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Taking Note

November 7, 2007

United Way Campaign Still Going

In just two weeks, the UNH United Way campaign has raised $43,330.00. It’s not too late to give; donations are being collected through Nov. 9.

Each year, the UNH community helps people in need in the greater Seacoast area by contributing to the UW. Money collected helps with transportation, healthcare, housing, and substance abuse issues.

Payroll deductions are available for benefits-eligible employees. Hourly and temporary employees may be billed by United Way on a periodic basis or, if preferred, a one-time contribution can be made.

For more information go to http://www.uwgs.org

Charles Simic Celebration

A reception and poetry reading in honor of U.S. Poet Laureate and professor emeritus Charles Simic will be held Nov. 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the courtyard reading room of the Dimond Library.

The event is sponsored by Special Collections, the Office of the President, COLSA, the English department and the Center for the Humanities.

RSVP by Oct. 26 to Carla.c@unh.edu or call the English department at 2-3970. Seating is limited.

ROTC Cadets Recognize Veterans Day Nov. 9

Join Air Force and Army cadets from UNH, along with the Friends of UNH ROTC, in a Veterans Day ceremony Friday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. in the MUB’s Granite State Room. The ceremony will pay respect to the nation's veterans and induct UNH alumni into the ROTC Hall of Fame. It is open to the public.

A joint Army and Air Force color guard will post the colors, followed by the singing of the National Anthem. Cadets will read the biographies of the Hall of the Fame inductees and introduce them to share some words with everyone. Scholarships will also be presented to cadets.

Cadets begin paying respect to the country’s veterans with Reveille at 7 a.m., followed by a vigil at the American flag in front of Thompson Hall at 8 a.m. Two cadets, one Army and one Air Force, stand vigil at the flag until the Retreat Ceremony at 4 p.m.

Chamber Singers and String Orchestra Nov. 17

The music department presents the UNH Chamber Singers and String Orchestra under the direction of William Kempster in concert on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The concert will cycle around a complete performance of William Byrd's “Mass for Four Voices”, written around 1593, a work that reflects the composer's uneasy relationship with the state at the time on religious grounds. In a very different way, the other major work on this program, the “Chamber Symphony Op. 100a” for Strings, by Dmitri Shostakovich, written in 1960, also reflects similar unease. As well as these works, the Chamber Singers will present Mozart's delightful “Sechs Kanzonetten” for three voice (plus clarinets and bassoon), and Alexander Agricola's “Transit Anna Timor”.

The UNH Strings will present Samuel Barber's masterpiece, the “Adagio for Strings”.

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

Library Dean Search Nearing End; Recommendation to Follow

An open forum with the fourth finalist for the position of library dean will be Thursday, Nov. 8 from 2 – 3 p.m. in Dimond Library 510.

Dr. Sohair F. Wastawy of Alexandria, Egypt, is one of four candidates vying for the position. She is presently chief librarian at the Library of Alexandria.

The other finalists include Dr. Carole Kiehl, Dr. D. Russell Bailey and Dr. Sherry Vellucci.

Kiehl is the associate university librarian for information technology and technical services at the University of California- Irvine. Bailey is the library director at Phillips Memorial Library, Providence College. Vellucci is an assistant professor at Rutgers, School of Communication, Information and Library Science.

For complete information on the candidates visit:

http://www.unh.edu/academic-affairs/announcements/lib-dean-search_finalists.html.

Jazz Concert Nov. 19

On Monday, Nov.19, at 8 p.m., the UNH Traditional Jazz Series continues with one of its most unusual and arresting programs, a concert by spectacular young vibraphonist Stefon Harris and his quintet “Blackout.”

Harris is highly educated in both jazz and classical realms and is steeped in profound and respectful knowledge of the imaginative essence of jazz, its unique stylistic elements and improvisational emphasis. At 30, he has already received recognition from numerous entities including New York’s Lincoln Center, Boston’s esteemed Gardner Museum, and several prestigious journals, international festivals, and major performance venues.

His presentations are characterized by originality and virtuosity as well as vision and integrity; come prepared to be surprised, impressed, and aesthetically invigorated.

The concert takes place in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center. Tickets, $8 general admission, $6 senior citizen and students, are available at the MUB Ticket Office, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and one hour prior to the concert or call 2-2290.

For a listing of the upcoming season and other jazz events, call the department of music at 2-2404.

Reminder: Turn In Your Waiver Forms

If you have not yet turned in your staff waiver forms to Business Services for the spring undergraduate tuition billing, please do so before the Dec.13 tuition payment deadline. Forms can be obtained at Human Resources or the Business Services Office.

Info and questions: Business Services at 2-2230 or email business.services@unh.edu

National French Week

National French Week is being celebrated Nov 1 – Nov. 8 with a series of discussions, films and presentations.

The celebration kicks off Thursday, Nov. 1, with a presentation by Renee Haferkamp, former director general of the European Commission, visiting scholar, Harvard University, in Murkland G02.

Other events include:

Wednesday, Nov. 7

1:10-2 p.m. - Book signing and discussion of “Cora” by Jules Barbier, edited by Barbara T. Cooper, UNH Bookstore.

2:30-3:45 p.m. - Café Français – French and European foods, discussion en français, Murkland G10.

4-6 p.m. - Film “L’Auberge espagnole” (France, 2002) dir. Cedric Kaplisch, MUB Theater II

Thursday, Nov. 8

12:40-2 p.m. - The European Union, presentation by Professors Janet Polasky and Aline Kuntz, departments of History and political science, MUB Theater II.

3:40-4:30 p.m.- Student Panel “Views of France and Europe” - UNH students from European countries present their views on the status and influence of France in their own countries and in the European Union, Murkland G10.

All Shook Up Nov. 7 – 11 at Johnson Theatre

November brings a lively musical fresh from Broadway featuring the songs of Elvis Presley and book by Jo DiPietro. “All Shook Up” is about a small Midwestern town that gets turned upside down when a stranger rumbles in with a smokin’ guitar and some scandalous dance moves. Rife with nostalgia, “All Shook Up” features Presley ballads, love songs, and classic dance numbers that will have everybody’s feet tapping. In the Johnson Theatre, Nov. 7-10 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.

For tickets, contact the MUB ticket office (Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. -4 p.m. at 2-2290, or online at www.unhmub.com/ticket. Tickets are $15.50 for general admission and $13.50 for seniors, UNH ID holders; and groups of 15 or more. The box office opens one hour prior to curtain in the lobby at the Paul Creative Arts Center. For more information, and show times, please call the Theatre and Dance office at 2-2919, or visit us at www.unh.edu/theatre-dance.

Chronic Disease Discussion Nov. 8

A public forum hosted by the Carsey Institute and the New Hampshire Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 from at noon - 1 p.m. in the Squamscott Room, Holloway Commons.

Featured presenter, Ross C. DeVol, director, Regional Economics and the Center for Health Economics at the Milken Institute. Special guests include Mil Duncan, director, Carsey Institute; Ned Helms, director, Institute on Health Policy and Practice and Dr. Robert D. Woodward, Forrest D. McKerley Endowed Chair in Health Economics, Whittemore School of Business.

The forum will bring together health policy experts, researchers, and leaders from New Hampshire's health care community to discuss the results of a new Milken Institute study on the economic burden of chronic disease on the United States and on the state of New Hampshire.

Lunch will be served. RSVP to dharris@calypsocom.com.

The New Hampshire Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease is a national, bi-partisan coalition of patients, providers, business and labor groups, and health policy experts committed to raising awareness of the policies and practices that save lives and reduce health costs through more effective prevention and management of chronic disease.

Faculty, Your Students Can Study in Budapest

The Justice Studies Program urges faculty to tell their students about an informational meeting for their Studies Abroad Budapest Program, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 12:30 p.m.- 2 p.m., Murkland G-17.

For an application or more information on the program, contact Charles Putnam - charles.putnam@unh.edu or 2-7041; Kevin Sousa - kevin.sousa@unh.edu or 2-2062;

Deb Briand - dlb@cisunix.unh.edu or 2-1716.

The Art Gallery Calendar of Events: October — December 2007

Exhibitions:

Oct.30 – Dec.17 (Closed Nov.12 and Nov. 21-25)

Programs:

Nov.15 – Evening for Educators A gallery talk and discussion of the current exhibitions “Shadow and Memory: Ellis Island's Un-restored Buildings: The Photographs of Christopher Barnes” and “In Residence: Artists and the MacDowell Colony Experience.” 4 - 6 p.m., pre-registration suggested. The Art Gallery, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Nov.19 - Brown Bag Lunch Series: Film“Art:21 - Art in the Twenty-First Century: Power” Drawn from the popular PBS series, these weekly presentations offer behind-the-scenes profiles of diverse contemporary artists. Featured artists include Cai Guo-Qiang, Laylah Ali, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Ida Applebroog, and original video artwork by Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler. (Art21, Inc. 1 hour, color) Noon. Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Nov. 26 - Brown Bag Lunch Series: Film“Art:21 - Art in the Twenty-First Century: Memory” Drawn from the popular PBS series, these weekly presentations offer behind-the-scenes profiles of diverse contemporary artists. Featured artists include Susan Rothenberg, Mike Kelley, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Josiah McElheny, and an original video artwork by Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler. (Art21, Inc. 1 hour, color) Noon. Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Dec. 3 - Brown Bag Lunch Series: Film“Art:21 - Art in the Twenty-First Century: Structures” Drawn from the popular PBS series, these weekly presentations offer behind-the-scenes profiles of diverse contemporary artists. Featured artists include Roni Horn, Matthew Ritchie, Fred Wilson, and Richard Tuttle, and an original video artwork by Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler. (Art21, Inc. 1 hour, color) Noon. Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Dec.10 - Brown Bag Lunch Series: Film“Art:21 - Art in the Twenty-First Century: Play” Drawn from the popular PBS series, these weekly presentations offer behind-the-scenes profiles of diverse contemporary artists. Featured artists include Oliver Herring, Arturo Herrera, Jessica Stockholder, Ellen Gallagher, and original video artwork by Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler. (Art21, Inc. 1 hour, color) Noon. Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Admission is free. Hours: Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m. -8 p.m.; and Sat. and Sun. 1p.m.-5 p.m.; closed Fridays. Visitor parking is available in C Lot (across from the Mill Road Shopping Center) at $1 per hour. For more information visit art.gallery@unh.edu, www.unh.edu/art-gallery.

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall: Body Image Workshop

Do you like what you see in your reflection? Do you compare yourself with others?

Do you model after images of women in the media? Join this one day workshop to enhance a healthy body image, Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in the MUB, room 334.

“Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall,” an interactive and supportive workshop led by the nutrition counselor and nutrition educator from the Office of Health Education and Promotion, Health Services, will include discussion, activities and videos. Snacks will be provided.

Space is limited; call 2-3823 to register or email to erica.kelleher@unh.edu .For more information about Health Services, or to learn about other events, visit http://www.unh.edu/health-services.

This workshop may fulfill sorority health credits and may be considered for classroom extra credit. Consult with your professor for details.

UNH Takes on Hunger – Holiday Fund and Food Drive

Donations to the New Hampshire Food Bank and UNH’s Cornucopia are being collected on campus Oct. 27 – Nov. 17.

$1 = 4 meals: for every dollar donated, almost $8 worth of food can be provided to our neighbors in need throughout New Hampshire. Donate to make a difference. Cash gifts accepted at the Oct. 27 men’s football and hockey games and the Oct. 28 women’s hockey game.

Can’t come to a game? Make a charitable cash donation online at http://www.nhfoodbank.org

For more information: NH Food Bank, Lauren Lipes, ldj4@unh.edu; Cornucopia Food Pantry, Larry Brickner-Wood, larry.brickner-wood@unh.edu.

UNH Takes on Hunger is a collaboration of OXFAM UNH, Health Services, the nutrition department, TSAS Community Leadership Program, the Office of Community Service and Learning, Waysmeet Center, Cornucopia Food Pantry (on campus), UNH Athletics and Student Nutrition Association.

New ArtBreak Series Dates

The ArtBreak series takes place Wednesdays, noon — 1 p.m. with the exception of the Nov. 14 event, which will be from noon — 1:30. All of the programs are held in The Art Gallery at the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Nov.7: Film: “Seasons of MacDowell,” four styles of filmmaking commemorate the 100th anniversary of the MacDowell Colony. (2007, 70 min.)

Nov.14 (noon - 1:30 pm): Film/Book Signing: Author and filmmaker Lorie Conway presents “Forgotten Ellis Island: The Extraordinary Story of America’s Immigrant Hospital” (2007, 70 min.)

Nov.28: Gallery talk by exhibiting artists Grant Drumheller and Beth Galston, whose works are currently on view in the exhibition “In Residence: Artists and the MacDowell Colony Experience.”

Dec.5: Concert: “The Music of Amy Beach” is presented by flute, piano, and voice students. Led by Peggy Vagts, professor of music.

Dec.12: Slide lecture/gallery talk by Maine photographer Christopher Barnes, whose works are on currently view in the exhibition “Shadow and Memory: Ellis Island’s Unrestored Buildings: The Photographs of Christopher Barnes.”

UNH Celebrity Series

The 2007-2008 Celebrity Series continues the tradition of offering world-class artistic variety for the Seacoast area. This season all events will begin at 7 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Season tickets are available now by contacting the MUB box office, 10 .am. to 4 p.m., at 2-2290 or visit www.unh.edu/celebrity to download an order form.

Thursday, Nov. 15 - Juilliard String Quartet

The Juilliard String Quartet is internationally renowned and admired for performances characterized by clarity of structure, beauty of sound, purity of line and an extraordinary unanimity of purpose. Celebrated for its performances of works by composers as diverse as Beethoven, Schubert, Bartók and Elliott Carter, it has long been recognized as the quintessential American string quartet.

The November program will include Haydn’s Quartet In E Flat Major, Op. 76, No. 6; Quartet No. 13 In B Flat Minor, Op. 138 by Shostakovich; and Beethoven’s Quartet in F major, Op. 59, No. 1.

Friday, Feb.1 - Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano

Antonio Pompa-Baldi’s 2005 appearance was one of the highlights of recent seasons. Students and general audience alike clamored for his return; he had mesmerized all with the sureness as well as the stunning beauty of his playing. He has brought his assured touch on the keyboard to some of the world's major concert venues, performing more than 70 engagements per season.

As passionate a chamber musician as he is a recitalist and orchestral soloist, Pompa-Baldi is a frequent guest at numerous chamber music festivals. He serves as Distinguished Professor of Piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music. His program will include works by Debussy, Schumann, and Liszt.

Monday, March 3, 2008, Teatro Lirico D’Europa –“La Traviata”

“La Traviata” is Verdi's beloved story of the ill-fated romance between the courtesan Violetta and a commoner, Alfredo. Based on Alexandre Dumas' play “La Dame aux camélias,” “La Traviata” argues that true love must triumph over all, and that the highest virtue in a human being is a good heart. Sung in Italian with English super titles, this production features the Sofia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, as well as outstanding professional vocal soloists from the major opera houses of Europe and the USA.

The Johnson Theatre is handicapped accessible. Tickets can be purchase online at www.unhmub.com/ticket, in the theatre lobby one hour prior to curtain or at the MUB.

Helping You Find Your Path – MUB Lecture Series, Fall 2007

All lectures are at 8 p.m. in the Strafford Room.

Nov.7 – “Campus Computing and the Law” with lawyer C.L. Lindsay. Back by popular demand. What you do online can come back and haunt you. Learn how to stay clear of trouble with lawyer C.L. Lindsay. His entertaining and educational talk includes UNH pictures from Facebook and Myspace, stalking, getting jobs, plagiarism, alcohol/drugs, and more. Co-sponsored by MUB and Student and Academic Services.

Nov.14 – “Hooking Up” with author Amber Madison. America’s young people want straight talk about sex from parents and schools. Most are not getting it. Madison, author of “Hooking Up: A Girl’s All-out Guide to Sex & Sexuality,” gives them what they want in simple non-clinical language. It’s all here, from gonorrhea to the “G” spot, emergency contraception to erectile dysfunction. A fresh, fun and much needed presentation. Co-sponsored by the MUB and Health Services.

Stress Buster- Massage It Away

Starting this fall, Health Services will provide expanded massage therapy services to students, faculty and staff, offering weekend hours and hot stone massages. Appointments can be made starting the end of August.

All massages are provided by licensed massage therapists. For more information visit http://www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/massage.html.

eVENTS Management System

The eVENTS Management System (EMS), developed by the Research Computing Center, enables customers to register and pay for events such as conferences, workshops, and camps via the web, and assists event managers with tracking registration and payment activity.

The eVENTS system offers customizable registration forms for each event, an online payment feature which accepts credit cards and e-checks and feeds automatically into the Banner Finance system, and 24/7 access to live registration reports.

More details are available at http://www.unh.edu/budget/events.htm or by calling site administrator Jennifer Biron at 2-0828.

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.


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