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.

January/February 2020 Events 

January 17: Evaluating Your Course Syllabus – Simple Tools to Increase Equity and Inclusion in Your Teaching
Your syllabus is a powerful tool that can effectively establish classroom norms and performance expectations while fostering student engagement. Join us to see how small changes can have large positive effects!

Presented in partnership with the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning. 

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Fernald Hall Room 102
Seating is limited; register online through CITL.

January 24: Bias Awareness and Intervention Workshop with UNH PowerPlay and Dr. Stephanie Goodwin.
Presented in partnership with the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

9:00 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm; Stodder Hall Room 57
A limited number of seats are available for the 1 pm session only; call the Rising Tide Center to register.  

January 28: I Feel Like I’ve Had a Bag Over My Head-New Teachers Explore Issues of Diversity, Power, and Justice 
Rescheduled from December 3, 2019
Dr. Rebecca Buchanan discusses teacher motivation and professional identity development for educators, particularly as they work to ensure equity in their classrooms.
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. 

February 4: Narrative Pedagogies – On Ignorance, Stories, and (Not) Knowing
Presented by Dr. Liliana Herakova.
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. 

February 5: Dept Chair/Director Professional Development Series Breakfast – Faculty MoraleAdministrators can join us for a hot breakfast and a discussion of improving and sustaining positive faculty morale.

8:00 – 9:30 am, Wells Conference Center Room 3 
This event is free and open to all UMaine/UM Machias administrators; register online on or before Jan 31 to reserve a spot. 

February 14: Imposter Syndrome with Dr. Shannon McCoy and Dr. Jordan LaBouff
Presented by WiSTEMM and 500 Women Scientists. Learn more about the event and how to register by visiting the WiSTEMM page. 

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
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
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. 

4:00 – 5:30 pm, Collins Center for the Arts
This event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis; registration is not required. 

April 8: Brainwork and the Early Modern Girl
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. 

SAVE THIS DATE: May 12 – Advancing Women in Academia. More info will be available soon!