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Announcing the fifth annual UNH Master of Fine Arts Invitational Exhibition

March 26, 2013

The fifth annual UNH Master of Fine Arts Invitational Exhibition at the UNH Museum will run from April 5 to May 9, 2013. In this unique display, UNH MFA students invite influential teachers, colleagues, family members, or friends to exhibit alongside them.

Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, April 5, 5 PM-7 PM. All are welcome.

The University Museum is located on the Level 1 of Dimond Library. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 10 AM-4 PM and Saturday 12 PM-4 PM.

Traditional Jazz Series presents Michael White and the New Liberty City Jazz Band, April 1

March 21, 2013

The UNH Traditional Jazz Series presents Michael White and the New Liberty City Jazz Band on Monday, April 1 at 8pm in the Johnson Theater at the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Tickets are $8 general admission; $6 students/senior citizens and are available at the PCAC Box Office (603) 862-7222, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., online at www.unharts.com, and at the door one hour prior to performance.

Michael White is a jazz clarinetist, bandleader, composer, jazz historian, and musical educator. A staunch jazz traditionalist, White can be heard on the 1989 album The Majesty of the Blues by Wynton Marsalis, and his own 1990 album titled Crescent City Serenade. Since 1979 he has played in the Young Tuxedo Brass Band, and during the 1980s he also led a band called The New Orleans Hot Seven.

In 1981, White founded The New Liberty City Jazz Band with the express intent of preserving the musical heritage of New Orleans. The group has performed an end-of-year concert at the Village Vanguard every year since the early 1990s.

The Traditional Jazz Concert Series is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Library of Traditional Jazz. The library, established in 1978 by Dorothy Prescott, comprises books, recordings, and memorabilia and is housed in Dimond Library. Prescott’s generous endowment funds its activities including the Traditional Jazz Series concerts.

For more information on the Traditional Jazz Series, call the UNH Music Department at (603) 862-2404.

Upcoming database trials for March

March 7, 2013

The UNH Library has a few new database trials for the month of March for users to check out. Until March 29th, we have access to:

  • History Vault Black Freedom 1
  • History Vault Black Freedom 2
  • History Vault NAACP 1
  • History Vault NAACP 2
  • History Vault Plantations 1
  • History Vault Slavery and the Law
  • History Vault Women's Rights 1
  • Historical African-American Newspapers

They can all be accessed at ProQuest.

If this database is useful to you, please contact our Collection Management Librarian, Jen Carroll, or comment here.

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New Geospatial Services Center open in Dimond Library

March 7, 2013

We are happy to announce the opening of the Geospatial Services Center (GSC) in Room 337 of Dimond Library.

The GSG is available to help novice users of geographic information system (GIS) and related software, such as Google Earth. Students, as well as faculty and staff, can use the GSC to get started on a new project or, if already working on a project, to get basic level help in completing it. You do not need to be enrolled in a course to use the GSC.

Non-UNH patrons may also bring in a laptop with software preloaded and GSC staff will try to assist, though help for personal laptops is limited.

Users can seek assistance with the following:

  • Locating and downloading geospatial datasets
  • Integrating data into an existing GIS project
  • Helping manage files
  • Answering questions on basic software functionality:
    • ESRI ArcInfo GIS & plug-ins (available to UNH users)
    • Many open source GIS programs
    • Google Earth
    • ERDAS Imagine (available for UNH users)
    • Multispec
  • Making referrals for more in-depth help

A UNH ID is required to use center workstations. Computers are available during hours when the GSC is open, though users may bring their own laptops. Books in the GSC may be browsed when it is open.

Two advanced undergraduate peer tutors are available part time.

Peer tutors are scheduled for the following hours during spring semester:

  • Tuesday: 9-11 AM; 3:30-4:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9-11 AM; 1-2 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM-12 PM

Although appointments are not required, there will be sign-up sheet posted outside of 337 to reserve a time slot.

Peer tutors have been sponsored by the NHView program, a federally funded program designed to make satellite imagery more available to researchers and the public.

Missing Phi Beta Kappa Society Charter Found in Murkland Basement

February 21, 2013

When the heating system in Murkland Hall failed in late January causing water damage to various parts of the building, it’s likely there wasn’t much thought given to the upside. Turns out there was one, though.

Cleanup efforts uncovered the original charter of UNH’s Phi Beta Kappa Society, issued in December 1952.

Linda Johnson, government information librarian, discovered back in 2010 that the charter was missing. Now discovered, the document is being restored by Bill Ross, the head of the Milne Special Collections and Archives. He hopes to reverse some of the damage to the document, which will be displayed once a year when the honor society inducts new members.

The rest of the article can be found on the Campus Journal website.

Presidents Make History: Movies on Display in Dimond Library Multimedia

February 12, 2013

Films of history, humor, and sheer entertainment are included in the current Multimedia display of movies about the Presidents of the United States. We have put together a collection of films that reflect how our presidents have shaped the history of our nation. Included are the PBS American Experience Presidents Collection of documentaries which give you a look into the lives of many of the men who have led our nation. You will also find entertaining feature films about presidential scandals in All the President's Men, romance in the White House in The American President, and even comedies like Primary Colors.

Visit the UNH Library Multimedia Center on the second floor of Dimond Library to borrow these and many more films.

In addition we have access to numerous streaming movies through Alexander Street Press American History in Video. These on-line resources are available to UNH students, faculty, and staff as well as on-site visitors. Here are just a few of the titles available through American History in Video related to United States presidents:

Traditional Jazz Series presents The Sofferman Perspective Featuring George Garzone, February 25

February 12, 2013

The UNH Traditional Jazz Series presents The Sofferman Perspective featuring George Garzone on saxophone on Monday, February 25 at 8pm in the Johnson Theater at the Paul Creative Arts Center.

Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at the PCAC box office, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., by calling (603) 862-PCAC (7222), by purchasing tickets online, and at the door one hour prior to performance.

Drummer/composer Brooke Sofferman has been performing throughout the East coast for the past twenty years in a vast array of musical situations. Originally from Colchester, Vermont, Brook moved to Boston to attend the New England Conservatory of Music.

Saxophonist George Garzone is a member of The Fringe, a jazz trio founded in 1972 that includes bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti. The group has released three albums. A veteran jazzman, Garzone has appeared on over 20 recordings. Garzone is well-known as a sought-after jazz educator, currently teaching at the Berklee College of Music. He pioneered the triadic chromatic approach and students of his have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teadross Avery, Luciana Souza, Mark Turner, Donny McCaslin, Doug Yates and Danilo Perez, to name a few.

For more information, call the UNH Music Department at (603) 862-2404.

New Database Trial for February: University Press Scholarship Online

February 5, 2013

We are pleased to announce that we have a new trial database for the month of February, University Press Scholarship Online.

University Press Scholarship Online offers online access to 11,000+ books published by several university presses including Oxford University Press and coming in 2013, MIT Press and Stanford University Press.

If this database is useful to you, please contact our Collection Management Librarian, Jen Carroll, or comment here.

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Extended Database: U.S. Congressional Serial Set online

February 5, 2013

We are pleased to announce that we have added the years 1981-1994 to our access to the U.S. Congressional Serial Set online. Our access now covers 1817-1994.

The U.S. Congressional Serial Set contains reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, allowing researchers to explore U.S. history and culture in unprecedented depth and detail.

If this database is useful to you, please contact our Collection Management Librarian, Jen Carroll, or comment here.

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New Ebook Collection: Ebrary Academic Complete

January 4, 2013

We're happy to announce that we have added access to Ebrary's Academic Complete to our online collections.

This collection currently contains approximately 70,000 titles. The titles allow unlimited simultaneous users and need not be signed out. You can also download ebooks or read them online.

Publishers include:

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