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MCS Policy Center director named associate editor

Director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, Jonathan Rubin, has been named an associate editor of the “Transportation Research Record,” the publication of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He is a member of the inaugural editorial board of the “Transportation Research Record” in its transition to […]

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Undergraduate Student and Faculty Present Margaret Chase Smith Research in Alaska

Undergraduate student Makenzie Baber (3rd Year Business Management and Honors College) along with three faculty members, Amy Blackstone (Professor at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and the Department of Sociology), Rachel Snell (Lecturer in the Honors College), and Amber Tierney (Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology) presented their research from the Margaret Chase […]

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NEW Leadership Fundraising Reception

Please join Maine NEW Leadership at our 11th Annual Networking & Fundraising Reception at the Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor. Proceeds from this event will go to the Mary R. Cathcart NEW Leadership Fund. Maine NEW Leadership is a nonpartisan six-day residential institute for undergraduate students interested in women’s political and civic engagement. Each year, […]

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Rubin Quoted in Biofuels Article

Professor Jonathan Rubin is quoted in an Oct. 24 article in the Bangor Daily News on the issue of producing wood-based fuel. The article discusses the experience of the Old Town mill  and UMaine’s biorefinery research program to produce cellulosic, or wood-based, ethanol and the current market outlook for ethanol. Read the full article here: http://bangordailynews.com/2015/10/24/the-point/is-there-fuel-in-those-trees-maines-forests-distant-hopes-of-alternative-fuel-revolution/

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Trostel’s report on the value of a college education

Professor Phil Trostel’s new report on the value of a college education has been released by the Lumina Foundation. As the cost of a higher education rises, some students, parents and policymakers are finding themselves asking, “Is it worth it?” According to a new Lumina Foundation report by Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center professor Philip Trostel, […]

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Communicating Climate Change: The 2015 Schwartz Forum

How has public conversation about climate change evolved over time? What cultural and historical factors have shaped its trajectory? How do scientists, artists, and humanities scholars influence the way we understand and talk about climate change? Join the Maine Humanities Council, the Portland Museum of Art, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and the Margaret […]

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Humanities, Careers, and MPR on the Radio

MPBN’s radio series concludes with Irwin Gratz’ interview of Patty Counihan, former director of the University of Maine’s Career Center. Counihan’s essay for the Maine Policy Review issue on the humanities, entitled “What Are You Going to Do with ‘That’ Major?” discusses this key question for students. Listen to the MPBN interview here: http://news.mpbn.net/post/humanities-what-good-major Find Counihan’s MPR essay […]

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Driver-less vehicles and hydrogen fuel cells

Jonathan Rubin recently gave a presentation at the Automated Vehicle Symposium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which featured research and prototypes of unmanned vehicles. Below is the automated vehicle and the HID (human interface device) showing green as it operates at 60 mph with neither hands on the steering wheel nor feet on the pedals. And at the 2015 Transportation Conference in California […]

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