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Jul. 3rd, 2008 @ 04:46 pm New Database Trial at UNH Library
Current Music: The Rock - Crumbling of Time
New Database on Trial at UNH Library (may be limited to on campus users)

Dance in Video http://www.library.unh.edu/scripts/redirect.pl?dbase=388 Dance in Video will contain 250 dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. Included are classic performances from top ballet companies; experimental works from up-and-coming dance troupes; documentaries by and about leading choreographers; videos on dance training; and other items covering a wide range of 20th century dance styles.
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Earth Mother
Jun. 23rd, 2008 @ 02:56 pm Free Rocks!
The Department of Earth Sciences at UNH is preparing to move out of James Hall for a
complete renovation - we will move back in January 2010! In preparation for the move, we
have sorted through many tons of minerals, rocks, fossils, and maps that have accumulated
in the building over the years. During the sorting process, we have identified many
items that are either redundant to the collection we are keeping or not critical to our
academic mission. Starting on Monday, June 23, we will be making these extra materials
available to students, teachers, collectors, friends of the department etc. Our hope is
that by distributing these materials to the wider community, we will plant many seeds of
discussion (and debate) about Earth science topics and thus increase their educational

Help yourself to the materials listed in the rooms below any time between
9:00-5:00 Monday to Friday, June 23-27 (all other rooms and times are off limits).
Please bring a bag and labeling materials - we have extra plastic bags to separate samples. The samples are being offered at no cost for individual and educational use. Donations are welcome and will be used to support student field trips (a lock box will be set out for this). These materials will be available for commercial dealers starting August 4 (dealers, please contact
earth.sciences@unh.edu for details).
List of Rooms and the Materials Available:
James 23 - Common minerals and rocks (good for teachers);
James 35 - Unusual minerals and rocks (good for collectors);
James 119 - Fossils;
James 117 - Maps and Books;
Given the volume of materials that we have had to sort through, we were not able to check
the labels on most of these "extra" materials so don't necessarily believe what you read!

Will Clyde
Associate Professor and Chair
Dept. Earth Sciences
University of New Hampshire

I wanted to alert you to the fact that access to James Hall is LIMITED TO THE FRONT, NORTH ENTRANCE due to work underway on the exterior. Be aware also that the bus stop and parking meters closest to James have been removed - - that area is all behind a chain-link fence. So is Library Way behind James Hall, and you must exit by the front door. (Emergency exits are available out the side and back.)
Parking is also limited, and my only suggestion is that you arrive prepared to walk several "blocks", for example from the Visitors Parking area near A lot, west of the railroad tracks. You might want to bring a pack, shoulder bags, or carry-on luggage type rack for trundling your samples back to your vehicle.
Check out the UNH parking website, which has a link to a nice map:
Egg boxes or other partitioned boxes make good carrying cases. We will have a very few boxes and plastic bags available - -better to bring your own.
See you next week!
Peter J. Thompson, Ph.D.
Affiliated Professor of Geology
University of New Hampshire
PO Box 73, Durham, NH 03824
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Jun. 9th, 2008 @ 11:10 am HEAT

Due to the temperature, humidity, and air quality, please advise all workers and athletes to use caution. Those individuals who are outdoors should modify their work to either be inside or in a shaded area. If this is not possible, they should be required to take frequent breaks and remain well hydrated.

For unsheltered, uncontrolled areas involving heavy or moderate exertion outdoors, individuals should be on a 25% work / 75% rest regimen each hour.

Please put a notice over the radio for those who may not be at their computer.


Alexis Sablock, CIH
Occupational Safety and Health Coordinator
Office of Environmental Health and Safety
University of New Hampshire
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Jun. 3rd, 2008 @ 12:40 pm Letter from the president
The University of New Hampshire will announce at a news conference this Thursday, June 5, at 10:00 a.m. in Richards Auditorium, Murkland Hall that we have received the largest, single gift in University history. The entire campus community is invited to attend this historic announcement. I hope you will be able to join me so that we may celebrate this exciting news together. A reception will follow the news conference.

Mark W. Huddleston
University of New Hampshire
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May. 14th, 2008 @ 08:15 am Cookie Break
Today is the UNH Libraries' Cookie Break!

Finals are bearing down on us all, so take a quick break and stop by the main library and any of the four Branch Libraries and have some cookies and coffee on us!

Fresh home baked cookies... who could resist that draw? Come by! We'll leave the cookies out for you.
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May. 7th, 2008 @ 01:47 pm ANOTHER CAR STOLEN
In Compliance with the "Timely Notice" provision of the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1988, The UNH Police are giving notice of a theft of a vehicle from Stoke Hall parking Lot some time today (Wednesday May 7, 2008) between 7:30am and 7:45am. The vehicle was a 2004 Honda Civic color blue. At 11:00 am, the vehicle was stopped by the Rochester Police Department for speeding and the driver ran off. The Rochester Police recovered the vehicle and UNH Police are at the scene processing the car for evidence. For more safety information go to the UNH Police Department website at www.unh.edu/upd

Yikes! Be careful with your cars, people!
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Apr. 24th, 2008 @ 09:43 am Identity Theft Alert
Current Music: Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane
UNH community is receiving a message with the subject line "VERIFY YOUR UNH.EDU EMAIL ACCOUNT NOW." This is a malicious message intended to compromise your information technology account(s), such as your e-mail account. It is important that you do not respond to this message. If you did reply to this message, you should change your password immediately and contact the CIS Help Desk at 862-4242 so we can put you on a mailing list for any additional communication that may be needed about this event.

It is equally important that you never respond to any messages that ask for your private and/or confidential information, such as your password, SSN, birth date, and credit card information.

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HP: Bookworms
Mar. 26th, 2008 @ 09:21 am Cornucopia In Need
Current Music: The Beatles - Let It Be
While donations to Cornucopia have been ‘fairly normal’ for this time of year, the university food pantry hasn’t been able to keep up with demand, says its coordinator Stephen Luber.

Cornucopia provides food and other support to UNH students, faculty, and their families. Typically three to five families are served each week.

A rise in the number of people seeking assistance could be a symptom of the sagging economy; home heating costs are up, as is the price of gasoline and wheat products. The overall cost of living has continued to creep up as well and, for many people, increases in salaries have not kept pace.

Whatever the reasons, Cornucopia is feeling the pinch.

“The intake hasn’t kept up with the uptake,” Luber said. “We’ve seen more people taking advantage of Cornucopia’s services.”

As a result, Luber is putting out the call to let people know the food bank is in need of donations. Suggested items include canned goods—fruits, vegetables, soups, juice-- and nonperishable food items such as pasta, rice, cereal and bread mixes and health and beauty aids such as shampoo, soap and toothpaste. Household goods—paper towels, toilet paper, napkins--are also needed.

Gift certificates and cash donations, which are tax deductible, are welcomed as well. Checks can be made out to the Cornucopia Food Pantry or the United Campus Ministry.

Cornucopia, located on the ground floor of Christensen Hall, is open Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5:30, Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, contact Luber at 2-1889 or the food pantry directly at 2-4820.
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Utena - Prince
Mar. 12th, 2008 @ 08:03 am Vienna Teng

Don't know who she is? Check her out here. She really is amazing. I think she would be wonderful for UNH students to ecounter.
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Underworld | Everything
Feb. 29th, 2008 @ 05:51 pm (no subject)

ByStudents, a new, entirely student-written guide to America’s top colleges, wants to hear what you think about UNH. After all, you're the ones who go here. No one knows your school better than you do.

Do you love it? Hate it? Something you wish you could change?

Go to www.ByStudents.com/UNH, fill out our survey and tell the world what UNH is actually like. Your review may get published in the forthcoming series of guidebooks, and many more will be featured on the website. All reviews are encouraged: positive, negative, blah. We want to hear whatever it is you have to say. The more information we get, the better we can represent UNH.

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