Spring 2017 Faculty Grant Awardees

Dan Barrett (Music, School of Performing Arts) Dan Barrett

Mainely Baroque Early Music Residency

Mainely Baroque is a musical and cultural exchange based around Italian music of the 17th century. The project was a collaboration between professors, students and professional musicians from Europe who specialize in this repertoire. Students were introduced to historical performance practice on period instruments, as well the application of the same principles to performance on modern instruments.



Hugh Curran (Peace and Reconciliation Studies)Hugh Curran

A Buddhist interpretation of the ethics of animal suffering and the fur industry

 This grant supported travel for Curran, a lecturer, to present at the Animal Ethics Conference at Oxford University Summer School.




Ryan Dippre

Ryan Dippre (English)

Qualitative Writing Research Support

This faculty grant helped the UMaine Writing Program provide much-needed materials for undergraduate and graduate students attempting to take up the complex and challenging work of qualitative research.




Gregory Howard (English)

The Norumbega Collective Fall 2017 Reading Series

This grant helped fund the Norumbega Collective’s Fall 2017 Reading Series, which showcased queer poets and writers, and poets and writers of color. It is the goal of the collective to expose their local Maine audience to a diverse array of contemporary poets and writers.




Howard Segal (History)

Becoming Modern: The Transformation of the University of Maine, 1965-2015

This grant helped towards the costs to create a book on the recent history of the University of Maine that Segal is editing for publication by UMaine Press.