News & Exhibits

October 3, 2013

“Relaxing in a Madhouse, Paintings by John Angelopoulos, Poems by Charles Simic” is now open in Milne Special Collection’s Dunleavy Reading Room. The display features 12 of Angelopoulos’ paintings inspired by the Pulitzer Prize winning poetry of Professor Emeritus and former U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic.

Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Simic is known for his surreal, metaphysical poems. His first collection “What the Grass Says” was published 1967. Since then, he has published more than 60 books.

Angelopoulos’ paintings for the exhibit were created based on his interpretation of selections from “The World Doesn’t End,” the collection that won Simic the Pulitzer Prize in 1990.

Special Collections is located on Level 1 in Dimond Library. The exhibit will be on display until October 26 and can be viewed Monday through Friday, 10 AM-4 PM and Saturday 12 PM-4 PM.

October 3, 2013

The UNH Traditional Jazz Series presents Paul Broadnax Quintet with vocalist Shawnn Monteiro on Monday, October 7 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.

Paul has appeared with many nationally recognized jazz artists including such notables as Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Milt Hinton and Dorothy Donegan, Alan Dawson, Lionel Hampton, Cab Calloway, Jimmy Witherspoon, Diane Carrol, Donna Byrne, and Rebecca Parris.

Shawnn has a liveliness of lyrical phrasing and intermittent scat variations that she draws from her influences, Carmen McRae and Sarah Vaughan. Shawnn's father was the late renowned bassist Jimmy Woode, veteran of the Duke Ellington band. Throw into the mix, a lot of musical inspiration and guidance from her Godfather, Clark Terry, and you come up with a combination that can't miss.

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.

October 1, 2013

Due to a lack of continued funding for the US federal government, a number of library resources are currently unavailable. Updated 10/8/13

Here is a partial list:

  • Bureau of Economic Analysis (bea.gov)
  • Business.gov
  • Census sites
  • Classification Web and ProQuest Congressional may be affected by lack of updating
  • Copyright.gov
  • Data.gov
  • Davis - Bacon Wage Determination Decisions
  • Disability.gov
  • ERIC (eric.ed.gov)
  • FCC.gov
  • FTC.gov
  • Library of Congress (loc.gov)
  • Most US Geological Survey sites except those for hazards
  • NAL Catalog (AGRICOLA) (ProQuest’s AGRICOLA is still accessible, but may be affected by lack of updating)
  • NASA.gov
  • National Park Service (nps.gov)
  • NIMH.gov
  • NIST.gov
  • NOAA.gov is offline but you can still get to weather.gov, NSF.gov, Nutrition.gov, and USDA (usda.gov)
  • Patent and Trademark Database (U.S.): Federal government interface – operating on reserve funds, then possibly shutting down
  • Science.gov
  • US Government Information Official Archive (FDsys)

More information about government services during the shutdown is available from USA.gov.

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.

September 25, 2013

Update: all sessions are currently full for October 11 usability testing. Please contact Liz Fowler if you're interested in participating in the next round of testing.

The Library is doing a usability test of a web site on the morning of Friday, October 11, 2013 and we need a few participants. It will take about an hour of your time in Dimond Library.

For your participation, you will receive a $15 Dining Services card, good at any Dining location on campus, or a USB flash drive.

If you’re interested and available, please contact Liz Fowler.

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.

September 4, 2013

The Multimedia Center has a great selection of films on display with story lines or shooting locations based in New England. You will find a wide array of titles including Mystic River, set in working class Boston and Good Will Hunting which was nominated for nine Academy Awards. Other films include The Departed which is set in South Boston and tells the story of the police waging a war on Irish-American organized crime and Salesman, a landmark American documentary, which tells the story in vivid detail of the daily grind of the door-to-door salesman. No matter your taste in movies you'll be sure to find something you'll enjoy in the Multimedia Center.

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

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.

August 27, 2013

UNH Manchester and the UNH Library have collaborated to create a new Manchester Data Repository to house data related to the city. The repository also includes some information related to Hillsborough County and the state of New Hampshire.

The Manchester Data Repository offers a wide range of information published mainly between 2007 and 2013, all in easily downloadable PDF format. The information is presented in the forms of studies, reports, plans, guides, needs assessments and indicators, charts and graphs, summaries, articles, and statements from various local organizations. The collection is organized by year and includes topics such as health, youth, education, homelessness, economic development, environmental health, demographic trends, community safety, immigrants and refugees, community development, and arts and culture.

For the full story, visit UNH Today.

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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