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Girls Engineer Maine Seminar, College Of Engineering Dec 2011

Girls Engineer Maine Seminar, College Of Engineering

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

The under-representation of women in engineering continues to be a cause of grave concern, particularly as international competitiveness focus attention on the need to increase native participation in the U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. Engineering as a career is being promoted to girls through a new College of Engineering initiative called Girls Engineer Maine (GEM). GEM is an educational outreach program designed to increase the number of women studying engineering in Maine.


Publishing Scholarly Writing From The Editor's Point Of View, University Of Maine Dec 2011

Publishing Scholarly Writing From The Editor's Point Of View, University Of Maine

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

This program brings three distinguished editors of leading journals to campus to discuss the scholarly publishing process: Robert Wilson of Phi Beta Kappa's The American Scholar, Stephen Depoe of Environmental Communication, and R. Brooks Hanson of Science. Each will give a public lecture and Q&A session in the Stodder Hall Graduate Commons on the scholarly publishing process in (respectively) humanities, social science, and science. Although intended primarily for graduate students and faculty, these events will be free, open to the public, and widely advertised. CETA will assist in organizing and advertising. The events will take place at 4 ...


The New Writing Series, Spring 2012, English & National Poetry Foundation Dec 2011

The New Writing Series, Spring 2012, English & National Poetry Foundation

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

New Writing Series programming has always been guided the principles of innovation, collaboration, interdisciplinary, and diversity. From the start we have also worked hard to maximize the impact of real-time events within the rapidly-changing new media context. For example, the NWS blog has received more than 55,500 page views since its creation in fall2006 (up from 38,000 this time last year). Our Facebook group, created in the fall of 2007, has more than 140 members and reaches many more people with event and Series information. The Flickr page on which we document events has received roughly 44,700 ...


Women's History Celebration 2012 Report Form, Women In The Curriculum Dec 2011

Women's History Celebration 2012 Report Form, Women In The Curriculum

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

The DLS grant of $¡OOO funded most of the expenses of the visit of the keynote speaker, Dr. Sonya Michel, Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park. V/hile here she gave two presentations. She also met informally with faculty and graduate students. "When I'm Sixty-Four: Old Age Security for Women in Historical Perspective" Monday, March 19,3:15 - 4:30 pm, Bangor Room, Memorial Union. This was co-sponsored by the History Dept. and served as the March event of its monthly series of visiting lecturers. (This determined the day and time.) 'All in the Family? W'omen ...


Bepress Digital Commons, Outreach Environmental Survey And Repository Population Recommendations For The University Of Maine, Bepress Digital Commons Outreach Oct 2011

Bepress Digital Commons, Outreach Environmental Survey And Repository Population Recommendations For The University Of Maine, Bepress Digital Commons Outreach

General University of Maine Publications

Report for the University of Maine. Included in this report are a set of general recommendations for building repository collections and breakdowns of some available collections in each of ten departments/schools. These breakdowns can be particularly useful to the repository manager or a liaison in identifying available collections prior to contacting or presenting to the department. It is recommended that the liaison or point person for each department receive the general recommendations in this report, as well as the breakdown for his or her specific departments. Further research into the collections is also recommended since many lists of publications ...


Stuart Little: Elementary School Spring Touring Production, School Of Performing Arts Oct 2011

Stuart Little: Elementary School Spring Touring Production, School Of Performing Arts

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

This is the endearing classic about a mouse named Stuart who is born into an ordinary New York family. All the charm, wisdom and joy of the E.B. White original is captured in this adaptation by Joseph Robinette, who also dramatized the highly acclaimed stage version of Charlotte's Web. The many adventures-both big and small-of Stuart Little are brought vividly to life in this story-theatre presentation. The acting ensemble plays many human and animal roles in a series of delightful scenes that make up the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse trying to survive in a "real people ...


Culturefest 2011, International Student Association Oct 2011

Culturefest 2011, International Student Association

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Culturefest is an annual event hosted by Office of International Programs and the International Student Association. This is a day-long celebration of various cultures from around the world. This is a place for our international students to showcase their cultural traditions. US students from multicultural backgrounds are also welcome to take part and celebrate their families' heritage. Each country or region will have a table to exhibit their traditional items brought from home. There will be a talent show with music, dances, and other performance art from different cultures and in different languages. We also have a fashion show for ...


Chemfest 2011, Department Of Chemistry Oct 2011

Chemfest 2011, Department Of Chemistry

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

ChemFest. 2011 is our local participation in National Chemistry Week intended to celebrate the contributions of the sciences, and, in particular, chemistry, to modern life and society. ChemFest will take place in Aubert Hall in the late afternoon and evening of Wednesday, October 12,2011.

The program consists of an open house for members of the campus community and beyond, including area school teachers and their students. We anticipate well over one hundred attendees. Undergraduate student members of the American Chemical Society UM Student Affiliates will present interactive demonstrations of chemistry at a level understandable to a lay audience.


Spring 2012 Visiting Artist Series, Department Of New Media Oct 2011

Spring 2012 Visiting Artist Series, Department Of New Media

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

The New Media and Intermedia MFA Programs are requesting funds to help support a spring lecture series. The following visiting artists will share their expertise in the following areas: an evening lecture with a question and answer period to follow, classroom visits, direct one-on-one student meetings and/or critiques and performances or other public presentations. The following artists have been selected because of the quality and engaging nature of their work. The artists' desire to interact with the students in a learning environment and to engender excitement about the arts on Campus was another qualiffing factor in their selection. The ...


2011- 2012 Philosophy Colloquium, Department Of Philosophy Oct 2011

2011- 2012 Philosophy Colloquium, Department Of Philosophy

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

The Department of Philosophy is seeking funding support from the Cultural Aflairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Fund for its 201 l-2012 Philosophy Colloquium Series. This series of public talks will provide the opportunity for students, faculty, and community members both w¡thin and beyond the Department of Philosophy to hear and discuss stimulating lectures on a wide range of topics that are relevant both to the core themes of the department's philosophy curriculum as well as to current issues of ethical, political, social. and philosophic import.


Cave Of Forgotten Dreams, Hudson Museum Oct 2011

Cave Of Forgotten Dreams, Hudson Museum

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Directed by Werner Herzog, Cave of Forgotten Dreams will be shown at the Collins Center for the Arts on Thursday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m. The film is the only opportunity for the public to explore Chauvet Cave of Southern France and the extraordinary pictorial creations dating perhaps some 32,000 years ago. Images of horses, cave bears and lions as well as mammoths and human handprints adorn the cave's limestone walls and bear witness to the past'


Spring Dance Concert 2012, School Of Performing Arts Oct 2011

Spring Dance Concert 2012, School Of Performing Arts

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Dance classes are extremely popular with students and enrollments and attendance have gone up. Consequently, there are always waiting lists for students to enroll in classes, particularly beginning classes, as well as lines in the lobby at the performances. This is due to the efforts of our professional faculty and staff, who make dance at UM a significant learning experience that rounds out a student's education. Dance classes culminate in actual dance concert performances that feature jazz,balle| tap, modern, hip hop, and international themes. The dance program has evolved from a works-in-progress presentation in Minsky Recital Hall in ...


Capitalism's Ongoing Crisis: Causes Consequences And Solutions, University Of Maine Oct 2011

Capitalism's Ongoing Crisis: Causes Consequences And Solutions, University Of Maine

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

III. Summary of program requiring funding (title; featured artist(s); speaker(s); scheduled date(s): Professor Richard D. Wolff will present a lecture entitled "Capitalism's Ongoing Crisis: Causes Consequences and Solutions" on 20 October at 7:30 pm in 101 Neville Hall as part of the Howard B. Schonberger Peace and Social Justice Memorial Lecture Series. Professor V/olff will also deliver a luncheon talk for the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series on 20 October at 12:30 pm in the Bangor Lounge at the Memorial Union on "Rethinking the Capitalist-Communist Difference: A Marxian Analysis."


An Analysis Of Disability-Related Provisions In The 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (Heoa): What Universities And Policy Makers Should Know, Alan Kurtz Oct 2011

An Analysis Of Disability-Related Provisions In The 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (Heoa): What Universities And Policy Makers Should Know, Alan Kurtz

Education

The purpose of this October 2011 policy brief is to provide state agencies, postsecondary institutions, and policy makers with an overview of changes in the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) affecting the access to education of postsecondary students with disabilities and the way teacher education programs at Institutions of Higher Learning (IHEs) prepare general and special educators to teach students with disabilities. Specifically, this analysis reviews disability-related terminology new to this revision of the HEOA, access to instructional materials for students with print disabilities, changes in access to financial aid for students with intellectual disabilities, model demonstration projects both ...


Collaborative Research: Centers For Ocean Science Education Excellence - Oceans In The Earth-Sun System, Annette Decharon Aug 2011

Collaborative Research: Centers For Ocean Science Education Excellence - Oceans In The Earth-Sun System, Annette Decharon

University of Maine Office of Research Administration: Grant Reports

This award establishes a new Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE) via awards to the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (0528706), the University of Maine (0528702), and the University of New Hampshire (0528686). The main goals of this thematic Center are to broaden understanding of the oceans in the context of the earth and solar systems and to help the COSEE network reach rural and inland audiences. The PIs will pioneer a system of interfaces, tools, and resources to reach underserved and underrepresented groups, and to bring ocean sciences to inland audiences by presenting it in the context of ...


The Persona Doll Project: Promoting Diversity Awareness Among Preservice Teachers Through Storytelling, Mary Ellin Logue, V. Susan Bennett-Armistead, Soojoung Kim Jul 2011

The Persona Doll Project: Promoting Diversity Awareness Among Preservice Teachers Through Storytelling, Mary Ellin Logue, V. Susan Bennett-Armistead, Soojoung Kim

Child Development and Family Relations Faculty Scholarship

The Persona Doll Project describes an experiential intervention with undergraduate preservice teachers designed to increase awareness about diversity and apply this awareness to curriculum planning and advocacy for children. Sixty-three undergraduate students in a social studies methods class were each assigned a persona doll for the semester whose background differed from their own. Each was charged with becoming the advocate for the child, represented by the doll, by telling informed stories that would help other students better understand a level of diversity beyond what they knew from their own lives. Students heightened awareness of their own assumptions through narrative, inquiry ...


How Service-Learning Can Counter Cultural Narcissism, Gretchen Jordan May 2011

How Service-Learning Can Counter Cultural Narcissism, Gretchen Jordan

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis defines and describes cultural narcissism as a societal syndrome and details the causes and perpetrators of this cultural shift in the United States. More specifically, it explores the implications of cultural narcissism in our youth and the educational system. Next, it looks at the responsibility of public and private schools as civic education centers. This thesis proposes service-learning as a viable solution for the educator to combat cultural narcissism.


Ryu Goto, Guest Artist, School Of Performing Arts Apr 2011

Ryu Goto, Guest Artist, School Of Performing Arts

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

The UMaine Orchestra and its director, Prof. Anatole Wieck, will be hosting violinist Ryu Goto at their fall concert on Oct. 29th,2011 Ryu will be performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the ensemble on this concert along with other orchestra repertoire. This particular violinist is becoming a major concert artist on the international level, and the opportunity to have him here at UMaine comes through connections that our string faculty members have made through teaching at various summer festivals. We hope that this opportunity will benefit both our students (particularly our string students who will have masterclasses with the ...


The Living Past: Franco American Identity In A Modern World, University Of Maine Apr 2011

The Living Past: Franco American Identity In A Modern World, University Of Maine

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

With this conference, we are looking to bring together older Franco Americans already active in their communities with young people interested in learning about Franco American culture and history. While individual youth might pursue his/her family's cultural history, oftentimes public cultural heritage work is the realm of older Franco Americans. This conference will provide a public space bring young people together to explore what it means to be Franco American today.


Performance Of Olivier Messiaen's Work Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jesus, School Of Performing Arts Apr 2011

Performance Of Olivier Messiaen's Work Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jesus, School Of Performing Arts

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

The opportunity to experience a live performance of this work happens maybe once in a lifetime. It is a massive work (lasting approx. 2 hours and 15 minutes) and the demands on the pianist(s) are extreme. Tl:e Vingt regards sur l'enfant Jesus (The Twenty Adorations/Gazes of the Infant Jesus) takes you through the boundless colorful world of Messiaen's music. The work will be divided into three sections to be performed by three local Maine pianists. First section (movements I through VI) \ái11be performed by Chiharu Naruse; second section (movements VII through XIII) will be ...


The Green Film Series, The University Of Maine Green Team Apr 2011

The Green Film Series, The University Of Maine Green Team

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

A collaboration by Green Team, Green Campus Initiative, and Sustainable Agriculture Enthusiasts to show series of films discussing various aspects of environmental devastation and the green movement. Our hope is to bring awareness to the issues that motivate the green movement. We plan to invite specialists from the university to speak on the movies as they relate to their fields'


Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture, Umaine Chapter Sigma Xi Apr 2011

Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture, Umaine Chapter Sigma Xi

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

The Maine Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, will host Distinguished Lecturer, Professor Fraser Stoddart from Northwestem University from March 14-15,2011. He will give two talks. His major talk, presented at 7PM on Monday, March 14 in the Arthur St. John Hill auditorium is entitled, " Mingling Art with Science. " His other talk " Fashioning Functional Materials with Integrated ical System,s, " will be more technical and will be presented at 11 AM, Tuesday, March 15 in the Arthur St. John Hill auditorium. Both talks will be free and open to the public. Stoddart will also participate in a ...


Time, Israel, And The Demise Of Developed States: The Solutions' That History Provides", Department Of History Apr 2011

Time, Israel, And The Demise Of Developed States: The Solutions' That History Provides", Department Of History

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Professor Ian Lustick will present a lecture entitled, "Time, Israel, and the Demise of Developed States: The 'Solutions' that History Provides" on 14 April at 7:30 in 100 Neville Hall as part of the Schonberger Peace and Social Justice Memorial Lecture Series. Professor Lustick will also deliver a luncheon talk for the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series on 14 April at 12:30 in the Bangor Lounge in the Memorial Union on "American Foreign Policy and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict." Both talks will discuss important issues concerning the volatile Middle East and US foreign policy.


Buried Child By Sam Shepard- Theatre Production, School Of Performing Arts Apr 2011

Buried Child By Sam Shepard- Theatre Production, School Of Performing Arts

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Buried Child by Sam Shepard was first presented in 1978, and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. With this drama, Shepard made a name as one of America's premiere playwrights. Buried Child depicts the "fragmentation of the American nuclear family in a context of disappointment and disillusionment with American mythology and the American dream, the 1970s rural economic slowdown and the breakdown of traditional family structures and values." (Wikipedia).


The New Writing Series Fall 2011, English Department & National Poetry Foundation Apr 2011

The New Writing Series Fall 2011, English Department & National Poetry Foundation

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

write to request the Committee's support for the fall 2011 New Writing Series, an innovative literary arts program sponsored since 1999 by the English Department and the National Poetry Foundation. The amount we request, $5,000, is less than one-half of the projected operating budget for the fall Series of $13,338. The majority of the financial support for the Series will be provided by the English Department through its Elliott and Ellis Funds. I am happy to report that the Honors College has renewed its collaborative agreement with the Series for another academic year, promising $1000 per semester ...


Intermedia Visiting Artist Speaker Program, Fall 2009, Intermedia Mfa Program Apr 2011

Intermedia Visiting Artist Speaker Program, Fall 2009, Intermedia Mfa Program

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Artist: Allison Smith

Artist: Lisa Tan

Artist: Marc Berghaus

Artist: Temporary Services

Artist: Aaron Stephan

The Intermedia MFA Program are requesting funds to help support a fall lecture series. All of the visiting artists proposed in our Fall lecture series will publicly share their expertise in the following areas: an evening public lecture with question and answer period to follow, classroom visits and direct one-on-one student meetings and/or critiques. Each of the featured artists has been selected because of the quality and engaging nature of their work. The artists' desire to interact with the students, in a learning environment ...


America In The Poetic Imagination, Music Department Apr 2011

America In The Poetic Imagination, Music Department

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

"America In the Poetic Imagination," lecture-recital presented by Dr. John Burns*, scheduled for Friday evening, Sept. 16th, 2011 in Minsky Hall, with music faculty Nancy Ellen Ogle and Ginger Yang Hwalek. This concert will open the Music Department's Faculty Concert Series for 2011-12. Burns will also meet that week with students from English and Foreign Languages & Classics Depts. and the Honors College, to discuss poetics and translation.


Film & Discussion With Mary Mcdonagh Murphy, English Department Mar 2011

Film & Discussion With Mary Mcdonagh Murphy, English Department

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Mary McDonagh Murphy is an independent film and television writer/producer, A producer at CBS News for 20 years, she won six Emmy awards and has also written for Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Post and Publishers Weekly She has also written Scout, Atticus and Boo: Fifty Years o/To Kill a Mockingbird, a book which includes much of the information and the interviews in the documentary, Murphy produced Cryfor Help, a PBS program on mental illness and suicide in adolescents which aired nationally in April, 2009 . Digital Days, which is narrated by Tom Brokaw, examines the Internet ...


2011 International Dance Festival, International Student Association Feb 2011

2011 International Dance Festival, International Student Association

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

The 2011 Festival will be held at the Collins Center for the Arts on February 19th and will feature matinee and evening performances. We intend to involve as many relevant campus groups and departments as possible to make this a true campus wide collaboration. As in past years this event will be free so that people of Maine have access to the cultural vitality of the University of Maine. In past years people have come from as far away as Presque Isle and Portland to enjoy this event.


Visual Supports Checklist, V. Susan Bennett-Armistead, Bonnie Blagojevic, Erika Neal, Billie Taylor Jan 2011

Visual Supports Checklist, V. Susan Bennett-Armistead, Bonnie Blagojevic, Erika Neal, Billie Taylor

Early Childhood Resources

The Visual Supports Checklist is based on a review of current literature, practical knowledge, and reported experiences from early childhood educators on the topic of visual supports.