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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. 


SPRING 2017 Events

May 16: Save the Date for Advancing Women in Academia  
This annual networking conference brings together faculty from public and private institutions across Maine to support collaboration and spark innovation. Mark you calendars now, and register online using the link at the top of this page.

8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Hilton Garden Inn Grand Ballroom, Bangor 

This event is free and open to members of the higher education community across Maine. Graduate students are also welcome. Please register to ensure adequate seating and refreshments. 

Advancing Women in Academia 2017 Agenda

The Hilton Garden Inn has a limited number of guest rooms available to conference attendees at a reduced rate. Please call the Hilton (207.262.0099) to reserve a guest room for the night of MAY 15. 

April 27: PCAWF

9:00 – 11:00 am, Wells Conference Center Room 2
Committee members please RSVP to Laurie Cartier at 581-3439 or via e-mail to risingtide@maine.edu.

April 26 & 27: WiSTEMM Spring Symposium 2017

Attend a variety of workshops and presentations at the first annual WiSTEMM Spring Symposium. This 2-day event offers insights into issues such as imposter syndrome, working effectively in diverse groups, and mid career advice for women faculty. The symposium concludes with a keynote address by Betty Woodman of the Maine Business School and a networking event with wine and cheese.

April 26 events will be held in the Bangor Room of the Memorial Union.
April 27 events will be held in Wells Conference Center.

All events are free and open to the UMaine community and the public. 

Review the symposium agenda here, and register online for one or more symposium offerings via this link. Please direct your questions about WiSTEMM or the Symposium to kristy.townsend@maine.edu.

April 20: Career Recognition Awards Ceremony: Honoring ARAM CALHOUN

Join us as we recognize the distinguished career and significant accomplishments of Aram JK Calhoun. This celebration includes a public presentation by Aram, followed by a buffet lunch.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Buchanan Alumni House McIntire Room
All are welcome. Because seating is limited we recommend that attendees register in advance of the event using the online module linked at the top of this page, or here. If you require accommodations to participate fully at this event, please call the Rising Tide Center at 207.581.3439.

April 13: Supporting New Faculty: Best Practices to Facilitate Retention

Attend this workshop to learn more about supporting new faculty through mentoring, sharing resources and developing a retention plan as part of the search process.

12:30 – 2:00 pm, Wells Conference Center Room 3
This workshop is free but registration is required to ensure adequate seating. Please register using the link at the top of this page. 

March 31: Reducing Bias: Myths and Methods was cancelled. Please plan to attend our annual networking conference, Advancing Women in Academia, to hear strategies for reducing bias and to learn about bias interventions. Online registration for the conference will begin in the near future – please bookmark this page and check back in April.

March 21: Rescheduled from Feb. 14 due to inclement weather – Building on the Institutional Transformation Work of the Rising Tide Center and the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. 
A public presentation by Susan K. Gardner, candidate for the position of Director of the Rising Tide Center and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

1:00 – 2:30 am, Barrows Hall Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium
This presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but RSVPs are appreciated. Please call the Rising Tide Center at 581-3439 to reserve a seat, or to obtain more information about the candidate.

March 2: Building on the Institutional Transformation Work of the Rising Tide Center and the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.
A public presentation by Kimberly Kelly, candidate for the position of Director of the Rising Tide Center and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

2:00 – 3:30 am,  Memorial Union Coe Room
This presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but RSVPs are appreciated. Please call the Rising Tide Center at 581-3439 to reserve a seat, or to obtain more information about the candidate.

February 21: Building on the Institutional Transformation Work of the Rising Tide Center and the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.
A public presentation by Kristen A. Myers, candidate for the position of Director of the Rising Tide Center and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

10:00 – 11:30 am,  Memorial Union Coe Room
This presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but RSVPs are appreciated. Please call the Rising Tide Center at 581-3439 to reserve a seat, or to obtain more information about the candidate.

10:00 – 11:30 am,  Memorial Union Coe Room
This presentation is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but RSVPs are appreciated. Please call the Rising Tide Center at 581-3439 to reserve a seat, or to obtain more information about the candidate.

January 26: Provost’s Council on Advancing Women Faculty (PCAWF) 

9:00 – 11:00 am, Wells Conference Center Room 2
Committee members please RSVP to Laurie Cartier at 581-3439 or via e-mail to risingtide@maine.edu.


FALL 2016 Events

December 7: WiSTEMM: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine

This informational meeting provides another opportunity to learn about WiSTEMM, and to participate in developing the mission and goals of the group. All are welcome!

10:00 am -12 noon, Memorial Union Bumps Room
Registration for this event is now closed; please  direct your questions about WiSTEMM to kristy.townsend@maine.edu.

WiSTEMM is supported by the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture and the Rising Tide Center.

November 29: WiSTEMM: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine

WiSTEMM is recruiting faculty members interested in shaping the culture at UMaine. Attend this informational meeting and consider joining this new group focused on supporting the professional development of women faculty. WiSTEMM will partner with AWIS, the Association for Women in Science, to present a unified voice for issues affecting women in STEMM fields at UMaine.

1:30 – 3:30 pm, Memorial Union Bumps Room
Registration for this event is now closed; please direct your questions about this event or the WiSTEMM group to kristy.townsend@maine.edu.

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
Registration for this workshop is now closed but you can view a video of the STRIDE workshop by clicking this link

Sept 15: Women’s Professional Development: A Lifespan Perspective

Dr. Amanda Rose will share her expertise and her experience to address the challenges that face women in academia. Topics will include perceptions of women at work, acknowledgement of achievement, division of labor in the home, perceptions of working mothers, maternal gatekeeping, childcare and social policy and the affect of gender in workplace negotiations. This event is presented in partnership with the University of Maine Psychology Department.

3:00 – 5:00 pm, Norman Smith Hall Room 107
Registration for this workshop is now closed. 

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Rising Tide Center
5728 Fernald Hall, Room 102
Orono, Maine 04469-5728
Phone: 207-581-3439E-mail: risingtide@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1865