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

We at the Muskie School and Cutler Institute extend our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones for the holiday season!  As another semester wraps up, we share some stories of our work below. We look forward to engaging with you in the new year!

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New additions to the Muskie Board of Visitors

Mary Elizabeth Simms and Patrick Cunningham join with passion and experience, while new committees spur action

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Katie Tomer
Maine Policy Review publishes paper by student Katie Tomer

Written for her Governance and Democracy class, Tomer writes about Wabanaki tribes and their struggle for self-governance 

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Jared Lank
USM hires Muskie alum Jared Lank to support Native students

Jared Lank (GYA 2016, MPPM 2018) has been selected as Coordinator of Native Student Support and Affinity Leadership

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Prof McDonnell presents on China, Europe, US relations

Invited by the Rockland Public Library's series, Prof McDonnell examined the relationships between three global powers

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Congratulations to alum Dr. Mica Jones

Dr. Jones (GYA 2011) has been selected for a 2-year research postdoc at the University of Oxford 

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Tracy Michaud
BBC Interviews Prof Tracy Michaud

BBC program "World Business Report" featured Prof Michaud  in a story on Greenland's economic future 

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Cutler team receives OSHA grants for workforce trainings

Two grants focus on providing web-based infectious disease training and Emergency Medical Services personnel trainings

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USM selected for climate resilience project pilot

Cutler staff and partners are working on developing climate planning models for coastal communities across the state

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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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