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Taking Note

November 14, 2007

State of the University

Mark Huddleston, 19th president of the University of New Hampshire, cordially invites you to attend the annual State of the University Address Thursday, Nov. 15, from 12:30 – 2 p.m., in the Granite State Room, MUB.

Please join the entire university community to celebrate our accomplishments and take a look at the year ahead.

Storyteller/Disability Rights Advocate To Speak Today

The Institute on Disability/UCED presents “The Right To Be Disabled” with Norman Kunc, Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in MUB Theater I.

Most people view individuals with disabilities as being “deficient” in some way and believe that by minimizing their disability the person will increase their quality of life. Kunc, a well known disability rights advocate born with cerebral palsy, challenges this perception, claiming that people with physical and mental disabilities reflect the diversity of the human community.

Kunc will lead a thought-provoking discussion about striving to find ways of welcoming all people into our midst. This event is free to all faculty, staff, and students.

Questions? Call the Institute on Disability at 2-4320 or e-mail contact.iod@unh.edu.

MUB Fall Lecture Series Ends with Straight Talk on Hooking Up

“Hooking Up” with author Amber Madison, the last lecture in the MUB’s fall series will take place Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. in the Strafford Room.

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. Co-sponsored by the MUB and Health Services.

T School Students Enter Tree Festival

Horticultural technology students at the Thompson School have entered the 17th annual Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Portsmouth Garden Club and the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, Division of Forests and Lands, Urban Forestry Center, Portsmouth.

The event will take place Nov. 16-18 at the Urban Forestry Center on Elwyn Road. Money raised goes toward a scholarship program with a preference given to students attending New Hampshire colleges and universities. Funds also support conservation education and the historic gardens in the Seacoast.

With a nod toward sustainability and in keeping with the holiday “green and sustainable” theme, the UNH students designed a tree using items primarily found in nature.

A $5 donation is suggested. Children under 12 are free. The event runs from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 1-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Don’t forget to vote for UNH’s tree.

Wind Symphony and N.H. Youth Band to Perform

The department of music presents the New Hampshire Youth Band under the direction of Mark DeTurk and Casey Goodwin, and the UNH Wind Symphony under the direction of Andrew Boysen on Sunday, Nov.18, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The New Hampshire Youth Band, made up of area middle and high school students along with UNH music education majors, performs high quality band literature under the tutelage of faculty members Mark DeTurk and Casey Goodwin. The program includes “Mosaic” by Stephen Paulus, “Star Wars (main theme)” by John Williams, “American Riversongs” by Pierre LaPlante and “Fortress” by Frank Ticheli.

The wind symphony program features music from Great Britain. Gustav Holst’s “Second Suite in F” is a classic piece of basic band repertoire and an example of great British band music. Percy Grainger’s “Lincolnshire Posy” is also standard band repertoire, and although Grainger was Australian and lived most of his life in America, the folk songs on which the piece is based were collected by Grainger when he lived in England. “Samurai” by Nigel Clarke is a terrific and exciting work from one of many young British composers that are paving the way for a new generation of band music from Great Britain.

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

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.

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

The Art Gallery Calendar of Events: October — December 2007

Exhibitions:

Through 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.

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.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.

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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