Research Learning Experiences
August 23, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
August 24, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
August 25, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
August 26, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
August 27, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts
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Research Learning Experiences

Monday, August 23, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
Friday, August 27, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
This production is not presented by the Collins Center, University of Maine or the University of Maine System
Collins Center for the Arts
Welcome back to campus!

Join us for the start of the academic year featuring five consecutive days of celebration

Each day will include a live, student-led performance,
an undergraduate student research highlight,
and a TedX-style talk from a UMaine faculty member.

This is part of the Research Learning Experience (RLE) initiative, 
a pilot program that invites students to find their passion
and make impactful connections through hands-on learning
and the creation of new knowledge.

Aug. 23–27, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Hutchins Concert Hall, Collins Center for the Arts

Free and open to the public.

To request a reasonable accommodation, write umaine.alerts@maine.edu.

    Monday, Aug. 23  |  1:30–2:30 p.m.

  • Student Jazz Combo performance, with Nathan Williams, saxophone; Joshua Champagne, percussion; Myles Kelley, keyboard; Robben Harris, bass
  • Opening remarks: Provost John Volin
  • Student Research Highlight
FEATURED SPEAKER
THE CHANGING CRYOSPHERE
Seth Campbell
Assistant Professor of Glaciology,
Climate Change Institute

    Tuesday, Aug. 24  |  1:30–2:30 p.m.

  • Maine Steiners performance, with students Isaiah Grace, Tor Bright, Michael Flannery, Travis Burt, Jon Dube, Brad Duplisea, Isaac Black, Elijah McTeirnan, Simon Roussel
  • Student Research Highlight
FEATURED SPEAKER
THE GISMONTI PROJECT
Dan Barrett
Lecturer in MusicAccompanied by pianist Laura Artesani, Chair and Associate Professor of Music

    Wednesday, Aug. 25  |  1:30–2:30 p.m.

  • Student performance by flutist Megan Howell, accompanied by pianist Laura Artesani
  • Student Research Highlight
FEATURED SPEAKER
A DIGITAL REIMAGINING OF GETTYSBURG
Anne Knowles
Colonel James C. McBride Distinguished Professor of History

    Thursday, Aug. 26  |  1:30–2:30 p.m.

  • Literary performances by students Camerin Seigars, Iris LeCates, Paige McHatten and Shania Soler, student contributors to UMaine’s undergraduate literary journal “The Open Field”
  • Student Research Highlight
FEATURED SPEAKER
NATURE-BASED TOURISM
Sandra De Urioste-Stone
Associate Professor of Nature-Based Tourism and Assistant Vice President for Research

    Friday, Aug. 27  |  1:30–2:30 p.m.

  • Student Pep band performance (outside of the Collins Center)
  • Engineering Demonstration
  • Closing Remarks: President Joan Ferrini-Mundy
  • Student Research Panel Discussion
FEATURED SPEAKER
BUILDING OUR CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE: THE ROLE OF FLOATING OFFSHORE WIND
Habib Dagher
Professor of Civil Engineering, and
Executive Director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center