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April 2, 2008

New Hampshire International Seminar April 2

Richard England, professor of economics and natural resources, will present "Challenges Facing Europe After Fifty Years of Economic and Political Integration" today in MUB Theater I, from 4-6 p.m.

Aline Kuntz, associate professor of political science, will be the respondent.

During the past 50 years, the nations of Western and Central Europe have been very successful at integrating their economies and reducing nationalist rivalries that plagued Europe for centuries. From the perspective of an American economist, England will discuss those past successes and also some of the challenges facing the European Union in years to come.

Oil and Energy Analyst Addresses 'Peak Oil' at UNH April 4

Matthew Simmons, a banking and investment advisor to the oil industry for more than 35 years, will speak at UNH Friday, April 4 at 2 p.m. in Theater I of the MUB. His talk, called “The Peak Oil Dilemma: Can Arctic Development Save Us?”, is free and open to the public.

Simmons, who spoke at UNH in April 2007, is one of the world’s leading experts on peak oil, the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum production is reached. He is author of “Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy”, and his work has been featured in the films “The End of Suburbia”, “Crude Impact”, and “Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash”.

Memorial Service for Mary Rasmussen April 5

Friends and family will gather at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at the Durham Community Church to remember UNH professor emerita of music Mary Helen Rasmussen, who passed away peacefully at her Durham, home on Jan. 26. Rasmussen was 77 years old and had suffered from cancer intermittently since 1970.

She joined the UNH faculty in 1968 from which she retired in 1997.

Donations in her honor may be made to the Seacoast Cancer Center of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, or to the charity of your choice.

Farming For the Future COLSA Spring Seminar Series

Wednesdays, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Cole Hall, room 219

April 2: Organic Dairy Farming: Veterinary Challenges and Opportunities
Hue Karreman, DVM; Penn Dutch Cow Care and affiliate assistant professor, UNH

April 16: Holistic Heard Health from the Ground Up
Paul Detloff, DVM; staff veterinarian, Organic Valley

April 30: Sustainability and Profitability of Organic Dairy Farming
Francis Thicke, Ph.D.; Radiance Dairy, Iowa
Ed Maltby, executive director; Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance

May 7:What Do Studies Comparing Organic and Conventional Farming Tell Us?
John Reganold, Ph.D.; Washington State University

The Spring Seminar Series is supported by the Class of ’54 Academic Enrichment fund and the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

Attention Banner Student Information System Users: System Down

The UNH Banner Student Information System will be unavailable from 7 p.m. Friday, April 4 through Monday April 7 while the system is migrated to a new operating system environment, Oracle version, and batch scheduling system. The Banner PROD database is expected to be available for general use at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 8.

All services which utilize the Banner PROD database including Webcat, Workflow, Xtender and the UNH Parent Portal, will be unavailable during the migration. For more information, see the article titled ‘Enterprise-Wide Technology Migration: Impact on the Student Information Systems’ in the March issue of the CIS Signals publication.

President’s Commission on the Status of People of Color Seeking Nominations

The President’s Commission on the Status of People of Color invites you to nominate a resident of New Hampshire (non-UNH faculty, staff or student) for its Community Service Award that recognizes leadership in advancing changes that reflect an appreciation for diverse cultures and inclusive communities.

Make your suggestions at http://www.nominations.unh.edu by April 10.

UNH Dance Company Performs Through April 6 at Johnson Theatre

Fred and Ginger glide across the floor, Carmen Miranda does a saucy samba and beautiful hat check girls soar gracefully above the dance floor. A young man and young Native American woman search for a spiritual connection that threatens to tear them from their friends and family.

What do these two scenarios have in common? They are the double bill of this season’s UNH Dance Company Concert running now through April 6 in the Johnson Theatre.

Act one opens with “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” a jazz, tap and aerial extravaganza created and choreographed by professor Gay Nardone. Set to music of the 1930’s and 40’s, “Puttin’ on the Ritz” is an invitation to one of old-time Hollywood’s glamorous parties. Even Shirley Temple and Raggedy Ann and Andy make a playful appearance in this nostalgic, toe-tapping show.

Act two changes the mood with “Dinéhtah”, a modern ballet created and choreographed by professor C. Laurence Robertson. “Dinéhtah,” which in Navajo means “Land of the People,” is the story of a young man and rebellious young Navajo woman who, with the help of a spirit guide, unlock the secret to their past. Infused with Native American music and movement, “Dinéhtah” is a spiritual journey of self discovery.

Performances are April 2-5 at 7 p.m. and April 6 at 2 p.m. For tickets, contact the MUB ticket office (Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) at 2-2290 or go to www.unhmub.com/ticket.

Tickets are $12.50 for general admission and $10.50 for seniors, UNH ID holders and groups of 15 or more. The Theatre Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain in the lobby at the Paul Creative Arts Center. For more information, call the theatre and dance office at 2-2919, or visit www.unh.edu/theatre-dance.

Civil Union Discussion April 10

A seminar “NH Civil Unions: Practice Implications for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Clients” will be held Thursday, April 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Cocheco and Piscataqua rooms at Holloway Commons.

Guest speakers include state Rep. Jim Splaine, co-sponsor of the NH Civil Union Law; Carol Perkins, executive board member of PFLAG NH (Parents, Friends, and Family of Lesbians and Gays); and Paul Cody, Ph.D., licensed psychologist and gender specialist at the UNH Counseling Center and an adjunct faculty member of the department of social work.

The event is sponsored by the social work department and the UNH Affirmative Action and Equity office. "For more information, contact Susan Beck at svb3@cisunix.unh.edu; Gretchen Grappone at gep3@unh.edu, or Amy Mueller-Campbell at aeh26@unh.edu."

Faculty and Staff Reception at the Elliott Alumni Center April 16

The annual wine and cheese reception for faculty and staff will take place

Wednesday, April 16, from 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Come, relax and reconnect with your colleagues and friends while enjoying a wonderful selection of wine and cheese. There will be a short briefing about the Alumni Association’s programs, services and benefits including the dues membership program.

To join anytime go to www.alumni.unh.edu/join or call for more details.

Any new or renewing member will be entered in a drawing for a Seiko watch with UNH logo valued at $279; drawing will be held June 30.

RSVP to Lucie.asselin@unh.edu by Friday, April 11 or call 2-2040.

Bernstein Opera at Johnson Theatre April 13

The music department proudly presents Act I and “Make Our Garden Grow” from Leonard Bernstein’s famous comic opera “Candide” April 11 through April 13 at the in Johnson Theatre.

Some of the university’s best known and admired singers are in the starring roles. Miles Burns sings the title role of Candide and the wonderful Amal El-Shrafi sings the part of his love, Cunegonde, performing the well known tour de force “Glitter and Be Gay.” Andrew Sokol stars as Pangloss and Voltaire, Caitlin Baummer as the lovely Paquette, David Niles as the self-absorbed Maximilian, and Adrienne Lesser reigns as the Old Lady.

The story of Candide’s travels and poignant optimism as he confronts the hypocrisy and cruelty of the real world make for an evening of delightful entertainment. Bernstein’s unique musical gifts bring humor and pathos to a world in which absurdity is often the norm. The semi staged version is with a thirty piece orchestra conducted and directed by David Ripley.

Performances are at 8 p.m. April 11 and 12 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 13. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors and are available at the MUB ticket office or at the door. For information call 2-2404. For tickets call 2-2290.

Graduate Programs Open House April 16 at UNH Manchester

UNH Master of Public Health Program and the Center for Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) will host an open house on April 16, at 6 p.m., 286 Commercial Street, 4th Floor, NH Manchester. RSVP : 603-641-4313 or email unhm.gradcenter@unh.edu.

Fall application deadline is July 1.

For more information go to www.chhs.unh.edu/hmp/programshmp.htm.

Think Summer – New Classes begin May 26

Register for summer classes now. Summer Session 2008 begins May 26. Tuition waivers now being accepted. For online catalogue visit www.learn2.unh.edu/summer. To register go to http://www.learn2.unh.edu/registration/how.html.

New Publication on Gulf of Maine Salt Marshes

With support from CICEET, the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment has published a new booklet on salt marshes in the Gulf. The booklet—“Salt Marshes in the Gulf of Maine: Human Impacts, Habitat Restoration, and Long-term Change Analysis”—offers a reader-friendly look at marsh ecology and ways to bring these ecosystems back to health.

According to the publication, 75 percent of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia salt marshes, and 37 percent of those in New England, have been destroyed. Many remaining marshes are impaired due to roads, development, and other human impacts. Rising sea levels in a time of climate change also pose significant risks to the sustainability of these essential ecosystems.

This publication explores the science behind salt marsh function; the connections between marshes, fisheries, and the Gulf of Maine ecosystem; innovative approaches to restoration; and the need for regional monitoring. The booklet is a product of the Council’s Science Translation Project, and an element of the council’s five-year action plan to enhance the health of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem.

Download a copy, or order a printed booklet at http://www.gulfofmaine.org/saltmarsh/

April ArtBreak Programs

All programs are in The Art Gallery, Paul Creative Arts Center (PCAC).

Tuesday, April 22, 12:30 p.m. –2 p.m.: Gallery talk by exhibiting B.F.A. candidates Lindsay Bezich, Shawn Burke, Kimberly DeCicco, Lily Finnigan-Allen, Lauri E. Lannan, and K.Lee Mock, whose works are on view in the current “2008 Senior B.A. and B.F.A. Exhibition.”

Wednesday, April 23, noon – 2 p.m.: Gallery talk/performance Bachelor of Fine Arts degree candidates participating in the Undergraduate Research Conference, “The Naked Arts-Creativity Exposed: Act I,” including Alissa Lynn Feller, Sean Hurley, Cailin Mateleska, Colleen Murphy, and Lindsay Forrest Wraga, discuss their works on view in the current “2008 Senior B.A. and B.F.A. Exhibition.” Faith Wilding’s Waiting is performed by students from Mara Witzling's Contemporary Women Artists seminar. Welcome and introduction of students by Taylor Eighmy, interim vice president for research.

Wednesday, April 30, noon- 1 p.m.: Gallery talk Master of Fine Arts degree candidates Denise Jansson and Rebecca M. Kallem discuss their work currently on view in the 2008 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition (I).

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 May 5 – 7. The Art Gallery will be open on Commencement Day, Saturday, May 24, from 1-3 p.m.

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.

Wildcat Community Gymnastics Class Program

Gymnastics classes for school age community children are being offered on Wednesday afternoons at the UNH Field House. Boys and girls, classes of all levels are taught in a safe progressive manner. New session runs April 9 through May 14. For information call, 2-2181 or email, jenni.lymanstall@unh.edu

Onyx Club Sextet To Perform April 14

The UNH Traditional Jazz Series will close its 29th season with a re-creation of the musical atmosphere of 70 years ago through a visit by the reconstituted Onyx Club Sextet Monday, April 14, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The original ensemble of that name was organized by distinguished bassist John Kirby around 1938, combining the intimacy and individualistic properties of the small combo with the tightness of orchestration characteristic of the big bands, featuring fine soloists as well. For several years it was considered the most outstanding small jazz group in the country.

Fellow bassist Wayne Roberts and his committed New York colleagues have devotedly recaptured this neglected aspect of the swing era and reveal its enduring freshness, imagination, and excitement.

Single tickets are $8; senior citizen and student tickets sell for $6 and are available at the MUB Ticket Office, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and at the door one hour prior to the concert. For more information call the department of music at 2-2404. For tickets, call 2-2290.

COLSA Visionary Seminar Series

Thursday, April 10 – Kingsbury N101

“A multidisciplinary approach to understanding how plants produce natural products” Richard A. Dixon, M.A., D. Phil., The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.

For more information go to http://www.colsa.unh.edu/seminars/visionary.html

Contact: Gretchen.Forbes@unh.edu; 2-1475

Lecture on Homeless Fathers in Kentucky Set for April 8

New research on Kentuckian and Appalachian homeless fathers who remain with their families will be discussed Tuesday, April 8, from 12:40 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Horton, room 201.

The work is part of an ethnographic study of 86 homeless families interviewed in Kentucky, within which only 18 husbands/fathers were present.

The goal is to attempt to understand who these men are, men who remain with their families when leaving is not only easier but indirectly encouraged by some shelters and agencies.

Joanna M. Badagliacco, associate professor of sociology at the University of Kentucky uses theoretical concepts such as "responsible fatherhood" to examine how the men provide for their children, how they cope with homelessness, and how they approach fathering. Finally, she examines their perceived quality of life and what hopes they have for the future.

Badagliacco's research and publications focus on social inequalities, housing distress among the poorest families in Kentucky including rural families; motherhood, reproduction and fertility; Supplemental Security Income (SSI) among children; and the sociological implications of genomic research.

The lecture is sponsored by the Carsey Institute and the UNH sociology department.

Full-Time Administrator Wanted by CIE

The Center for International Education is seeking applications for a full-time administrative director for the study abroad program. (Educational Program Coordinator II, Job Order number 02108.) The person in this position will work closely with the Center's part-time faculty director to manage CIE financial affairs, and to oversee the consistency of university-wide financial and administrative procedures governing study abroad at UNH.

Interested candidates must apply on-line.

Review of applicants will commence on April 14.

Faculty Members: Remind Your Students About Summer Work-Study

The Financial Aid Office is once again preparing for the Summer Federal Work-Study Program. The work-study job request form is available at http://financialaid.unh.edu. Click on work study jobs on the menu bar.

Summer work-study jobs will be posted on this page beginning Monday, April 7 for jobs running Sunday, May 25 to Sunday, August 31.

Questions? Call the Financial Aid Office at 2-3600 or e-mail beth.cilley@unh.edu.

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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