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Women's History Month: Movies available at the UNH Library

March 21, 2012

March is Women's History Month. Check out the movies available for circulation at the UNH-Library that highlight the diverse experience of women in history around the world. Our collection includes films about suffragists, whistleblowers, politicians, artists, athletes and more.

Affaire de Femmes
Babettes Gæstebud
Born into Brothels
China Blue
Chisholm '72 : Unbought & Unbossed
La Ciociara
Dayereh
Cruel and Unusual
Education of Shelby Knox
Elizabeth
Erin Brockovich
The Great Step Forward
Hammering it Out: Women in the Construction Zone
Iron Jawed Angels
Joy Luck Club
A League of Their Own
Lion in Winter
Magdalene Sisters
A Midwife's Tale
Not For Ourselves Alone
Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Rosa Parks Story
Say My Name
Senorita Extraviada: Missing Young Woman
Sex in Africa
Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders
They Call Me Muslim

Alexander Street Press: American History in Video and Alexander Street Anthropology: Ethnographic Video Online also have a number of movies related to Women's History Month. These on-line resources are available to UNH Faculty, Staff and Students as well as on-site visitors.

At Highest Risk: Maternal Health Care in the High Peruvian Andes
Boran Women
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Restless Spirit
Fit Surroundings
Kamala and Raji
Margaret Mead: A Portrait by a Friend
Miyah: The Life of a Javanese Woman
Mrs. Clare Boothe Luce
Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
One Woman, One Vote
Through the Negev
Town Bloody Hall
(Un)veiled: Muslim Women Talk About Hijab
A Week Of Sweet Water

Bill Ross and Habitat for Humanity: Volunteerin' in the Big Easy

March 15, 2012

From the Campus Journal:

The idea for the Discovery course Bill Ross teaches on New Orleans was born in the city known as the birthplace of jazz, the Big Easy. Bill took his very first trip there when the city was what he described as a "dirty, rundown place full of rowdy people and loud music." He returned after Hurricane Katrina hit, after the levees breached and lives were lost, to volunteer to rebuild a city with so much history.

"New Orleans: Place, Meaning, and Context" is an inquiry class taught by Bill Ross. This class is geared toward first-year students that has them traveling to Louisiana’s largest city to do community service work during Spring Break with UNH’s Alternative Break Challenge. After six weeks in the classroom, they pack up for Spring Break to volunteer in the Big Easy for Habitat for Humanity.

"Telling students the history of New Orleans is not as exciting as seeing it. It makes it real. You can talk all you want about architecture but walking through a shotgun house and scraping paint on a front porch is a whole different thing. You can talk about the cuisine but it’s not like ordering a po’boy. You can talk about the music but listening to it—there’s nothing like the tangible experience of hearing live music."

Read more at the course blog: Where y'at? The New Orleans Course.

Digital Town and City Annual Reports Available

January 19, 2010

Annual reports for the New Hampshire towns and cities below are now available in the UNH Library Digital Collections. These can be found from the Library home page under "research collections" (use the search box or click on 'Search or Browse Database') and are also search-able from the Digital tab on the Library home page search box.

If your town is not yet available, fear not! We'll be working on the remainder of the NH annual reports over the next year.

Acworth
Albany
Alexandria
Allenstown
Alstead
Alton
Amherst
Andover
Antrim
Ashland
Atkinson
Auburn
Barnstead
Barrington
Bartlett
Bath
Bedford
Belmont
Bennington
Benton
Berlin
Bethlehem
Boscawen
Bow
Bradford
Brentwood
Bridgewater
Bristol
Brookfield
Brookline
Campton
Canaan
Candia
Canterbury
Carroll
Center Harbor
Charlestown
Chatham
Chester
Chesterfield
Chichester
Claremont
Clarksville
Colebrook
Columbia
Concord
Conway
Cornish
Croydon
Dalton
Danbury
Dover
Dunbarton
Durham
Exeter
Fitzwilliam
Franklin
Gilmanton
Keene
Lee
Madbury
Manchester
Nashua
Newington
Newmarket
Portsmouth
Rochester

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