Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events

October
20

Faculty Concert Series: Hannah Reitz, violin and Hazel Davis, horn 2:00 PM

Faculty Concert Series: Hannah Reitz, violin and Hazel Davis, horn 2:00 PM2:00 PM - Bratton Recital Hall: Faculty Concert Series:Hannah Reitz, violin and Hazel Davis, horn
October
22

Musical Theatre Voice Studio 5:00 PM

5:00 PM - Paul Creative Arts Center Hennessy Theatre: The culmination of our students' hard work is presented in the form of a showcase performance open to the public at the end of each semester. Come join us and share our students' enthusiasm and excitement as they present their work.
October
22

Rutman Lecture: President Trump and the Press, a Conversation w/ Maggie Haberman 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Rutman Lecture: President Trump and the Press, a Conversation w/ Maggie Haberman 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Memorial Union Building Granite State Room: Maggie Haberman, New York Times White House correspondent and CNN political analyst, will speak as part of the Rutman Distinguished Lecture Series on the American Presidency at the University of New Hampshire Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the Granite State Room in the Memorial Union Building. The evening will focus on President Trump and his relationship with the press. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required at unhconnect.unh.edu/RutmanLecture19. Haberman is one of the country’s most respected journalists and reliable resources for expert commentary on current events and national issues. In 2018, she and her team at the New York Times received the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for their coverage of the Trump administration and alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign, and the Aldo Beckman Award from the White House Correspondents’ Association. Haberman’s experience covering Donald Trump for years when he was fixture in the New York headlines and after he entered the White House gives her unparalleled insights into the mind of the president. In a conversation with Dante Scala, professor of political science at UNH, Haberman will explore what motivates President Trump’s desire for public approval, how he sees the role of the press, and what true goals underpin his campaign against the press as “enemies of the people” and purveyors of “fake news.” The Rutman Distinguished Lecture Series on the American Presidency is generously supported by J. Morgan ’84 and Tara Rutman in collaboration with the President’s Distinguished Speakers Series. The lecture series focuses on American political history with an emphasis on the modern and historical context of the American Presidency. Metered parking is available in Campus Crossings Lot. Free parking in B Lot after 6 p.m.. Questions? Contact the College of Liberal Arts at liberal.arts@unh.edu or 603-862-2062.
October
24

Sociology Fall Colloquia Series 12:40 PM to 2:00 PM

12:40 PM to 2:00 PM - McConnell Hall: Professors Ken Johnson & David Pillemer (Department of Sociology & Psychology) will be presenting a joint colloquium on: “Remembering the Move: Autobiographical Memories are Organized Around Residential Relocations” October 24th from 12:40-2pm in McConnell Hall. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE
October
24

Student Recital #4 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Bratton Recital Hall: Music majors perform a wide variety of repertoire.Free and open to the public.
October
24

“Owning” the Past Through Interpretation and Re-Interpretation 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

“Owning” the Past Through Interpretation and Re-Interpretation 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Memorial Union Building Theater II: Curators of ancient art usually approach the question “who owns the past?” from the perspective of acquisitions and repatriation, i.e. legal and ethical dimensions of ownership. In this lecture, Phoebe Segal, Mary Bryce Comstock Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, will employ a different line of inquiry, one that considers metaphorical and symbolic aspects of the question. Every generation reinterprets and thereby comes to “own” the past through their own eyes. Dr. Segal will present several projects that illustrate how museums can activate the past and empower visitors to reclaim it as their own by focusing on issues relevant to the average person today.Dr. Phoebe Segal; Mary Bryce Comstock Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.This lecture is free and open to the public.Sponsored by the Honors Program, Department of History, and Depart of Art and Art History.
October
25

Student Capstone Performance - McCarron 7:00 PM

7:00 PM - Paul Creative Arts Center Hennessy Theatre: All students pursuing a degree in Theatre & Dance must complete a capstone project which embodies the training they have received throughout their years at UNH. The performance majors appreciate the public's support at these events:
October
26

UNH Music Welcomes Flutist Robert Dick 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

UNH Music Welcomes Flutist Robert Dick 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM12:30 PM to 2:30 PM - Bratton Recital Hall: On Saturday, October 26 the University of New Hampshire will host renowned flutist and composer Robert Dick. The public is invited to attend his free recital and lecture-demonstration beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall in Paul Creative Arts Center (30 Academic Way, Durham). His short recital will be followed by a lecture-demonstration on throat tuning, an innovative approach to improving tone for all flutists. The event will conclude at 2:30 p.m. All parking lots on campus are free on Saturdays.Robert Dick is a musical visionary, a creative virtuoso in the tradition of Paganini and Hendrix — artists who redefined both the music and the technique of their instruments. Improvisor, composer, author, teacher and inventor, he performs worldwide. Listening to Dick play solo has been likened to the experience of hearing a full orchestra. He teaches at New York University and the City University of New York Graduate Center. His degrees are from Yale (B.A. and M.M. – composition) and he has received many commissions, grants and prizes for his compositions, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Pro Musicis Foundation International Award.On his musical philosophy: “A central focus of my music is the idea that acoustic instruments can be treated as human-powered synthesizers, each capable of an enormous range of sonority and expression well beyond their traditional definitions. I have total faith in the ability of humans to transcend limits imposed by presupposition. As a child, I rejected the idea that the flute could only produce one note at a time and by my late teens had started to invent thousands of new sonorities. They were there for the doing, if one assumed they could exist instead of couldn’t. “The idea of continuous transformation of timbre is very important in my music, which is influenced by electric and electronic music, world music, natural sounds and the work of my fellow composer-performers. I try never to make pastiches but to fuse inspiration and influences to create work that’s truly original.”
October
26

Student Capstone Performance - McCarron 7:00 PM

7:00 PM - Paul Creative Arts Center Hennessy Theatre: All students pursuing a degree in Theatre & Dance must complete a capstone project which embodies the training they have received throughout their years at UNH. The performance majors appreciate the public's support at these events:
October
27

Faculty Concert Series: Jacques Lee Wood, cello 2:00 PM

Faculty Concert Series: Jacques Lee Wood, cello 2:00 PM2:00 PM - Bratton Recital Hall: Jacques Lee Wood, cello with Christopher Kies, piano
October
29

Sociology Fall Colloquia Series 12:40 PM to 2:00 PM

12:40 PM to 2:00 PM - McConnell Hall: Dr. Nora Draper, Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of New Hampshire will present a colloquium on: “Privacy Incorporated: The Businesses of Digital Information Ownership” McConnell 245 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE
October
29

Heilbronner Lecture: Jewish-Muslim Cooperation: The Holocaust and Beyond 5:00 PM

Heilbronner Lecture: Jewish-Muslim Cooperation: The Holocaust and Beyond 5:00 PM5:00 PM - Murkland Hall Richards Auditorium (115): This year’s program pays critical attention to the impact of the Nazi Holocaust on Jewish communities not usually studied, particularly Sephardic Jewish communities. Our program critically engages the significant history of the Muslim engagement in anti-Nazi resistance as well as the support, protection and rescue of Jews impacted in the Holocaust. These historical Muslim-Jewish relationships remain significant today in an era of rising antisemitism and Islamophobia, Holocaust denial narratives and current international politics. This year’s Heilbronner Lecture and the UNH Holocaust Education Fund bring diverse speakers together to discuss historical and present-day innovative Muslim-Jewish initiatives. An accompanying exhibit at the University Museum is “The Common Ground Between Us: Jewish and Muslim Communities in Morocco, Egypt and Iraqi-Kurdistan,” a Diarna Geo-Museum photography exhibition by Joshua Shamsi. The exhibit runs October 29 to November 22, Monday through Friday, 12-4 p.m., and Wednesday 12-7 p.m. in the Dimond Library. An opening reception will take place immediately after the lecture, from 6-8:30 p.m., in Special Collections of the Dimond Library. Panelists: Jason Guberman-P., a social entrepreneur who specializes in building broad coalitions and melding intellectual and technical innovation, serves as founding executive director of Digital Heritage Mapping and is the coordinator of DHM’s flagship initiative, the Diarna Geo-Museum of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Life. A summa cum laude graduate of Sacred Heart University, Guberman-P. was named to Connecticut Magazine’s “40 under 40” and to the Jewish Week’s “36 under 36.” He has presented Diarna at Stanford University’s Digital Humanities Center and the USC Shoah Foundation, and at conferences of the Association of Jewish Studies, Association of Jewish Libraries and Moroccan Millennium Leaders; guest lectured classes at Harvard’s Middle East Studies Center and at Wellesley College; served on the Council of Young Jewish Presidents and represented the American Sephardi Federation (where he also serves as executive director) on the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations’ Missions to Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, United Arab Emirates and Jordan; written for AJS Perspectives, Sh’ma Journal, Wexner Foundation Newsletter, The Algemeiner and MyJewishLearning.com; as well as appeared on NPR’s “Here & Now” and in SmartHistory. Guberman-P. is an alumnus of the Tikvah Fund’s Fellowship and Core18 Leaders Laboratory. Eddie Ashkenazie is a researcher and research coordinator for Diarna Geo-Museum and a Yeshiva University Ph.D. student focusing his studies on the Jews of the Middle East and North Africa in the modern era. He graduated from Yeshiva University with both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Jewish history. Prior to joining Diarna, Ashkenazie worked on a number of book publishing and history projects, including an edition of the Pentateuch with Rabbi Saadia Gaon’s Judeo-Arabic translation, contributed a chapter on the Hebrew and Aramaic inscriptions in Damascene Jewish houses to “Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic Palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the Late 18th and 19th Centuries” (Boston: American Schools of Oriental Research, 2018) and curated an exhibit on the history of the Syrian Jewish Community in New York for Brooklyn’s historic Magen David Congregation. Mehdi El Bayad is program director for Jewish-Muslim Dialogue Advocacy at Association Mimouna, a Moroccan NGO that aims to promote Moroccan-Jewish heritage preservation, antisemitism education and Muslim-Jewish dialogue promotion. El Bayad has co-organized events such as a special edition of the Moroccan Jewish University (MJU) focused on hate speech and Holocaust education with social media influencers and young teachers; the Muslim-Jewish Interfaith Conference (MJIC), which gathered more than 70 young Muslims, Jews and allies from across the globe to heal the fractured relationship between the two communities; and the #MimounaSpiritDay, with ten female Instagram influencers, about the Moroccan Jewish experience though traditional costumes, gastronomy and visiting heritage sites. El Bayad is also deputy treasurer in Solidarité Féminine Association founded by Aïcha Ech-Channa, the first NGO in the MENA region to prevent out-of-wedlock child abandonment using strategies of economic empowerment for single mothers. Featured Artist: Joshua Shamsi is project director for Beitenu – The Atlas of Jewish Life and lead photographer/outreach director for the Diarna Geo-Museum of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Life. He holds an M.A. in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and a B.A. in both studio arts and brain and cognitive science from the University of Rochester. From 2005-2008, he worked as a photojournalist in Israel for Israel National News. His photography has been published in New York Times magazine and has been featured in exhibitions both nationally and abroad. The Hans Heilbronner lecture series honors the memory of Hans Heilbronner, professor of history, who served the University of New Hampshire with distinction from 1954 until 1991. This event is sponsored by the Endowed Fund for Holocaust Education and the following at UNH: Center for the Humanities; Classics, Humanities and Italian Studies; Middle Eastern Studies; Office of Community, Equity and Diversity; Office of Multicultural Student Affairs; Political Science; Responsible Governance and Sustainable Citizenship Project; University Museum; and Women’s and Gender Studies. Contact Dean's Office, College of Liberal Arts Phone: (603) 862-2062
October
30

Odyssey Performance 7:00 PM

Odyssey Performance 7:00 PM7:00 PM - Paul Creative Arts Center Johnson Theatre: A new dramatization of the oldest and greatest story of homecoming. When Odysseus went to war twenty years ago, his son was an infant and his wife was a vibrant, hopeful young woman. Now his son is a young man plagued by doubt, and his wife has endured years of loneliness and grief. Has war and the long terrible journey home changed him so much that he can no longer fit into his home? And has his home changed so much that it is no longer the haven he seeks? This is the complicated story of a complicated man: war hero and war criminal; adulterer and loving husband; absent father and cherished good father. Odysseus meets many famous monsters on his journey, but is the worst monster the one he is carrying within himself? Written and Directed by David Richman, Assistant Director: Rachel Bergeron (’20)
October
31

COLA Faculty Meeting 2, Fall 2019 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Murkland Hall Richards Auditorium (115): A meeting of the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts will take place from 12:40-2 in Murkland 115. Contact Peg Kirkpatrick at peg.kirkpatrick@unh.edu Phone: (603) 862-2062
October
31

Student Recital #5 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Bratton Recital Hall: Music majors perform a wide variety of repertoire. Free and open to the public.
October
31

Odyssey Performance 7:00 PM

Odyssey Performance 7:00 PM7:00 PM - Paul Creative Arts Center Johnson Theatre: A new dramatization of the oldest and greatest story of homecoming. When Odysseus went to war twenty years ago, his son was an infant and his wife was a vibrant, hopeful young woman. Now his son is a young man plagued by doubt, and his wife has endured years of loneliness and grief. Has war and the long terrible journey home changed him so much that he can no longer fit into his home? And has his home changed so much that it is no longer the haven he seeks? This is the complicated story of a complicated man: war hero and war criminal; adulterer and loving husband; absent father and cherished good father. Odysseus meets many famous monsters on his journey, but is the worst monster the one he is carrying within himself? Written and Directed by David Richman, Assistant Director: Rachel Bergeron (’20)
November
01

Performing Arts Day 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Paul Creative Arts Center Hennessy Theatre: Performing Arts Day is an excellent way for students to visit our program and experience life as a wildcat in a low pressure environment. PAD is a class field trip experience where students pick from a list of workshops with UNH Theatre & Dance Faculty and Students. Students will also get a chance to tour the university and eat in our award-winning dining halls. This is a great experience for drama clubs, theatre classes, school acting groups, and more... Teachers and Leaders can sign up to attend Performing Arts Day by reaching out to Jamie Clavet (jamie.clavet@unh.edu). Cost of this field trip is only the cost to cover lunch. All workshops are free to attend.
November
01

Speakers Series: Aston Gonzalez 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Speakers Series: Aston Gonzalez 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Hamilton Smith Hall: Aston Gonzalez, "Visualizing Equality: African American Champions of Race, Rights, and Visual Culture." The fight for black rights in the nineteenth century took place not only at marches, political conventions, and courthouses; the fight included print and visual culture created and circulated by African Americans. This talk examines these images and how black artists encouraged people to see and understand race. Professor Gonzalez is Assistant Professor of History at Salisbury University and currently a Fellow at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston. His book, Visualizing Equality: African American Champions of Race, Rights, and Visual Culture, is forthcoming with the University of North Carolina Press.
November
01

Odyssey Performance 7:00 PM

Odyssey Performance 7:00 PM7:00 PM - Paul Creative Arts Center Johnson Theatre: A new dramatization of the oldest and greatest story of homecoming. When Odysseus went to war twenty years ago, his son was an infant and his wife was a vibrant, hopeful young woman. Now his son is a young man plagued by doubt, and his wife has endured years of loneliness and grief. Has war and the long terrible journey home changed him so much that he can no longer fit into his home? And has his home changed so much that it is no longer the haven he seeks? This is the complicated story of a complicated man: war hero and war criminal; adulterer and loving husband; absent father and cherished good father. Odysseus meets many famous monsters on his journey, but is the worst monster the one he is carrying within himself? Written and Directed by David Richman, Assistant Director: Rachel Bergeron (’20)
November
02

Auditions for Entry into Acting & Musical Theatre 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Paul Creative Arts Center Johnson Theatre: Audition information for the main stage productions produced by the Theatre and Dance Department.