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September 16, 2009

“High Hopes” – Discussion on the Obama Era, Sept. 23

Join UNH and Seacoast community members Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.  in MUB Theater II as we explore the diverse and layered meanings of “hope” and the real-life manifestations and complications of “change” in the "Era of Obama."

The panel discussion will be moderated by Cait Vaughan, followed by a group discussion with the audience. Panelists include Marla Brettschneider, political science professor; Carol Conaway, women's studies professor;, and undergraduate Melissa-Leigh Gore, English and Africana and African American Studies.

This event, free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the minors in Africana & African American Studies, American Studies and Race, Culture and Power under the Center for the Humanities.

Proposals Sought for Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series

The Center for the Humanities is seeking proposals to organize the Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series. Especially welcomed are proposals addressing science, mathematics, or interdisciplinary themes for the 2010-2011 series.

Guidelines and information are at  www.unh.edu/humanities-center or contact Mary Jo Alibrio, program coordinator at 2-4356; mj.alibrio@unh.edu with any questions

The deadline is Nov. 5, 2009.

Constitution Day at UNH

Constitution Day will be celebrated Thursday, Sept. 17, with the showing of two 20-minute videos. “Key Constitutional Concepts” and “A Conversation on the Constitution: Judicial Independence” will air at 2:15 PM in MUB Theater II.

Pool Reopens

The Swasey Indoor Pool will reopen Wednesday, Sept. 16, after being closed for renovations. The renovations include a new gutter and increased depth as well as multiple mechanical upgrades. In addition the pool schedule is now available online at http://CampusRec.unh.edu/Aquatics.

Membership to the pool is free for full-time faculty, staff and students. Part-time students, $50 a semester. Community members can purchase academic year passes, $150 for adults 18 years plus and $95 ages 1-17 (Saturday/Sunday only). Day passes can be purchased at the pool for $5 (cash only).

Expect Delays College Road Sept. 18

Installation of curbing along College Road will take place Friday, Sept. 18. Traffic will be limited to one lane for approximately one hour during the late afternoon. Expect delays.

Heather Raffo in Concert Sept. 22

The UNH Celebrity Series will present Heather Raffo in “Sounds of Desire” Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the Paul Creative Arts Center’s Johnson Theatre at 7 p.m.

Raffo, author and actress of the award winning one-woman show “9 Parts of Desire,” teams up with accomplished Iraqi maqam and jazz musician Amir ElSaffar, Syrian vocalist Gaida Hinnawi and the versatile Moroccan instrumentalist, Brahim Fribgane for a dramatic evening of spoken word and melodic solos. Using characters from Raffo’s acclaimed one-woman show they present a concert of urban and classical sounds that spring from both their Arab and American roots.

Tickets, $30 general admission and $10 for youth, are available by calling the MUB box office at 2-2290 Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or online at www.unhmub.com/ticket.For ticket information call the ticket office at 2-2290 or visit the web at www.unh.edu/celebrity.  The Johnson Theatre box office opens one hour before the performance.

NH International Seminar on Chinese and Western Medicine Thursday Sept. 17

Shigehisa Kuriyama, Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History at Harvard University will present  “How Chinese and Western Medicine Became Strangely Similar:
The Untold Story of the Modern Body" Thursday, Sept. 17 from 12:40 to 2 p.m. in MUB Theater II.
For information on other upcoming seminars go to http://www.unh.edu/cie/nhis/index.html.

Faculty Concert Oct. 3

The Faculty Concert Series presents soprano Jenni Cook and guitarist David Newsam in "An Evening of Spanish and Portuguese Art Song” Saturday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Peggy Vagts, flute and Robert Stibler, trumpet will join the duo to perform works by Joaquin Rodrigo, Fernando Sor, Manuel de Falla, Laurindo Almeida and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

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

Seeking Honorary Degree Candidates

What do Meryl Streep, Gov. John Lynch and astronaut Rick Linnehan all have in common?  They received honorary degrees at the UNH commencement ceremony.  Know someone who excelled above and beyond? Someone who has made notable contributions to society?  Then now is the time to nominate them for the 2010 commencement awards.  Click here to nominate.  (The nomination deadline is Oct. 31)

Info Session for Employees Whose Children Might Apply to UNH

The Admissions Office is offering an admissions information session on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in MUB Theatre II for UNH employees and their children who are considering applying for admission to UNH.

The information session is designed for families with students who are high school juniors and seniors, or potential transfer applicants.  The program will include a brief presentation about UNH, an overview of the admissions process, and an opportunity for questions and discussion.  Register Here.

 Questions about the program should be directed to Sharen Gibadlo (2-3799) or Rob McGann (2-2880).

Forum: Preparing for the H1N1 Global Flu Pandemic

Join UNH and local health leaders for a forum on the latest up-to-date information on H1N1 for what you need to know and what you need to do. Tuesday Sept. 29, MUB Strafford Room 12:40 – 2 p.m. Co-sponsored by the College of Health and Human Services and Health Services.

‘Sounds of Desire’ Sept. 22, Johnson Theatre

The “Sounds of Desire’ will be performed Tuesday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center.

Heather Raffo, author and actress of the award-winning one-woman show “Parts of Desire” teams up with accomplished Iraqi maqam and jazz musician Amir ElSaffar, Syrian vocalist Gaida Hinnawi, and the versatile Moroccan instrumentalist, Brahim Fribgane, for a dramatic evening of spoken word and melodic solos.

Using characters from Raffo’s acclaimed one-woman show like slam poetry, together they present a concert of urban and classical sounds that spring from both their Arab and American roots.

A special event with the artist takes place in the Museum of Art on Monday, September 21 at 1 p.m.

Ticket prices: $30 general; $27 UNH faculty/senior; $10 UNH students and youth.

Subscription to Foundation Directory

Dimond Library has a campus-wide online subscription to the Foundation Directory, providing UNH users ability to search for grant opportunities from any computer on campus or remotely from any computer in the world.  

The directory (http://www.library.unh.edu/scripts/redirect.pl?dbase=406) offers a database more than  96,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant-making public charities in the U.S.; a database of more than 3,600 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a database of more than 1.4 million recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of more than 533,000 recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF

Weight Watchers at Work Program

USNH Health and Wellness is sponsoring a 12-week Weight Watchers at Work program Wednesdays, Sept. 23 to Dec. 16 in the MUB from noon to12:45 p.m. Open to all employees.
An information and registration session will be held Wednesday, Sept.16, at noon in the MUB, room 302.  Program facilitator is Janet McGrath.
Sign up anytime throughout the series; the fee will be prorated. WeightWatchers is also offering eight weeks of eTools free when you purchase a 12-week WeightWatchers at Work series.
WeightWatchers is one of the health education programs for which Harvard Pilgrim will reimburse members up to $200 per calendar year.  For more information on this and other Health and Wellness programs visit:  http://www.usnh.edu/hr/health-wellness/get-active.html or call HR at 2-0501.

Grant Opportunities

The Center for the Humanities has grant opportunities open to all faculty. The deadline to apply is Nov. 5.
Grants to organize the Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series are open to all faculty, topics and subject areas. Applications related to the sciences are particularly encouraged this year. Proposals that connect the Sidore series to significant conversations occurring on and off campus are also welcome.
Programs and project grants and interdisciplinary conference grants are open to all faculty, providing the project or conference falls within some aspect of humanities discussion.  
For more information and guidelines visit: www.unh.edu/humanities-center and click on "funding opportunities" or email mj.alibrio@unh.edu or call 2-4356

Update Manchester Airport Parking

While USNH employees can no longer park for free at Manchester Airport, parking is available at a discounted rate of $7 a day at the Highlander Inn. A 24-hour complimentary on-demand shuttle service to and from the airport is also available. This service is offered to all staff, faculty, students and parents.  See FYI for additional information <http://finadmin.usnh.edu/Finance_FYI/cur_fyi.aspx>
This discounted service offer is valid through June 30, 2010.

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.

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. .

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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