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Innovators in Gender Equity

Meet Annie Houle, co-founder of Wage Project ME

In 2015, Annie joined us as the keynote speaker at our signature event, ADVANCING WOMEN IN ACADEMIA.

When you attend Rising Tide events you’ll hear from national champions like Annie, and local leaders including colleagues here at UMaine!

FALL 2015 Events

August 5: Dept. Chairs and Directors Professional Development Day  
Attendees describe this event as invaluable as it allows less experienced administrators to mine information from current and former chairs and directors.  Morning presentations focus on the essentials for new or aspiring chairs and directors while the afternoon agenda uses case studies, including many from UMaine, to enhance leadership skills.

Click to view the Dept. Chairs and Directors Professional Development Day Agenda

9:00 am – 2:30 pm, Wells Conference Center Room 2
Please register by JULY 31 by calling the Rising Tide Center at 581-3439, or sending an e-mail to

All are welcome including new, incoming, current, former, and aspiring chairs and directors.

September 17: ADVANCE Initiatives Council

2:00 – 4:00 pm, Wells Conference Center Room 3
Committee members are asked to RSVP to Angela Hart prior to the meeting at 581-3439 or

September 25: Stanley Sue Distinguished Diversity Lecture

Dr. Jessica Good of Davidson College will offer a workshop and a public presentation at UMaine on the topic of diversity and changing opportunities in STEM disciplines for women faculty and students. These events are sponsored by the UMaine Clinical Psychology Diversity Committee with support from the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center.

Facilitating Climate Change for Female STEM Faculty and Students: A Workshop.
This workshop will provide an overview of research on experiences of sexism in STEM settings, as well as other social psychological factors associated with the underrepresentation of women in STEM. Workshop participants will focus on strategies for successfully confronting sexism and other bias, as well as providing student feedback that facilitates women’s persistence in math and science disciplines.
10:00 am – 12 noon, Memorial Union Multipurpose Room

Framing Diversity: Emphasize Similarity or Embrace Differences? Public presentation, First come first served with limited seating.
As colleges and universities recruit to develop a more diverse faculty and student body, questions arise about how to manage diversity in a way that promotes success for all. Dr. Good will present data from several studies testing the influence of diversity messaging that emphasizes similarities among all people (i.e., colorblindness) as compared to diversity messaging that embraces differences between individuals and groups (i.e., multiculturalism). Attend this presentation to hear how colorblindness, which is viewed positively, contributes to overall negative outcomes.
3:10 – 4:00 pm, Donald P. Corbett Building, Room 115

Questions about the Stanley Sue Distinguished Lecture Series events should be directed to the Psychology Department at 581-2030.

November 19: ADVANCE Initiatives Council

10:00 am – Noon, Wells Conference Center Room 3
Committee members, please RSVP before the meeting.



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Contact Information

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