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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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Admiral Nora Tyson’s talk on video

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, retired Vice Admiral Nora Tyson spoke at UMaine as this year’s  Senator Margaret Chase Smith Lectureship on Public Affairs. Her inspirational speech was entitled Margaret Chase Smith and Me: The Importance of Leadership. Admiral Tyson spoke of parallel qualities in her career and that of Margaret Chase Smith and the importance of leadership, […]

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Meet Our New Public Affairs Scholar

The Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship for 2018-19 has been awarded to Alyson East, an Environmental Science major from Calais, Maine. East is working on the Schoodic Ecosystem Services Project to quantify the changes in the Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia National Park with its recent land acquisition and recreational development. UMaine researchers, in collaboration with the Schoodic […]

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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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