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Taking Note

January 30, 2008

Jazz Concert Tonight

The Faculty Concert Series presents the UNH Jazz Ensemble in concert today, Jan. 30, 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 standards.

MLK, Jr. Celebration Continues With Activism Fair

The Act Now Campus Activism Fair seeks to not only raise awareness around the global plight of refugee and immigrant populations--particularly those resettling in the local area-- but also to provide student and community activists the chance to explore a range of service opportunities that are in direct support of the refugee and immigrant populations of New Hampshire.

Thursday, Jan. 31, noon- 3p.m., MUB Granite State Room

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


$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.

Traditional Jazz Series Concert

On Monday, Feb.4 at 8 p.m., the 186th concert of the Traditional Jazz Series at UNH will restore the intimate atmosphere of its very first program in 1976 with a rare solo piano presentation by Tim Ray, a worthy successor to Dave McKenna, Marian McPartland, and the select few others who have given such recitals on the series.

Ray first attracted attention as an accompanist in the pop field, most notably for Lyle Lovett, but soon was heard with such jazz luminaries as Scott Hamilton, Gary Burton, and Bucky Pizzarelli.

His artistry is truly comprehensive, manifested through more than 50 recordings. Ray has appeared previously at UNH with trombonists George Masso and Jeff Galindo, and vocalist Donna Byrne.

The concert takes place in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center. Tickets are $8; senior citizen and student tickets are $6 and are available at the MUB ticket office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and one hour prior to the concert. Or call 2-2290.

For a listing of the upcoming season and other jazz events, call the music department at 2-2404.

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.
Feb.12: Meditation 101: Breath Meditation

An overview of mediation and its healing benefits to the mind, body and spirit. You will also be guided through a breathing mediation, a useful tool for general relaxation.

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 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 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/.

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 holly.tutko@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


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.

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.

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.

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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