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September 19, 2007

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.

Monday, Sept. 24 - Aquila Theatre Company – “Julius Caesar”

Aquila Theatre Company’s production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” will follow the epic story of the rise and fall of one of the world’s most notorious leaders. Set in a world of political intrigue and strained domestic relationships, the production explores the moral and political dilemma of Marcus Brutus. Should he join the conspiracy to assassinate Caesar, conquering hero and his trusted friend? Or, should he allow one man’s tyrannical ambition to overcome the very ideals that Rome was founded upon?

The choice Brutus makes has the power to destroy the old world order and to ignite a fierce civil war. Aquila’s production asks the audience to consider the price of democracy and freedom and the consequences that can befall a society when it is asked to defend its core beliefs.

“Julius Caesar” will be staged using Aquila’s renowned company aesthetic – excellent acting, crystalline verse-speaking, original music and innovative conceptualization and design. It is the company’s mission to bring “the greatest work to the greatest number.”

Tuesday, Oct. 23 - State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara – “Carmen”

Original production by award-winning New York choreographer William Soleau.

An exciting evening of theatrical magic, “Carmen” is a vivid and passionate story of lust, treachery, and fate based on the fabled temptress of Seville. A ballet of dramatic intensity and blazing emotion set to the beautiful and evocative music of Georges Bizet.

“Carmen” is a tragedy about obsessive love. It is the story of Don Jose, a young military officer who is fatefully drawn to the earthly charms and magnetic beauty of a Gypsy girl, Carmen. This legendary tale has captured the imagination of audiences around the world. Choreography: William Soleau; music: Georges Bizet; set and costume design: Christina Giannini.

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.

Buy Local to Build Local

The Thompson School sawmill will be open Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 22, 29 and Oct. 16 to sell the remaining inventory of lumber cut from UNH trees by UNH students in 2007.

The lumber is rough cut pine 1-inch and 2-inch thick. There are small amounts of hardwoods such as ash, maple, birch and cherry. Due to renovation and updating of the mill equipment there will be no lumber available in 2008. Stop in and look around for prices and ideas for that fall project-shed, raised bed, fence, tree house, etc. The mill is located on RT 155A 1/4 mile South of the NHPTV studio. Questions? Call 2-1103.

Open House, Center for Graduate & Professional Studies, UNH Manchester

The UNH Center for Graduate and Professional Studies is holding an open house for prospective students to learn about graduate study opportunities available in the Millyard on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. This session will provide an overview of the graduate study options in Manchester.

UNH CGPS programs are designed for working professionals who are highly motivated and capable of balancing a full-time work schedule with evening study.

The center is located at 286 Commercial Street in Manchester's historic Millyard. The open house is free and open to the public. RSVP to unhm.gradcenter@unh.edu or at 603-641-4313. UNH Manchester, the university’s urban campus, brings undergraduate and graduate programs and UNH resources to people who live and work in New Hampshire.

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.

Back by popular demand; the not-so-improv comedy show about sex and other stuff. Sponsored by SHARPP, Residential Life, First Year Programs and the MUB.

Sept.26 - “The War Made Easy” with author and nationally syndicated columnist Norman Soloman. The subtitle of his new book reads “How Presidents and Pundits Keep

Spinning Us to Death”. Co-sponsored by the MUB and the Discovery Program.

Oct.3 - “American Lynching” with filmmaker Gode Davis. Davis’ documentary has been creating a lot of buzz all over the country. The documentary explores racist events and attitudes indigenous to the Northern and Southern states that either condoned or condemned lynching as a practice. Davis will be showing a 15 minute trailer of the movie and speaking on the subject of lynching. Co-sponsored by the MUB, the Discovery Program, and the political science department.

Oct.17 - MUB 50th anniversary event. “60’s Rock: When the Music

Mattered” with Barry Drake. The decade of the 60’s was one of the most

interesting periods in American history. Through all the good and bad times, it was the music that brought us together and sometimes tore us apart. The political turmoil, the social upheaval, the hippie movement, the Vietnam War and the generation gap were all reflected in the popular music of the day.

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.

Faculty: Tell Your Students About Inquiry, the Undergraduate Research Journal

The fourth issue Inquiry, the undergraduate research journal, will go online in April, 2008, at www.unh.edu/inquiryjournal. Submissions for articles and commentaries on or about undergraduate research projects are being reviewed now and accepted through mid-October. Applications for the Student Editorial Board are also being accepted. For more information go to editor.inquiry@unh.edu

Environmental Data Collection Workshop

The Coastal Response Research Center, along with NOAA’s Marine Debris Program, will host the workshop “Environmental Response Data Collection Standards” Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the New England Center’s Windsor Charles room.

Workshop participants will display and demonstrate various tools and technologies related to data collection which include personal digital assistants with integrated GPS for oil spill and marine debris data collection ; shoreline emergency response data collection methods and database structure for incidents such as oil spills; New Hampshire Seacoast marine debris collection, identification and mapping; and Gulf of Mexico marine debris collection and mapping in response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The event is open to the public.

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. 9 - Shanti Stress Management with Michael Shingleton

During his 20-year career as an international institutional investment broker, Michael Shingleton used an ancient technique he learned from an Indian Siddha in 1979 to manage and curtail stress. Today, he travels and shares that technique with individuals, small groups and corporations.

This session will explore and introduce, “The Now Sound” a powerful technique for lowering stress, enhancing the pleasure of the moment and enabling sleep. The Now Sound will, in a few breaths, redirect your attention and allow you to listen and “watch” the voice in your head impartially and without judgment. For more information visit http://shantistress.com.

Oct.16 - Reiki with Dennis Dupuis

Reiki, (ray-key) a natural healing technique, involves the transfer of Ki, (healing energy) by the laying-on of hands. The technique is believed to have originated in Tibet thousands of years ago and was synthesized into a healing and enlightenment system by Dr. Mikao Usui in 1914.

This knowledge and ability continue to be passed on today by Reiki master practitioners around the world. Dennis Dupuis is one of these and will be sharing his insights and experience. The beauty of Reiki is that everyone can do it – for themselves and/or others. Come explore an inner resource that we all possess.

Oct. 23 - Energy Medicine with Jim Oschman

Jim Oschman, PhD, is the author of two books, “Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis” and “Energy Medicine in Therapeutics and Human Performance.” He is one of the few academic scientists who has explored the basis for complementary and alternative medicines. In his work, Oschman refers to the same science that provides the foundation for modern clinical medicine.

Oschman lectures widely on the energetic phenomena taking place in the therapeutic situation. He has degrees in biophysics and biology from the University of Pittsburgh and has worked in major research labs around the world including Northwestern

University in Evanston, Illinois, where he was on the faculty, and at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, where he was a staff scientist. Oschman continues his research and writing in Dover, where he is president of Nature’s Own Research Association. For more information visit http://www.energyresearch.bizland.com/index.html.

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.

Mills Hall Students Assist Non-Profit to Serve Children

Mills Hall, UNH’s only all-upperclassmen residence hall, will continue its service work with On Belay, a local nonprofit organization that strives to create a community of support for children whose loved ones have been diagnosed with cancer or another potentially life-threatening illness.

Mills students will assist On Belay during its next outdoor adventure program at the Browne Center, Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The program is offered free to young people ages 10-18 and includes lunch and snacks.

On Belay is a not-for-profit organization started in Spring 2004 by former Durham resident and UNH employee Crescentia Healy-True that continues in her honor with this, the group’s 8th program. For more information, contact On Belay at 1-866-44-BELAY or email info@on-belay.org.

Please register by September 19 by calling, emailing, or visiting the On Belay website: www.on-belay.org. Directions to the UNH Browne Center can be found at www.brownecenter.com/contact2.html. Rain date: Oct. 6.

Environmental Data Collection Workshop

The Coastal Response Research Center, along with NOAA’s Marine Debris Program, will host a workshop on environmental response data collection standards Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the New England Center’s Windsor Charles room.

Workshop participants will display and demonstrate their various tools and technologies related to data collection, including:

Personal digital assistants with integrated GPS for oil spill and marine debris data collection
Shoreline emergency response data collection methods and database structure for incidents such as oil spills
New Hampshire Seacoast marine debris collection, identification and mapping
Gulf of Mexico marine debris collection and mapping in response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita

The event is open to the public.

Faculty Concert Series

Flutist Peggy Vagts and pianist Arlene Kies will perform as part of the Faculty Concert Series on Sunday, September 30, at 3 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center. The program includes music by Estonian composer Helmer-Rayner Sinisalo, André Jolivet, Mike Mower, Mélanie Bonis and two Schubert songs adapted for flute by Theobald Boehm.

Vagts holds the academic rank of full professor and teaches flute and music literature at UNH. A native of Iowa, Vagts received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Morningside College and her Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a winner of the National Flute Association's Competition for Professional Performers and received a College of Liberal Arts Teaching Excellence Award from UNH.

An active performer, Vagts has been a member of the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra, New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Atlantic Chamber Soloists, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Sioux City Symphony and the UNH Faculty Woodwind Quintet.

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

Faculty: Tell Your Students About UROP

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program supports student research, scholarly, and creative projects in all fields.

INCO 590: Student Research Experience. Faculty members may identify students to work with them on activities related to their teaching or research responsibilities. Variable credit. Support for research expenses available. For more information, contact the UROP office, 2-4323 or go to www.unh.edu/undergrad-research

Important Dates:

Drop-in Information Sessions: Students will learn more about how they can develop a project, investigate a topic, and receive funding.

Monday and Wednesday 1 -2 p.m., 213 Hood House

Tuesday 11 - 12:30 p.m., 213 Hood House

Or by appointment.

Proposal Writing Workshops: Learn how to write a proposal to UROP.

Sept. 27, Thursday, MUB Rm. 302, 12:45 – 2 p.m. (all disciplines)

Sept. 27, Thursday, Rudman Hall 381, 4 – 5:30 p.m. (science/engineering)

Oct. 3, Wednesday, MUB 203, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. (all disciplines)

Oct. 4, Thursday, Rudman Hall 381, 4 – 5:30 p.m. (science/engineering)

Application Deadlines:

Undergraduate Research Award Deadlines: October 10, 2007 and March 4, 2008

SURF Abroad (for summer 2008): January 4, 2008

SURF USA Deadline (for summer 2008): March 4, 2008

Visit www.unh.edu/undergrad-research Questions? Contact us at undergrad.research@unh.edu. UROP supports research in all fields.

Symphony Concert

The New England Bassoon Quartet makes its New Hampshire debut on Saturday, September 22 at 8 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center. The group includes Boston Symphony’s Suzanne Nelsen, and Portland Symphony’s Janet Polk, Ardith Keef, and Margaret Phillips.

The program ranges through all time periods and from the serious to the comic. Works include “Le Phenix” by Corrette, “Humorous Scherzo” by Prokofiev, “Quartettino” by William Schuman, and “Arietta” by Christopher Kies.

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

Take A Break on Wednesdays With ArtBreak

ArtBreak Series, Wednesday, noon – 1 p.m., in the Paul Creative Arts Center.

September 26: Gallery Talk: Beth Ann Gerstein, executive director of The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, and juror of awards for the “League of N.H. Craftsmen: 25th Biennial Members’ Juried Exhibition,” discusses her choices for awards and presents her views on the current state of the crafts community.

October 3: Slide Lecture: Michael Komanecky, chief curator, The Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center, discusses the ceramics of Edwin and Mary Scheier.

October 10: Gallery Talk/Discussion: Exhibiting League of New Hampshire members, including Sharon Dugan (basketry), discuss their work, techniques, and the challenges facing professional craftspeople.

October 17: Gallery Talk/Discussion: Exhibiting League of New Hampshire members Maureen Mills (ceramics), Paulette Werger (jewelry/metal), and Wen Redmond (fiber), discuss their work, techniques, and the challenges facing professional craftspeople.

The exhibitions and programs are supported in part by the Friends of The Art Gallery. Guided group tours for schools and other organizations are available with advance reservation by contacting Catherine A. Mazur, education and publicity coordinator, at catherine.mazur@unh.edu or 2-3713.

For more information on the exhibitions and programs, contact The Art Gallery at 2-3712, art.gallery@unh.edu, or visit www.unh.edu/art-gallery.

The Art Gallery is open during the academic year Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.. Closed Fridays and during exhibition changes.

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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