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MPR Executive Editor Linda Silka in Bangor Daily News

MPR Executive Editor Linda Silka has an op-ed in today’s @bangordailynews on Maine leadership in changing times: Access the full issue of MPR on our Digital Commons site:  

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Lectureship on Public Affairs October 2: Vice Admiral Nora Tyson

  The Senator Margaret Chase Smith Lectureship on Public Affairs Presented by Retired Vice Admiral Nora Tyson Margaret Chase Smith and Me: The Importance of Leadership 3:30 p.m., Oct. 2, Hauck Auditorium, University of Maine   All guests are asked to preregister for the event at:  Event is free and open to the public Nora Tyson […]

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A Successful Summer of Government Internships

Maine Governor Paul LePage recently congratulated the Maine government summer interns and their supervisors in a reception at the Blaine House. This year the Policy Center placed 56 interns in Maine state and municipal governments for 12-week internships. Forty-two students were in state agencies located in Augusta and Portland while 14 worked in municipalities statewide, […]

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Rubin is profiled in Transportation Research News

The May-June edition of TR News, a journal of the national Transportation Research Board includes a profile of Policy Center director and School of Economics professor Jonathan Rubin. The bimonthly magazine features articles on state-of-the-art research and practice in all modes of transportation and includes profiles of transportation professionals. Trained as an economist, Rubin was […]

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Summer Internships Underway in Maine Government

The Maine Government Summer Internship Program is underway with a total of 56 interns placed in Maine state and municipal governments. Of these, 42 students are placed in state jobs in Augusta and Portland, and 14 are in municipalities ranging from Portland to Saco to Rumford. The jobs range from engineering to communications to planning […]

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Dr. Sorg’s research reveals increasing role of fentanyl in Maine drug deaths

Dr. Marcella Sorg’s research on drug deaths is in the news, revealing the increasing role of fentanyl. The figures on drug deaths recently released by the Attorney General and the Chief Medical Examiner were compiled by Dr. Marcella Sorg of the University of Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center. The first quarter figures show that […]

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MCS Public Affairs Scholar named Outstanding Graduating Student

One of the Policy Center’s public affairs scholars, Katelyn Manzo, of Etna, Maine, has been named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Manzo, who majored in computer science, is both a Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholar and a UMaine Presidential Scholar. Since 2016, Manzo has been a Maine Learning […]

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2018 Maine Policy Scholars Honored

The 2018 class of Maine Policy Scholars (MPS) was recently honored during a special graduation ceremony on the University of Maine campus in Orono. One student from six of the seven campuses of the University of Maine System pursued a yearlong program of applied research in an area relevant to Maine public policy. Issues addressed […]

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Mary Cathcart will receive an honorary UMaine degree

Mary Cathcart, senior policy associate at the MCS Policy Center since 2004, will receive an honorary UMaine degree at this year’s commencement on May 12. Cathcart is the founder of the Maine NEW (National Education for Women) Leadership program which is in its tenth year. She previously served four terms in the Maine Legislature and […]

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2018 Public Affairs Scholars Present Their Research

The 2017-18 Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship recipients, Katie Manzo and Julianna Ferguson, gave poster presentations of their research this week at the University of Maine Student Symposium held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. A graduating senior in the School of Computing and Information Science, Manzo’s research focused on developing a website […]

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