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
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.
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
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, email@example.com; Cornucopia
Food Pantry, Larry Brickner-Wood, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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
Human Resources and Train the Trainer
Sales and Marketing
Web Design and Desktop Publishing
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
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
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
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:
Evacuation Drill Brochure
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
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
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
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
The Kellogg Foundation's overview of the assembly can be seen here:
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
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.