Events

NH Authors Series presents Eric Pinder on October 20

September 26, 2013

Eric Pinder

Join humorist Rebecca Rule on Sunday, October 20 at 2pm in Dimond Library when she interviews author Eric Pinder.

The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To register, please use our online form.

Eric Pinder is the renowned New Hampshire author of nine nature and children's books. His latest book, If All The Animals Came Inside, is written in rhyming verse, and features artwork from illustrator Marc Brown, creator of the children's book and TV series Arthur.

Light refreshments will be served and Pinder will be available to sign his books. The event includes an opportunity for questions from the audience and will be recorded by New Hampshire Public Television for broadcast and web streaming.

Three times a year, in the style of Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio, Rebecca Rule serves as host and interviewer for The New Hampshire Authors Series from the Dimond Library at UNH. It features an author who lives, summers, teaches or was born in New Hampshire.

For more information, e-mail nh.authors@unh.edu or call (603) 862-1540.

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Second UNH staff art exhibition opens September 13

September 5, 2013

The University Museum in Dimond Library will host its second UNH staff art exhibition, "In the Company of Artists: An Exhibition of Art and Fine Crafts by UNH Staff."

The juried exhibit includes works by 48 faculty and staff in various media including photography, sculpture, painting, collage, and textiles.

An opening reception will take place Friday, September 13, from 4:00 - 6:00PM. All are invited to attend.

The exhibition will be on display from September 13 to December 13, 2013.

See the Museum hours. For more information call 862-1081 or visit www.library.unh.edu/museum.

IEEE awareness event coming to campus

August 29, 2013

Ruth Wolfish, of IEEE, will be hosting an IEEE awareness and educational event on Thursday, October 10th.

A 60 minute "Tips and Tricks" session will be held (location to be determined). There will also be an awareness table offering t-shirts, food, tip sheets, and flyers on Library services.

The event will be open to students and faculty.

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Traditional Jazz Series presents the New Black Eagle Jazz Band

August 27, 2013

The UNH Traditional Jazz Series kicks off its 35th season with the New Black Eagle Jazz Band, on Monday, September 9.

The concert begins at 8pm in the Johnson Theatre in the Paul Creative Arts Center. General admission tickets are $8 and $6 for students and seniors. Tickets available at the PCAC Box Office (603) 862-PCAC (7222), Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., online at UNH Box Office and at the door one hour prior to performance.

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.

From the UNH Music Department:

If you like the uplifting and soulful music of New Orleans you'll love the sound of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band. Formed in 1971, this seven-piece band has delighted audiences all over the world with their huge and eclectic repertoire of jazz from the 1920's and 30's. The group has a mature mastery of this great American music- from Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton to early Duke Ellington to Cole Porter; from blues to rags to popular songs of the era. In fact, the New York Times' John Wilson wrote that the Black Eagles are "so far ahead of other traditional bands...there is scarcely any basis for comparison."

The band has performed extensively all across North America, and has toured throughout Europe countless times. They have performed in New Orleans, London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Toronto to name a few. In 2011 they opened the Newport Jazz Festival to a packed house. They have been featured in concert with many jazz legends including Doc Cheatham, "Kid" Thomas, Benny Waters, Odetta and Milt Hinton, and with symphony orchestras - the Boston Pops, the Scottish National Orchestra , the Baltimore Symphony to name a few.

The band has released over 40 recordings (including the Grammy-nominated "On the River") and videos. Their music has been featured in Ken Burns' documentaries and on NPR Radio. The band has also been a guest on The Prairie Home Companion show.

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

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Call for entry for art and fine crafts by UNH staff

May 20, 2013

The University Museum in Dimond Library announces its second campus-wide staff arts and fine crafts exhibition, September 13 – December 13, 2013. The exhibit will recognize our creative colleagues for work they do outside their day (or night) jobs at UNH. Original art and fine crafts in any media will be considered.

Eligible staff include all faculty (see exception) and staff, full and part-time, hourly and benefits eligible. The exception is studio arts faculty who have opportunities to exhibit their work in the UNH Museum of Art.

The small size of the University Museum restricts the number of works that can be exhibited. An anonymous jury will make selections using the blind jury process (applicants' names will be removed from the forms for the jury process). For those artists selected for participation, not more than one work will be included in the exhibition.

Applicants may submit up to two entries, must complete the Call for Entry form, and send a photo image of each entry to dale.valena@unh.edu.

All entry forms with photos must be received no later than the deadline of July 29, 2013. If you prefer, you can mail your form and photo to the University Museum, Dimond Library, 18 Library Way, Durham, NH 03824 by the July 29 deadline.

Thanks for your entry and good luck!

Herbert Ogden Waters exhibit now in Special Collections and Archives

May 9, 2013

UNH Special Collections and the University Museum present a hallway exhibit of the work of Herbert Odgen Waters. The exhibit includes seven prints from Special Collections and examples of the artist’s wood blocks, a loan from the UNH Museum of Art.

Herbert Ogden Waters was born in Shantou, China in 1903 and was the son of Baptist missionaries. Since 1933, except for a brief period of war service in a Providence shipyard, Herbert and his wife Bertha Waters made their home in New Hampshire. Waters lived in Warner, NH as an artist and art teacher from 1936 to 1941 in the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. Later, he taught at the University of New Hampshire, at Holderness School in Plymouth, and at Alderson-Broaddus College in Phillipi, West Virginia.

Throughout a long career, Waters refined his printmaking techniques, especially in wood engraving, and explored the intimate and grand landscapes of New Hampshire from his home in Campton, NH.

The Herbert Ogden Waters exhibit will run through the summer.

Milne Special Collections/Archives/ University Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm during the summer. They are located on Level 1 in Dimond Library. For information call (603) 862-1081.

Dimond Library will be open 24 hours during finals

May 2, 2013

Dimond Library will again be open 24 hours a day during finals this semester.

Beginning Wednesday, May 8, Dimond Library will be open 24 hours a day until we close Thursday, May 16th at midnight.

There will be limited services in the building during the early morning hours (2am-7:30am) each day, but most of the building will be open for study space and there will still be access to print and online materials.

Best of luck with finals!

Frazzle free finals, stress relieving activities in Dimond Library

April 30, 2013

Join us for a week of stress relieving activities in Dimond Library!

Tuesday, May 7

  • Study Buddies - throughout the day, various locations
    Help beat stress with furry friends. Come pet and play with therapy dogs from ElderPet.
  • Guided Meditation - 2-2:30pm, Level 5, Faculty Lounge
    Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute guided meditation session offered by Health Services staff.
  • Wildcat Rave - evening, Murkland Courtyard
    Get your groove on and relieve stress at the Wildcat Rave with DJ Rhoyt! This dance party is hosted by the Student Senate and CommUNHversity. Rain date is 5/8. Check social media for updated time.

Wednesday, May 8

  • Study Buddies - throughout the day, various locations
    Help beat stress with furry friends. Come pet and play with therapy dogs from ElderPet.
  • Chair Massages - 2-4pm, Level 3, Room 301 (New Book Room)
    Feeling tense? Get a 5-minute chair massage from Health Services' licensed massage therapists, Corinne Douglas and Kristin Harrison. Spots limited. Sign up at 1:45. Brought to you by Health Services.
  • Study Snacks - 8pm, Level 3, Lobby
    Refuel your body with healthy snacks from UNH Dining so you can study longer and harder!

Thursday, May 9

  • YoNola Bar - 2-4pm, Level 4, Mezzanine
    Join us for a stress-busting snack of GrandyOats Organic Granola and Stonyfield Farms Organic Yogurt.
  • Guided Meditation - 3-3:30pm, Level 5, Faculty Lounge
    Quiet your mind, body, and spirit with a 30 minute guided meditation session offered by Health Services staff.

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.

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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.

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