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October 31, 2007

Pettee Medal Award Will Be Presented Tomorrow

The UNH Alumni Association will present its most prestigious award — the Pettee Medal — for extraordinary achievement and distinguished service to the state, the nation, and the world, to Jan Nisbet, director of the UNH Institute on Disability, on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 1:30 p.m. in the 5th floor Reading Room in Dimond Library. A reception will follow.

Nisbet was chosen to receive the Pettee Medal as a result of her commitment, achievement and leadership in the field of disability services. The Institute on Disability’s projects span an immense spectrum, from autism to inclusive education, community living for adults to technology, health care and public policy to leadership training. Under Nisbet’s guidance, the institute has set as its vision a world where all people, including those living with disabilities, are fully engaged members of their communities and where support is available to help individuals and families achieve independence, productivity and a satisfying quality of life.

There’s Still Time to Give to the United Way

Donations during the first week of the 2007 United Way campaign on campus have reached $26,172, surpassing the amount raised last year during the same time period by $17,000. With a little more than a week left to collect donations, organizers hope to top last year’s total of $46, 730.

Each year, the UNH community helps people in need in the greater Seacoast area by contributing to the UW. Money collected this year will specifically target 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.

The drive ends Nov. 9.

For more information on how the funds are used, go to http://www.uwgs.org/community.cfm.

The Carsey Institute Seminar Series Fall 2007 Introduces Rural Fellow

The Carsey Institute will hold a brownbag lunch to discuss “Race and Changing Neighborhood Concentrations of America’s Rural Poor Population” by Daniel Lichter, director, Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center and Ferris Family Professor in the department of policy analysis and management, Cornell University, Thursday, Nov. 1, from 12:40 p.m –2 p.m., in the MUB 332.

The 1990s brought large reductions in geographically concentrated poverty in the United States. The past decade ushered in large reductions in the neighborhood concentration of poverty within the nation’s largest cities.

In rural areas, the number of high-poverty counties declined as well as the share of population – including the poor people – living in them. But declines in concentrated county-level poverty may mask increasingly concentrated poverty within rural counties. In this seminar, Lichter will discuss whether poverty has become a defining factor segregating rural communities, what social and economic factors are impacting these trends, and how these trends have been shaped by changing settlement patterns of rural minorities, especially by blacks.

Bring your lunch. All are welcome to attend.

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:

Monday, Nov. 5

12:30 – 2 p.m.- Table Française, Holloway Commons, discussion en français (requires meal pass or entrance fee).

4:10-5 p.m.- “Victor Hugo’s ‘United States of Europe’”, presented by Professor William VanderWolk, Bowdoin College, author of “Hugo in Exile.” Murkland 118.

7 – 9 p.m. – Film “L’Auberge espagnole” (France, 2002) dir. Cedric Kaplisch, MUB Theater II.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

11:30-1:30 p.m. - Cuisine from France and Europe, Holloway Commons (requires meal pass or entrance fee).

7:30 – 9 p.m. – French Club event sponsored by the UNH French Club with funding from the ORO, your student organization.

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.

Senator Dodd to Talk Education at Carsey Institute Co-sponsored Event

The Every Child Matters Education Fund and The Carsey Institute are holding a presidential forum with Sen. Chris Dodd, Friday, Nov. 2, from 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. in Huddleston Hall.

Every Child Matters NH is a collaboration among Every Child Matters Education Fund, Early Learning NH, and PlusTime NH. Together, they are letting presidential candidates know that Every Child Matters in New Hampshire. Hear what Senator Dodd would do for children and working families if elected the next President of the United States.

Space is limited and admission is by invitation only. RSVP: Katie Brissette, kbrissette@earlylearningnh.org or call (603) 226-7900.

The Art Gallery Calendar of Events: October — December 2007

Exhibitions:

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

Preview Reception: Monday, Oct. 29, 5 - 7 p.m.

“Shadow and Memory: Ellis Island's Un-restored Buildings: The Photographs of Christopher Barnes” presents works by Maine photographer Christopher Barnes documenting the thirty abandoned buildings of Ellis Island.

“In Residence: Artists and the MacDowell Colony Experience” featuring Rosemarie Bernardi, Tom Chapin, Jim Coates, Roberta Delaney, Grant Drumheller, Beth Galston, Olivia Parker, Susan Schwalb, and Judith Stone.

Programs:

Oct. 29 - Brown Bag Lunch Series: Film “Art:21 - Art in the Twenty-First Century: Time” Drawn from the popular PBS series, these weekly presentations offer behind-the-scenes profiles of diverse contemporary artists. Featured artists include Charles Atlas, Martin Puryear, Paul Pfeiffer, Vija Celmins, and Tim Hawkinson. (Art21, Inc. 1 hour, color) Noon. Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Oct. 29 - Preview Reception: “Shadow and Memory: Ellis Island's Un-restored Buildings: The Photographs of Christopher Barnes” and “In Residence: Artists and the MacDowell Colony Experience.” The Art Gallery, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Nov. 5 - Brown Bag Lunch Series: Film“Art:21 - Art in the Twenty-First Century: Humor” Drawn from the popular PBS series, these weekly presentations offer behind-the-scenes profiles of diverse contemporary artists. Featured artists include Charles Atlas, Eleanor Antin, Raymond Pettibon, Elizabeth Murray, and Walton Ford. (Art21, Inc. 1 hour, color) Noon. Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center.

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.

Chamber Music Concert

The Faculty Concert Series presents Northern Accord on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

Northern Accord is a chamber music trio featuring Kirsten Gunlogson (mezzo-soprano), Elizabeth Gunlogson (clarinet), and Eileen Cornett (piano) performing both well-loved classics and little-known contemporary pieces composed for its distinctive instrumentation.

Audiences connect quickly with its fun and heartfelt approach to music-making and find themselves drawn into the stories told through song. Each member has special ties to Alaska, and includes in their repertoire a collection of pieces written by Alaskan artists, often on Alaskan themes. All of this amounts to a varied and entertaining program, presenting a landscape of sounds and textures only possible through this unique yet underexposed combination of instruments.

Mezzo-soprano Gunlogson holds a master’s of music degree from Indiana University, performs extensively and serves as assistant professor of voice at the University of Utah. Clarinetist Gunlogson holds a doctorate degree in music in clarinet performance from Florida State University and is assistant professor of clarinet at UNH. She performs regularly with ensembles throughout the United States.

Cornett is director of the Graduate Vocal Accompanying Program at Peabody Conservatory and a faculty coach with the Peabody Opera Theatre. She performs as a guest coach/accompanist for the Baltimore and Annapolis Opera companies, a recital partner to many singers throughout the East Coast and as a pianist for the Capitol Steps.

For more information, call the music department at 2-2404.

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.

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.

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.”

Fitness Reminder

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

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.

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.

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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