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April 18, 2007

Carsey Institute Brown Bag Series Thursday, April 19

Health Care Reform in New Hampshire: The New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative” will be presented Thursday, April 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Piscataqua Room of Holloway Commons.

Speakers include James McCarthy, dean of School of Health and Human Services, and Ned Helms, director, Institute for Health Policy and Practice, UNH

The New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative, chartered by the Office of the Governor, is a long-term effort to engage constituents in the reform of the current health care system. Jim McCarthy, chair of the Initiative’s health promotion and disease prevention team, will discuss research on the underlying causes of illness and death in NH and the approach the Health Initiative is taking to address the underlying causes. Ned Helms, director of the NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice, will discuss the Health Initiative’s overall efforts to improve health care quality while reducing costs.

Oil Industry Advisor to Talk

Matthew Simmons, a banking and investment advisor to the oil industry for more than 35 years, will speak Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of Huddleston Hall on Main Street. His talk is free and open to the public.

Simmons has served as a key advisor to the Bush administration, Vice President Dick Cheney’s 2001 Energy Task Force and the Council on Foreign Relations. The oil and energy analyst is author of “Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy,” which was featured in the film “End of Suburbia.”

According to Nobel Laureate Richard Smalley, Simmons' book is “likely to be the most important book ever written about oil,” and the Washington Post says “the answers Simmons provides in Twilight in the Desert are nothing less than alarming - all the more so because of his pro-industry sympathies and the prodigious and fair-minded reasoning he brings to the task.”

Discussion will be moderated by John Carroll, university dialogue author and professor of natural resources. The University Dialogue is an ongoing effort to engage the UNH community in a series of discussions and activities that explore a common theme. This year’s theme is energy.

Musical Revue

The Musical Theatre Showcase will be performed on April 24, at 7 p.m. in the Hennessy Theatre at the Paul Creative Arts Center. Musical majors will perform, direct, design, and choreograph the show. Twenty-eight talented students will present a fun-filled evening of comedy and drama through scene and song.

Tickets are $3.50 each. Proceeds benefit theatre and dance scholarships. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. Contact the MUB ticket office Monday– Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 2-2290 or visit www.unhmub.com. The theatre lobby box office opens one hour prior to curtain. For more information, call the theater department 2-0093.

Student Composers’ Concert Saturday, April 28

UNH music students debut their latest works during the 13th-annual Student Composers’ Concert on Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m. at the Bratton Recital Hall, Paul Creative Arts Center. Hosted by the music department, the concert features graduate and undergraduate composers performing their modern classical works and features compositions for voice, quintet, choir, piano and other instrumentation.

Take a Bow: Staff Recognition Set For May 4

Staff members will be honored for their years of service during the 2007 Recognition Program set for Friday, May 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Granite State Room at the MUB.

Interim President J. Bonnie Newman and the OS, PAT and EE Council chairs will host the event. All eligible OS, PAT and EE staff who will be achieving benchmark years of service (10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 & 45) will be celebrated along with the 2007 Presidential Award of Excellence (PAE) winners. All UNH community members are invited to attend.

Letters inviting staff members to attend the programs were sent out via campus mail on February 19th. Please contact Christina VanHorn in human resources at 2-0519 for additional information and/or if you feel you should have received a letter of invitation and did not so hire dates can be verify.

UNH Manchester Holds Open Houses for Master’s Degree Programs

The master of public health (MPH) program and the master of business administration (MBA) program along with the Center for Graduate & Professional Studies will hold separate open houses in May for prospective students to learn about graduate study opportunities.

The MPH session will take place Wednesday, May 2 from 5:30–7 p.m. in room 15 while the part-time MBA open house will be held Monday, May 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in room 7.

The UNH Center for Graduate & Professional Studies is located at 286 Commercial Street, 4th floor in Manchester's historic Millyard. The open houses are free and open to the public. RSVP at http://www.shhs.unh.edu/hmp/openhouse_regform.html or 603-641-4313.

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.

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.

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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.

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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