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April 11, 2007

Polar Explorer Documents Climate Change April 11

Eric Larsen has spent his life in pursuit of wilderness as a polar explorer, dog musher, back country ranger and educator. In the summer of 2006, he was a member of the history-making two-man expedition that completed the first summer journey to the North Pole, while raising awareness about climate change impacts through Greenpeace's Project Thin Ice.

Larsen will speak about this recent expedition, during which he witnessed the effects of climate change and collected data concerning other impacts that our actions are having on this delicate ecosystem, Wednesday, April 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.,115 Murkland Hall

Brought to you by the department of natural resources, the Discovery Program Dialogue on Energy, and the department of earth sciences

Public Hearing for UNH Police Department Accreditation

The Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation (CALEA) will host a public hearing Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the MUB’s Theatre II as part of a four-day review of the UNH Police Department’s application for accreditation. Members of the university and great Durham community are encouraged to attend.

In January of 2004 the UNH Police Department received a Certificate of Recognition from CALEA. After a lengthy self-assessment process, the department is seeking a Certificate of Accreditation. A three-person assessment team will arrive in Durham on April 21 for a four-day review of the department’s proofs of compliance with applicable CALEA standards.

The public hearing is an important component of the process that allows the assessment team to learn more about the department’s interaction with the greater university community and other agencies that work collaboratively with the University Police Department. This public hearing allows anyone to speak directly to the assessors and share comments and perceptions of the University Police Department. Also, on that same day, between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m., assessors will be available by telephone for anyone wishing to speak them. They can be contacted directly at (603) 767-7013.

Novelist Benoît Duteurtre Here April 11

UNH welcomes acclaimed French novelist Benoît Duteurtre to campus Wednesday, April 11. Duteurtre will read excerpts of his book “The Little Girl and the Cigarette.”

The event begins at 3 p.m. in the Squamscott Room of Holloway Commons. It is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Duteurtre is the author of 10 novels, including “Le Voyage en France” for which he was awarded the prestigious Prix Medicis. His work has been translated into 13 languages. “The Little Girl and the Cigarette” is his first book to be translated into English.

In addition to reading excerpts from his book, Duteurtre will discuss his work as a writer. The conversation will be in French and English, and copies of “The Little Girl and the Cigarette” will be available for purchase at the event.

Duteurtre’s visit is sponsored by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, the Center for International Education, and the Center for the Humanities, the English Department, and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

2007 President’s Excellence through Diversity Award Deadline April 18

Nominations are being sought for the 2007 President’s Excellence through Diversity Award. For the second year, the Office of the President in conjunction with the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity will present the award to an individual who has demonstrated excellence through outstanding leadership in promoting equity, advancing the status of under-represented groups, and serving as a role model at UNH.

Nominations may be made for a faculty or staff member. The award recipient will be honored at the Diversity Banquet to be held Saturday, May 5, from 6– 9:30 p.m., in Huddleston Hall Ballroom.

Help to recognize a deserving faculty or staff member for campus and community leadership to create a more inclusive community by submitting your nominations through the online nominations service web site http://www.nominations.unh.edu/

by April 18.

Criteria: A full-time faculty or staff member with a minimum of three years of service who has "demonstrated excellence through outstanding leadership in promoting equity, advancing the status of under-represented groups, and serving as a role model at the University of New Hampshire.”

The 2006 inaugural President’s Excellence through Diversity Award recipient was Provost Bruce L. Mallory for his distinguished leadership and dedicated service in creating inclusive communities.

For more information, contact the Office of the Provost/Diversity Initiatives, Thompson Hall 207 at2-3290 or email Janice.Pierson@cisunix.unh.edu

Flower Bulbs For Santa

Last Christmas, Wildcat Santa helped so many area families that its resources were dramatically depleted. In an effort to replenish their reserves for next year, the group is sponsoring a flower bulb and perennial sale.

The bulbs are from the van Bourgondien Company. Orders can be made from now until April 20 and will arrive in plenty of time for the spring planting season.

To order, contact one of the WildCat Elves listed below:

Donna Adjutant 2-4180

Janice Pierson 2-1058

Shelly Clark 2-2090

Marianne Blanding 2-1981

Cathy Annese 2-2075

Maureen Marshall 2-1983

Muriel Bilodeau 2-1505

Leslie Guy 2- 1427

UNH Alum To Speak on Right Whales

Scott Kraus of the New England Aquarium will present “Urban Whale, Right Whales at the Crossroads” on April 20 at 3 p.m. in the Richards Auditorium in Murkland Hall.

In his seminar, Kraus will explore the biology and conservation of the North Atlantic right whale biology, a species that has been severely impacted by human interactions, and one that he has studied extensively since 1980.

Kraus received his Ph.D. from UNH and is the principal scientist and director for research at the New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts. He serves as a member of the national right whale recovery team, and numerous other national and regional teams working to insure the survival of this majestic marine mammal.

In addition to his work with the aquarium, Kraus has been a visiting professor at the College of the Atlantic in Maine, and has taught for several years at the Massachusetts Bay Marine Studies Consortium. The seminar is sponsored by the Marine Program and is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. For more information contact Linda Wade at linda.wade@unh.edu or 2-2987.

Recipe for Change – Help Fight Hunger

The Waysmeet Center and Cornucopia Food Pantry are once again assembling food baskets for the spring season. More than 80 families need help and we are inviting you to make your recipe for change. When you make a donation, include your favorite family recipe and the ingredients needed to make it.

Suggested donations include:

  • Flour/sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables/fruits
  • Breads
  • Dried beans
  • Cheeses
  • Rice
  • Dried fruit and nuts
  • Bagels/English muffins
  • Pasta/sauces
  • Soups
  • Potatoes
  • Healthy cereals and snacks
  • Juice/milk
  • Ham/turkey
  • Canned foods
  • Gift certificates and spring/summer themed items

Donations, due April 18, can be dropped off at the Waysmeet Center, 15 Mill Road, (look for the purple door) or contact Nicole Finitsis nmlb@cisunix.unh.edu 603-988-9392

Mills Hall Helps On Belay Program Serve Children With Ill Loved Ones

On Belay, a unique outdoor adventure program that strives to create a community of support for children whose loved ones have been diagnosed with cancer or other potentially life-threatening illnesses will be held at the Browne Center, Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mills Hall residents work with the program as their community service initiative.

Students help to raise money, publicize the event, organize activities, and provide food for the day. The program is offered free to young people ages 10-18.

On Belay is a nonprofit program started in the spring of 2004 by Crescentia Healy-True, and will continue in her honor with this, our 7th program. For more information, contact On Belay at 1-866-44-BELAY or email info@on-belay.org. To register, go to www.on-belay.org.

EOS Concerts

The spring SPHERES series presents the following concerts on Thursdays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Morse Hall atrium:

April 19 – Percussia

May 10 – Elizabeth and the Catapult

Complimentary seasonal refreshments.

Comedic Drama at Hennessy Theatre

The theatre department will present “Adaptation” at the Hennessy Theatre April 18 through April 22 at 7 p.m.

A parody about life, the play takes us from birth through death and dramatizes life’s madness and familiarities. This must-see play was written by Elaine May, who penned the films “Primary Colors,” The Birdcage,” and “Heaven Can Wait.”

This play may be inappropriate for those age14 and under.

Director Deborah A. Kinghorn, chair of the department of theatre and dance, teaches acting, movement and vocal production, dialects and auditioning. She holds a B.A. in theatre from SUNY at Fredonia and an MFA in acting from Trinity University, San Antonio. She is a master teacher of Lessac Kinesensic training, and regularly teaches at the Lessac Summer Intensive Workshop.

She also serves on the board of the Lessac Training and Research Institute, Inc. and as coordinator of workshops for the Institute. She has been the voice, text and dialects coach in many professional theatres, including the Alley Theatre in Houston, the Dallas Theatre Center, the Houston Shakespeare Festival, Stages and TheatreLab Houston. She received the University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award in 1995. She is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America, and Actors' Equity Association.

For tickets, contact the MUB ticket office, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or call at 2-2290 or online www.unhmub.com. Tickets are $7.50 for general admission; $6.50 for seniors and UNH ID holders; and $5.50 for groups of 15 or more. The box office opens one hour before the show. For more information, call the theatre and dance office at 2-2919.

Think Summer -Call For 4-H Camp Sign-ups

It’s not too early to start thinking about what summer camp your children want to attend.

With two locations, one in Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown and the other in the White Mountain National Forest, children can choose from a variety of programs, ranging from three nights to three weeks.

Bear Hill Camp in Bear Brook State Park offers mini camp, traditional overnight, leaders-in training and mentor, as well as the teen adventure series. Teen adventurers enjoy all the traditional camp favorites, but explore opportunities related to specific areas of interest.

Those interested in the teen series may choose between The Healthy Athlete (sports conditioning and a Red Sox game,) Island Adventure I (natural history of the Isles of Shoals, including a two-night stay on the island,) Island Adventure II (marine biology and oceanography, including a two-night stay on the Isles of Shoals,) Baaaa Hill (learn to pack and trek with a goat, visit the Stratham Fair,) Take to the Skies (explore aviation and space, visit Pease Air National Guard and try the flight simulator,) and NH Expedition (see what New Hampshire has to offer, including a canopy zip line adventure at Alpine Adventures in Lincoln.)

Barry Conservation Camp, located in the White Mountain National Forest, is run in conjunction with the NH Fish & Game Department. Attend the Let’s Go Fishing program, Hunter Safety & Certification, Walk on the Wild Side or Advanced Shooting Sports weeks.

To learn more or to register, visit www.extension.unh.edu or2-2184. Both camps are accredited by the American Camp Association.

Lactation Room Available

Dimond Library and the UNH President’s Commission on the Status of Women would like to call attention to a lactation room that is available in Dimond Library. This private room contains a hospital-grade Medela breast pump, a gliding rocker, a refrigerator, and soft music. The room is designed for nursing and milk expression. A key can be checked out at the main circulation desk of the library. Please contact Pam Lehman at 2-1512 or the commission office at 2-1058 for more information.

Veterinary Workshops

The Cooperative Extension has teamed up with state veterinarian Steven Crawford to provide a series of clinics on basic health care and biosecurity information for livestock owners.

April 14- Ramblin’ View Farm, Gilford (sheep)
May 5-Grafton County Farm, North Haverhill (swine, cattle)

Pre-registration is required as space may be limited. Fee is $10. All workshops are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Tina Savage at 539-3331 to register or for more information.

Free Lunchtime Nutrition Series

Join dining’s registered dietitian Rochelle L’Italien and increase your nutrition know-how. Bring your own bag lunch. Complimentary water and fruit will be served.

Food Portion Know-How: Be The Navigator of Your OWN Plate
Tuesday, May 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Piscataqua Room, Holloway)

No registration needed. All programs are free and open to faculty, staff and students.

For more information call 2-862-2583 or email L'Italien at Rochelle.LItalien@unh.edu or visit http://www.unh.edu/hr/pod/pdfs/NutritionLecturesSpring07.pdf

Fellowships Office Seeking Faculty Referrals For Grants and Fellowships

Faculty members, be sure to pass along to the fellowship office the names of students who might qualify as candidates for national and international grants and fellowships, including the Rhodes, Marshall, and Fulbright awards.

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