Robert Glover (Political Science)
Cultivating Cross-Cultural Awareness Through Travel Study Partnerships in Lisbon, Portugal Robert Glover
The committee welcomed contributing to Professor Glover’s project, which offers great opportunities for UMaine students, especially should this pilot succeed.

Sofian Audry (Computing and Information Science)
Morphosis: Robots Learning to Roll Sofian Audry
The committee thought the grant would support a project meriting support in its focus on machine learning as an aesthetic study. The project, in its submission to an international exhibition and generation of a scholarly paper, offers to contribute to Professor Audry’s over-arching research portfolio.

Jennifer Moxley (English) & Beth Weimann (SPA)
Until the War Is Over Workshop and Performance

To help Professors Moxley and Weimann reach further audiences for their opera, Until the War is Over, the committee supports their planned workshop and performance scheduled for 17 – 20 June, 2019. The workshop and performances will benefit students in both Music and Literature, primarily at the graduate level, as well as the regional public which has been highly supportive of opera in the community.

Webb Parker (SPA)
UMaine Student Co-Curricular Experience – The American Choral Directors Association National ConferenceWebb Parker

Developing students as professionals forms the core of our educational mission, so the committee is delighted to fund Professor Parker’s application which will allow two seniors, Zachary Fisher and Kayla Gayton, to attend the American Choral Directors Association National Conference. Their attendance there will help in their professional development as they look to continue their studies at the graduate level.

Liam Riordan (History)
“Bicentennial Commemoration and the Statehood Process: Comparing Maine and Missouri,” to present at the Organization of American Historians in PhiladelphiaLiam Riordan
Bringing together scholars from representative state universities and state historical commissions from Maine and Missouri to discuss statehood processes with all of their complexities at times of crisis for presentation at the Organization of American Historians in Philadelphia is particularly timely, fully deserving support from the Humanities Center.

Francis John Vogt (SPA)
Performance of and Lecture on Handel’s MessiahFrancis Vogt
Engaging students in performance (seventy plus no less!) with professionals in their field serves the educational mission of the university directly. The committee fully supports this effort and others in this vein, of opening up professional experiences for our students as a means of their educational development and contextualizing their work in public presentation.