Along the Mall citations: Fall 2013


Howard Segal, a history professor at the University of Maine, attended the annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa Senate in Washington, D.C., Dec. 5. PBK, America’s oldest scholastic honor society, was founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776. Segal served as president of the University of Maine chapter for 23 years and was elected as PBK’s New England District Senator. PBK recently launched a nationwide liberal arts and sciences initiative.

Linda Silka, director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and professor in the school of economics and Robert Glover, an Honors preceptor of political science, are lead co-authors of an article published in Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry as part of a Community Engaged Research Teaching and Service (CERTS) learning circle. UMaine associate professor of sociology, Amy Blackstone also contributed to the article: “Moving Beyond Single Discipline: Building a Scholarship of Engagement that Permeates High Education.” Other co-authors include Laura Lindenfeld and Claire Sullivan, associate professors in the Department of Communication and Journalism; Karen Hutchins, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism; Catherine Elliott, associate extension professor with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension; and Melissa Ladenheim, an adjunct assistant professor in Honors.

Kyriacos Makides, professor of sociology, wrote an article, “Inner River: A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Christian Spirituality,” featured in the winter 2013 issue of the London-based Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine.

Rhian Waller, associate research professor in the School of Marine Sciences, was named a Fellow in an elite international group of adventurers who encourage scientific discovery while exploring land, sea and space. The Explorers Club was founded in 1904 and attempts to attain new heights and depths.

Christina Adcock, Canadian studies and history professor, assembled a conference on “Northern Nations, Northern Natures” international workshop in Stockholm, Sweden, Nov. 8-11. The workshop explored transitional and comparative approaches to northern environmental history. It also featured a series of lectures from senior researchers Ph.D. students’ from Canada, Sweden and Finland, current research progress.

Alice Kelley, associate professor at the Climate Change Institute, and Joseph Kelley, professor of marine geology, presented on Nov. 2 in Portland at the Maine Archeological Society and the Canadian-American Center’s, Eastern States Archaeological Federation Conference. The duo presented on “The Potential for Preserved, Drowned Archeological Sites in the Western Gulf of Maine. Brian Robinson, associate professor of anthropology and the Climate Change Institute, and Jennifer Ort presented at the same Eastern States Archaeological Federation Conference on Nov. 1 on “Paleoindian Aggregation Patterns in North America: Analysis of the Bull Brook Site, Ipswich, Mass. Gretchen Faulkner, director of the Hudson Museum, also presented Nov. 2. In addition, she co-authored a paper, “Transcending Traditions: A New Model for Native American Cultural Collaboration,” which she presented Nov. 23, at the American Anthropological Association in Chicago in a “Museum Evolution: How University Museums Continue to Advance Anthropology” session.

James Warhola, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, was featured at the Foreign Affairs Retirees of New England (FARNE) luncheon, Oct. 18 in Freeport. Warhola spoke on “The US and Russia: Time to Reset the Reset?” FARNE is composed of 150 retired, high-level foreign service officers and ambassadors.

Ali Abedi, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, chaired the International Conference on Wireless For Space and Extreme Environments beginning Nov. 7 in Baltimore. The conference focused on the challenges regarding radio frequency and wireless sensing and communication in space and other extreme environments. Investigators from NASA, the Canadian Space Agency, the European Space Agency and other academic researchers were in attendance.