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Ballads In Maine Workshop, Maine Folklife Center Dec 2012

Ballads In Maine Workshop, Maine Folklife Center

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Ballads in Maine Workshop consists of a panel discussion/performance and audience participation of several ballads collected in Maine. A history of ballad collecting in the British and American tradition presented by Pauleena MacDougall, Ballads as Literature presented by Sarah Harlan-Haughey and performance of ballads by musicians Julia Lane and Jeff McKeen. We will also invite the audience in advance to bring their favorite ballad and have an open discussion with the audience about ballads and ballad singing. The program will take place in three libraries: Fogler Library at the University of Maine in Orono, Belfast Public Library in Belfast ...


2012 International Dance Festival, International Student Association Dec 2012

2012 International Dance Festival, International Student Association

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

The 2012 Festival will be held at the Collins Center for the Arts on February l Sth 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.


2013 International Dance Festival, International Student Association Dec 2012

2013 International Dance Festival, International Student Association

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

The first International Dance'Festival was held in 2005 at Minsky Hall and was sponsored by the Office of International Programs, Multicultural Programs, Student Heritage Alliance Center and the international student groups across campus. The event brought all the international organizations tog'ether and created a base to share and work with each other collaboratively. The success of this event inspired the student groups involved to make this celebration of cultural diversity an annual event and to expand on the quality and depth of participation. Since then Dance Festival performers danced each year to a packed house (1500 approx.) at ...


New Writing Series Spring 2013, English Department Dec 2012

New Writing Series Spring 2013, English Department

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

The amount we request-$7,500-represents just under fifty percent of the projected operating budget for the spring Series of $15,538. The majority of the financial support for the Series will be provided by the English Department through its Elliott Fund and by the National Poetry Foundation through its Thayer Fund. The Honors College provides $1000 per semester to support the Series. The detailed budget appended to this letter provides an overview of projected expenses and revenue sources. In accordance with the Committee's recent request, I have adopted the standard budget form and supplemented it with a spreadsheet ...


Statements Of Revenues, Expenses & Changes In Net Assets, University Of Maine Office Of Budget And Business Services Oct 2012

Statements Of Revenues, Expenses & Changes In Net Assets, University Of Maine Office Of Budget And Business Services

General University of Maine Publications

Audited financial statements for the University of Maine.


Statements Of Net Assets, University Of Maine Office Of Budget And Business Services Oct 2012

Statements Of Net Assets, University Of Maine Office Of Budget And Business Services

General University of Maine Publications

Audited financial statements for the University of Maine.


Annual Spring Dance Concert, School Of Performing Arts Oct 2012

Annual Spring Dance Concert, 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, ballet, tap, modern, hip hop, and international themes.

The dance program has evolved from a works-in-progress presentation in Minsky Recital Hall in ...


Spring Awakening: The Musical, School Of Performing Arts Oct 2012

Spring Awakening: The Musical, School Of Performing Arts

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of the controversial 1891 German play of the same title by Frank Wedekind. It features music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. Set in late-l9th century Germany, it concerns teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. The original play was banned in Germany for some time due to its frank portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide. In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score. Spring Awakening received eleven 2007 Tony Award nominations, winning eight, including ...


Spring Visiting Researchers And Artists Series, Department Of New Media And Intermedia Mfa Program Oct 2012

Spring Visiting Researchers And Artists Series, Department Of New Media And Intermedia Mfa Program

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

The New Media Department and Intermedia MFA Program 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 qualifying factor in their selection ...


Franco Performer Series, Franco American Center Oct 2012

Franco Performer Series, Franco American Center

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

The Franco-American Centre and Franco American Studies program are organizing a Franco American artists/performer's series on campus of four prominent Franco American artists. While on campus, the performers will interact with students and faculty; off campus community members will be invited to all events. Susan Poulin will launch the series with a book reading of her new book "Finding your Inner Moose" at the Franco American Centre on October 24,2012 at 6pm. Josée Vachon will conclude the series with a concert at the Franco American Centre on November 3'd. The series will also include a brown ...


Culturefest 2012, International Student Association Oct 2012

Culturefest 2012, International Student Association

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Culturefest is an annual event hosted by the International Student Association and the Office of International Programs. This day-long celebration of countries and cultures from around the world, is a place for our international students to showcase their cultural traditions. US students from multicultural backgrounds also 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 students to introduce their ...


2012-2013 Philosophy Colloquium Series, Department Of Philosophy Oct 2012

2012-2013 Philosophy Colloquium Series, Department Of Philosophy

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

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Howard B. Schonberger Peace & Justice Memorial Lecture, University Of Maine Oct 2012

Howard B. Schonberger Peace & Justice Memorial Lecture, University Of Maine

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Dr. Frances Fox Piven, a distinguished sociologist, will deliver the Howard B. Schonberger Memorial Lecture on o'Ho\.v Protest Movements Change American History," on October 25 at 7:30 p.rn. in I 00 Donald P. Corbett Hall on the University of Maine campus. Professor Piven will also speak at the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series at" 12:30 p.m. on October 25 in the Bangor Room, Memorial Union on "Does Labor Power Matter: Why the Past Doesn't Predict the Future."

The Howard B. Schonberger Memorial Lecture fund was created in 1991 to honor the scholarship and ...


Print Portfolios, Department Of Art Oct 2012

Print Portfolios, Department Of Art

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Six exhibitions are presented each year by the Department of Art in the Lord Hall Gallery. These exhibitions include work by students and faculty as well as a range of nationally known and exhibited artists. This coming spring semester, the Lord Hall Gallery will house an exhibition of print-based imagery created by artists from across the country. Coming to the gallery in the form of two portfolio collections, individual pieces have been selected in order to represent diverse approaches to conceptualizing and creating print-based works as well as the nature of distinct media forms.

Unlike exhibitions where the work comes ...


Brand Standards, University Of Maine Division Of Marketing And Communications Oct 2012

Brand Standards, University Of Maine Division Of Marketing And Communications

General University of Maine Publications

UMaine’s brand standards are guides to help members of the university community be part of the University of Maine brand. The goal is not to make all UMaine printed and online communication look identical, but rather as members of the same family.


Collaborative Research: Linking Researchers And Graduate Students Through Cosee Tools & Services, Annette V. Decharon Sep 2012

Collaborative Research: Linking Researchers And Graduate Students Through Cosee Tools & Services, Annette V. Decharon

University of Maine Office of Research Administration: Grant Reports

This proposal will be awarded using funds made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).

This award provides funds to conduct workshops aimed at improving the broader impacts efforts of scientists. Through professional development workshops, scientist-graduate student teams will produce interactive materials based on the ?Ocean Literacy? and ?Climate Literacy? principles that can be specifically designed for a variety of audiences. The primary target audiences for this project are the research scientists and graduate students who participate in the project workshops. Through team-building and COSEE-facilitated long-term contact, the project will provide sustained professional development ...


Book Of The Week: Memoir Of A Debulked Woman: Enduring Ovarian Cancer, Deborah D. Rogers Aug 2012

Book Of The Week: Memoir Of A Debulked Woman: Enduring Ovarian Cancer, Deborah D. Rogers

English Faculty Scholarship

Deborah Rogers is moved by a feminist scholar’s meditation on the body, medicine and mortality.


The University Of Maine Fall 2012 Progress Report, University Of Maine Aug 2012

The University Of Maine Fall 2012 Progress Report, University Of Maine

General University of Maine Publications

This report is submitted as requested in response to the action taken by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education at its September 18, 2009 meeting with respect to the University of Maine. The report contains an update on the institution’s success in: 1) its strategic planning process; 2) implementation of a comprehensive approach to the assessment of student learning; and 3) implementation of plans to address deferred maintenance and improve its physical facilities.


Collaborative Research: Paradigms In Physics: Creating And Testing Materials To Facilitate Dissemination Of The Energy And Entropy Module, John R. Thompson Aug 2012

Collaborative Research: Paradigms In Physics: Creating And Testing Materials To Facilitate Dissemination Of The Energy And Entropy Module, John R. Thompson

University of Maine Office of Research Administration: Grant Reports

Topics in statistical and thermal physics have long been problematic in the undergraduate curriculum. To many students, the subject matter is abstract and theoretical and often requires mathematical tools they lack. This project addresses the challenge of teaching upper-division thermal and statistical mechanics by building on the Energy and Entropy (E&E) paradigm developed through the Paradigms in Physics Project at Oregon State University and a physics education research project at the University of Maine. E&E takes a radically different approach to statistical mechanics, incorporating the issues of quantum mechanics and measurement at its core and focusing on entropy ...


Educator Responses To Technology Influences In A 1:1 Laptop Middle School, David C. Boardman May 2012

Educator Responses To Technology Influences In A 1:1 Laptop Middle School, David C. Boardman

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Across the globe, students learn with digital texts, classrooms connect through the world-wide web, and elementary students apprentice in highly technical skills such as moviemaking or animation. As education embarks on the second decade of the 21st century, technology is becoming more sought after than ever before as countries prepare their youth for the future. But educational technology initiatives could easily leave learning stagnant and waste millions of public dollars if not designed and implemented in ways to create transformative learning experiences to prepare youth for today's highly collaborative digital world. This study investigates how teachers view various influences ...


The Case For Instrumental Music Education: The Academic, Physical, And Social Benefits For Students, Kayla M. Peard May 2012

The Case For Instrumental Music Education: The Academic, Physical, And Social Benefits For Students, Kayla M. Peard

Honors College

Music is an integral part of our lives. There are countless examples of how learning music affects intelligence in students, but that is not music’s only benefit. Music is an academic discipline available in schools in which students’ simultaneously develop cognitive abilities, physical abilities, and social skills. This is particularly evident in the instrumental music classroom.

Through the studying of instrumental music and playing in ensembles, students learn countless lifelong skills that help them develop into intelligent, creative leaders. The cognitive abilities of the students grow and expand the longer they study music. Furthermore, it has been proven that ...


Classroom Realities: Teaching Students With Disabilities As A Traditionally Or Alternatively Certified Secondary Science Teacher In Maine, Haley A. Richardson May 2012

Classroom Realities: Teaching Students With Disabilities As A Traditionally Or Alternatively Certified Secondary Science Teacher In Maine, Haley A. Richardson

Honors College

This study aimed to determine the characteristics of effective pre-service instruction and in-service professional development based on certification route that affect Maine secondary science teachers’ preparedness to accommodate students with disabilities. Traditional and alternative certification routes differ in fundamental elements such as length, course requirements, and format, leading to teachers who have different strengths and weaknesses, and consequently, different professional development needs. Effective preparation for instructing students with disabilities is an important issue because the trend toward full educational inclusion increasingly will require that classroom teachers have the skills to make appropriate accommodations. A survey sent to Maine secondary science ...


Fall 2012 Visiting Researchers And Artists Series, New Media Department Apr 2012

Fall 2012 Visiting Researchers And Artists Series, New Media Department

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

The New Media Department and Intermedia MFA Program are requesting funds to help support a fall 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 qualifying factor in their selection ...


Monday Noon Research Colloquium, Diane Keeling, Communications & Journalism Apr 2012

Monday Noon Research Colloquium, Diane Keeling, Communications & Journalism

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Summary of program requiring funding (title; featured artist(s); speaker(s); scheduled date(s): Diane Keeling, "I Am a Cyborg, and So Are You," April 12 from 12:10-1:00. Professor Keeling is a new PhD from CU-Boulder who will be joining CMJ for a one-year, fixed-length appointment starting in Fall 2012. She is an outstanding and innovative young scholar. CMJ is bringing her to campus to share research from her dissertation, which is focused on reconceptualizing the relationship between language, image, and the body. Posthumanist philosophy challenges pre-existing divisions assumed between the body and symbols in contemporary rhetorical theory ...


An Evening With Gideon Bok, Department Of Art Apr 2012

An Evening With Gideon Bok, Department Of Art

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Since earning his MFA from Yale University, Gideon Bok has gone on to receive a 2004 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship as well as the Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Fund Purchase Award through The American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2005. Gideon has received extensive reviews ín The New York Times, Time Out New York, ARTnews, Art New England, and The Boston Globe. Alpha Gallery in Boston represents him currently. His current works, depicting domestic and public interiors, present painterly visions giving his audiences a phenomenologically charged sense space. His lecture will benefit our students particularly well, yet ...


Guest Composer Peter Westergaard, Music Department Apr 2012

Guest Composer Peter Westergaard, Music Department

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Guest composer peter Westergaard,the William Shubael Conant Professor of Music, Emeritus, at Princeton University, wiú be on campus at llMaine during the week of March 19,2013, coaching the premiere of a new work for óiarinet, ,cello and piano, composed for and premiered by UMaine faculty members Noreen Silver, Phillip Silver and Beth Wiemann. He will meet with students informally (particularly students with an interest in composing) during this residency, and will attend and speak at the public recital on March 21


The Fate Of The Humanities In The Public University, University Of Maine Humanities Initiative Apr 2012

The Fate Of The Humanities In The Public University, University Of Maine Humanities Initiative

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

The University of Maine Humanities Initiative IUMHI] seeks funding to support a keynote.lecture that will be part of its series of lectures and seminars in Spring 2012 that will be offered under the broad theme of "The Contemporary Role of the Humanities." Focal points for this keynote lecture include the relationship between the humanities as they are understood by practitioners in the academic community and by the community at large in Maine, the region, and globally. The UMHI Advisory Committee invited an internationally recognized scholar to offer a public presentation on the current state of the humanities with a ...


History Department Symposium Series, Spring 2012, History Department Apr 2012

History Department Symposium Series, Spring 2012, History Department

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

No abstract provided.


Archaeology And Climate Change; Lessons From Prehistory, Hudson Museum Apr 2012

Archaeology And Climate Change; Lessons From Prehistory, Hudson Museum

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Funding is requested for a lecture by Brian Fagan, author of some of the best known for books on archaeology and climate change. Fagan will present the 2012 David C. Smith lecture as part of the Borns Symposium, which is hosted by the Climate Change Institute each April, His lecture, "Archaeology and Climate Change: Lessons from Prehistory¡" will be held in Hutchins Hall, Collins Center for the Arts on Thursday¡ April 5 at 7:00 p.m, This event is free and open to the University community and the general public.


Monday Noon Research & Class Visit, Department Of Communications & Journalism Apr 2012

Monday Noon Research & Class Visit, Department Of Communications & Journalism

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

Communication & Journalism will bring Greg Goodale, Associate Professor of Rhetoric at Northeastern University, to campus for a lecture and a class visit in Spring of 2012, April2-3. Professor Goodale is an emerging star in the study of rhetoric, in particular on the place of sound in Communication. His 201 I book, Sonic Persuasion: Reading Sound in the Recorded Age, is groundbreaking. For his visit, Professor Goodale will present from his book in the CMJ Spring Colloquium Series on Monday, April 2. On Tuesday, he will guest teach in CMJ 201 (introduction to rhetorical theory) on sound and violence.