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September 2013

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Welcome Event for New Faculty

Welcome Event for New Faculty

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 20, 2013, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: 
7th floor of Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus

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Welcome Event

This event is intended to welcome faculty to USM, provide a brief and basic introduction to resources related to faculty’s teaching, scholarly and service responsibilities; provide new faculty with a chance to network with each other and with colleagues within and across departments and campuses. There will be an opportunity to network, to hear from a panel of representatives of different departments about the resources they offer to help you and your students be successful, followed by a question and answer period.  It is our hope that this welcome event will help new faculty begin to answer these questions for themselves: What USM resources can I use to help me be successful and thrive at USM?

 

Friday, September 20th

11:30am to 1:30pm

7th Floor of the Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus

View presentation and discussion resources for this event.

Welcome Event:

  • 11:30 to 12:00 Networking and light lunch
  • 12:00 to 12:45 Panel on USM Resources
  • 12:45 to 1:00 Questions and Answers
  • 1:00 to 1:15 Networking
  • 1:15 to 1:30 Tour of Faculty Commons 3rd floor space

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Panel on USM Resources:

  • Ideas for successfully navigating your new faculty role - Linda Samia
  • Teaching Resources - Cathie Fallona
  • Student advising/student success resources - Beth Higgins
  • Resources for student health and wellness - Bob Small
  • Resources for Research and Scholarship - Sam Langley-turnbaugh
  • Library Resources - David Nutty
  • Overview of human resources and HR resources in the colleges - Martha Freeman
  • CTEL resources – Khusro Kidwai

 

Event Resources:

View recording of panel presentation

Panel Presentation Handouts:

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Resources for Teaching

Resources for Technology Support

Resources for Research and Scholarship

Resources for Advising and Student Success

 Library Resources

Other

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11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
 
Open Meeting for Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Postion Finalists

Open Meeting for Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Postion Finalists

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 20, 2013, 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: 
102 Wishcamper, USM Portland Campus - Video conference is available in 106 Upperclass Hall, Gorham Campus & 106 Lewiston-Auburn College for each meeting

Open Meeting for Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Position Finalists

The Search Committee for the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity is pleased to announce three candidates for on-campus interviews.  You are cordially invited to attend the Open Meeting with each finalist. 

Video conference is available in 106 Upperclass Hall, Gorham Campus & 106 Lewiston-Auburn College for each meeting. 

  • Friday, September 20, 2013 - Dr. Christine Flynn Saulnier - 1:45pm - 2:45pm, 102 Wishcamper
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2013- Dr. Joseph Bularzik - 3:00pm - 4:00pm, 102 Wishcamper
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - Dr. Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh - 1:30pm - 2:30pm, 102 Wishcamper

 

September 20

Dr. Christine Flynn Saulnier,  Special Assistant to the Provost and Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, College of Staten Island, CUNY, Staten Island, NY.

 

September 25

Dr. Joseph Bularzik, recently Associate Provost of Continuing Education, Graduate Studies and Outreach, Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE and Associate Professor of Chemistry, Abu Dhabi University, UAE. 

 

October 2

Dr. Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, Professor of Environmental Science, University of Southern Maine.

 

Questions?

Contact: David J. Nutty, Search Chair

 

David J. Nutty

Director of Libraries

University of Southern Maine

427 Glickman Library

(207) 780-4276

dnutty@usm.maine.edu

1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
 
 
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Open Meeting for Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Postion Finalists

Open Meeting for Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Postion Finalists

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 20, 2013, 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: 
102 Wishcamper, USM Portland Campus - Video conference is available in 106 Upperclass Hall, Gorham Campus & 106 Lewiston-Auburn College for each meeting

Open Meeting for Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Position Finalists

The Search Committee for the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies, Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity is pleased to announce three candidates for on-campus interviews.  You are cordially invited to attend the Open Meeting with each finalist. 

Video conference is available in 106 Upperclass Hall, Gorham Campus & 106 Lewiston-Auburn College for each meeting. 

  • Friday, September 20, 2013 - Dr. Christine Flynn Saulnier - 1:45pm - 2:45pm, 102 Wishcamper
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2013- Dr. Joseph Bularzik - 3:00pm - 4:00pm, 102 Wishcamper
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - Dr. Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh - 1:30pm - 2:30pm, 102 Wishcamper

 

September 20

Dr. Christine Flynn Saulnier,  Special Assistant to the Provost and Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, College of Staten Island, CUNY, Staten Island, NY.

 

September 25

Dr. Joseph Bularzik, recently Associate Provost of Continuing Education, Graduate Studies and Outreach, Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE and Associate Professor of Chemistry, Abu Dhabi University, UAE. 

 

October 2

Dr. Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, Professor of Environmental Science, University of Southern Maine.

 

Questions?

Contact: David J. Nutty, Search Chair

 

David J. Nutty

Director of Libraries

University of Southern Maine

427 Glickman Library

(207) 780-4276

dnutty@usm.maine.edu

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Cathy Trower, Ph.D. - Campus-wide Symposia

Cathy Trower, Ph.D. - Campus-wide Symposia

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 
Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus

Presentation and Open Symposia

Thursday, September 26th

2:00 - 3:45

Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus

 

 

Cathy Trower, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate and Research Director

Collaborative On Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE)

Harvard University, Graduate School of Education

 

 

During this academic year, several activities will be undertaken as part of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE IT – Catalyst grant. The grant funds a study to determine how USM can better recruit, retain and advance female faculty members in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, as well as in the social and behavioral sciences. Learn more


The first major activity is set for September 26th. Dr. Cathy Trower, Senior Research Associate and Research Director for the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will be on campus. Dr. Trower will be conducting a campus-wide symposia at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 26 in Glickman 424/425. The symposia is open to all faculty, staff, and students. You can find Dr. Trower’s BIO and CV on the USM Advance website.
http://www.usm.maine.edu/womenadvance. Dr. Trower has studied faculty employment issues, policies, and practices since 1996 and has authored numerous articles and books related to faculty employment issues.

 

Presentation and Open Symposia

Thursday, September 26th

2:00 - 3:00

Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus

 

Learn more about this event and the USM Women ADVANCE IT Initiative.

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
Integrating Special Collections Resources into Your Course

Integrating Special Collections Resources into Your Course

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: 
7th Floor of the Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus

Integrating Special Collections Resources into Your Course

Special Collections has books, manuscripts, photographs, and objects which can be used to build active learning exercises that will engage students in your course with the learning outcomes you have identified.

Through discussion with faculty who have used Special Collection resources in their classes and a presentation on accessing Special Collections resources by the head of the department, Susie R. Bock, faculty will acquire the tools to build their own active learning exercises for their classes.

 

Thursday, September 26th
4:30pm to 6:00pm
7th floor, Glickman Family Library
USM Portland Campus

View presentation and discussion resources for this event below.

 

Faculty Panelists:

Lorrayne Caroll

Integrated USM Special Collections’ resources into the following two courses:

1. Literature and Culture of the Early Republic
2. Early Women Writers

Learn more about Lorrayne


David Carey, Jr.

Integrated USM Special Collections’ resources into the following two courses:

1. Latin American I
2. Environmentalism in the Americas

Learn more about David


Sandra Wachholz 

Integrated USM Special Collections’ resources into the following course:

1. Criminological Inquiry

Learn more about Sandra

 

Helen Peake-Godin

Integrated USM Special Collections’ resources into the following course:

1. Introduction to Professional Nursing

Learn more about Helen

 

 

Event Resources:

Event Recording – view full event recording.


Continue the conversation


To learn more about how you can integrate Special Collections into your courses, please contact Suzi Bock
Learn more about USM Special Collections.

 

 

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
 
Ecocriticism in Unexpected Places

Ecocriticism in Unexpected Places

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 27, 2013, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: 
423/424 Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus

Ecocriticism in Unexpected Places

Kent Ryden, USM Faculty

Ecocriticism consists of examining texts for their environmental implications, for the light they shed on relationships between humans and what we tend to call "the natural world." Ecocritics primarily focus on literary texts, but I am interested in the ways in which ecocritical principles can be applied to other areas of study, including (or especially) those which, on the surface, don't appear to be particularly "green." In this talk, I will draw on examples from the fields of mathematics, print culture, and music.

 

Friday, September 27

10am to 11:30

423/424 Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus

 

View presentation and discussion resources for this presentation.

 

Kent Ryden

Kent Ryden is Director and Professor of American and New England Studies. (Ph.D., Brown University). He joined the ANES faculty in 1994. He majored in English and history at Carroll College in Wisconsin, has a master's degree in English from the University of Connecticut, and earned his Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University. He received the American Studies Association's Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize for his dissertation, a revised version of which became his first book, Mapping the Invisible Landscape: Folklore, Writing, and the Sense of Place. He is also the author of Sum of the Parts: The Mathematics and Politics of Region, Place, and Writing and Landscape with Figures: Nature and Culture in New England. He writes and teaches in a variety of areas, including environmental humanities, regional literature, cultural geography, folklore, and print culture. Learn more about Kent Ryden.

 

Presentation Resources

View recording of full presentation.

Continue the Conversation.


Reach out to Kent Ryden at 207-780-4941 /  kryden@usm.maine.edu

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