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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.com.
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
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
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
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
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
Register online at www.skireg.com or contact Northeast Passage at 2-0070,
email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com.
UROP supports research in all fields.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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