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Internship Report available

The Internship Report for 2017 has been distributed to Maine legislators and is now available for download from this site. A highly successful summer for the program saw 39 interns placed in state, municipal and regional government offices. The wide variety of their internships included engineering, public relations, GIS, planning, law, communications, environmental sciences, and […]

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Prof. Trostel will present at 2017 Higher Education Government Relations Conference

Professor Phil Trostel will present at the upcoming 2017 Higher Education Government Relations Conference on Thursday, December 7, in San Diego. Trostel, professor in the MCS Policy Center and School of Economics, will speak in a session entitled The Economic Case for State Investments in Higher Education—and How to Make the Case to Lawmakers. Trostel’s recent research […]

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MCS Library Scholarship Awarded to Fitzpatrick

The Margaret Chase Smith Library Scholarship for 2017-18 has been awarded to UMaine senior Delaney Fitzpatrick. Delaney is majoring in History with a minor in Anthropology and Professional Writing. She is writing her history capstone project on Margaret Chase Smith and will be visiting the MCS Library in Skowhegan for research of primary sources including […]

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Rep. Kenneth Fredette will visit UMaine Nov. 16

On Thursday, November 16, the Policy Center welcomes Rep. Kenneth Fredette as a Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow. Representative Fredette is serving his third term as the House Republican Leader representing House District 100, which includes Newport, Corinna, Plymouth, Etna and Dixmont. He has served on the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and the Joint […]

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Senate President Michael Thibodeau visits as Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow

On Thursday, Nov. 2, the Policy Center and the Office of Innovation and Economic Development sponsored Maine Senate President Michael Thibodeau as a 2017 Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow. The Maine Campus reported on his visit: Maine Senate President speaks in Orono On Thursday, Nov. 2, the University of Maine hosted Maine Senate President Michael Thibodeau as […]

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Rubin appointed to national transportation panel

Policy Center director Jonathan Rubin was appointed as a panel member to the NCHRP 25-56, “Methods for State Departments of Transportation to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Transportation Sector.” This research will identify specific efforts and strategies to reduce transportation sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are within state DOT control and provide methods […]

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Seven UMS students are Maine Policy Scholars for 2017-18

The Maine Policy Scholars Program welcomes seven undergraduates representing each of the seven UMS campuses for the academic-year scholarship program. One student at each campus has been chosen to conduct research on a topic of public policy importance to the state of Maine. This year’s scholars are Allison Bernier (UMF), Corey Claflin (UMaine), Sam Atwood […]

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Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Michael Thibodeau

On Thursday, Nov. 2nd, the Policy Center welcomes Michael Thibodeau, President of the Maine State Senate, as a Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow. Thibodeau has served in both the House and the Senate and currently represents Senate District 11 which includes all of Waldo County. Thibodeau has served on the Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee, the […]

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Rubin presents at Economic Development Conference

Policy Center Director Jonathan Rubin participated in a panel on “Growth Factors of the Regional Economy” at the Eastern Maine Development Corporation’s conference  on October 16th entitled Transformation of a Region: A Technology Driven Innovative Experience. The conference was a look at the successes of the region over the past four years in recovering from […]

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Talk – The Politics of a Sustainable Coast

Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions presents: The Politics of a Sustainable Coast: Money, Science, Democracy, and Climate in Southeastern Louisiana Monday, October 16 at 3pm, 107 Norman Smith Hall Speaker: Michael A. Haedicke, Associate Professor, Drake Co-sponsors:Dept. of Sociology, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center Given its low elevation and high rate of subsidence, coastal […]

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