PSU Guitar Ensemble

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May ’13
7:00 pm

Monday, May 6, 7 p.m.
Studio Theater, Silver Center for the Arts

The PSU Guitar Ensemble will perform a Mozart Minuet and Scarlatti Sonata (both guitar quartets), some jazzy pieces like Wes Montgomery's Road Song, Limehouse Blues with solo guitar pieces by Segovia, and a couple of dance numbers (with dancers!) - Caravan and St. Thomas, under the direction of Jim Alba.

Free and open to the public.

Apr ’13Apr

The Saturday, April 13 2 p.m. matinee performance has been canceled. The Saturday, April 13 8 p.m. evening performance will take place as scheduled.

April 11, 12, & 13 - 8 p.m.
April 14 - 3 p.m.
Hanaway Theater

This extremely funny, totally irreverent and much-celebrated opera by Jacques Offenbach in his first and perhaps most famous send-up of a Greek myth replete with Greek gods and goddesses, shepherds, nymphs, heroes and heroines.

$20 adult
$18 senior
$16 youth

Mar ’13Mar

Wednesday, Mar. 6, 6 p.m. - Friday, Mar. 8, 8 p.m.
Hyde 120

The Department of Languages and Linguistics' 3rd annual Paris to Plymouth French Film Festival will be taking place March 6, 7, and 8th in Hyde 120.

Over the course of 3 days, we will be showing 5 different contemporary French language films - 3 French and 2 Quebecois this year. This year, we have one film sponsored by the SAGE Center and the 2 Quebecois films are sponsored by the Quebec Delegation.

Additionally, as we did last year, Six Burner Bistro is hosting a French-themed 3-course, fixed-price meal on the Thurs. evening 3/7 at 5:30pm prior to the 7:30 film. The menu choices include: crab bisque or bistro salad to start; grass-fed local beef sliced thin au jus with bearnaise sauce or coq au vin (traditional French chicken stew with wine sauce) or salmon en croute; tea or coffee; tiramisu for dessert. The price is $24/per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Six Burner directly at: 536-9099.

Mar ’13
4:00 pm

Wednesday, Mar. 6, 4-5 p.m.
Boyd Science Center 001

"A Cooperative Research Approach to Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management"

Michael Ball, Study Fleet Program Coordinator,
Northeast Fisheries Center, Woods Hole, MA

The Study Fleet Program, under the Northeast Cooperative Research Program, partners with a subset of commercial fishing vessels to collect high quality, high resolution, self-reported data on fishing effort, area fished, gear characteristics, catch, and biological observations. Data collected from these vessels can be used for a variety of different purposes such as supplementing the stock assessment process, developing real time hot spot avoidance maps for industry, providing detailed food web dynamics information to scientists, and contributing environmental information to habitat modelers. The Study Fleet Program utilizes a variety of technologies to aid in data collection including integrated GPS units, depth sounders, and vessel monitoring systems, wireless temperature and depth loggers, wireless length frequency boards, and the self-reporting Fishery Logbook Data Recording System (FLDRS). Depending on the needs of industry and scientists, FLDRS can be tailored towards s pecific projects including tow-by-tow biological research, the collection of enhanced biological data, and studies pertaining to gear characteristics. With the array of data collected, and ability to provide a dynamic self-reported data system, the Study Fleet Program provides a unique ecosystem based approach to the collection, analysis, and production of industry-dependent data.

For more information about this talk or others, please contact Doug Earick, 535-2343 or

Feb ’13
5:00 pm

Thursday, Feb. 28, 5-7 p.m.
Frost Commons

James N. Stanford, Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Dartmouth College, will be giving a talk on his research on New England dialect change. Articles about Professor Stanford’s work on New England dialect shift have appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Ed, the New York Times, and Vermont Public Radio.

After his talk, Dr. Stanford, who is currently analyzing field recordings from the Central NH area, would like to hear what the PSU community has to say!

This free event will be held in Frost Commons on Thursday, February 28, from 5-7 p.m.

All are welcome. Sponsored by the Department of Languages and Linguisitcs.

French Film Screening

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Feb ’13
7:00 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Hyde Hall 120

The Languages and Linguistics Department will be screening, "Une hirondelle a fait le printemps" (The Girl From Paris) at 7 p.m. in Hyde 120. The film will be shown in French with English subtitles. Admission is free and open to the campus and community.

Contact Katharine Harrington for more information:

Feb ’13
12:00 pm

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 12-1 p.m.
Union Grille at the HUB

Come converse in French at the French Conversation Table!

On Wednesday, February 27th from Noon - 1 p.m. in the Union Grille at the HUB, join us for lunch and practice your French in a very informal setting (or just enjoy hearing the language!)

It doesn't matter what level you are... We welcome everyone, from beginners to fluent speakers.

Questions? Contact Katharine Harrington at

Sponsored by the Department of Languages and Linguistics.

Feb ’13
10:00 am

Monday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. - Thursday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m.
Hartman Union Building

16th Love Your Body Week
Monday Feb. 25th _ Project You Show- Dare to be You ! and chocolate reception Barefaced and Beautiful challenge
Tuesday Body Fair 11am-2 pm
Fat Talk Free 12:00-1:00
Fat Talk free challenge
Wed Physical Activity challenge , Self defese for Women 4-5 pm, Yoga 4 Classroom 5-6 pm, Line dancing 8-9 pm


Feb ’13
12:00 pm

Visit the Museum of the White Mountains and the opening exhibition Passing Through: The Allure of the White Mountains. Doors open to the public Saturday, February 23 at noon for regular museum hours.

Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Closed Mondays and holidays, and on Tuesdays in the summer.
Please call ahead in cases of inclement weather, (603) 535-3210.

Feb ’13
4:00 pm

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 4-5 p.m.
Boyd Science Center 001

The Science Behind Global Policy and Diplomacy

Natalie DeGraaf, Global Public Health Action Network

Innovative science and technology are critical to improving and sustaining development around the globe. Yet, failures in development are not merely problems of delivering these innovations. Too often such efforts fail because we do not appreciate the political, economic, and cultural contexts in which technologies are applied. These contexts shape how science and technology are implemented, potentially constraining their ability to provide solutions to problems of development and sustainability. To do better, we need to understand science and technology as a sociotechnical system, which is itself always situated within a larger sociotechnical order. Policies enacted to address societal concerns must be cognizant of this in order to be effective. Looking to dig into these concepts further, this talk will explore the relationship between science and policy, particularly how science can be used as a tool in global policy; both in advancing agendas and informing sound policy for mulation.

For more information about this talk or others, please contact Doug Earick, 535-2343 or