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Taking Note

October 24, 2007

COLSA Insight Ready For Reading

The autumn issue of COLSA Insight, the electronic newsletter of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, is now online.

In this issue, you will learn how COLSA students, faculty, and alumni are raising fish in Hawaii, finding treatments for malaria, exploring the marine environment in the Gulf of Maine and getting their hands on applied ecology projects of real environmental value in New England and New Zealand.

You will also find out about upcoming events, college news, and faculty news and honors.

See it all online at www.colsainsight.unh.edu.

"Exposed: How the Toxins of Everyday Products Threaten Our Future"

Investigative journalist Mark Schapiro will discuss his latest book "Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power," Thursday, Oct. 25, from 12:30 – 2 p.m. in room 320 of Gregg Hall.

While U.S. chemical industry continues to thwart stricter environmental guidelines to protect our health and ecosystems from toxic consumer products, the European Union is forcing these global giants to chart a new path that by requiring safe products is revamping how industry can work and succeed.

In "Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power," Schapiro takes the reader inside the global power shift that has gone almost wholly unreported in the United States. This shift could have enormous impacts on the health and safety of Americans, as well as the country’s economy.

On June 1, a new and unprecedented European law on chemicals REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) went into effect. Schapiro’s book shines a light on Europe’s evolving search for higher standards that places Brussels, not Washington, at the center of global market innovation.

Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the UNH Environmental Research Group.

Noise Alert

The DeMeritt reconstruction project needs to remove some additional bedrock for utility connections. The work is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27.

Justice Studies Colloquium

Julia Rodriguez, associate professor of history and women's studies, will present “Psychiatry, Gender, and Law in Turn-of-the-Century Argentina” on Friday, Oct. 26, at 2:10 p.m. in MUB Theatre II.

Her presentation will explore medical theories of female deviance and normality developed in late 19th century in Argentina as well as the collaborative work of psychiatrists and state officials that aimed to address social problems with new legal measures.

Faculty: Remind Your Students About This Career Fair

Faculty, do you have seniors who ask you how to get a job after graduation? Do you have undergraduates who ask about internships? University Advising and Career Center will be hosting the first of three Career and Internship Fairs on November 1 in the MUB.

More than 90 employers have registered for this event, which will focus on engineering, technology and business. Employers have been flocking to UNH to take advantage of the quality that a UNH education provides.

The job fair runs from 11-3 p.m. To meet with employers before the fair, drop by the networking reception in room 338. A directory of employers can be found at www.unh.edu/uacc.

Meet the Candidates for Director of Enterprise Computing

The search committee for the position of director of Enterprise Computing would like to invite you to participate in interviews of the candidates during the open forums:

Candidate B – Bill Hall
Oct. 25, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Dimond Library, 5th Floor Reading Room

Candidate C – Jon Alan Pence
Oct. 30 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Dimond Library, 5th Floor Reading Room

For a copy of the candidates’ resumes, go to: http://www.unh.edu/vpfa/ecg.html

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.

Oct. 31: Concert/discussion: David Ripley, associate professor of music, UNH, performs poems by Edgar Allan Poe and songs by Edward MacDowell. N.H. composer and author John Warthen Struble discusses the MacDowell Colony.

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.”

Parking Changes at T-Hall Lot

Short-term parking passes will replace the parking meters at T-Hall, which are being removed starting next week. The new system will be in effect by Oct. 31.

Permits for one or two hour parking will be sold at the attendant booth at the lot entrance ($1/hour). The availability of space will depend on the number of special event reservations scheduled.

This parking format should be familiar to anyone who has parked in the short-term/special event Lot C.

The new program is to help ensure an organized turnover and sharing of this high-demand parking real estate. Once it is in place, everyone wanting to use the lot will have to stop at the attendant booth for a permit.

Good Eats Cheap

Stacey’s Buffet and The Balcony Bistro, located in the Thompson School’s Cole Hall and operated by restaurant management students of the food service management program, offer high quality food at reasonable prices.

The Balcony Bistro is open Tuesdays from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Reservations are suggested. Stacey's Buffet, where it’s first come, first served, is open Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m.

Family Weekend Concert

The department of music and the Parents Association present the UNH jazz band, under the direction of Dave Seiler, and the Bratton Hall jazz band, under the direction of Thomas Palance in concert Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. in the MUB to help kick-off UNH Family Weekend activities.

Tickets, $8 general admission and $6 for UNH students and senior citizens, are available at the MUB Ticket Office Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour before the concert. For tickets, call 2-2290. For more information, call the music department at 2-2404.

Fitness Reminder

The UNH fitness program, located at the Field House, is available to all UNH benefit-eligible employees.

Fall Professional Development and Training

Enhance your professional skills with these one-day noncredit seminars offered by the Graduate School's office of Professional Development and Training. USNH noncredit tuition benefits can be used.

The seminars listed below are those offered through October in business-related areas. Many more seminars are offered through December and seminars in a number of other professional areas are also offered throughout the fall.

September-October 2007 business seminars:
Management and Supervision
Project Management
Human Resources and Train the Trainer
Professional Coaching
Sales and Marketing
Web Design and Desktop Publishing
Engineering Management

For all the fall offerings visit the web at www.learn.unh.edu and click on professional development.

To register: online at https://www.learn.unh.edu/forms/NCregister_now.html; by phone at 2-2015, by mail or by fax. To request a brochure go to http://www.learn.unh.edu/pcw/contact/noncreditcatalog.php or call 2-4234.

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.

Only A Test: ER Drills To Take Place

Effective emergency preparedness and response requires the participation of the entire campus community. With this in mind, the university and the Durham Fire Department will be holding emergency evacuation drills, lasting three-to-five minutes, in academic and administrative buildings during the months of September and October. Evacuation drills allow building occupants to become familiar with drill procedures, the locations of exits, and the sound of the fire alarm.

Faculty and staff can prepare for the drills by reviewing emergency preparedness and emergency procedures information available on the web:
Emergency Evacuation Drill Brochure
Emergency Preparedness Program Brochure
The Emergency Preparedness website

Disruptions can be minimized by ensuring students and staff members are aware of the nearest exit to their classroom, work area, or lab and the designated area of assembly outside. Faculty members are encouraged to point out evacuation routes and areas of assembly to each class at the beginning of every semester. Emergency evacuation maps have been posted in the hallways of most campus buildings for reference on evacuation routes and areas of assembly.

Questions? Call the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 2-4041.

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

All lectures are at 8 p.m. in the Strafford Room except for the Oct. 24 Ghost Hunters presentation, which will be in the Granite State Room.

Oct.24 - The Sci-Fi Channel’s Ghost Hunters. Jason and Grant from the hit show will be in the Granite State Room talking about the paranormal, hauntings, demons, ghosts and more just in time for Halloween. Jason and Grant head up and are the founding members of TAPS, The Atlantic Paranormal Society. Cosponsored by the MUB and MUSO.

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.

Holistic Health Brown-Bag Lunch Series at the MUB

During the month of October, Health Services will offer a series of lunchtime lectures Tuesdays from 12:45-1:45 p.m., in the MUB, room334. The talks are free and open to the university community.

Oct.30 - Harmonic Therapy with Joseph Carringer

Carringer has been playing an Australian Aboriginal-made didgeridoo since 1997 with local blues and jazz musicians. In 2005, he opened his harmonic therapy practice in Portsmouth with the goal of helping people realign their bodies’ natural rhythms on a cellular level through harmonic therapy, which he believes can help people achieve a

greater sense of natural health and open doors for a higher sense of creativity and consciousness. Join Carringer for a peaceful harmonic mediation session. For more information visit http://ancientvoicesharmonictherapy.com.

Don’t forget your lunch. For more information, contact the Office of Health Education and Promotion Health Services, Room 249, 2-3823 www.unh.edu/health-services.

Don’t Miss The Dairy Bar

The Dairy Bar is open to vehicle traffic during construction. There is drive-in space over the sidewalk while Depot Street entrance is blocked off. Do stop by for a bite. You won’t have to fight the crowds.

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.

Locally Grown and Organic

The Organic Garden Club’s farm stand opens for the season today. New location: Murkland Courtyard. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Discount Dining for Faculty and Staff

Acorns Restaurant at the New England Center will offer special luncheon selections to faculty and staff. David May, assistant vice president for business affairs, has developed this plan in conjunction with NEC in response to the closing of the Oak Room, the faculty/staff dining room in Huddleston Hall.

NEC is offering a 35 percent combined discount on Acorns’ express lunch, available Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at a special price of $8.95 plus tax and gratuity including a non-alcoholic beverage. The meal features a full salad bar, soups, fresh baked rolls, signature sandwiches and build-your-own sandwiches, and desserts. Buy five express lunches and get the sixth one free.

Faculty and staff will get a 32 percent discount on Acorns’ Buffet (when available): offered at a $12.50 plus tax including a non-alcoholic beverage. Call ahead to check on the buffet availability.

The Kellogg Foundation's overview of the assembly can be seen here: http://www.wkkf.org/default.aspx?tabid=75&CID=274&NID=61&LanguageID=0.

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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