Archive for June 5th, 2012

Matthew Killmeier publishes articles

MATTHEW KILLMEIER, associate professor of communication and media studies, had his article, “Aural Activism: The Witch’s Tale and Gothic Horror Radio,” published in the Journal of Radio and Audio Media (Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 61-82). Killmeier had another article, “Biosphere Mystified and ‘Buyosphere’: Capitalism, Media and The Human Footprint,” published in Capitalism Nature Socialism (Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 75-94).

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Mark Lapping delivers keynote

MARK LAPPING, Muskie executive director, delivered the keynote address, “Maine’s Food System: The Need for a Food Policy,” at the first annual Local Food Day/Maine Fiddlehead Festival held by the University of Maine at Farmington in April. His presentation was featured in the Kennebec Journal article, “Insecurity About Food: UMF Speaker Asserts Maine Has No Plan to Sustain the Wealth of the State.”

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Charles Norchi addressed State-Federal Judicial Council

CHARLES NORCHI, professor of law, addressed the State-Federal Judicial Council in Augusta on the subject of “International Law and Maritime Piracy” on April 26.

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David Nutty participates in Legislative Day in D.C.

DAVID NUTTY, director of university libraries, participated in the American Library Association’s Legislative Day in Washington D.C. as part of the Maine delegation. Nutty visited the four Maine Congressional offices to discuss state and national library issues. He was also one of the four librarians asked to speak to the Senate Commerce Committee staff in April about library legislative priorities.

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Dave Owen speaks at seminar; publishes article

DAVE OWEN, professor of law, spoke on “Development of Maine Water Laws: Making Sense of it All” at a Continuing Legal Education seminar on Maine Water Laws and Regulations on April 27 in Portland. Owen’s article, “The Mono Lake Decision, the Public Trust Doctrine, and the Administrative State,” was recently published in the University of California Davis Law Review (Vol. 45) and on the Social Science Research Network.

 

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Thomas Parchman mentors clarinet students

THOMAS PARCHMAN, associate professor of music, will act as a mentor for advanced clarinet students at the National Music Festival this June.

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Steve Preister and Freda Bernotavicz lead workshop

NANCY RICHESON, professor of recreation and leisure studies, was appointed editor-in-chief for the American Journal of Recreation Therapy. Richeson presented the keynote address, “From Theory to Practice,” at Slippery Rock University’s annual Recreational Therapy conference on April 2.

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Sarah Schindler publishes articles; speaks at symposium

SARAH SCHINDLER, professor of law, had her article, “The Future of Abandoned Big Box Stores: Legal Solutions to the Legacies of Poor Planning Decisions,” published by the Colorado Law Review (Vol. 83) and published on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). The article was also picked up by PropertyProf Blog. On April 20, Schindler spoke at a Policies for Cultivating City Land and Increasing Access to Local Food symposium conference at Cleveland-Marshall School of Law in Cleveland, OH. Schindler also had her article, “Of Backyard Chickens and Front Yard Gardens: The Conflict Between Local Governments and Locavores,” listed on several SSRN Top Ten download lists and accepted for publication in the Tulane Law Review.

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Jennifer Wriggins’ article in Top Ten

JENNIFER WRIGGINS, professor of law, had her article, “Is the Health Insurance Mandate ‘Unprecedented?’: The Case of Auto Insurance Mandates,” listed on several Social Science Research Network Top Ten download lists.

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Muskie staff presented at Rural Health Conference

The National Rural Health Association’s 35th annual Rural Health Conference, held last April in Denver, Colo., featured several presentations by Muskie staff. ANDY COBURN, JOHN GALE and ZACH CROLL presented “Factors Influencing the Provision of Skilled Nursing Services by Critical Access Hospitals.” JUDY TUPPER, CAROLYN GRAY, KAREN PEARSON, and Coburn presented “SAFER: Standardizing Admissions for Elderly Residents.” ERIKA ZILLER, BETH KILBRETH, Croll and Coburn presented “Rural Implications of Geographic Rating of Health Insurance Premiums.” DAVID LAMBERT, ANUSH HANSEN, Gale and Croll presented “Rural Telemental Health Programs: Models that Enhance Access and Service Delivery.” Gale presented “Linking Community Assessment and Community Benefit Strategies,” “Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) at the Crossroads” and “Supporting Regional Systems of STEMI Care.” DAVID HARTLEY presented “Adolescent Alcohol Use: Do Risk and Protective Factors Explain Rural-Urban Differences?” and Ziller presented “Health Insurance Stability Among Rural Children: Impact of the Children’s Health Insurance Program.”

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