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April 27, 2011

Inventor to Speak April 28

Shintaro ‘Sam’ Asano, inventor of the portable fax machine and digital tablet, will give the talk “Invention and Creativity,” Thursday, April 28, from 10:15 a.m. – noon in Hamilton Smith 218.

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate, Asano has been heralded as one of the world’s most influential inventors.  For more information, contact Laura Qualliotine at esl@unh.edu.

Massachusetts Justice James Milkey Talk on Law and Environment April 29

James Milkey, associate justice on the Massachusetts Appeals Court and a legal expert on environmental issues, will speak at UNH Friday, April 29, at 2:30 p.m. in DeMeritt Hall Room 240. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the environmental engineering program and environmental research group. Milkey will share his thoughts on the legal ramifications of environmental issues like climate change and carbon dioxide regulation.

URC Continues Through April 30

The Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) continues through Friday, April 30. More than 1,100 students are participating this year. Check the event schedule at http://www.unh.edu/urc/events.html for a complete list of presentations.

Stand Against Silence – Suicide Prevention and Awareness May 4

Did you know that more than 34,000 people in the United States commit suicide each year?  Did you know that 1 in every 12 college students have made a suicide plan, and that 1,100 college students take their own lives each year?

Join Active Minds in Stand Against Silence on the Great Lawn at Thompson Hall Wednesday, May 4,  11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  to remember and commemorate those who have committed suicide.  A workshop on suicide prevention will take place from 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. in MUB 332.

Laughter Yoga May 2

Fierce and Fabulous Power Lunches will host a laughing yoga class Tuesday, May 2, from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. in the Health Services conference rooms. No registration required. Open to women in the UNH community.  

Laughter yoga combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing (Pranayama). In this class, laughter will be simulated as a body exercise in a group; with eye contact and childlike playfulness. The concept of laughter yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter; one gets the same physiological and psychological benefits.

This class will be taught by Lauren Rainbow.  Fierce and Fabulous Power Lunches are co-sponsored by Health Services and SHARPP.

Third Annual UNH Master of Fine Arts Invitational Exhibit Through May 20

Twenty artists from across the country are featured in the Third Annual UNH Master of Fine Arts Invitational Exhibition at the University Museum in the Dimond Library, April 22 - May 20.

Current MFA degree candidates invited artists who have played an influential role in their lives to send one or two works to be included in the exhibition. The MFA candidates and their guests, which include teachers, friends, colleagues, and a father of one of the students, are displayed together to visually illustrate the artistic relationship, be it as mentor or friend. Works on display are paintings in acrylic, oil, egg tempera, and watercolor, as well as works on paper.

MFA candidates Nicole Weber, Mark Soderling, Youngsheen Ahn Jhe are graduating this May and are featured in the 2011 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition April 16 - May 20, 2011 at the UNH Museum of Art; Lennie Mullaney, Liz Wilson, Jesse James, and Clara Coleman are completing their first year in the MFA program.

The University Museum is on level one of the library and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and Sat. noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 2-1081.

Faculty: Attend Honors Convocation and Commencement

Honors Convocation takes place Friday, May 20 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (faculty assemble at 3:15 for 3:30 procession) at the Whittemore Center Arena. Commencement is Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (faculty assemble at 9:15 for 9:45 procession) on Memorial Field in front of the Whittemore Center.

These ceremonies celebrate the culmination of achievement for your students whose education and lives you have helped shape during their time here at UNH. Your attendance sends a strong message to the students that you support them and are proud of their accomplishments.

All faculty, from all schools and colleges, full-time, part-time, adjunct, lecturer, emeriti, are invited and encouraged to participate in these ceremonies.

Faculty planning to attend should register at https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=8288

Hospitality Management Department Hosts Wine Expo May 3

The department of hospitality Management, in conjunction with Horizon Beverages, will host the 1st Annual VIN EXPO NH Tuesday, May 3, 2011, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Whittemore Center Arena.

There will be hundreds of wines from around the world to taste, hors d'oeuvres, carving stations, international cheeses, and live music. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for hospitality management students.

Tickets are $35 with discounted tickets available for students (21 or over). To purchase tickets and for more information visit https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=8301.

New Hampshire Youth Band and the UNH Symphonic Band May 5

The New Hampshire Youth Band and the UNH Symphonic Band, under the direction of Nicholas Orovich, will perform in concert Thursday, May 5, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre.

The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, call the music department at 2-2404, or visit www.unh.edu/music.     

Free Hearing Screenings May 11

In recognition of May is Better Speech and Hearing Month, the communication sciences and disorders department will offer free hearing screenings Wednesday, May 11, from     9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Hewitt Hall, first floor.

Screenings will be conducted by CSD graduate students and will take approximately 15 -20 minutes.  Call 2-2110 to reserve a time slot. Walk-ins are welcome but only reserved appointments can be guaranteed. The hearing screenings are open to UNH community and public (3 years or older).

Build a Boat in a Weekend with Marine Docents

The UNH Marine Docents are holding their annual build-a-boat-in-a-weekend workshop May 13-15 at Kingman Farm in Madbury. Each family must include at least one child age 12 or older. Applications are due May 1. For more information visit http://extension.unh.edu/news/2011/04/build_a_sailboat_with_your_fam.html or call  Mark Wiley at the Marine Docent office, (603) 749-1565, (Mark.Wiley@UNH.edu) or program director Ray Belles, (603) 868-7180, (ORFARM@comcast.net).

Memories! There’s an App For That

UNH has a new Facebook App, UNH for U. The app allows users to browse yearbooks, tag photos with comments or names. 

Check it out at:

Look for the app in the left column below the photo.

May Concerts

The department of music presents the UNH Jazz Bands, Wednesday, May 4, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre. David Seiler directs two fabulous jazz bands.

The Symphony Orchestra presents the UNH Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of David Upham Friday, May 6, at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre.

Both concerts are free and open to the public.  For more information, call 2-2404, or visit www.unh.edu/music.     

May 2011 Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research Training

The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity (RCR) Committee announces the availability of training in the ethical and responsible conduct of research.

The training involves completion of Web-based RCR instructional modules (available at http://www.unh.edu/rcr) and participation in a seminar Wednesday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the MUB, 330/332.   

Modules must have been completed prior to the seminar. Successful completion of the training requires completion of both components.

This training is open to any member of the UNH community. While it is primarily directed at postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.

The training will fulfill the new National Science Foundation (NSF) mandate that all postdoctoral researchers, and undergraduate and graduate students supported by NSF to conduct research on proposals submitted on or after Jan. 4, 2010 receive appropriate training in the ethical and responsible conduct of research.  (This training may be completed up to six months prior to employment on an eligible NSF grant.)

Interested individuals must register for the training by Wednesday, April 27.  Complete the registration form and email it to julie.simpson@unh.edu by the deadline. 

For more information, contact Julie Simpson in Research Integrity Services at 2-2003, or Thomas Pistole in the molecular, cellular, and biomedical sciences department at 2-0111.  

Annual Staff Recognition Program May 6

The annual UNH staff recognition program for Operating Staff (OS), Professional, Administrative and Technical (PAT), and Extension Educator (EE) staff will take place Friday, May 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the MUB Granite State Room.

President Mark Huddleston and university council chairs Monique Couillard (OS), Rachel Feeney (PAT), and Julia Peterson and Chuck Hersey (EE co-chairs) will host the 265 staff members being honored for a total of 4,765 years of service to UNH.  Years of service accumulated by May 31, 2011 are used to calculate awards.  The list of staff being recognized for 2011 is available at http://www.unh.edu/hr .

The 2011 Presidential Award of Excellence winners also will be announced during this event.  To review previous year’s winners visit:  www.unh.edu/staffexcellence.

The annual Staff Recognition Program is open to the entire university community. Contact Heather Hughes, Human Resources, at 2-0544 for additional information.  

April Concerts

The music department will present the following free concerts in April.

April 28:  The UNH Student Jazz Combos will present a concert at 8 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center. Mark Shilansky and David Newsam coach these talented students of jazz.

April 29: UNH student composers concert Friday, at 8 p.m. in Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

For more information, call the music department at 2-2404 or visit www.unh.edu/music.

Museum Of Art Presents Exhibitions Featuring Former Art Faculty and Alumni

Works by six former studio faculty members from the department of art and art history, as well as 44 alumni, are the focus of two new exhibitions at the Museum of Art. The exhibitions, “Legacy: Works by Distinguished Former Faculty”and “ReView: Recent Work by UNH Alumni” present drawings, ceramics, paintings, photography, sculpture, and textiles from artists across the country.  

For more information, contact the Museum of Art at 2-3712, or by e-mail at museum.of.art@unh.edu. Visit the website for updated information on exhibitions, programs, and events at www.unh.edu/moa.

Ask an Advocate - Free Online Service for the UNH Community  

Ask an Advocate is a free online service available to the UNH community that provides information, support and referrals for survivors of sexual violence, relationship abuse and stalking.

Anyone who has a question about themselves, a friend, a student, a colleague, or a family member, can complete an online form. After the form is submitted, a trained Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP) advocate will reply within 24 hours.

Questions asked through Ask an Advocatewill be answered Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. except when the university is officially closed for holidays or weather emergencies.

If you need immediate assistance, call SHARPP’s 24 hour support line at 2-7233 or (888) 271-7233.

For more information visit www.unh.edu/sharpp/askanadvocate.html

Expanded Massage Therapy at Health Services

Health Services provides discounted massage therapy 6 days a week to the UNH community. All massages are 50 minute with licensed massage therapists. Prices start at $35 and gift certificates are available. http://www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/massage.html

Meditation at UNH

Health Services provides guided meditation sessions on Mondays from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m., free and open to the UNH community. Free meditation MP3s from the Health Services meditation CD Reflections are also available on UNH iTunes U site. http://www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/meditation.html

Confidential HIV Counseling/Testing

Health Services provides a confidential HIV counseling/testing clinic on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $25 per test, get results in 20 minutes. No appointment needed.

Resource Library

The Resource Library at Health Services contains thousands of resources on health and wellness and is available to all current UNH students, faculty and staff. The library is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and is located in Health Services on the second floor.

Career Development Grants

Career development grants are available from the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation to support women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

Grants provide support for course work beyond a bachelor's degree, including a master's degree, second bachelor's degree, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Funds are available for distance learning. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States, or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Funds are not available for PhD-level work. Grants range from $2,000 to $12,000 for one year.

For more information, visit http://www.aauw.org/learn/fellowships_grants/career_development.cfm

Become a UNH Sustainability Steward

Want to help your colleagues become more sustainable at work? Do you have ideas about making your office more efficient with resources like energy, water and money? Become a UNH Sustainability Steward. This new program, an initiative of the Energy Task Force and the Office of Sustainability, is looking for faculty and staff interested in taking UNH’s sustainability to the grassroots level in their buildings and departments. Learn more at www.sustainableunh.unh.edu/stewards.html or e-mail sustainability.info@unh.edu.

Office of Human Resources Benefits Representatives on Campus

Every other Monday, representatives from the Office of Human Resources, Benefits Administration will be available on campus to answer benefits questions, assist with enrollment, change in status and retirement.  Call Sue Nolan, 2-0504, for an appointment. The full schedule of dates may be reviewed on the HR Web site at http://www.unh.edu/hr/HR-Benefits-Representatives-on-Campus.htm.

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.)

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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