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March 26, 2008

Treat Yourself to a Massage During Spring Break

Health Services will offer 50-minute massages with licensed massage therapists during spring break. Traditional: $35 student/$45 faculty & staff. Hot Stone: $45 student/$55 faculty & staff.

Cash, credit card, check and Cats Cache accepted. Gift certificates may be purchased at Health Services or by calling 2-3823. Gift certificates may only be purchased for, and used by, current UNH students, faculty and staff.

For an appointment call 2-3823. For more information go to www.unh.edu/health-services.

COLSA Visionary Seminar Series

Lectures are from 12:40 to 2 p.m., free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 13 – Rudman G89

"Small non-coding RNAs: Mechanistic Implications and Potential Application"

John J. Rossi, Ph.D., Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, (UNH ’69)

Thursday, March 27 – Kingsbury N101

“Developing multidisciplinary majors in innovative areas of biological science”

Maria Pallavicini, Ph.D., School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced

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

Oil Production Focus of Carsey Institute Brown Bag Lunch March 27

Dennis Meadows, professor emeritus at UNH, will present “After Peak Oil” during a Carsey Institute Brown Bag lunch on Thursday, March 27, from 12:40 to 2 p.m. in MUB, room 302.

Meadows will explain his reasons for believing peak oil production has already occurred and discuss actions New Hampshire residents can take to start preparing for heating and transport fuels that will soon be several times more expensive.

Meadows was director of the UNH Institute for Policy and Social Science Research between 1989 and 2004. His work on the system dynamics of important resource and environmental issues has won him many honors.

In 2007, he was selected for a Medal of Honor by the Hungarian president, and he received the annual peace award of UNESCO in Berlin, Germany. His 10th book was translated into 15 languages. It was selected as the most important book on the future published in the German language in 2006.

For more information visit http://carseyinstitute.unh.edu/seminars_2008.htm

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.

New Name Reflects Broader Goals

As of July 1, the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) will become the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. This change results from the initiative and unanimous support of the members of the CTE Advisory Committee, administrative director Michael Lee, and faculty director Victor Benassi.

For many years, CTE has had the goal of assisting faculty and teaching graduate students who wish to become more effective and efficient teachers. While this goal will remain, it has become increasingly clear to the faculty closest to the center’s work that the national discussion on teaching has moved from a “teacher-centered” approach to a “learning-centered” focus (Association of American Colleges and Universities) aimed at “the integration of teaching and learning” (UNH Academic Plan). The new name for the center reflects that shift of focus.

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.

Flute Concert March 12

Guest flute artist and educator Martha Councell with appear in concert with piano accompanist Arlene Kies Wednesday, March 12 at 8 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

An energetic and inventive soloist, Martha Councell has performed in Europe, Central and South America, and across the United States. She earned degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. As dedicated to teaching as she is to performing, Councell was invited to participate as an artist-teacher with Oberlin Conservatory’s Panama Project.

She taught master classes and individual lessons as part of the Campamento Musical Juvenil in Panama City, Panama. Fluent in Spanish, Councell was able to cross the language barrier and connect with students of all ages and ability levels. Currently, she is adjunct instructor of flute at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.

The upcoming concert is titled “Music of the Americas” and includes 20th century compositions originating from North and South America, as well as Cuba.

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

Administrative Office Professionals Conference Set for March 19

The 10th annual AOP Conference will take place March 19 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (March 20th is snow date) in the MUB.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources, the AOP biennial professional conference is designed to increase and acknowledge professional identity and contributions, encourage the building of collegial relationships, expand the general knowledge base, and develop individual competencies toward the fulfillment of the university's mission of teaching, research and public service.

This year’s attendees will be registering for two workshops (one a.m. and one p.m.) from a diverse selection of 24 workshops. The conference will open with a continental breakfast and opening remarks by President Mark W. Huddleston. Details of the conference agenda and workshop descriptions are available on the HR website at: http://www.unh.edu/hr/pod/aop-conference.htm. On-line registration closes March 10.

Commission on the Status of Women Award Nominations Requested

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women invites nominations for a person or group who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting equity, advancing the status of women and who has served as a role model for women on campus.

Nominations, due by March 12, are sought in three categories: faculty, staff and student.

For additional information, contact 2-1058 or womens-commission@unh.edu

Award recipients will be honored at the Women’s Commission’s annual celebration on April 9, from noon to1 p.m. in the MUB Strafford Room.

UNH Manchester to Host Graduate School Open House

The UNH Center for Graduate & Professional Studies is sponsoring an open house on Tuesday, March 18 at 6 p.m. This session will provide an overview of the graduate study opportunities available in Manchester’s Millyard.

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

The UNH Center for Graduate & Professional Studies is located at 286 Commercial Street, 4th floor in Manchester's historic Millyard. The open house is free and open to the public. RSVP to: unhm.gradcenter@unh.edu or 603-641-4313. UNH Manchester, the university’s urban campus, brings undergraduate and UNH graduate programs and resources to people who live and work in New Hampshire.

Nate Hardy Memorial Fund

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Nate Hardy, who was recently killed in Iraq. Hardy is the son of UNH employees Donna and Stephen Hardy. Donna is an administrative assistant in the psychology department and Stephen is a kinesiology professor. Donations may be made to:

The Nate Hardy Memorial Fund
c/o Navy Federal Credit Union
Building 200
FTC Dam Neck
Virginia Beach, VA, 23461

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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