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Events - 2011

December 8, 2011 – RESCHEDULED TO FEB 23, 2012 - Interdisciplinary Research and Peer Committees.  The fourth event in the IDR series will offer strategies related to presentation of interdisciplinary research to departmental peer review committees and the impact of the presentation on the peer review process. Facilitated by Dr. Susan Gardner and Dr. Mary Madden

12:00 – 1:30 pm, Bangor Room, Memorial Union   Please register before Feb 17 by calling the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center at 581-3439.

December 7, 2011 – Women in the Curriculum Lunch Series presents Faculty Satisfaction at UMaine: An update on the Rising Tide ADVANCE Grant Research. Presentation by the ADVANCE social science research team.

12:15 – 1:30 pm, Coe Room, Memorial Union. This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required.

December 2, 2011 – A Promotion and Tenure Discussion facilitated by Dr. Susan Hunter and Human Resources Officer John Kidder. This 2-part informational series is offered in support of new and junior faculty moving through the academic ranks at the University of Maine.  A follow-up session in January 2012 will provide an opportunity to interact with recently tenured faculty. Lunch will be provided on December 2.                                                                                                                                                                                   11:30 am – 1 pm, Wells Conference Center Room 3  Please reserve your spot by calling CETA at 581-3472.

November 14, 2011 – Environmental Anthropology Lecture Series with Dr. Flora Lu.  A Stanford Distinguished Alumni Scholar, Dr. Lu is an Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at UC Santa Cruz.  Her work in the Amazon, which is focused on the interrelationships between human societies and the natural environment, integrates social and natural science approaches to study resource use and conservation among indigenous peoples and migrant populations in Ecuador.

Ecologically Noble Savages or Rapacious Residents? Indigenous Conservation in the Ecuadorian Amazon  DP Corbett, Room 105, 3:10 pm

This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center with funding from the National Science Foundation.

November 10, 2011ADVANCE Rising Tide Center Grants Workshop. Join us to learn more about our Professional Development Grants program including how and when to apply, what type of projects are eligible for funding and more! Workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Eleanor Groden, Chair of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Grants Committee.  Please visit the PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS page on our website for more information.
12 noon – 1:30 pm, FFA Room, Memorial Union                                              Please register for the workshop by calling 581-3439

October 24, 2011 – Distinguished Climate Scholars Series with Dr. Catherine O’Reilly, Assistant Professor of Geography and Geology at Illinois State University, and co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.  Dr. O’Reilly will highlight her studies of the effects of climate change on freshwater ecosystems.

Impacts of Climate Change in Lake Tanganyika, East Africa
Wells Conference Center, 3 pm
Reception follows

This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Climate Change Institute and the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center with funding from the National Science Foundation.

October 17 & 18, 2011Staples Lectureship in Biochemistry featuring Dr. Melanie H. Cobb, member of the National Academy of Sciences and Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology.  Dr. Cobb currently serves as the Jane and Bill Browning endowed Chair in Medical Science in the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Pharmacology department.  Her research is focused on the pathways and mechanisms of signal transduction as she seeks to enhance understanding of the regulation, functions and structural properties of protein kinase cascades.

The events outlined below are sponsored by the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, and are free and open to all. Please call 581-2815 for more information.

Public Lecture: Insulin action, diabetes and insights on multifunctional signaling proteins.
Monday, October 17 at 7:30 pm – McIntire Room, Buchanan Alumni House

Research Seminar I: ERKonomics in beta cells and neuroendocrine cancer.
Monday, October 17 at 1:30 pm – 57 Stodder Hall

Research Seminar II: Catching a few good WNKs
Tuesday, October 18 at 1:10 pm – Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall

September 26, 2011 – Maine EPSCoR Conference 2011.  Wells Conference Center, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm. Visit the Maine EPSCoR website for more information.

September 22, 2011 – How to Run a Large, Collaborative Research Project.  Initial Distinguished Climate Scholars Series panel discussion with Kate Beard-Tisdale, Professor of Spatial Informatics and Director of NCGIA, Cathy Whitlock, Professor of Earth Sciences and Director of Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives at Montana State University and Paul Mayewski, Professor of Climate Change and Director of the Climate Change Institute.

Wells Conference Center, Room 2, 11:30 am – 12:45 pm with lunch provided.

This event, which is co-sponsored by the Advance Rising Tide Center and the Climate Change Institute, is free and open to all faculty, staff and graduate students. For more information, please visit the Climate Change Institute website.

March 25, 2011 – Initial Meet the Candidate Event – You are invited to meet our first candidate for Director of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center, Dr. Mary Madden,  in the Bangor Room of the Memorial Union on Friday, March 25.  The schedule is as follows:

Presentation on advancing women faculty   1:10 –  2:00 pm

Open Forum   2:10 – 3:00 pm

RSVPs are not required.  View Dr. Madden’s curriculum vitae by clicking the link above.

March 24, 2011 – ADVANCING to Professor, a panel and networking opportunity for those considering promotion to professor.  Our  panelists will present topics relevant to all faculty seeking promotion or serving on a peer committee, while recently promoted faculty will offer their perspectives on the promotion process.   Registration is required.

Click here to view a streaming video of the March 24 event.

February 11, 2011 – A day with Dr. Virginia Valian, Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, Hunter College and author of Valian, V. (1998). Why so slow? The advancement of women. Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press. Public Meeting and workshops – save the date!

January 25, 2011 – An invitational luncheon in appreciation of those providing current and past service to women faculty.



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