You’ll be INSPIRED at Rising Tide events.

Meet renowned scholars and national champions sharing their research, expertise, and experience to create a supportive climate and foster inclusive excellence at UMaine.

  • Photo of Emily Cain

    EMILY CAIN, Executive Director of EMILY'S LIST.

  • JACKSON KATZ, Equity advocate.

  • Photo of Vanessa McNeal

    VANESSA MCNEAL, Award-winning filmmaker.

  • Photo of Geo Neptune

    GEO NEPTUNE, Passamaquoddy two-spirit activist and artisan.

  • Photo fo Shay Stewart-Bouley

    SHAY STEWART-BOULEY, Blogger, BLACK GIRL IN MAINE.

  • Photo of Dr. Damon Williams

    DAMON WILLIAMS, Diversity Champion.

March/April 2020 Events

March 3: A Labyrinth of Uncertainties – Penobscot River Islands, Land Assignments & Indigenous Women Proprietors in Nineteenth-Century Maine. 
Presented by Dr. Micah Pawling.
Part of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 2019-2020  Colloquium Series.

12:30 – 1:30 pm, Memorial Union Bangor Room 
This event is free and open to the UMaine/UMaine Machias community on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not required. 

March 10: Designing a Sabbatical
Plan a beneficial and productive sabbatical with tried and true advice from your experienced colleagues.

2:00 – 3:30 pm, Memorial Union Bangor Room
This event is free and open to all UMaine/UMaine Machias faculty; register online on or before March 4 to reserve a seat. 

March 11: Dept Chair/Director Professional Development Series – Assessment. THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED.
Join colleagues from the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment for a discussion of the role of assessment at UMaine, methods of strengthening assessment culture, and an overview of academic reporting responsibilities for chairs and directors.

8:00 – 9:30 am, Wells Conference Center Room 3
This event is free and open to all UMaine/UMaine Machias administrators; please register online on or before March 3. 

April 2: Rebecca Traister – Good and Mad: Women, Anger, and Political Change. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020; Date and Time to be determined.
New York Times bestselling author and columnist Rebecca Traister is one of the leading journalists today working at the intersections of gender and culture. She is a writer-at-large for New York Magazine and the author of the books “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “All the Single Ladies,” and “Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger.”

Presented in partnership with the Stephen E King Chair Lecture Series.
This event will be free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis; registration will not be required. 

April 8: Brainwork and the Early Modern Girl. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 
Presented by Dr. Caroline Bicks.
Part of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 2019-2020  Colloquium Series.

12:30 – 1:30 pm, Memorial Union Bangor Room 
This event is free and open to the UMaine/UMaine Machias community on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not required. 

NOTICE: May 12 – Advancing Women in Academia HAS  BEEN CANCELLED.

Career Recognition Award 2019-2020

Dr. Brenda Hall will receive the Rising Tide Career Recognition Award at a public celebration being scheduled for Fall 2020. Stay tuned for more information about this special event.