Dec
8
5:00 pm

Thursday December 8, at 5 p.m.
34 Highland St., Plymouth, Museum of the White Mountains.

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Join the Museum of the White Mountains for a special artist talk and printmaking demonstration on Thursday, December 8 at the Museum of the White Mountains, with printmaker Bill Mitchell. Mitchell currently has three pieces on display in the MWM’s exhibition, “Finding Place on Paper: Contemporary Poets and Printmakers Explore the White Mountains.” Born in Holyoke, MA., and raised in Catskill, N.Y., Mitchell moved to NH in 1983 and began creating brightly colored serigraph silkscreens of the NH landscape. During this presentation, hear about Mitchell’s youth and learn how the Hudson River School influenced his White Mountain imagery. Visitors will also see a printmaking demonstration by the artist.

This event is free and open to all.

For more information http://www.plymouth.edu/museum-of-the-white-mountains/.

Image credit: Bill Mitchell, "February Morning, Mt. Washington" 2016, silkscreen. Courtesy of the artist.

Nov
14
5:00 pm

Monday, November 14, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Museum of the White Moutains, 34 Highland Street, Plymouth

Join the Museum of the White Mountains (MWM) for an interactive poetry workshop about incubating ideas, growing poems, and extending them through the visual medium.

Mimi White is a teaching artist on the NH State Council for the Arts in Education roster and the author of four books of poetry: The Singed Horizon (Providence Athenaeum), winner of the Philbrick Award, The Last Island (Dearbrook Editions), winner of the Jane Kenyon Award for Outstanding Poetry, Memory Won't Save Me: a haibun, nominated for a Pushcart (Dearbrook Editions), and most recently The World Disguised As This One, a year in tanka.

Free and open to all. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/375300266146775/.

Nov
9
4:00 pm

Wednesday November, 9 at 4 p.m.
Boyd Science Center, Room 001.

"The 25-year Anniversary of the Perfect Storm"

Dr. Jason Cordeira, Assistant Professor of Meteorology, Department of Atmospheric Science and Chemistry, and Center for the Environment, Plymouth State University. The “Perfect Storm” of late October and early November 1991 over the northwest Atlantic Ocean was one of a trio of high-impact cyclones over the Northern Hemisphere that produced hurricane-force winds, 100-foot waves offshore, coastal flooding responsible for $200 million (1991 US dollars) in damage along the East Coast of the US, loss of life, and heavy (>50 cm) snow and ice over the Midwest U.S. The purpose of this talk is twofold: (1) present the key meteorological ingredients that led to these high-impact cyclones, including Arctic, mid-latitude, and tropical precursors that spanned the globe; and (2) overview the key impacts of the “Perfect Storm” to New England. Jason became interested in meteorology after Hurricane Bob and The Perfect Storm impacted southern New England during autumn 1991. He has a BS in Meteorology from Plymouth State University, a MS in Atmospheric Science from the University at Albany/SUNY, and a PhD in Atmospheric Science, University at Albany/SUNY. Jason completed a post-doc in 2012 at NOAA in Boulder, CO on topics in hydrometeorology. He has also worked as research meteorologist for a weather software company on topics in intraseasonal weather forecasting. In 2013, Jason became an assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science and Chemistry at Plymouth State University where he is also an affiliate of the Center for the Environment.

Free for anyone who would like to attend.

For more information https://www.plymouth.edu/center-for-the-environment/4865/fall-2016-environmental-science-colloquium/.

Nov
7
5:00 pm

Monday November, 7 at 5 p.m.
Museum of the White Mountains, 34 Highland Street, Plymouth.

Join the Museum of the White Mountains for a special presentation. ‘From Different Perspectives’ is a discussion led by poets; Liz Ahl and Edie Patridge, and visual artists Kimberly Richie and Terry Downs. Their work is all featured in the MWM’s current exhibition “Finding Place on Paper: Contemporary Poets and Printmakers Explore the White Mountains.” The exhibit explores how different art forms are used to express and describe the White Mountains as a place.

This event is free for anyone who would like to attend.

For more information http://www.plymouth.edu/museum-of-the-white-mountains/.

Programming at the MWM is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Nov
9
5:00 pm

Wednesday November, 9 at 5 p.m.
Museum of the White Mountains, 34 Highland Street, Plymouth.

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Join the Museum of the White Mountains for an artist demonstration by Matt Brown. Woodblock print maker Matt Brown began making prints using the traditional Japanese hanga method in 1993. His imagery comes from all across New England, and two of his pieces: “Along Franconia Ridge” and “Mt. Washington from Little Haystack.” These pieces are featured in the MWM’s current exhibition “Finding Place on Paper: Contemporary Poets and Printmakers Explore the White Mountains.” Programming at the MWM is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts

This event is free and open to all.

Image credit: Matt Brown, "Along Franconia Ridge" color woodblock print. 2014. From the collection of Parker Potter.

Nov
19
6:30 pm

Saturday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Common Man Inn, Pemigiwassett Room, 231 Main Street, Plymouth, NH.

There is no question about it: Cougars are not only being seen in eastern North America, some are attempting to recolonize their former habitats. Where once it was flatly dismissed as an impossibility in the so-called "developed" east, scientists have now documented cougar presence in a growing list of eastern states and provinces. Join us for a magnificently illustrated introduction to cougar biology and ecology in a broad diversity of habitats, from Alberta to the Arizona/Mexico border. We will also get the low-down regarding the latest confirmations of cougars in the east, including the recently documented suitability of a substantial amount of wild habitats from Manitoba to Louisiana and Maine to Georgia. It is only a matter of time!

Free for anyone who would like to attend.

Nov
5
10:30 am

Saturday, November 5 at 10:30 a.m.
Museum of the White Mountains, 34 Highland Street, Plymouth.

Join us for printmaking at the MWM! Free art-making workshop led by teaching artist Cynthia Robinson. Families welcome. Presented as part of the museum's current exhibition "Finding Place on Paper: Contemporary Poets and Printmakers Explore the White Mountains." The MWM is located at 34 Highland Street, Plymouth.

Free for anyone who would like to attend.

For more information https://www.plymouth.edu/museum-of-the-white-mountains/about-the-museum/press-information/.

Nov
1
5:30 pm

Tuesday, November 1 at 5:30 p.m.
Boyd Hall, Room 144.

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Come see Pray the Devil Back to Hell, a documentary film on how the women of Liberia Mass Action, a peace movement of Christian and Muslim women in Liberia, rallied for peace and brought an end to their country’s long and bloody civil war.

Q&A after the film with Z. J. Jallah, a Liberian advocate for IT in education and healthcare, and founder of YesLiberia, a non-profit organization poised focused on making a difference in the lives of Liberian children.

This film event welcomes the Fulbright alumni of PSU, New Hampshire, and surrounding areas. This is great opportunity to network with past Fulbright recipients. (www.fulbright.org). It is also part of PSU's International Education Week events.

This is a free event and refreshments will be available.

For more information https://www.facebook.com/events/1005443966248127/.

 

Oct
26
4:00 pm

Wednesday, October 26 at 4 p.m.
Boyd Science Center, Room 001

Environmental Science Colloquium with Dr. Lisa Doner, Environmental Science and Policy Department and Center for the Environment, Plymouth State University.

As resident scientists for most news stations and news programs, broadcast meteorologists both interpret and explain a broad spectrum of science stories, but rarely any related to climate change. Our study investigated possible reasons for this reticence, including: 1) a survey of climate literacy in students enrolled in 11, four-year, U.S. undergraduate meteorology degree programs; 2) a review of course offerings at 80 U.S. universities that offer undergraduate degrees in meteorology or a closely-related field; and 3) an assessment of climate change content in popular introductory textbooks. The study found significant deficiencies in core climate literacy, including topics highly applicable to atmospheric science fields, such as aerosols, atmospheric chemistry, the hydrologic cycle, and predictive modeling. Although 89% of the surveyed academic programs offer classes on climate, only 75% require them, and less than 15% of these are specific to climate change. Just 5% of these programs require coursework in geography, geology, or other disciplines that offer climate science content. In addition, while seven of eight introductory meteorology textbooks include a chapter on climate change, in every instance these chapters are at the end of the textbook and commonly fail to integrate climate change with coverage of other atmospheric science topics. Improved training in climate science might empower broadcast meteorologists, in particular, to be more engaged in climate change communication to the public.

Lisa Doner holds PhD, MS, and BS degrees in geological sciences, as well as a BS in Ecology. All her research has focused on aspects of climate change and the environment. The work being presented here is the result of a three-year effort in collaboration with Bentley University and PSU's meteorology faculty to understand the factors that influence climate change communication by meteorologists.

Oct
5
7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 5 at 7 p.m.
Silver Center for the Arts, Smith Recital Hall

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Mark Doty is the author of several collections of poetry, including Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, which received the 2008 National Book Award. He serves as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and is this year’s recipient of the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry.

A book signing and reception follow each reading. Free with ticket.

For more information, go to https://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/category/season-events/eagle-pond-authors/.