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Brown Bag Lecture Series at UNH Manchester Begins Feb. 22

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Pack a lunch and head to UNH Manchester this spring to attend the college’s free Brown Bag Lecture series which begins Feb. 22. All events are free and will be held in the mill yard at UNH Manchester, 400 Commercial Street, in the third floor auditorium.

Wednesday, Feb. 22 at noon, art history professor Andrew Stangel will present “Art and Empire in the Ancient Near East,” an illustrated lecture about Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians -- and their relationships to the Jews in the history of the Holy Land.

Patrick “Pax” McCarthy, assistant director of the sign language interpretation program, will host a question and answer session Wednesday, Feb. 29 at noon titled, “Everything You Want to Know About the Deaf Community, but Were Afraid to Ask.” ASL/English interpreters will be available.

UNH Manchester alumni Michael Glaeser (’08, business) will return to campus Wednesday, March 7 at noon to present, “Kingdom for A Heart.” An historian at heart, Glaeser will talk about the Tudor period, King Henry VII, and his love, Anne Boleyn.

Jamie Saucier, student activities coordinator and music educator, will offer the three-day miniseries, “Understanding A cappella.” The first session on Tuesday, March 20 will look at a cappella music and why it’s become so popular. Wednesday, March 21, Saucier will review all forms of a cappella, from barbershop to collegiate to professional. And on Thursday, March 22, he will review the nuts and bolts of beginning your own ensemble. Each session begin at noon.

Wednesday, March 28 at noon, Bill Troy, lecturer of business, will present “The New Normal – Mobile Communications and Media Choice.” Troy will focus on the new choices consumers are being faced with as telecommunications, cable, satellite, and media content companies all vie for their share of the pie.  

Wednesday, April 18 at 11:30 a.m., Michael Contarino, coordinator of the politics and society program and associate professor; Melinda Negron Gonzales, assistant profess of politics; and Kevin Mason, student in the politics and society program, will present, “Ending Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity.” They will discuss the International Criminal Court and the "Responsibility to Protect." 

Events will be cancelled if the college is closed due to inclement weather (snowline: 641-4100). Call Kim Wall for more information or special accommodations, 641-4306.