Apr
30
6:00 pm

Thursday, Apr. 30, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Planetarium, Boyd first floor, South End

Sally Jean Jensen, NASA Solar System Ambassador, will talk about the successes of both missions. The Hubble Space Telescope has operated for 25 years and has just started its mission. MESSENGER, orbiting Mercury, will probably have crashed the morning of this talk. The talk is free and appropriate for all ages.

Apr
22
7:00 pm

Wednesday, Apr. 22 7-10 p.m.
Boyd Hall Room 144, Plymouth State University

Documentary Film Exploring the Complexity of the Northern Pass Project is coming to The Museum of the White Mountains on Earth Day, April 22nd. The Power of Place Screening will be at Boyd Hall Room 144 on the Plymouth State University campus in Plymouth, New Hampshire at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22nd. It was created through a kickstarter campaign by New Hampshire conservation photographer and filmmaker Jerry Monkman Hosted by The Museum of the White Mountains.

The screening is open to the public and there is no admission charge.

The film will be followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker.

Electricity giant Hydro-Quebec needs to sell more of its electricity to New England and Eversource Energy wants to pitch in by distributing this power to customers in southern New England. To do that the companies have joined forces to build Northern Pass, a 187-mile transmission line that will bisect the state of New Hampshire with high-voltage cable strung between 1500 steel towers rising as tall as 135 feet. Residents of the “Live Free or Die” state have a problem with that. New Hampshire is a place where people’s connections to the land run deep. Its mountains and forest, lakes and rivers, are part working landscape and part outdoor playground, and those opposed to Northern Pass see it as a desecration of this landscape.

Apr
7
12:30 pm

Tuesday, Apr. 7, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Rounds 107

Social Science Colloquium
Rebecca Noel: Mann, Bird, and Lyon
This talk focuses on the emergence of school health education through short case studies weaving together the activities of educational reformer Horace Mann, health consumer F.W. Bird, and academy founder Mary Lyon in the lively years 1837-1840. The campaign to school the child’s body through exercise, hygiene curriculum, and healthy school buildings is the subject of her book in progress, Save Our Scholars: The Quest for Health in American Schools.

Mar
23
6:30 pm

Monday, Mar. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Boyd 001

On behalf of numerous co-sponsoring organizations, the SAGE Center is proud to announce the following series of events to celebrate Women's History Month. This celebration was first ordained by presidential proclamation as Women's History Week in 1980, and expanded to the full month of March in 1988. The National Women's History Project provides an annual theme, and this year the theme is "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives." We hope you plan to support one or more of these events and take time to consider how integral the many threads of womens' influence have been in your own life's tapestry.

This powerful documentary digs into how women are represented in the media and positions of power. A discussion guided by professors Mary Beth Ray and Diane Hotten-Somers will follow.

Mar
11
7:00 pm

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Hyde 220

On behalf of numerous co-sponsoring organizations, the SAGE Center is proud to announce the following series of events to celebrate Women's History Month. This celebration was first ordained by presidential proclamation as Women's History Week in 1980, and expanded to the full month of March in 1988. The National Women's History Project provides an annual theme, and this year the theme is "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives." We hope you plan to support one or more of these events and take time to consider how integral the many threads of womens' influence have been in your own life's tapestry.

A fun and informative summary of women's history in America with professor Rebecca Noel.

Mar
5
5:30 pm

Thursday, Mar. 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Memorial 010

Problem Solving in Metro Boston with GIS
Presented by: Adam Kurowski (Geography '01),
GIS Director for Arlington, MA

How do you get rid of 100 feet of snow in urban areas?
Why do cities need geographic information to function?
How do you decide which schools children are assigned to?

Find out the answers to these and other questions regarding Geographic Information Systems in today's governments, and find out just how important this technology is in problem solving and real-time decision making in today's society, as well as where this technology can take us in the future.

Dec ’14
10
11:15 am

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Rounds 304

Travels through Peru
(Bolivia & Chile)

Zak Brohinsky
Adjunct Faculty
Department of Social Science

I’m drawn to places with exotic names – Ayacucho, Lake Titicaca, Iquitos, the Andes, La Paz, Machu Picchu. I stare at place names on maps and the tiny symbols that represent areas unknown to me. People inhabit these wild lands and I’m curious to meet them. In the summer of 2014, after years of dreaming, I visited some of these exotic places; spoke with the people, witnessed their traditions, tasted their food, experienced daily life, and connected with landscapes that humbled me.

Come with me as we travel the spine of the Peruvian Andes, float on Lago Titicaca, bike “the most dangerous road”, hitch a ride with a Chilean trucker, ski enormous sand dunes, swim in the Amazon River, and hike one of the world’s most beautiful treks.

See photos and listen to stories from 2-1/2 months of travel through Peru, Bolivia, and Chile.

Oct ’14
15
3:30 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Boyd 144

Karen Beaudin is the published author of A Child is Missing-a true story and public speaker. She addresses the subject of unsolved murders, the missing and unresolved deaths to law enforcement at homicide training sessions around the United States and in universities to criminal law students. She's an advocate for Cold Case Units and the creation of websites that list the unsolved, the missing and unresolved deaths in every state. These websites can provide valuable information to law enforcement and makes available a place to leave anonymous tips. They also assure victims families that their loved one has not been forgotten.

In 2009 she and her sisters were influential in establishing New Hampshire's first Cold Case Unit. During Victims' Rights Week, 2010, the Gloddy family received a certificate of appreciation from Governor John Lynch for their outstanding service on behalf of victims' of crime. In 2012 the Ohio Attorney General recognized Karen for her advocacy in promoting Cold Case Units. The Fraternal Order Of Police in Ohio acknowledged her valuable contribution to Ohio's law enforcement community and the Ohio Unsolved Homicides Initiative. Karen has designed the Victims of Violent Crimes Bracelet for those affected by violent crimes and donates to organizations such as CUE (Community United Effort) a nonprofit that search for the missing.

Recently Karen spoke at four Homicide Initiative Training Sessions in Ohio for the Bureau of Criminal Investigations. In 2014 she spoke at the 10th Annual Missing Person’s Conference in North Carolina.

All is done in memory of her sister Kathy Gloddy, murdered in NH on November 21, 1971. An arrest has never been made.

 

This event is sponsored by the Criminal Justice Department.

Oct ’14
7
6:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Bradford Room

Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 5-12, 2014

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, the Mental Health Issues Class (Health and Human Performance Dept) is hosting a Mental Health ForumIn the Bradford Room in Centre Lodge on Tuesday, October 7 from 6:00-7:30 p.m..

Students from the Mental Health Issues class have coordinated with NAMI NH's In Our Own Voice program to bring in speakers who will talk about their personal experience living with and recovering from mental illness.

These presentations are inspiring, educational, and valuable to students and faculty alike who have interest in mental illness from a personal and/or professional point of view. We hope that you will encourage student attendance at this event for class credit or just personal benefit.

We welcome anyone who wishes to join us. There is no charge for this presentation. A variety of literature and resources will be available. We encourage professors to give your students credit to attend this informative event.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact:
Elaine de Mello
edemello@naminh.org

Supported by: PSU Health and Human Performance; National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI NH) and through a grant with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Apr
7
7:00 pm

Tuesday, Apr. 7, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Is the United States a Democracy or an Oligarchy 

In a well-functioning democracy, the preferences and needs of ordinary citizens help shape government policy. By this measure, American democracy is failing. To assess the influences on federal government policymaking, Gilens gathered data on thousands of proposed policy changes over four decades. His analyses of these data show that economic elites and interest groups have considerable sway over policy outcomes, and ordinary citizens have little or none. He’ll discuss what this research reveals about the failures of America’s democratic institutions, as well as the kinds of reforms that might give greater voice and political influence to ordinary citizens.

Martin Gilens is professor of politics at Princeton University and author ofAffluence and Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America.

 

All Sidore lectures are free and open to the public. Tickets are required and may be picked up at the Silver Center Box Office. Reservations are recommended: call (603) 535-ARTS. A reception with light refreshments follows each lecture.

For more information on the series, visit the Sidore Lecture Series website.