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July 25, 2012

Learn About Two New Graduate Degrees at Granite State College Aug. 8

Susan Gagnon, a representative from Granite State College will be on campus Wednesday, Aug. 8 from noon to 1 p.m. in MUB Theater 1 to discuss two new graduate degrees, Master of Science in leadership and a Master of Science, now offered by the school. The degrees can be completed in as little as 18 months.

The master’s in leadership is geared toward professionals who have experience in their field who want to gain leadership qualities to prepare them for managerial roles. This program will challenge students to expand their creative thinking, problem solving abilities, and learn to inspire others. This degree option is relevant to many industries and fields

The master’s in project management is a practice-oriented program for managers who want to enhance their ability to integrate complex projects, motivate people and achieve cost effective results. This degree is tailored for those who want to make a career change, current project managers who want to advance, and those who seek flexibility in their current career.

Questions? Contact Susan Gagnon at susan.gagnon@granite.edu

UNH Graduate School Manchester Campus Information Session, Tuesday, Aug. 7
The UNH Graduate School Manchester Campus is hosting an information session on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 at 6 p.m. A representative will be available to answer questions regarding graduate program opportunities available in Manchester’s Millyard.

The UNH Graduate School Manchester Campus offers post-baccalaureate programs in applied professional fields. Centrally located in Manchester's historic Millyard in the heart of the I-93 corridor, the Graduate School offers the expertise of UNH faculty, contemporary curricula, modern educational facilities, convenient access, flexible schedules, and most important, a graduate degree from the University of New Hampshire, the state's flagship public university.

The UNH Graduate School Manchester Campus is at 286 Commercial Street on the 4th floor. These information sessions are free and open to the public.

RSVP at: http://manchester.unh.edu/graduate-school-open-house or to Candice Brown at 603-641-4313.

UNH Kindergarten Accepting Applications
The UNH Child Study and Development Center (CSDC) has a limited number of openings for full-day (7:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m.) kindergarten for the school year beginning August 2012. A research and teacher training site, the CSDC's kindergarten program is open to 20 families from the Seacoast community; kindergarten families do not need to be affiliated with UNH.

The kindergarten program is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and headed by two state certified teachers with extensive experience.

For applications and more information, go to www.csdc.unh.edu e-mail csdc.info@unh.edu.

New Requirements for Public Health Service (PHS) Research Funding
UNH must comply in its research and scholarly activities with federal and state laws and regulations regarding financial conflict of interest in research (FCOIR).  Since 1995, UNH has had a Financial Conflict of Interest in Research (FCOIR) policy in compliance with requirements from the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Recently, PHS revised its FCOIR regulations regarding research funded by it or its component agencies (e.g., the National Institutes of Health). These regulations are effective Aug. 24, 2012.

To respond to these regulations, UNH will implement a new interim policy effective Aug. 24, 2012 that will affect individuals who submit proposals for research funding to PHS agencies and/or who may receive such funds on or after Aug. 24. The policy may also apply to funding from other organizations (e.g., American Heart Association) that require compliance with the PHS financial conflict of interest in research regulations.

Staff from the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research (OSVPR) will hold an information session on the new requirements on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Morse 401.  If you plan to attend, please register.   Another session will be scheduled in mid-September.  Anyone who has recently submitted a proposal for research funding to a PHS agency (or an organization requiring compliance with the PHS regulations), or who plans to submit a proposal in the near future, is encouraged to attend one of the sessions.  A list of PHS funding agencies adopting the new requirements can be found here.

A webpage containing information about the new requirements and the information sessions is available at http://www.unh.edu/research/financial-conflicts-interest-research-projects-funded-public-health-service-phs.  Information also will be posted on the Research Office blog (http://unh.edu/research/blog) as it is made available.  Contact Julie Simpson, director, Research Integrity Services (2-2003) or Tammy Goldberg, director, finance and administration (2-0152) with any questions.

Request for Proposals: 2012-2013 Liberal Arts & Sustainability Faculty Grants
The Sustainability Academy (www.sustainableunh.unh.edu/cas) invites proposals from COLA faculty members interested in developing and implementing programming that brings a liberal arts perspective to sustainability. Support is offered in two areas: course development and co-curricular programming. For information visit http://www.sustainableunh.unh.edu/casrfp.

Biofeedback Offered At Health Services
Health Services provides free biofeedback sessions. Biofeedback technology uses electronic equipment to measure and monitor changes in one’s internal physiological state while teaching breathing, relaxation and meditation exercises. Call 2-3823 to make an appointment. http://www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/biofeedback.html.          

Reminder: Turn in Your Faculty/Staff Tuition Benefit Forms
Faculty and staff, turn in your tuition waivers to Business Services by Aug. 9, 2012 in order to show on your student’s bill, and to avoid late fees on unpaid balances.

Undergraduate tuition bills will be posted July 13 and are due Aug. 9, 2012. Forms can be obtained at Human Resources, or the Business Services Office, Stoke Hall.Info and questions: Business Services at 2-2230 or email business.services@unh.edu.

Massage Therapy
Health Services provides 50-minute massage therapy sessions with licensed massage therapists. Prices for faculty and staff start at $45. Call 2-3823 to make an appointment. http://www.unh.edu/health-services/ohep/massage.html.

Dining Office Summer Hours
The Dining and ID Office, located in room 101 Holloway Commons, will be closed on Fridays from June 22 through Aug. 3.

Holloway Commons Summer Hours
Holloway Commons is open 7 days a week, 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. throughout the summer, offering the full menu.
Faculty and staff meal plans are on sale now.  Purchase any plan (50, 75, 100 or 150 entries) prior to July 1 and receive 5 free meals as a bonus. Meal plan purchases can be spread over 15 pay periods, never expire, and are refundable at any time. More information on this great offer is available at http://www.unh.edu/dining/plans/fac-staff.html. Union Court is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

UNH Office of Conduct & Mediation Seeks Volunteers
The UNH 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 disciplinary hearing process by serving on hearing boards or administering appeals. Scheduling and time commitment are flexible based on your needs. Training is provided and will take place at your convenience. We encourage anyone interested to apply but at this time, we are especially in need of more male faculty and staff volunteers.

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

MUB Copy Center Summer Hours
The MUB Copy Center will be closed from May 21 - Aug. 17 and will reopen Monday, Aug. 20.  During this time, Printing and Mailing Services will be shifting all work to the West Edge facility and expect to maintain the level of service the UNH community has grown accustom to.

Projects may be submitted to the online order site http://www.printing.unh.edu/index.html, emailed to printing.services@unh.edu, dropped off at the West Edge office, or you may call 2-0537 to arrange for the project to be picked up. The West Edge office is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Weight Watchers Online Program Eligible for Up to $200 Reimbursement
The Weight Watchers online program is now one of Harvard Pilgrim’s approved health education classes, allowing participants to apply for reimbursement for up to $200 per calendar year. Previously, reimbursement was for physically attending meetings. Read more at http://www.unh.edu/hr/health-wellness.htm.

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.

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.