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September 24, 2008

Art Reception

In the Company of Artists: Art and Fine Crafts by UNH Staff”, a juried art show at the UNH Museum, kicks off with a reception Sept. 26 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Hazing Researcher to Speak Sept. 25

Elizabeth Allan, a national hazing researcher from University of Maine, will be on campus Thursday, Sept. 25 as part of the events organized by Office of the Vice President for Student & Academic Services, Office of Greek Life, Campus Recreation, UNH Athletics, Student Organization Services, and the Office of Health Education and Promotion around National Hazing Week.

Allan will address faculty, staff and the UNH community at 3 p.m. in the MUB Strafford Room.  (A session for students takes place from 12:40 p.m. to 2 p.m.) RSVP with coordinator of Greek Life Adam McCready at adam.mccready@unh.edu.

Information on how to prevent hazing will be available in the MUB Union Court daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grab a “Hazing Hurts” button, sign the hazing prevention petition, and get additional information on hazing prevention.

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.         

Grant Workshop Oct. 3

An NEH grant workshop will be held Oct. 3, in Holloway Commons.  Jane Aikin, assistant director of research programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities, will conduct the free workshop. Register online at www.unh.edu/humanities-center/events or email mj.alibrio@unh.edu for more information.  A fuller description is on-line and in the attachment.  Register by Sept. 26.

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.

Karen Von Damm Memorial Service Sept. 25

The memorial service for Karen Von Damm will take place at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Community Church in Durham with a reception afterwards in the 1925 Room in the UNH Alumni Center.

Von Damm, a professor and a researcher at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, earned international renown for her research in geochemistry and was one of the world's leading authorities on oceanic hydrothermal vent systems. She died Aug. 14 after a four-month battle with liver cancer. She was 53.

Train Station Ribbon Cutting Sept. 30

The newly renovated UNH-Durham train station will hold a ribbon cutting Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 9 a.m. Join President Mark Huddleston and other members of the university community in celebrating the completion of this exciting project.

RSVP at https://www.events.unh.edu/register.shtml?event_id=4845. Parking for this event will be free at the Visitor Information Center.

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 Sept. 3 through Sept. 24 and 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.

Chamber Music and Bassoon Quartet Concerts Sept. 28

The New England Bassoon Quartet returns to UNH Sept. 28  along with Boston Symphony member Suzanne Nelsen and Portland Symphony members Janet Polk, Ardith Keef and Margaret Phillips who will present a lively, eclectic, and accessible program of new works by Berklee College of Music faculty entitled “5/4”—5 composers/4 bassoons.

Berklee College of Music has provided a generous grant to commission new repertoire for the New England Bassoon Quartet from composers Michael Weinstein, Andrew List, Marti Epstein, Beth Denish and Greg Hopkins.

For more information, call the music department at 2-2404.        

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:

Sept. 24 - Mary McWilliams, Norma Jean Calderwood, Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art, Harvard Art Museum, presents a slide show and discusses the iconological references found in the work of painter Conley Harris. Room A219.

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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