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February 13, 2008

Kidder Fund and Pink Triangle Award Nominations Requested

The President’s Commission on GLBT issues invites nominations for the Kidder Fund Awards recognizing one staff, faculty, graduate student, and undergraduate student who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and/or leadership in fostering greater understanding and community around sexual orientation on campus.

To nominate, go to http://www.nominations.unh.edu

The Pink Triangle Award honors leaders and heroes who have made outstanding contributions to efforts for equity and visibility for the GLBTQI community. Faculty, staff, students and community members are eligible for the award.

Help recognize a deserving member of the community by nominating them prior to Feb. 27. For additional information, contact 2-1058 or glbt.commission@unh.edu

Awards will be presented at the annual pancake breakfast on April 1, 8–9:45 a.m. in the MUB Granite State Room.

Encourage Students to Participate in Holloway Competition

Faculty members are asked to encourage students to participate in the 20th Annual Paul J. Holloway Prize. The university-wide competition is open to all UNH students who have a business plan for bringing an innovative product or service to market. The first-place prize is $10,000, with $26,500 in total prize money available. For more information, visit http://wsbe2.unh.edu/Holloway-prize.

The Art Gallery February Calendar of Events

All of the events listed below are free and open to the public and take place at noon the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Feb.18 – Focus on Artists Film Series: David Hockney. Hockney’s first experiment in making “fine art” out of cinematography is presented. (Home Vision, 1983, 55 min.) Room A219.

February 20 – ArtBreak: Slide Discussion John R. Harris, executive director of The Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture, Franklin Pierce University, discusses the anthology Where the Mountain Stands Alone: Stories of Place in the Monadnock Region, and the important role of artists to the region. Noon, free, Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham.

Feb. 25 – Focus on Artists Film Series: Tintoretto. Works by the Italian Renaissance painter Tintoretto are highlighted. (Antenne 2, 1984, 65 min.) Room A219.

Feb.27 – ArtBreak: Concert. Guitarist David Newsam, instructor, department of music, UNH, performs.

Hours: Monday.-Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Closed March 14-23 and Fridays. Admission is free. Visitor parking is available in C Lot (across from the Mill Road Shopping Center) at $1 per hour. http://www.unh.edu/art-gallery

Teatro Lirico D’Europa’s La Traviata at Johnson Theatre

The Celebrity Series welcomes Teatro Lirico D’Europa with their production of Verdi’s “La Traviata,” March 3, at 7 p.m. in the Paul Creative Arts Center’s Johnson Theatre.

In its 8th season of worldwide performances, the acclaimed European opera touring company Teatro Lirico D’Europa offers a delightful evening of opera with Verdi’s “La Traviata,” the story of the ill-fated romance between the courtesan Violetta and a commoner, Alfredo.

Based on Alexandre Dumas' play “La Dame aux camellias,” “La Traviata” argues that true love must triumph over all and that the highest virtue in a human being is a good heart. The opera is sung in Italian with English super titles and features the Sophia Symphony. Tickets, $50 general and $20 youth (18 and under); $20 UNH students with valid ID, are available by calling the MUB box office at 2-2290 Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or online at www.unh.edu/celebrity.

Faculty Members: Tell Your Students About Graduate Research

Encourage your students to participate in this year’s Graduate Research Conference on April 17. This is the perfect opportunity for your students to gain experience presenting their work to the greater academic community. Participants will be able to interact and collaborate with other graduate students, faculty and staff from across campus.

All disciplines are welcome. Last year, we saw presentations on everything from fiction readings, to inmate interviews, to auto engineering.

Tell your graduate students to register today at www.gradschool.unh.edu/grc.

Registration closes March 15th.

For more information, visit the website, or contact Jessie Knapp jessie.knapp@unh.edu.

Faculty Concert Feb. 15

The annual UNH composers’ concert will take place Friday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Part of the Faculty Concert Series, the concert features chamber music by faculty members Mark Shilansky, Rob Haskins, Peter Urquhart, Michael Annicchiarico, and Christopher Kies. Performers include department faculty members Margaret Herlehy, Jared Sims, Michael Annicchiarico, Rob Haskins, Larry Veal, Elizabeth Gunlogson, Christopher Kies, and David Ripley. There will be a number of premiere performances on this stylistically varied and entertaining program.

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

Staff Professional Development Grants Available

The next application deadline for the Staff Professional Development Grant is March 1. The maximum award is $750.


No more than one grant will be awarded per person during a twelve-month period. This is calculated from the date of notification of the previous grant.

The Staff Professional Development Grant program provides the opportunity for EE, OS, and PAT staff to attain new skills or knowledge in a manner that will enhance a staff member's performance or eligibility for promotion and be of specific benefit to the department, college, university and/or university system.

Such opportunities might include:

Conferences, workshops and seminars, both on and off campus

Academic courses not offered within the university system

Travel and accommodations for off campus courses, workshops, etc.

Special projects, including but not limited to research and publication

For an application go to: http://www.unh.edu/hr/pod/pdfs/Staff-Prof-Dev-Grant.pdf.

February Concerts at the Paul Creative Arts Center

The Faculty Concert Series continues this month with two performances in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

On Tuesday, Feb.26, at 8 p.m., jazz keyboardist Mark Shilansky will present a program of original jazz and popular music featuring disparate influences and exotic instrumentation. Shilansky’s offerings include his own work ranging from chamber music to Celtic-inspired to Brazilian Jazz, as well as music by the Beatles.

The program features Shilansky’s band members Eric Byers, guitars, Martin Ballou, bass and Les Harris, Jr., drums and special guests Andrea Passanisi and Cara Frankowicz, violins, Nathaniel Barrett, cello, Ellen Rondina, flute, Rane Moore, clarinet and Doug Holzapfel, guitar, keyboards and vocal.

Wednesday, Feb.27, at 8 p.m., the well-known team of bass-baritone David Ripley and pianist Arlene Kies will present a recital featuring 20th century composers and three composers actively contributing to works of the 21st century.

Included will be the final songs of Gabriel Fauré, “L’Horizon Chimerique”; “Trois Ballades de Francois Villon” of Claude Debussy; “Israfel” based on the poems of Edgar Allan Poe by New Hampshire resident composer and author John Warthen Struble; three songs of Charles Ives; “I Have Given Myself to the Hills” poetry by David Ripley set by UNH composer Lori Dobbins; “Bleak Light” a short song cycle by MIT composer Peter Child and songs by Gustav Mahler, ending with the powerful “Um Mitternacht”.

Both concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call the music department at 2-2404.

Vacation Fitness Camps for Kids

Chris Ward, an intern with the department of campus recreation, is running two, one-week fitness camps for kids during the February and April school breaks.

Kool 2B Fit Recess Day Camp (ages 6-12)

Feb. 25-29

April 21-25

Day Schedule:

Drop-off: 8:00-8:30 am

Camp Day: 8:30-12:00pm

Pick-up: 12:00-12:15

Fees:

$60 for one week

$55 for each additional child in immediate family

$10 processing fee if you withdraw after registration

$2 per day/per child for early drop off

Fees include snacks, entrance to the indoor pool and ice skating

at the Whittemore Center.

For more information, contact the department of campus recreation at 2-2031.

New Moms Wanted

The UNH exercise science department is conducting a study on the acute effect of circuit weight training during the postpartum period. They are looking for volunteers who are 2-4 month postpartum, or soon to be, and are breastfeeding.

The research will be conducted in the field house during five sessions. For more information or to volunteer, contact Tim Quinn at 2-1830 or tjq@unh.edu or Jay Hydren at jrm7@unh.edu or (508) 954 9153.

Meditate Your Way to Wellness

Health Services is offering a 6-week meditation series on Tuesdays from

12:45 p.m.–1:45 p.m. in the MUB, room 334. Open to the UNH community.

Led by Peter Welch, wellness educator/counselor, Health Services
Feb.19: Walking/Sitting Meditation

Loosely structured and easy to practice anywhere, any time. It offers a way for you to get to know yourself better and gain understanding about what is going on in your life.

Led by Amala Maeve Matthews, teacher and member of the Western Buddhist Order from the Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket.
Feb. 26: Loving Kindness Meditation

Tap into your natural ability to be kind and compassionate with yourself and others.

Led by Amala Maeve Matthews, teacher and member of the Western Buddhist Order from the Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket.
March 4: Eating Meditation

This meditation will guide you to a greater appreciation of and for the foods you eat. Useful for anyone who would like to become more conscious of their relationship with food.

Led by Kathleen Grace-Bishop, director of education and promotion, Health Services
March 11: Tai Chi

This session will guide you through the moving mediation of Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art to improve fitness, health and longevity. Its smooth, slow and fluid movements promote calmness, serenity and focus to the mind.

Led by Lin Lin Choy, a teacher of Tai Chi and Qigong in London and the US for the past 12 years
March 25: Writing Meditation

Writing has been long used as a way to quiet the mind so the body and spirit can engage on a journey of self-discovery and healing. This session will guide you through a reflective writing meditation. No grammar or writing skills required, wanted or needed.

Led by Dawn Zitney, graduate counseling intern, Health Services

For more information on other Health Services events:

http://www.unh.edu/health-services or call 2-3823.

Book Signings — Searching for Joy

Professor Tim Barretto will read from his new novel “Searching for Joy” at several locations during the next two months.

The schedule includes:

Feb. 19, 7 p.m. - Reading and discussion at Parrott Avenue Place, Parrott Ave, Portsmouth, sponsored by Seacoast Hospice Hyder Family Hospice House.

March 6, 11 a.m. - Reading, discussion, and signing at the Tuftonboro Free Library, Turftonboro.
March 10, 12:45 pm: Reading and discussion at the Salem Senior Center.

“Searching for Joy” is the story of a man whose life turns reflective when he learns he has prostate cancer. Barretto teaches writing, speaking, and literature at the Thompson School.

His creative work includes short stories published in literary journals and a one-act play about bullying that was performed at several schools in New Hampshire’s Strafford County.

Faculty Members: Tell Your Students About Undergraduate Research Funding

Please share this information with your students and encourage them to apply. UROP funds research, scholarly, and creative projects in all fields of study.

Undergraduate Research Awards: for semester, academic year or summer (research time commitment is flexible)

Application Deadlines: March 4 (spring, summer, fall 2008 research period), Oct.8, (fall 2008 and/or spring 2009 research period)

Stipend Award: $1,000 (non-credit may be combined with work-study)

Expense Award: $600 maximum (whether or not you are conducting research for credit)

Eligibility: 2.0 cumulative g.p.a.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (Surf):

10 weeks of full-time research at UNH or another research site within the USA

Application Deadline: March 4 for summer 2008

Fellowship: $3,500

Expense Award: $600 maximum

Faculty Mentor Stipend: $600

SURF Eligibility: 3.0 cumulative g.p.a.; at least sophomore status

Spring 2008 Proposal Writing Workshops

Monday Feb.18 - 12:30 – 2 p.m. MUB, 233, all disciplines

Wednesday Feb. 20 - 4 - 5:30 p.m., Rudman 381, science /engineering

Monday Feb. 25 – 4-5:30 p.m., Rudman 381, science / engineering

Wednesday Feb.27- 4:30 – 5:45 p.m., MUB 302, all disciplines

INCO 590: Student Research Experience (1-4 cr.)

A student may assist a faculty member in his/her teaching or research-related responsibilities. Student/faculty teams may receive support for research expenses up to $200. Students may take a maximum of 8 credits of INCO 590 as undergraduates.

For more information go to www.unh.edu/undergrad-research, Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, Hood House 209, 2-4323 or Donna.Brown@unh.edu

Financial Aid Deadline

Professors, have your students applied for financial aid yet? If they want to be considered for all types of aid they need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. The form needs to be received by the federal processor by the deadline. File online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

If necessary, use estimated 2007 federal tax data in order to complete the form on time. Questions? Call the Financial Aid Office at 2-3600 or online at http://financialaid.unh.edu/.

Interim Director of the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research Sought

The Office of the Provost is seeking applications from UNH tenure track and non-tenure track faculty and professional administrative staff for a part-time interim director of the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research to fill in for Dr. Donna Brown, who will be on leave from Jan. 1, 2009 to Aug. 31, 2009.

For a description of the position’s responsibilities and requirements go to

http://www.unh.edu/undergrad-research/center_employment.html.

To learn more about the Hamel Center, go to: http://www.unh.edu/undergrad-research.

Applications are being accepted through January 31, 2008.

Winter Parking Ban at UNH

The winter parking ban continues nightly through March 31, 2008. During this time most campus parking lots will be closed from midnight to 6 a.m. Parking during these hours is limited to designated “exempt” lots, and conditionally available in “weather-conditional” lots. Violators are subject to ticketing and towing. For a full description of the winter parking ban policy and after-midnight parking options, visit www.unh.edu/transportation/parking/wpb/, or call the Transportation Services office at 2-1010.

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, 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.

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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