree choice. Professor […]

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25 young African leaders travel to UMaine for 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship

For the second year, 25 young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa will spend six weeks at the University of Maine’s Public Management Institute sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Jonathan Rubin, Director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, is the Academic Director of the Institute along with Co-leaders, Vice President for Research Carol Kim […]

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Maine Government Summer Intern in the News

Thirty-nine student interns are hard at work this summer in a variety of jobs in Maine state and local governments.  One of these students, Sarah Maloney, is working in the Maine Department of Transportation as a transportation planning intern with supervisor Nate Howard. Sarah is from Scarborough, Maine, and is an Environmental Science and Policy major […]

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Maine’s congressional delegation greets NEW Leadership students

We are celebrating the ninth annual Maine NEW (National Education for Women) Leadership program! Maine’s congressional delegation welcomed the students to the 2017 with these video addresses: Senator Susan Collins Senator Angus King Representative Chellie Pingree Representative Bruce Poliquin A group of 28 outstanding college students from 14 institutions around the state took part in the […]

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Maine Policy Scholar from UMPI in the news

Idella Thompson, Maine Policy Scholar at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, is featured in a WAGM News video and article for her work on researching protection from abuse orders in Maine. Thompson was a Policy Scholar during 2016-17. After presenting her final project to a panel of Maine policy makers she submitted her report and […]

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Maine Policy Scholars recognized in BDN

The Bangor Daily News highlighted the year-end presentations of the seven students in the Maine Policy Scholars program. The program is funded by the Maine Community Foundation and provides research scholarships to one student per year from each of the seven University of Maine System campuses. The student works with a faculty advisor to pursue research […]

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NEW Leadership program to be held June 1–6

Maine NEW (National Education for Women) Leadership will run Thursday through Tuesday, June 1–6 at the Orono campus with trips to Augusta and Skowhegan. The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center hosts this annual six-day undergraduate student leadership program for women to educate, engage and empower young leaders. Danielle Conway, dean and professor of law at […]

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Trostel’s study on retirement savings is cited by AARP

Professor Philip Trostel’s recent work on the benefits of saving for retirement has been cited by the Nevada AARP, illustrating that Nevada could save taxpayers $24,048,204 over the next 15 years by helping people save more of their own money for retirement. Read the article: New Study: Nevada Could Save Over $24 Million by Helping Workers Save […]

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