January 23, 2008
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 beginning Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. with
a reading and book signing at River Run Bookstore in Portsmouth.
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
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
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
Application Deadline: March 4 for summer 2008
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
Get the Scoop on Public Health Graduate Studies
The Master of Public Health Program is hosting an information session Tuesday
Feb. 5, at 12:30 p.m., in the MUB, room 203. The meeting will include an overview
of the public health field and a review of the two-year Master of Public Health
degree and the one-year public health certificate program.
RSVP by calling 2-1128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Faculty Concert Series will present four concerts during the month of
January at the Paul Creative Arts Center. All the concerts are free and open
to the public. For more information, call the music department at 2-2404.
This year’s program includes a Francaix trio, works by Beethoven and
Bill Douglas, and a world premiere work, “Little Red Riding Hood,” by
UNH composer Christopher Kies and narrated by professor emeritus Keith Polk.
Jan. 27- Bratton Recital Hall will be the site of a concert presenting the
music of Wes Montgomery by faculty member David Newsam (guitar) and UNH graduates
Nate Wilson (organ, piano), Nate Therrien (bass), Peter Moutis (drums) and
Chris Klaxton (trumpet), in addition to Paul Heckel (vibes) and Sean Berry
The concert begins at 3 p.m.
The program includes many Montgomery compositions as well as standards he
performed during his career. One of the greatest jazz guitarists of the modern
era, Montgomery’s credits include performances with Milt Jackson, Jimmy
Smith, Nat and Cannonball Adderly, Clark Terry and Johnny Griffin.
In addition to teaching jazz guitar, Newsam directs the jazz guitar ensemble
and coaches jazz ensembles. He is an assistant professor in the guitar department
at Berklee where he has taught since 1989. He is also employed as a senior
lecturer in music at Dartmouth College in Hanover where he teaches guitar and
Newsam has performed in concerts and clinics with many noted musicians, among
them guitarists Jim Hall, Bucky Pizzarelli, Gene Bertoncini and Howard Alden,
pianists Dave McKenna and James Williams, drummers Ed Shaugnessy, Louis Bellson,
Bob Moses and Alan Dawson, and jazz legends Clark Terry, Phil Wilson, Joe Williams
and Milt Jackson.
His extensive theater experience includes performances with Jack Jones, Mitzi
Gaynor, Dianne Carroll, The Fifth Dimension, The Shirelles, and Carol Channing.
Newsam currently performs with the Back Bay Guitar Trio.
Recent concert appearances include performances at Berklee College of Music,
Longy School of Music, Dartmouth and St. Anselm Colleges, The House of Blues,
and the Boston Hatch Shell. Newsam is the former artistic director of the Boston
Classical Guitar Society and author of the book, “Making Money Teaching
Music” published by Writer’s Digest Books, and the DVD, “How
to Accelerate Your Classical Guitar Playing” produced by Rittor Music.
Jan. 29 - Nicholas Orovich, euphonium, tenor and bass trombone and pianist
Christopher Kies will appear in concert at 8 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall.
The program will include works by Prokofiev, Wilder, Cherubini, Hindemith
and Fillmore. For more information, call the music department 2-2404.
Jan. 30 - Faculty Concert Series presents the UNH Jazz Ensemble in concert
at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre.
Performers Thomas Palance, trumpet, David Seiler and Charlie Jennison, saxophones,
Jim Robins, trombone, Dave Newsam, guitar, John Hunter, bass, Mark Shilansky,
piano, and Les Harris, Jr., drums unite to perform a group of Dave Pell octets.
Vocalist David Ripley joins the group during the second half to perform jazz
UNH Community Class Gymnastics Program
Gymnastics classes for children grades K-8th begin on Jan. 23 and run through
April 2, Wednesdays in the Field House starting at 4 p.m. for boys and girls
with an additional class for girls at 5 p.m. All levels are taught in a safe,
For information and registration go to, www.unhwildcats.com, click ‘gymnastics’ then ‘community
The Well-Represented Clavier, Vol. I, featuring UNH Faculty Pianists
Music department pianists Arlene Kies, Silvana Sokolov-Grubb, Rob Haskins
and Christopher Kies will perform a concert of music for solo piano, piano
four-hands and two-pianos written by a diverse group of composers that includes
Bach, Albeniz, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Reich, Glass, Stravinsky and Horton.
Musical styles ranging from the Baroque period through the Romantic period
and all the way into the 21st century will be included. At least one piece
is from the “Well-Tempered Clavier” by J. S. Bach.
The free concert, open to the public, takes place Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. in the
Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center. For more information, call
the music department at 2-2404.
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
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 begins Dec. 1 and 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.htm,
or call the Transportation Services office at 2-1010.
Massage Away Holiday and End of Semester Stress
Health Services is offering 50-minute massages with licensed massage therapists.
Treat yourself or get someone you care about a massage gift certificate. Traditional:
$35 students/$45 faculty and staff. Hot Stone: $45 student/$55 faculty and
Gift certificates may only be purchased for, and used by, current UNH students,
faculty and staff. Stop by Health Services or call 2-3823.
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
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.
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.