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October 1, 2008

Second Emmy Award for Gary Langer '80

Gary Langer '80, polling director for ABC News, has added a 2008 Emmy Award to the one he won in 2005. Both were for the polling unit's work on "Iraq: Where Things Stand"; they are the only two Emmy Awards ever to cite a polling operation.

Under Langer, ABC News has conducted three polls of ordinary people in Afghanistan and five in Iraq. As part of the network's coverage of the conflicts, the polls measure changes in residents' daily lives.

"Iraq: Where Things Stand" won ABC the 2008 Emmy for "Best Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast." More on Langer, who has been with ABC since 1980 and been polling director since 1998.

Faculty: Remind Students about the Graduate and Professional School Fair Oct. 9

Advising and Career Center will be hosting its annual Graduate and Professional School Fair, Oct. 9, from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MUB Granite State Room. Each year the GSR is filled to capacity with institutions wishing to meet UNH students. A directory of registrants may be viewed from our website: www.unh.edu/uacc

Materials Science Seminar Oct. 2 With Brown University Professor

Brown University professor Vivek Shenoy will speak at the materials science seminar taking place Thursday, Oct. 2, from 11:10 p.m. to noon in DeMeritt Hall, room 238.

Shenoy will present “Compositional and morphological patterning in quantum dots and nanowires.” For more information go to http://www.unh.edu/materials-science/pdf/abstracts/2008/fall/shenoy.pdf.

For information on the series visit http://www.unh.edu/materials-science/seminars.html

Homecoming Starts Oct. 10

Mark your calendars; Homecoming 2008 is Oct. 10 through 12. For a schedule of events taking place throughout the weekend visit www.alumni.unh.edu/keep/homecoming.

Telemann’s "Pimpinone" Opera Program Fund Raiser

The music department will host Jenni Cook and David Ripley in two benefit performances of Telemann’s brilliant and hysterical “Pimpinone” to support the UNH opera program, Sat., October 4 and Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Pimpinone, the rich aging aristocrat would love to find a lovely young maid to keep house with the hope, of course, of marrying her. Along comes the lovely Vespetta (a wasp). As they each “wind themselves into each other's ways,” guess who ends up the winner...and the richer.

Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for UNH students/seniors, and are available at the MUB ticket office or at the door. Please consider becoming a benefactor. For more information, call the music department at 2-2404 or the MUB ticket office at 2-2290.         

Reception for Berrien Moore, Founding Director of EOS, Oct. 2

The UNH community is invited to a reception in the Morse Hall atrium on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 3:30 p.m. in honor of Berrien Moore III, founding director of the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS).

After 21 years at the helm, Moore recently stepped down to lead Climate Central of Princeton, N.J. and Palo Alto, Calif. The newly formed nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank is dedicated to providing the public, business and civic leaders, and policymakers with objective and understandable information about climate change and potential solutions.

Please join EOS in celebrating Moore's distinguished UNH career and wishing him well in his new endeavors.

Fish History Film to be Shown Oct. 10

The documentary “American Fisheries – A Cautionary Tale,” written, produced and directed by Bailey Pryor, will be shown Friday, Oct. 10 at 2:10 p.m. in Murkland 115.

“American Fisheries” explores one of the greatest sea stories of all time, the dramatic tale of the 500-year-old North Atlantic cod fishery. A discussion with Pryor and professors Andy Rosenberg, Jeff Bolster and Bill Leavenworth will follow the film.

Faculty: Tell Your Students About the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Undergraduate research awards are available during the semester, academic year or summer (research time commitment is flexible).

Application deadlines:


Oct. 8 (for research during fall 2008 and/or spring 2009)

March 4, 2009 (spring, summer, or fall 2009)

Stipend award:


$1,000 (if research is not for credit; may be combined with work-study)

Expense award:   


$600 maximum (whether or not research is for credit)



2.0 cumulative g.p.a.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF):

SURF Abroad: Nine weeks of full-time research outside the U.S.

Application deadline:


Jan. 7, 2009 for summer 2009 (If same country of student’s study abroad program, the deadline is March 4, 2009)

Expense Award:               
Faculty Mentor Stipend:   
Foreign Mentor Stipend:   
SURF Abroad Eligibility:    




$600 maximum
3.0 cumulative g.p.a.; at least junior status

SURF USA: Ten weeks of full-time research at UNH or another research site within the USA

Application deadline:


March 4, 2009 for summer 2009




Expense award:   


$600 maximum

Faculty Mentor Stipend: 



SURF Eligibility:  


3.0 cumulative g.p.a.; at least sophomore status

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 visit www.unh.edu/undergrad-research or the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, Hood House 209, 2-4323 or Donna.Brown@unh.edu.

Wildcat Community Gymnastics Class Program

Gymnastics classes for school-age community children are being offered on Wednesday afternoons at the Field House. Boys and girls, classes of all levels are taught in a safe progressive manner. New sessions run Oct. 1 through Dec. 10. For information call, 2-2181 or email Lindsey.bruck@unh.edu.

High Tech Comes to the Wildcatessen

New online ordering capabilities will make it quick and easy to get food from the Wildcatessen. Simply got to Wild Express at
http://www.wildexpress.unh.edu/FPOnGoFrame.asp?locNum=11&DispFlg=0, select a category, place your order and it will be ready when you arrive. Allow 15 minutes between order and pick up.

ArtBreak Fall Schedule.

ArtBreak is held Wednesdays at the Paul Creative Arts Center. All events take place from noon to 1 p.m. The schedule through Oct. 22 follows:

Oct.1 - Three exhibiting faculty artists from the department of art and art history—Brian Chu, Craig Hood, and Maryse Searls McConnell—discuss their work in the current exhibition, “Art Faculty Review” in the Museum of Art.

Oct. 8 - “The Legacy: The Parthenon Sculptures and Modern Day Debate of Repatriation” is discussed by UNH international research opportunities program grant recipient Elizabeth G. Lapan. Room A219.

Oct. 15 – “From Faith to Form” The function of artifice in the expression of religious faith and in recent sculptures is discussed by Benjamin Cariens, Room A219 and Museum of Art.

Oct. 22- “New England Currents: Animating the Museum with Contemporary Art” by Katherine French (B.F.A., 1975), curator and director of the Danforth Museum of Art, Room A219.

The exhibitions and programs are supported in part by the Friends of the Museum of Art. 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 Museum of Art at 2-3712, museum.of.art@unh.edu, or visit www.unh.edu/moa.

The Museum of Art is open during the academic year Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. It is closed Fridays, university holidays and during exhibition changes.

Bring your American Girl Doll to “Little Women” the Musical Oct. 8-12

One of American literature’s most beloved stories hits the UNH stage Oct. 8. The Broadway musical based on Louisa May Alcott's classic novel "Little Women," follows the lives of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America with their beloved Marmee. The enduring story of the March sisters highlights four very different personalities forced to make it through tough times together while their dreams are tempered, twisted and often realized in unexpected ways.  

The department of theatre and dance invites audience members to celebrate female characters in American literature by bringing their American Girl doll to the production.  Immediately following the Saturday, Oct. 11, matinee, Marmee and the March sisters will be in the Johnson Theatre lobby in full costume, to meet audience members and their American Girl dolls.   

“Little Women” is directed by professor Matt Nesmith, director of musical theatre, and runs October 8 through 12 at the UNH Johnson Theatre.

Tickets are $15.50 for general admission and $13.50 for seniors, UNH ID holders; and groups of 15 or more.  Contact the MUB ticket office (Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at 2-2290.  You may also purchase tickets at www.unhmub.com/ticket

The box office opens one hour prior to curtain in the lobby at the Paul Creative Arts Center.  For more information and show times or to learn about season subscription offerings at a discount, call 2-2919, or visit at  www.unh.edu/theatre-dance.

UNH M Center for Graduate & Professional Studies Open House

The UNH Center for Graduate & Professional Studies is sponsoring an open house on Thursday, Oct.16, at 6 p.m. to provide an overview of the graduate study opportunities available in Manchester’s Millyard.

The center offers graduate study options in business administration (MBA), public administration (MPA) public health (MPH and Certificate), social work (MSW), educational administration and supervision (MED, CAGS), counseling (MED), teacher education (MED, MAT), and industrial statistics (Certificate). The 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.

No Phishing

UNH has recently been targeted by phishing scam e-mails attempting to get employees to reveal personal information such as usernames, passwords, social security numbers and credit card details to the sender by posing as a trustworthy entity. Do not respond to these emails. UNH does not and would not request such information. Delete any email requesting such information.

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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