University of Southern Maine
Muskie School of Public Service & Cutler Institute
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September 2021 Newsletter

The Muskie School of Public Service and Cutler Institute welcomes our students, faculty, researchers, and staff to the new academic year. We look forward to a semester of engaged learning and research. As we head into the fall semester, we invite you to read about some of our recent efforts. We are proud of the good work and accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff over the past few months.

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Proud of Muskie students among inaugural Shaw Fellows

Four University of Southern Maine graduate students have been named Shaw Innovation Fellows and will fulfill their passion projects.

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Izaak Onos
Student Izaak Onos' project influences legislation

An idea that began as a student paper for a class ignited rail and trail policy conversation that has evolved and grown to become Maine law.

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Gateway to Opportunity: an evidence-based youth employment model

The Cutler Institute examines policy and practices addressing Maine's pressing worksforce needs and engaging high-school aged young people in 21st century skills development.

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Julia Gustafson
Muskie graduate Gustafson awarded Gates-Cambridge scholarship

Julia Gustafson '20 has earned a Gates Cambridge Scholarship that will pay her tuition and expenses for the four years it will take her to earn a doctorate at the University of Cambridge.

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Jennifer Hutchins
Alum Jennifer Hutchins '08G gives back

Alum Jennifer Hutchins ’08G uses skills and experience gained from the Muskie School to build a Maine network and solve community problems.

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Kate Ahrens
Muskie faculty co-authors study in JAMA

Assistant Research Professor Kate Ahrens utilzed Maine's Medicaid data to examine treatment for opioid use disorder. 

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Stories of Maine’s System-Involved Young People

The journeys of young people through systems like the child welfare and youth justice system is the subject of a new Cutler Institute report.

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Presenting Deferred Disposition Study Findings

The Maine Statistical Analysis Center presents findings from its recently released report to the Maine Commission on Domestic and Sexual Abuse.

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In Memoriam: David D. Davis

Celebrating Professor Emeritus David D. Davis and his impact.

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In Memoriam: Marcia-Anne Dobres

Remembering the legacy of Marcia-Anne Dobres.

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Building bridges between the university, private, non-profit and public sectors, through internships, creative partnerships, and broadly based interdisciplinary academic and research programs
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