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Taking Note

January 28, 2009

Faculty Concert Series

The Faculty Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert Wednesday, Jan.28 at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center. Performers include Dave Seiler and Jared Sims on woodwinds, Mark Shilansky on piano, Dave Newsam, guitar, John Hunter, bass and Les Harris, Jr. on drums.

On Sunday, Feb.15, at 3 p.m. the UNH Faculty Concert Series will present “Baroque and Modern Sacred Music From Germany” featuring trumpeter Robert Stibler, organist Abbey Hallberg-Siegfried with bass-baritone David Ripley at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 101 Chapel Street, Portsmouth.

Stibler and Ripley are professors of music at UNH. Hallberg-Siegfried is director of music at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Music by Telemann, Bach, Bernard W. Sanders and Jürgen Pfiester will be featured.

Both concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call the music department at 2-2404.

Music Department’s Concerts Feb. 2 and 11

Monday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m., a trio from Music at Eden’s Edge will perform in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center. The program will include Beethoven’s Trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2, Mendelssohn’s Trio in D Minor, Op. 49 and a rarely heard trio by the Russian composer Georgy Sviridov (1915-1998).

Performers will include Maria Benotti, violin, Lynn Nowels, cello and Eda Mazo-Shlyam, piano.

Founded in 1982, Music at Eden’s Edge has come to represent the highest standards of musical performance artistry. Its Summer Chamber Music Series, which runs from June through September on Boston’s North Shore, features extraordinary musical artists performing in some of the area’s most beautiful and distinctive settings.

Music at Eden’s Edge is known for its creative programming that ranges from the Baroque period through innovative 20th and 21st century works commissioned and premiered by the festival.

On Wednesday, Feb. 11, join the Air Force Band of Liberty’s New England Winds for an evening of delightful musical entertainment at 8 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall.

This outstanding music group is currently on tour in the area from Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. They feature something for all musical tastes: popular, Broadway, patriotic, jazz and folk music, as well as pieces from the traditional woodwind quintet repertoire.

Both programs are sponsored by the music department and are free and open to the public. For more information, call the 2-2404.  

Museum of Art Calendar of Events Listings, January – May, 2009

Jan.28 ArtBreak: Gallery Talk Debbie Disston, director, The McIninch Art Gallery, SNHU, and curator of the current exhibition “Drawing the Line,” discusses the works on view. Noon, free, Museum of Art.

Feb.2 Brown Bag Lunch Film Series: “Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography” This documentary features modern-day directors of photography who illustrate their best work and the scenes from films that influenced them. (1992, 92 min.)  Noon, free, Room A204, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Feb.4 ArtBreak: Slide Lecture “Cityscape as Urban Prose” by David Smith, professor of Art History, UNH.  Noon, free, Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Feb.9 Brown Bag Lunch Film Series: “art21: Paradox” Artists Mark Bradford, Catherine Sullivan, Robert Ryman, and Allora & Calzadilla are featured (2007, art21, 60 min.) Noon, free, Room A204, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Feb.11 ArtBreak: “Murals of Belfast” Van McLeod, Commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources, discusses the making of the award-winning documentary. Noon, free, Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Feb.16 Brown Bag Lunch Film Series:Persepolis” Based on Majame Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel, the story follows a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution.  (2007, subtitles) Noon, free, Room A204, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Feb.18 ArtBreak: “The Boy Who Stood Still” A preview of the Department of Theatre and Dance’s current production is presented. Led by Raina Ames, co-author and director.  Noon, free, Museum of Art.

Feb.23 Brown Bag Lunch Film Series:  “Babette’s Feast”  (Danish, 1987) Noon, free, Room A204, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Feb.25 ArtBreak: Slide Lecture “Leaving the Troubles Behind: Images and Narratives from Northern Ireland” by Kathleen Shine Cain, professor of English, Merrimack College. Noon, free, Room A219, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Feb.25 Book Discussion Group: “Between the Lines” "Matters of Life & Death: And Other Stories"" by Bernard MacLaverty, and "The Price of My Soul" by Bernadette Devlin are discussed. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition "Renewal: Printmakers from the New Northern Ireland." 2 p.m., free, Room Museum of Art.

March  2 Brown Bag Lunch Film Series: “William Kentridge: Drawing the Passing” (David Krut Publishing, 1999, 50 min.) Noon, free, Room A204, Paul Creative Arts Center.

March 4   ArtBreak: TBA Noon, free, Museum of Art.

March 11   ArtBreak: Concert David Ripley, Department of Music, UNH, performs. Noon, free, Museum of Art.

March 23 Brown Bag Lunch Film Series: “The Circus” (Charlie Chaplin, 1928, 68 min.) Noon, free, Room A204.

March  25 ArtBreak: Gallery Talk Ben Cariens, professor of Art, UNH, discusses works on view in the current exhibition “Drawing the Line.” Noon, free, Museum of Art.

March 30 Brown Bag Lunch Film Series: “In the Realms of the Unreal: The Mystery of Henry Darger” (2004, 81 min.) Noon, free, Room A204, Paul Creative Arts Center.

April 1 ArtBreak: Concert The UNH Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of Christopher Hill. Noon, free, Museum of Art.

April 5 Spring Concert The UNH Symphony Orchestra performs under the direction of Christopher Hill. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition “Renewal: Printmakers from the New Northern Ireland.” 2 p.m., free, Museum of Art.

April 6 Brown Bag Lunch Film Series: “Mystery of Picasso” (1956) Noon, free, Room A204, Paul Creative Arts Center.

April 8 ArtBreak: TBA Noon, free, Museum of Art, Paul Creative Arts Center.

April 13 Brown Bag Lunch Film Series: TBA Noon, free, Room A204, Paul Creative Arts Center.

April 17 – Preview Reception: Two new exhibitions, “2009 Senior B.A. and B.F.A. Exhibition”and “2009 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition I” are presented to the public. 5-7 p.m., free, Museum of Art.

April 20 Brown Bag Lunch Film Series: “Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine” (1 hr. 39 min.) Noon, free, Room A204, Paul Creative Arts Center.

April 22 ArtBreak: Gallery Talk Candidates in UNH’s Master of Fine Arts degree program discuss their work currently on view. Noon, free, Museum of Art.

April 27 Brown Bag Lunch Film Series: “Shadow of the House” Noon, free, Room A204, Paul Creative Arts Center.

April 28 – Performance: “Art & Dance” Students from the Department of Theatre and Dance perform under the direction of professor Gay Nardone. 10 – 11 am, free, Museum of Art.

April 29 ArtBreak: Gallery Talk Candidates in UNH’s Bachelor of Arts degree program discuss their work currently on view.  Noon, free, Museum of Art.

May 8 – Preview Reception: The new exhibition, “2009 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition II” is presented to the public. 5-7 p.m., free, Museum of Art.

May 13 ArtBreak: Gallery Talk Candidates in UNH’s Bachelor of Arts degree program discuss their work currently on view. Noon, free, Museum of Art.

May 20ArtBreak: Gallery Talk Candidates in UNH’s Master of Fine Arts degree program discuss their work currently on view. Noon, free, Museum of Art.

Museum of Art Hours: Mon.-Wed. 10-4; Thurs. 10-8; and Sat. & Sun. 1-5; and Fridays.  Admission is free. For more information call 2-3712 or  www.unh.edu/moa or museum.of.art@unh.edu.

Have Something to Talk About? The Speakers Bureau Wants You

Join an impressive list of more than 200 UNH faculty and staff and share your knowledge with citizens of New Hampshire. The UNH Speakers Bureau is an outreach program of the university connecting faculty and staff with non-profit organizations around the state to share their expertise through speaking engagements. In 2008, Speakers Bureau members gave more than 125 presentations around the state reaching more than 4,000 New Hampshire citizens.

All faculty and staff are eligible to join. This is a terrific opportunity to promote your current research, make your knowledge available to the public, and to have an impact in the community. Visit the website to learn more or call us at 2-4401. If you are a current member and have not recently updated your information, please visit the website to view your profile.

2008-2009 Traditional Jazz Series

On Feb. 2, vibraphonist and former New Hampshire resident Ed Saindon teams up with the versatile soprano saxophonist and composer Dave Liebman for the sixth annual Tommy Gallant Memorial Scholarship concert. Bassist Dave Clark and drummer Mark Walker will also perform.

Russell Malone appears with his quartet on March 2. Largely self-taught, Malone’s awesome technique and versatility in the swing, bebop and blues idioms make him sought after by many major jazz figures including Harry Connick, Benny Green and Diana Krall. He also appeared in Robert Altman’s movie “Kansas City.”

The series wraps up on April 13 with Bria and Jim’s Borderline Jazz Band featuring trombonist Jim Fryer and Canadian trumpet sensation Bria Skonberg. Other New England favorites appear as well including banjoist/vocalist Jimmy Mazzy and clarinetist John Clark.

Winter Parking Ban in Effect

The winter parking began Dec.1 and continues nightly through March 31, 2009. During this time most campus parking lots are closed, regardless of the weather, from midnight to 6 a.m. with the exception of designated exempt lots and conditionally available lots. 

Weather conditional after-midnight parking is conditionally available in C lot and B lot, in addition to the normally exempt lots. On nights where there is no declared snow emergency, and no snow is falling or predicted, cars may be parked in either of these lots without penalty. However, if a snow emergency is called, cars must be removed from these lots before midnight or face ticketing and towing.

For more information go to unh.edu/transportation/parking/wpb.htm, or call the UNH Transportation Services Office at 2-1010.

Faculty Members Remind Your Students to Register for URC

The 10th Annual URC will take place April 17-25, 2009. Registration opens Dec.1 and will remain open until early March 2009.The Undergraduate Research Conference is a defining event at UNH. At the weeklong symposium, hundreds of students from all academic disciplines present the results of their scholarly and creative research in an array of professional and artistic venues campus-wide. Demonstrations, performances, a world-renowned keynote speaker, and special guests add to the excitement of the annual conference.
For more information visit http://www.unh.edu/urc/.

Health Services Offers Free Light Therapy to Students, Faculty and Staff

Are you feeling sad, anxious or irritable? Having problems concentrating? Feeling less energized than usual? Sleeping more or having lower quality of sleep? Eating more and/or craving carbohydrates?

You may be more than a little blue; you may be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a pattern of seasonal depression, occurring every year in the early months of winter and lasting until spring.

Light therapy is one form of treatment of SAD, and is available at Health Services for UNH student, faculty and staff seven days a week.

Daily appointments are recommended, preferably in the morning. Session lengths range from 15 minutes to 2 hours, most session usually lasting 20-30 minutes.

For diagnosis and treatment, students are encouraged to make an appointment with a medical clinician at Health Services or a counselor at the Counseling Center.

To schedule a session call 2-3823. Students: to make an appointment with a Health Services medical clinician call 2-1806. For an appointment with a counselor at the Counseling Center call 2-2090.

Yoga Classes at Campus Rec

Basic hatha style yoga classes are offered at the Campus Recreation Center Monday through Saturday for students, rec center members and non-members, and the community. Six-class session: $30/student or recreation center member; $50/non-members. Basic exercise mats provided. Yoga mats may be purchased at the Recreation Center or you may bring your own mat/towel.

For a class schedule go to http://campusrec.unh.edu/index.cfm?id=64C9465D-D97E-AFD2-BBB892A5ACD83F5E. .

Massage Therapy Available

Health Services offers 50-minute massages with licensed massage therapists. 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 by visiting Health Services or 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 or go to Health Services, room 249. For more information go to www.unh.edu/health-services

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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