2010-2011 RaPs
University of Maine at Augusta

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2010 -2011 Research & Pedagogy Series

Spring 2011 RaPs
February 17th, 2011

Dr. Lisa Botshon & Dr. Pete Milligan

Fullbright in Slovenia

Last year Lisa Botshon, an Associate professor of English at UMA had the distinction of being selected as a Fullbright Scholar. Dr. Botshon and Dr. Peter Milligan spent the 2009-2010 academic year in Slovenia. Come hear about their experiences in Slovenia and Lisa's work teaching at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia.

 
March 8th 2011

Dr. Jodi Williams, &Professor Tom Giordano, MBA

Innovation Engineering- A Systematic Approach to Creativity for UMA Students

Did you miss the Fall Presentation? Here is your chance to learn more: Fall 2011 three faculty spent three intensive days with Doug Hall, UMS Faculty and others from the Orono Foster Center for Student Innovation. The goal, to collaborate and teach innovation engineering on the UMA campus through a collaboration with Orono's Innovation Engineering Group made possible by an SIF grant.

 
March 30th, 2011

Dr. Magdalena Lindhardt

Mindful Teaching and Mindful Learning with a Twist!

If you want to learn more about this intriguingly titled topic, please stop by for a thoughtful presentation and discussion with colleagues and Magdalena about mindful teaching and learning with a TWIST!

 

April 5th, 2011

Dr. Jodi Williams

Traveling the Distance in Distance Education: Experiences and Developing Connections in Micronesia

In December, Jodi flew more than 25 hours from the Augusta Airport in Maine to Koror, Palau via Boston, San Francisco, Honolulu, Guam and Yap to meet the people at Palau Community College. The question most people want to know since she was first invited was Why? Maine and Palau - what's the connection? Come hear about her trip and find out how this unique connection started and when Palauan students will be "attending" an online course with you!

Fall 2010 RaPs

October 21st, 2010

Dr. Chris Lage

Genetic Research at UMA:  the use of molecular tools for population biology and forensics

The use of DNA technology is utilized extensively in the biological sciences.  At UMA, Chris Lage uses molecular tools to investigate problems associated with the conservation and management of wildlife and fisheries populations. Dr. Lage's RaP-session will describe various molecular techniques he implements and their applications in three current research projects: (1) forensic analysis of wildlife poaching cases in Maine, (2) population structuring among spiny dogfish sharks in the Gulf of Maine, and (3) breeding ecology of savannah sparrows in relation to wind-turbine disturbance.

 
October 28th 2010

Dr. Robert Kellerman

The Concept Map in the Classroom

October 28th, Rob Kellerman: "The Concept Map in the Classroom"
The concept map is a way for students to "pull together" major themes of a course to supplement or replace a (final) exam. Rob will discuss how he uses a concept map and bring student examples from his English 376: Medieval Literature course.

 
November 9th 2010

Dr. Abraham Peck, Visiting Professor

Never Having to Say You're Sorry: My Dialogue with the Son of a Notorious Nazi and Anti-Semitic Family

For nearly two decades, Abraham Peck has been in a dialogue with Gottfried Wagner, the great grandson of the German cultural giant and anti-Semite, Richard Wagner, and the son of a notorious Nazi family with close ties to Adolf Hitler. What do the son of two Holocaust survivors and the son of a notorious Nazi family have to say to each other? Can they move beyond hatred, shame and guilt to a common purpose and a common good? Come and find out on November 9- the 72 anniversary of the notorious pogrom called Kristallnight that marked the beginning of the Holocaust.

 

December 2010

Dr. Jodi Williams, Professor Tom Giordano, MBA, Dr. Terry Adams

Innovation Engineering

This fall three faculty spent three intensive days with Doug Hall, UMS Faculty and others from the Orono Foster Center for Student Innovation. The goal, to collaborate and teach innovation engineering on the UMA campus through a collaboration with Orono's Innovation Engineering Group made possible by an SIF grant. For a short YouTube video on their program, please see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwRflcM8CrE
Come hear how this exciting program will help UMA students with their education & career goals.

 

 


 

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Henry VanDyke
"the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best"

Anais Nin
"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."

Satchel Paige
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.