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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.

As 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.

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.

In 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 2017 Events

New Faculty Orientation Week: August 21 – 25

Welcome new faculty! Attend these special events to learn about the support services available to faculty.

Participate at the AUGUST 22 sessions, or use the links below to find alternate training times.

Course Design Essentials
Intro to Blackboard
MaineStreet Essentials
Using Video in the Classroom
Classrooms at UMaine
Support at UMaine

Events sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning and their UMaine partners. 

Image Description: Dr. Erin Kelly portrait

Image Description: Dr. Meredith Hastings portrait

Image Description: Annie Houle portrait May 2015


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Contact Information

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