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February 7, 2007

Rainforest Researcher To Talk Today at MUB

The NHIS series presents Binka Le Breton, co-director of the Iracambi Rainforest Research Center in Mina Gerais, Brazil, Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. in MUB Theater I.

Le Breton is co-founder and co-director of the research center located in the Atlantic Forest region of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil. She is British by birth and Brazilian by choice. She and her husband, Robin, work on conservation of biodiversity and sustainable development. The center receives about 85 students, researchers and conservation volunteers annually.

Le Breton is the author of “Voices From The Amazon” “A Land to Die For,” “Rainforest,” and “Trapped: Modern Day Slavery in the Amazon” (2003), which has been published in four languages and was awarded a prize by World Hunger Year of New York.

Her latest book, due to be released in 2008, investigates the murder of US-born human rights activist Sister Dorothy Stang in the Amazon.

Iracambi’s projects range from Atlantic Forest conservation and sustainable development to medicinal plants as alternative income sources, social and environmental impacts of bauxite mining, alternative agriculture, and empowerment and human rights. Iracambi takes a hands-on, experiential approach to learning similar to UNH’s mission as a land grant university in which research results directly in practice, benefiting both students and the community.

For additional information, call 2-3721

WSBE Seminar on Doing Business in China

WSBE continues the 2007 Holloway Seminars in Entrepreneurship Friday, Feb. 9, with “Doing Business in China: An Entrepreneurial Perspective.”

The seminar begins at 7:30 p.m. at the New England Center, with a reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Todd Bissett, an attorney in O'Melveny & Myers LLP's Shanghai office, is the guest speaker. He practices in the areas of securities, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, cross-border transactions and general corporate and business law. He has advised clients in various industries, including semiconductors, financial services, software and telecommunications.

Prior to joining the firm, Bissett worked for the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

To make reservations, email cnmc@cisunix.unh.edu.

All That Jazz

On Monday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m., the Traditional Jazz Series welcomes the Galvanized Jazz Band back to the Johnson Theatre. Connecticut’s premier exemplar of New Orleans, Dixieland and swing, the band has been under the leadership of trumpeter Fred Vigorito since 1971. Jim Fryer will be the guest trombonist with Jimmy Mazzy as singing banjoist.

Tickets, $8 for adults, $6, student and senior citizen, are available at the MUB ticket office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m., at www.unhmub.com/ticket, or by calling 2-2290. For a brochure of the upcoming season and other jazz events, call the music department at 2-2404.

Ruckus Entertainment Presentation

Thursday, Feb.15, there will be a presentation by Ruckus Entertainment Service, a free music service that also provides movies and social software. UNH & USNH are considering whether to provide Ruckus Entertainment Service on campus. Please come to see what they offer and express your opinions about UNH’s participation.

Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: MUB 338/340. Questions, call CIS, 2-3530.

“Spoils Of War” Lecture Feb. 22

The theatre and dance department will present a free public lecture entitled “Spoils of War” by Hampden-Sydney College professor James Arieti on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre.

“Spoils of War” is being presented in conjunction with the USNH Greek Trilogy Project, a theatrical collaboration with UNH, Keene State College and Plymouth State University. The project brings the productions of “Agamemnon,” “The Trojan Women,” and “Electra” to stages at all three campuses.

Arieti’s lecture will explore the unifying themes of the three plays as well as additional Greek literature that relates to these issues and ideas.

Arieti is the Graves J. Thompson professor of classics at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. He is the author of nine books and has delivered more than sixty papers at professional conferences, colleges and universities in North America and Europe, and has published nearly forty articles on subjects ranging from Greek athletics to ancient warfare. He has been a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, a Stanford University Fellow and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow.

This lecture has been made possible through funding from the University System of New Hampshire Chancellor’s Office. For more information, email David Kaye, professor of acting, directing and playwriting, at djk@unh.edu.

March 1 Deadline for Staff Development Grant

The next application deadline for the Staff Professional Development Grant is March 1. The maximum award is $750.00.

The Staff Professional Development Grant Program provides the opportunity for EE, OS, and PAT staff to attain new skills to enhance his or her performance or eligibility for promotion, and be of specific benefit to the department, college, university and/or University System.

Such opportunities might include:

- Conferences, workshops and seminars, both on and off campus

- Academic courses not offered within the University System

- Travel and accommodations for off-campus courses, workshops, etc.

- Special projects including, but not limited to, research and publication

No more than one grant will be awarded per person during a twelve-month period. This is calculated from the date of notification of the previous grant.

The application has been updated for FY07; old versions should be deleted. In an effort to decrease the number of incomplete applications we have now included a checklist for your review prior to submission of your application. The committee welcomes feedback.

For a current version of the application go to http://www.unh.edu/hr/pod/pdfs/Staff-Prof-Dev-Grant.pdf.

Singing Sharon Baker Style

The UNH music department presents the students of Sharon Baker in a studio recital on Tuesday evening, Feb. 20, at 8:00 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

A variety of musical styles will be presented by this group of talented young vocalists who study with the skilled and talented Sharon Baker. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the UNH music department 2-2404.

Faculty Referrals Wanted For Admission Reps

The Office of Admissions is currently taking applications for Student Admissions Representatives for Fall 2007.This is a volunteer position that requires a high level of commitment. Students are required to give campus tours and are often the first and only experience a prospective student and their family have with the University.

Qualified referrals from faculty and staff are appreciated. Applications will be available at The Admissions Office (Grant House) and online. There will be an information session on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the MUB 321 and applications will be due Friday March 9th. Contact Cathy Rickarby in the Admissions Office (2-2873) with any questions.

Advising and Career Center Services

Faculty, did you know employers visit campus to interview seniors for jobs? If you have students looking to you for help in this area, you can refer them to the UACC Career Center. Employers from a wide range of industries return to UNH year after year because of the quality of our students. On-campus interviews begin in February.

With 40-plus companies interviewing for more than 60 positions, there is something for all majors. Students can check out visiting companies at: http://www.unh.edu/uacc/recruitingcalendar.html Students can apply via MonsterTRAK, UNH’s online career search tool.

Do your students ask you to look at their resumes? Students can have their resumes reviewed beforehand at the Career Center, Hood House, Monday-Friday from 12 to 3 p.m. and on Tuesdays in the following buildings: McConnell, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m; Rudman, 1 to 2:30 p.m. and OMSA 12:30-2 p.m.

And don’t forget to remind students about the following important dates:

Feb. 15- Resume Review Day

Feb. 20- Nonprofit, Liberal Arts and Business Career and Internship Fair and diversity networking lunch

Feb. 28- Engineering, Technology Science and Health Career and Internship Fair

Additionally the Advising and Career Center can support faculty by providing classroom presentations on the above topics. To request a presentation, fill out the form at: http://www.unh.edu/uacc/formpages/presentations.html. You can also direct students to Hood House or the Career Center website at www.unh.edu/uacc for more information.

Cupboards Low on Food

The Cornucopia Food Pantry is seeking donations after a busy holiday season depleted its food supplies.

Located on the ground floor in Christensen Hall, the food pantry serves individuals and families on campus as well as in the Durham area.

Supplies are lower than they usually are at this time of year because Cornucopia gave out more than 125 food baskets during the holidays. Of particular need are caned goods, hot and cold cereal, soups, peanut butter and tomato-based products.

Cornucopia is open Wednesday, from 4-5:30 p.m., Friday-12:00-5:0 p.m. and by appointment. To make a donation, contact Stephen Luber at -862-1889.

Sleepy Time: Are You Getting Enough?

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Learn how to start every day with a good night’s sleep. Tuesdays, 12:45 - 1:45 p.m., in the MUB, room 334.

Feb. 20 - Counting Sheep?
Don’t let stress keep you up at night. It is a normal part of life that can be managed. Learn some great new stress management coping skills that will help you get more ZZZs.

Feb. 27 -Meditation
Ommm.....meditate yourself to sleep with these techniques you can take to bed.

March 6 - Feeding Your Body for A Great Night of Snoozin’
Eat and drink your way to happy dreams. What you choose to put into your body can effect how many hours of shut eye you get each night.

March 20 - Exercise
Learn how to pump up your heart rate and break a sweat all in the name of a good night’s sleep. Presented by Linda Hayden, Campus Recreation.

April 3 - The Art of Napping
All you ever wanted to know about napping. Included: a free power nap session. Pillows optional.

April 10 - It’s A Sleep Party
Guaranteed to be the party of the semester. Join us for milk and cookies and don’t forget your creativity - we will be making eye pillows and learning about the benefits of keeping a dream journal.

Open to the UNH Community. For more information on sleep or this series, visit www.unh.edu/health-services. Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be presented by wellness educators/Counselors from Health Services or peer educators.

Nordic Challenge To Benefit Northeast Passage

Northeast Passage will be hosting the only ultra-endurance Nordic ski event in New England on Saturday, Feb. 10, in Jackson, New Hampshire.

The Dawn to Dusk Nordic Challenge is an all-day, five-kilometer cross country ski relay event, held at the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation and the Eagle Mountain House. Participants can enter the solo category or be part of a team of up to 10 skiers.

The event is appropriate for both able-bodied and adaptive cross country skiers of all ability levels and ages. “Mixed” teams and costumes are encouraged. Food and refreshments will be served throughout the day and there will be an après ski party at the Eagle Mountain House. Prizes will be awarded in several categories.

There is a $100 entry fee per person and includes event day food, après ski party and commemorative water bottle. All proceeds benefit Northeast Passage.

Register online at www.skireg.com or contact Northeast Passage at 2-0070, email northeast.passage@unh.edu or visit www.nepassage.org.

Environmental Health and Safety Meetings

The next Institutional Biosafety Committee meeting will be held on Feb.15 in Rudman Hall, room G79. For more information about this committee please go to http://www.unh.edu/ehs/BS/.

The next Chemical Safety Committee meeting will be held on February 16 in Rudman Hall, room G79. For more information about this committee please go to http://www.unh.edu/ehs/CS/. Both meetings are open to the public.

In Concert: Faculty Compositions

The Faculty Concert Series presents program of music composed by faculty members on Friday, Feb.16, at 8:00 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Works by Michael Annicchiarico, Andrew Boysen, Lori Dobbins, Robert Gerry, Robert Haskins, Christopher Kies and David Newsam include several world premieres. Compositions will be performed by faculty, guest performers and the UNH Chamber Singers, under the direction of William Kempster.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Music department 2-2404.

Faculty Members: Tell Your Students About Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program:

Spring proposal writing workshops. Learn how to write a proposal to UROP:

Feb. 14, Rm. 381 Rudman Hall, 3:30 – 5:00 pm. (Science/engineering)

Feb. 15, Hood House Solarium, 12:40 – 2:00 pm. (All disciplines)

Feb. 20, Rm. 207 MUB, 4:00 – 5:30 pm. (All disciplines)

Feb. 21, Rm. 381 Rudman Hall, 3:30 – 5:00 pm. (Science/engineering)

INCO 590: Student Research Experience. Faculty members may identify students to work with them on activities related to their teaching or research responsibilities. Variable credit. Support for research expenses available. For more information, contact the UROP office, 2-4323 or go to www.unh.edu/undergrad-research.

Visit www.unh.edu/undergrad-research Questions? Contact us at undergrad.research@unh.edu. UROP supports research in all fields.

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.

Feb. 10 - Punch Brook Farm, Franklin (sheep)
Feb. 24 -Cheshire County Farm, Westmoreland (cattle)
March 17- Sugar River Valley Regional Tech Center, Newport (sheep and swine)
March 31- Legacy Farm, Candia (sheep)
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.

See the Light at Health Services-Therapy Lamps Available

Health Services is offering free light therapy to faculty, staff and students. Two lamps are available 7 days a week, by appointment. Light therapy is helpful in treating seasonal affective disorder for about 75 percent of the people who are afflicted with the condition.

Visit http://www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/sad-lighttherapy_main.html for more information.

Free Lunchtime Nutrition Series

Take an hour break each month to learn practical nutrition tips for free.

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.

Fad Free: Eating Well On Campus And Beyond
Thursday, March 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Piscataqua Room, Holloway

“I’ll Have A Second Helping Of Compassion.”
A different strategy towards reaching your nutrition goals
Thursday, April 5, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Piscataqua Room, Holloway

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

File For Financial Aid By March 1

The 2007-2008 financial aid deadline is March 1 and the FAFSA/renewal application MUST be received by the Federal Processor by then. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply on-line. Call 2-3600, email financial.aid@unh.edu or stop by the financial aid office in Stoke Hall if you have any questions.

Winter Parking Ban Began Dec. 1 At Midnight

Regardless of the weather, most parking lots will be off-limits for overnight parking during the next several months while the winter parking ban is in effect. The ban continues through March 1.

Lots B and C allow "weather-conditional" after-midnight parking on nights when no declared snow emergency has been declared. During a snow emergency, the two lots, as all the others, close at midnight.

Signs at the entrances and a recorded message posted at 2-1001 will give the open/closed status of these lots.

“Exempt" lots provide after-midnight parking on any night, including nights with declared snow emergencies.

Normal permit requirements apply in all lots beginning at 6 a.m.

Further details are posted at www.unh.edu/transportation/parking. For more information call 2-1010.

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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