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January 27, 2010

Cornucopia Food Pantry Temporarily Relocated

The Waysmeet Center, which houses the Cornucopia food pantry, is temporarily closed. Until it reopens, the Cornucopia Food pantry will be relocated to the St. Thomas More food pantry at 6 Madbury Road and open on Wednesday afternoons from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Organizers of Cornucopia encourage people visit the St. Thomas More Food pantry until the Waysmeet Center reopens. Contact information for this food pantry, and many other local food pantries, can be found on this food pantry list.

Waysmeet staff, interns and volunteers are still out working in the community, and available to help and provide services and resources as needed. They can be reached at 2-1165, waysmeet@comcast.net, or at their temporary offices in the UNH Housing Office complex at 10 Academic Way.

Blasting on Water Works Road Now Underway

Blasting and drilling has begun on Water Works Road to construct a new research facility across from the Grounds and Events facility. Blasting operations will be performed in accordance with Town of Durham blasting requirements, which include advance warning signals as follows:

3 horn blasts - 5 minutes to detonation
2 horn blasts – 1 minute to detonation
1 horn blast – All clear

Questions or concerns? Contact Richard Rouleau, project manager, at 2-3210 or email Rich.Rouleau@UNH.edu.

Reception for Kathy Cataneo Feb. 17

The Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research will host a reception for Kathy Cataneo of the Office of Sponsored Research in appreciation for her many years of service, Wednesday, Feb.17, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the OSR conference room (125 service building). Remarks at approximately 4 p.m. RSVP to Beverly Reid, 2-3750 or bev.reid@unh.edu.

Faculty: Encourage Students to Attend the Annual Study Abroad Fair Feb. 2

The Center for International Education’s annual Study Abroad Fair takes place Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MUB’s Granite State Room. Forty exhibitors, 60 countries represented, raffle prizes, giveaways, CIE photo contest and information about financial aid and passports.

Feb 14 Faculty Concert Series Presents Ripley and Kies
The department of music Faculty Concert Series presents bass-baritone David Ripley and pianist Arlene Kies in a performance of Franz Schubert’s “Die Winterreise” Sunday, Feb. 14, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

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

Jazz Series Concert Feb. 1
Internationally recognized jazz saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi will appear with his quartet at the UNH Traditional Jazz Series Monday, Feb. 1, in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center at 8 p.m.. Performing on both saxophone and piano, Bergonzi will be joined by trumpeter Phil Grenadier, bassist Dan Santoro, and drummer Devon Drobka. 

Tickets are $8; senior citizen and student tickets are $6 and are available at the MUB ticket office, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm, online at www.unhmub.com/tickets and at the door.

For a brochure of  the upcoming season and other jazz events, call the department of music at 2-2404. 

Faculty Concert Series

The Faculty Concert Series presents concerts Jan. 31 and Feb. 3 at the Bratton Recital Hall, Paul Creative Arts Center.

“Conversations with the Guitar. A Tribute to Laurindo Almeida,”  with guitarist David Newsam, takes place  Sunday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. Joining Newsam are soprano Jenni Cook, oboist Margaret Herlehy, saxophonist Fred Haas, flutist Dave Seiler, bassist John Hunter and drummer Les Harris, Jr.

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, low brass specialist and professor of music Nicholas Orovich and accompanist Rob Haskins appear in concert 3, at 8 p.m. The program includes “Four Studies in English Folk Song” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sonatas by Paul Hindemith and Leslie Bassett, “Romanze appassionata” by Carl Maria von Weber and “Ashoken Farewell” by Jay Ungar.
The concerts are free and open to the public.  For more information, call the music department at 2-2404.

Reminder: Financial Aid Deadline is March 1, 2010
The 2010-2011 Financial Aid Deadline is March 1, 2010.  This is the date by which the FAFSA  must be received by the federal processor. Go to www.fafsa.gov to apply on-line. Come into the Financial Aid Office in Stoke Hall, email financial.aid@unh.edu or call 2-3600 if you have any questions.

Two New Exhibits at The Museum Of Art Beginning Jan. 29

Langdon Quin, “Parish, 2004–5”, oil on canvas

Two new exhibitions, “War and Remembrance” and “Acts & Memory: Paintings by Langdon Quin, 1990 – 2010,” will be featured at the Museum of Art, Jan. 29. through April 8 ,2010. (Closed March 12-21 and April 2-4.)

A preview reception takes place Friday, Jan. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. The preview reception, exhibitions, and accompanying educational programs are open to the public free of charge.

“War and Remembrance”focuses on the issue of conflict, and explores how artists have historically interpreted and recorded war experiences and their consequences. Highlighting the exhibition are studies drawn from a facsimile edition of Pablo Picasso’s preliminary sketches for his 1937 masterpiece, “Guernica.”

“Acts & Memory: Paintings by Langdon Quin, 1990 – 2010,” features 35 works compiled during two decades, showcasing the New York artist’s transitional sense of color, composition, and light.

Pablo Picasso, Study for Guernica, facsimilie of lithograph, printed in 1990 by Musèe Picasso and Les Hèritiers de Picasso, courtesy of Bruce L. Mallory

From landscapes and still lifes to narrative figure studies, these works highlight the artist’s stylistic development through his years as a faculty artist of the department of art and art history at UNH to his more recent works.

Faculty Concert Series Continues Feb. 3

The Faculty Concert Series presents low brass specialist and professor of music Nicholas Orovich and accompanist Rob Haskins in concert on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The program includes “Four Studies in English Folk Song” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sonatas by Paul Hindemith and Leslie Bassett, “Romanze appassionata” by Carl Maria von Weber and “Ashoken Farewell” by Jay Ungar.

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

UNH Office of Conduct and Mediation Seeks Volunteers

The Office of Conduct and Mediation is seeking faculty and staff volunteers. This is a great way to get involved on campus and have meaningful contact with students who may not be making the best choices. No prior disciplinary or legal experience necessary.

Take part in the hearing process by serving on hearing boards, advising students or administering appeals. Scheduling and time commitment are flexible based on your needs. Training is provided and will take place at your convenience.

For more information, visit www.unh.edu/ocm and click on volunteers.

WeightWatchers at Work

Health and Wellness and Human Resourse is sponsoring a WeightWatchers at Work program through March 31, Wednesdays, from noon to 12:45 p.m. in the MUB. The room locations vary; check the HR Training and Events Calendar or  the MUB information desk.

The program is open to all employees. Sign up anytime through the series; the fee will be prorated. WeightWatchers also offers eight weeks of eTools free when you purchase a 12-week at Work series.

WeightWatchers is one of many covered health/wellness education programs for USNH Harvard Pilgrim members can be reimbursed up to $200 per calendar year.  For more information on this and other USNH Health and Wellness programs visit:  http://www.usnh.edu/hr/health-wellness/get-active.html or call HR at 2-0501.

MLK Jr. Celebration Jan. 28 Through Feb. 4

For the schedule of events visit http://unh.edu/diversity/mlk/.

Women’s Commission Seeking Help Identifying Women

The President's Commission on the Status of Women is looking for help identifying women who have excelled on campus and in the process have been able to encourage and empower other women along the way.  

If you know someone at UNH who has excelled professionally and who simultaneously helps others to succeed, fill out this brief online form: http://survey.unh.edu/surveycat/surveys/survey800_WC2010Awards.htm

On March 25, 2010, the commission will celebrate its 26th annual award luncheon.  The theme of this year's celebration is "Lifting As We Climb." The women referred by you may be invited to be part of a panel or they may be highlighted in another way during the program. 

Deadline for submissions is Jan. 29, 2010.

Faculty and Staff: Nominate Students Now

Each year, faculty and staff at both campuses are given the opportunity to recognize outstanding full-time students enrolled in a degree program who have achieved success in their academic studies, citizenship, and service to UNH and the larger community.

Nominations will close at 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 1. The 2010 student awards ceremony with be held Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 2 p.m. in Holloway Commons.

For a list of awards, and to nominate a student, go to http://nominations.unh.edu/app.cfm?id=8

"Night at the Planetarium" Feb.10 in Concord

In celebration of National Engineers Week, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is hosting "Night at the Planetarium" Wednesday, Feb.10, 2010, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord.

“IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System” will be shown at 7 p.m., featuring the IBEX mission, which is currently carrying UNH-produced instrumentation and sensors. The observatory opens for two hours of viewing through the large telescope at 8 p.m.

The cost is $25 per person, payable at the meeting in cash or check only. RSVP by Feb. 5 to Tracey Harvey, tracey.harvey@unh.edu or call 2-1353. The snow date is Feb. 16.

Biofeedback Sessions Available Through Health Services

Health Services will be offering free biofeedback sessions to faculty and staff during winter break. Biofeedback technology uses electronic equipment to measure and monitor changes in one’s internal physiological state while teaching breathing, relaxation and meditation exercises.

Biofeedback is a great tool to reduce stress, increase your energy level, sleep better, minimize anxiety and worry, increase your motivation, improve your concentration and mental accuracy and improve your health and well-being.

Individual sessions with a computer-based biofeedback program are available to current UNH faculty and staff during weekdays Dec. 21 to Dec. 23 and Jan. 4 to Jan. 22 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 2-3823 or visit Health Services, room 249 to make an appointment.

Faculty: Apply Now for Instructional Technology Summer Institute 

The Faculty Instructional Technology Summer Institute (FITSI) is an annual weeklong, hands-on learning experience. A limited number of faculty and instructors in full-time, permanent teaching positions are chosen to participate.

FITSI 2010 will take place June 14 through June 18, 2010. You are a good candidate for FITSI 2010 if you:

  • Want to explore how technology can enhance teaching and learning

  • Will teach a course in AY 2010-2011 that you want to redesign using technology

  • Are full-time, permanent faculty or a librarian at UNH Durham or Manchester

Applications for FITSI 2010 begin Dec. 21, 2009. To find out more, or to apply go to http://unh.edu/fitsi

Campus Parking Ban

The winter parking ban on campus will resume Dec.1 and continue through April 1 regardless of weather conditions. During this time, most campus parking lots and areas close directly at midnight and stay closed until 6 a.m. When parking for any duration after midnight, your car must be in a designated area. For a full description of restrictions and parking options,  visit http://www.unh.edu/transportation/parking/winterparkingban.htm.    

Durham’s Winter Parking Ban Nov. 1 – April 1

The town of Durham’s winter parking ban is in effect Nov.1 through April 1. Parking on any public way or public parking lot between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. during the parking ban is in violation of town ordinance. Penalties for violations include $20 parking tickets and the possibility of being towed to allow for snow removal.

Those persons with permits to park in the Depot Road parking lot should refer to their permit agreement for regulations regarding snow removal.

If you have any questions about the ban, contact Lt. Sean Kelly at the Durham Police Department at 868-2324.

Free Light Therapy for Seasonal Depression

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*.

Health Services offers free light therapy to current UNH students, faculty and staff. For an appointment visit www.unh.edu/healthonline, call 2-3823 or go to Health Services, Rm. 249. (Only UNH students currently enrolled in courses may make appointments online.)

Learn more about SAD and Light Therapy…
Additional Recommendations:
Daily appointments are recommended, preferably in the morning. Session lengths range from 15 minutes to two hours, most session usually last 20-30 minutes. Other treatments for SAD include psychotherapy, dietary changes, regular exercise, and the use of antidepressant medications.

UNH Celebrity Series Announces the 2009-2010 season

Santiago Rodriguez
Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, 7 p.m. Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center

Called "a phenomenal pianist" by the New York Times and "among the finest pianists in the world" by the Baltimore Sun, Santiago Rodriguez performs internationally with leading orchestras including the Chicago, St. Louis, Houston, London and Tokyo Symphony Orchestras.

Join us for a master class at 7 p.m. on Feb.4 in the Bratton Recital Hall.

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

Mozart Opera Theatre’s “Marriage of Figaro”
Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 7 p.m. Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center

“The Marriage of Figaro” is a riotous comedy where the virtuous unmask the immoral and the quick-witted servants undo their scheming masters. The count's servant, Figaro, is arranging the final plans for his wedding to his beloved Suzanne, when he stumbles upon his master's plot to evoke the ancient right of droit de seigneur. Can Figaro stop the count or will the virtuous Suzanne stay a step head of everyone?  Powered by a strong ensemble cast, “The Marriage of Figaro” also features a live orchestra and will be performed in the original Italian with projected sub titles.

Mozart Festival Opera, the sister company of Teatro Lirico D’Europa, made its U.S. debut in November 2003 with a production of “Don Giovanni.” Critics raved about the outstanding cast of singers as well as the excellent, detailed stage direction and attractive sets and costumes. All of the soloists are professionals with international experience who have performed major roles with important companies in the U.S. and Europe. 

Ticket prices: $48 general; $45 UNH faculty/Senior; $20 UNH students and youth.

A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra
Thursday, April 8, 2010, 7 p.m. Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center

Passionate about sharing the experience of live performance, A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra unites the intimacy and versatility of a string quartet with the power of an orchestral sound. In each performance, the members of this self-conducted ensemble rotate musical leadership from one work to the next, bringing freshness to the concert experience.

Working as a group to shape artistic expression and administrative direction, the orchestra celebrates a spirit of collaboration. A Far Cry performs internationally, holds residencies at leading musical institutions and, through educational workshops and free concerts in its storefront space in Boston, develops close relationships with small community audiences. 

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

Report Fraud Here

The USNH administrative policy on fraud establishes a high standard of ethical and professional conduct for its faculty, staff, student employees, and volunteers.  It encourages everyone to report potential, perceived, or suspected instances of fraud and strictly prohibits retaliation against anyone doing so.  http://usnholpm.unh.edu/BOT/III.Admin/K.htm 

The Internal Audit Office sponsors a Web-based reporting hotline (http://usnhaudit.unh.edu/hotline.htm) for individuals to relay concerns about potential fraud, waste, or abuse of USNH resources or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and policies. Messages can be posted on the hotline anonymously and are directed immediately to the USNH director of internal audit, Vicki Escalera, for investigation and follow-through.  Individuals may also reach Escalera 2-3500.  (Please note this phone has caller ID.)

Live Music on Thursdays at the New England Center

Now through June 17, 2010, Acorns Café in the New England Center will offer live music on Thursdays. Local area artists as well as university alumni will perform from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Complimentary cheese and crackers will be served or guests can order off the regular menu. For a list of the musicians go to www.newenglandcenter.com.

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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