Events Archive 2016


January 20: Campus Budget Presentation
1:00 – 3:00 pm, Neville Hall 101

January 28: ADVANCE Initiatives Council 
9:00 – 11:00 am, Wells Conference Center Room 2
Committee members, please RSVP to prior to the meeting.

February 1: Academic Affairs Faculty Forum – The Status of Women Faculty at UMaine. The Provost and Rising Tide Center faculty will share UMaine study results that depict the status of women faculty.
3:00 – 4:30 pm, Memorial Union Bangor Room
Visit the Academic Affairs website to review background information relevant to this forum.

March 24: ADVANCE Rising Tide 5-Year Anniversary Celebration
The Rising Tide Center offers this event to thank our supporters, and all who have participated in ADVANCE initiatives over the last five years. Our goal is to inspire women scientists at UMaine, and to sustain the celebration of the many accomplishments of women in academia.

Dr. Meredith Hastings, co-founder of the Earth Science Women’s Network and recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and the American Geophysical Union’s Atmospheric Ascent Award will highlight her work in atmospheric chemistry and climate change.

From Ice Cores to Cities to Oceans: Fingerprinting Reactive Nitrogen Sources and Chemistry  (Click this link to watch the video of Meredith’s keynote presentation)
1:00 pm, Buchanan Alumni House McIntyre Room
This is a free public event; please register before March 14.

Thank you, Dr. Hastings, for sharing your story, and your research, with UMaine!
Thank you to Maine EPSCoR for providing photographs and video of Dr. Hasting’s presentation at the Rising Tide Center’s 5-year celebration.

April 22: ADVANCE Career Recognition Awards Celebration.

Celebrating the significant accomplishments of women scientists enhances their status and reminds us that inspiring people are all around us! Join us at this special event where we honor the sustained achievement of Dr. Becky Van Beneden (Marine Sciences), and Dr. Adrienne White (Food Science & Human Nutrition).

Join us in Wells Conference Center as the awardees share their history and career highlights – you will be inspired!
11:15 am – Dr. Adrienne White: Research, Rotations, Relationships – A Career of Collaboration and Mentorship

11:50 am Buffet Lunch

12:25 pm – Dr. Becky Van Beneden: Human and Environmental Health – Fishing for Answers

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

April 26: How to Reduce Implicit Bias in Academia and Beyond 

The Rising Tide Advocates & Allies will host this special luncheon event focused on offering strategies for recognizing and addressing implicit bias on campus, and off.

11:45 am  – 1:30 pm, Wells Conference Center Room 2
All are welcome at this free event, but seating will be limited. Register early to reserve your place. Call the Rising Tide Center at 581-3439 with questions about this event.

April 28: Advancing to Full

A popular workshop where colleagues who have earned the rank of full professor share their best advice and strategies for achieving promotion, in a panel discussion format.

Join these distinguished panelists to hear about their experiences with the promotion process: Ali Abedi (Engineering); Sue Erich (School of Food & Ag); Susan Gardner (Education & Human Development); Nate Stormer (Liberal Arts & Sciences), and HR Partner John Kidder.

2:00 – 4:00 pm,  Wells Conference Center Room 3
This event is free, and open to all faculty. Please register on or before April 21: 581-3439 or

May 17: ADVANCING Women in Academia: 5th Annual Networking Conference

This year our signature event includes a keynote by Erin Kelly of MIT Sloan School of Management, a number of facilitated workshops and small group discussions focused on work-life balance, supporting gender equality, effective networking, and developing grass roots advocacy groups to create and sustain institutional change. An informal poster session will facilitate sharing your work with colleagues and graduate students from across Maine. Faculty and graduate students are welcome.

8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Hilton Garden Inn, 250 Haskell Road, Bangor
This event is free and open to all, but registration is required.


August 11: Dept Chair/Director Professional Development Day
Join a committee of your administrative peers to learn more about effective leadership and the many challenges administrative service presents. Morning sessions will be facilitated by Tamara Mitchell of the UMaine System Office of Organizational Effectiveness; Human Resources and Equal Opportunity partners will lead the afternoon activities which will highlight the many resources available on our campus.

Reservations are required as space is limited. Please call the Rising Tide Center at 581-3439, or e-mail with questions.

8:15 am -2:30 pm, Wells Conference Center Room 2

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

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

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

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