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You’ll be INSPIRED* at Rising Tide events.

Meet Erin Kelly, Professor of Work and Organization Studies at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Dr. Erin Kelly portraitAs the keynote speaker at ADVANCING WOMEN IN ACADEMIA 2016, Erin shared research illustrating how family-friendly workplace policies actually reinforce gender inequality.

Meet Meredith Hastings, one of Insight into Diversity’s 100 Most Inspiring Women in STEM.Dr. Meredith Hastings portrait

Meredith visited UMaine in March 2016 to celebrate the 5-year anniversary of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center, and to bolster the aspirations of women faculty and students.

Meet Annie Houle, gender equity champion and co-founder of Wage Project ME.

Annie Houle portrait May 2015In 2015, Annie offered the keynote speech at our signature annual event, ADVANCING WOMEN IN ACADEMIA.

* Meet renowned scholars and national champions, like Erin, Meredith and Annie, as well as leaders and innovators from across Maine. 

FALL 2016 Events

September 27: STRIDE – Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence 

Northeastern University colleagues Jacqueline Isaacs and Jan Rinehart will share best practices for faculty recruitment to achieve UMaine diversity goals and to foster innovation on our campus and across the University of Maine System. This event is recommended for faculty serving, or likely to serve on search committees, department chairs and directors, diversity advocates and all who are interested in enhancing search and hiring processes.

9:30 am – 11:30 am, Wells Conference Center Room 3
This event is free and open to all members of our campus community. Please register using the form below to ensure adequate seating. Registration will close on SEPT 20, 2016.

STRIDE Workshop Registration

Register for the Sept. 27, 2016 workshop highlighting best practices for diversity and excellence in faculty searches, hiring and evaluation.
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August 11: Dept. Chair/Directors Professional Development Day

Join a committee of your administrative peers to learn more about effective leadership and the many challenges administrative service presents. Morning sessions will be facilitated by Tamara Mitchell of the UMaine System Office of Organizational Effectiveness; Human Resources and Equal Opportunity partners will lead the afternoon activities which will highlight the many resources available on our campus.

Reservations are required as space is limited. Please call the Rising Tide Center at 581-3439, or e-mail

8:15 am -2:30 pm, Wells Conference Center Room 2

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ADVANCE Rising Tide Center
5728 Fernald Hall, Room 102
Orono, Maine 04469-5728
Phone: 207-581-3439
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469