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Taking Note

January 17, 2007

New Hampshire Authors' Series

The Friends of Dimond Library at UNH will host the eighth in a series of one-on-one conversations with authors who have ties to the Granite State Sunday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. when local author Rebecca Rule interviews award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Tomie dePaola before a live audience in the library’s 5th Floor Reading Room.

The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To reserve a space, visit www.library.unh.edu/friends/calendar.htm, e-mail nh.authors@unh.edu or call 2-1541.

A resident of New London, New Hampshire, dePaola has been writing and illustrating children’s books for nearly 40 years. Published in more than 15 countries, his books have received virtually every significant recognition in the children’s book world, including the Caldecott Honor Award for “Strega Nona” and the Newbery Honor Award for “26 Fairmount Avenue,” an autobiographical account of dePaola’s childhood centered on the building of his family’s new house in Connecticut during the 1930s.

These one-on-one interviews are conducted in front of a live audience and recorded by New Hampshire Public Television for future broadcast. There will be an opportunity for members of the audience to ask questions, light refreshments will be served after the interview and both authors will be available to sign their books.

To learn more about the series or to receive updates, e-mail nh.authors@unh.edu or call 2-1540.

No Day at the Beach: Lecture on Cost of Closure

Linwood Pendleton, an associate professor of environmental science and engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles, will discuss the affects of beach water contamination during a public lecture Monday, Jan. 22, at 3 p.m. in the 1925 Room of the Elliott Alumni Center.

In 2006, bacterial contamination led to a record number of beach closures in many coastal communities, including those in New Hampshire, creating concern regarding the impact these events have on public and economic health.

Pendleton’s research, based in southern California, uses water quality data, epidemiological models, and beach attendance data to estimate the public costs of excess swimming-related cases of gastroenteritis at beaches.

His visit to UNH is sponsored by the UNH/NOAA Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET). For more information, visit the CICEET web site: http://ciceet.unh.edu, or call Cindy Tufts at 2-3676.

CPR and First Aid Classes At Campus Rec

Campus Recreation is offering CPR and first aid certification and recertification through the American Red Cross during the month of January on the following schedule. Further classes will be available throughout the spring.

Friday

Jan. 19

1:30-5:30 p.m.

Adult CPR

Friday

Jan. 26

1:30-4:30 p.m.

First Aid

Saturday

Jan. 20

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Adult/Child/Infant CPR and First Aid

Sunday

Jan. 21

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Adult/Child/Infant CPR and First Aid

Recertification:

Wednesday

Jan. 17

6:30-8:30 p.m.

CPR

Friday

Jan. 26

4:30-6:30 p.m.

CPR

*If you took the course last year at this time, you are still eligible to take the recertification later in the month. You may also attend the last 2 hours of the full course to review and retest.

Adult CPR & First Aid (1 year/3 certification)

$45

Adult CPR only

$35

First Aid only

$28

CPR recertification

$10

If you have additional or advanced certifications, call for cost. For more information and/or to register, call Campus Recreation at 2-2031.

Grant Deadline Feb. 1

The next deadline for the Irvine Professional Development Grants, open to all benefits-eligible administrative office professionals who have been at UNH for at least a year, is Feb. 1. Eligibility encompasses workers at the Manchester campus and Cooperative Extension.

Irvine Professional grants, awarded twice a year, can be used for such things as conferences, workshops and seminars on or off campus, courses not covered under existing HR benefits, academic courses not offered within the University System, and travel and accommodations for off campus courses, workshops, etc.

The maximum individual award is $500. Previous grant recipients can’t reapply until three years after being selected for their first grant.

Information and the application form are available at http://www.unh.edu/hr/pod/pdfs/Irvine_Grant_Info_App.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.

Celebrity Series presents “Jane Eyre”

UNH Celebrity Series will present “Jane Eyre” in the Johnson Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m.

After an acclaimed run in London’s West End, The Acting Company proudly presents the American premiere of Polly Teale’s adaptation of “Jane Eyre.” Originally produced by the world-class Shared Experience Company under Teale’s direction, “Jane Eyre” is Charlotte Bronte’s coming-of-age story of one of literature’s most independent and strong-willed women.

With the presentation of Teale’s celebrated adaptation of “Jane Eyre” in the 2006/2007 season, The Acting Company continues its 34-year tradition of bringing touring classical productions, talented young actors and teaching artists into communities across America.

Tickets are $30 for general admission and $10 for youth. Call the MUB box office (2-2290) Monday–Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or order online at www.unh.edu/celebrity.

MLK King, Jr. Celebration

From Poverty to Empowerment: A Call To Action

The Office of the Provost / Diversity Initiatives is presenting events commemorating the birthday of MLK King, Jr. on Jan. 17, 28, 31 and Feb. 1.

A candlelight vigil will take place Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 6-6:30 p.m. at the MUB circle. At 6:30 p.m., a photo exhibit “Journey to the Mountain Top: Poverty & the Working Poor in New Hampshire” will be on display in the MUB.

On Sunday, Jan. 28, Arthur Hilson, pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church, will present “Economic Justice: A Spiritual Celebration of the Legacy and Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.” from 4-5:30 p.m. during an interfaith celebration at the Durham Community Church.

The annual commemorative address will be delivered by Carlos Munoz, Jr. on Jan. 31, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Johnson Theatre. Munoz, a Latino scholar, will discuss “From Poverty to Empowerment: A Call to Action.”

Munoz is also part of a panel taking place Thursday, Feb. 1, from 12:30-2:30 p.m., in the Strafford Room at the MUB. Other panelists include moderators Carol B. Conaway, professor in the department of communication and Women’s Studies Program and professor David Watters of the English department.

Library Calendars For Sale

Dimond Library is one of 14 libraries around the state featured in the 2007 Living Legends Calendar, now on sale. It was selected from among New Hampshire’s 250 libraries and is included in an exhibit at the State Library in Concord.

To view the calendar, visit http://www.library.unh.edu/news/index.php/history/42.

Calendars are available in Dimond 345 and Special Collections for $5.00 or, via the web, for $8.00 at https://www.events.unh.edu/register.shtml?event_id=2593

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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