Celebrate 150, Homecoming and Family Weekend 2016

September 29, 2016

Join the College of Liberal Arts for these College-sponsored activities during Celebrate 150, Homecoming and Family Weekend, Sept 29-Oct 2.

Thursday, September 29

photo of David Shribman

COLA Holden Lecture: “The New Architecture of American Politics” by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Shribman
5:30 p.m. Murkland 115

The executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and a regular panelist on “Washington Week in Review” and “Meet the Press,” Shribman has shared his political insights for over thirty years. For the Boston Globe he served as Washington Bureau Chief, as well as assistant managing editor and columnist. For the Wall Street Journal, he was a national political correspondent. And for The New York Times, his beat was Congress and national politics. A native of Salem, Massachusetts, he began his career at the Buffalo Evening News, where he worked his way from covering City Hall to Capitol Hill. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for his analytical reporting on Washington and the American political scene.


Friday, September 30

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COLA: 150 Hours of Service
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Campus Wide

150 College of Liberal Arts students, faculty, and staff will donate an hour of time towards campus beautification projects as part of Celebrate 150: The Campaign for UNH. Watch for the Liberal Arts orange t-shirts around campus! Want to get involved? Call 603-862-2062.

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COLA Public Archaeology Day
10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Outside Congreve Hall, corner of Edgewood and Main Street

Join us for a chance to help uncover artifacts from UNH’s 150-year history!

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COLA Museum of Art Alumni Photography Exhibition
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Museum of Art, Paul Creative Arts Center

An extraordinary range of visual culture documented through the lens of a camera is on display in this exhibition of fifty-five prints by University of New Hampshire Alumni photographers. The show presents a wide variety of aesthetics and practices from snap shots to professional images. Selections made by Kristen Gresh, ’97, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

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COLA Wind Symphony to Debut Old Ben’s Farm During Hear Us Roar
7 p.m. Whittemore Center

Hear the UNH Wind Symphony perform “Old Ben’s Farm,” an original composition by Andrew Boysen, UNH professor of music, commissioned for UNH’s Celebrate 150. The performance takes places at the Hear Us Roar event at the Whittemore Center Arena. Register to attend.


Saturday, October 1

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Homecoming Alumni and Family Picnic
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Thompson Hall Lawn
Visit COLA under the tent for a free t-shirt raffle, a Chinese dragon dance, and more.

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COLA Museum of Art Alumni Photography Exhibition
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Museum of Art, Paul Creative Arts Center


Sunday, October 2

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COLA Museum of Art Alumni Photography Exhibition
1:00pm – 5:00pm Museum of Art, Paul Creative Arts Center

FULL Calendar of UNH Events


UNH Alumna Honored with Presidential Award for Outstanding Math and Science Teachers

September 28, 2016

Robin Ellwood with dignitaries

Robin Ellwood ’85 ’93G ’13G was among a select group of K-12 teachers nationwide to receive a prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in Washington D.C. earlier this month. Ellwood is an eighth-grade science teacher at Rye Junior High School in N.H.

The Awards are the highest recognition that K-12 mathematics and science teachers may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. The awards went to 213 teachers, representing 2 years of nominations.

Awardees receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States, a trip to Washington D.C. to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.

“The recipients of this award are integral to ensuring our students are equipped with critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are vital to our Nation’s success,” President Obama said in a press release. “As the United States continues to lead the way in the innovation that is shaping our future, these excellent teachers are preparing students from all corners of the country with the science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills that help keep us on the cutting-edge.”

Ellwood earned a B.A. in zoology, an M.Ed. in secondary education and a Ph.D. in education at UNH. She has been teaching science at Rye Junior High School for 24 years. She strives to inspire student learning through inquiry and project-based opportunities that promote authentic application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this award and cherish the support from students, colleagues, administrators, community members and family that have made my efforts possible,” said Ellwood. “This award epitomizes what is possible when individuals and groups collaborate to provide authentic opportunities for students that inspire intrinsic motivation.”


Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist to Speak at UNH

September 22, 2016

David Shribman

David Shribman, the executive editor and vice president of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, will deliver the College of Liberal Arts John T. Holden Lecture, “The New Architecture of American Politics,” on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in 115 Murkland Hall on UNH’s Durham campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and a regular panelist on “Washington Week in Review” and “Meet the Press,” Shribman has shared his political insights for over thirty years. For the Boston Globe he served as Washington Bureau Chief, as well as assistant managing editor and columnist. For the Wall Street Journal, he was a national political correspondent. And for The New York Times, his beat was Congress and national politics. A native of Salem, Massachusetts, he began his career at the Buffalo Evening News, where he worked his way from covering City Hall to Capitol Hill. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for his analytical reporting on Washington and the American political scene.

David Shribman has earned four honorary degrees, served on the selection committee of the JFK Library’s Profiles of Courage Award, and lectured and taught courses at universities across the country.

The Holden Lecture is supported by the John T. Holden Memorial Fund in the College of Liberal Arts, which was established in 1995 in memory of John Holden, one of the university’s outstanding teachers of political science. The fund is dedicated to bringing signal scholars in the social sciences to UNH.

This lecture is part of Celebrate 150: The Campaign for UNH, celebrating 150 years of success at UNH and setting a bold course for the next 150 years. Learn more.


By the Numbers

September 16, 2016

graphic of the class of 2020 by major, college, state, and country

Class of 2020 By the Numbers.
Graphic by UNH Communications and Public Affairs.


UNH Psychologist Katie Edwards Receives Early Career Award

September 7, 2016

photo of Katie Edwards

Assistant professor of psychology Katie Edwards has received the 2016 Louise Kidder Early Career Award from The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. The selection committee cited Edwards’s commitment to both science and advocacy, and her work with underrepresented and marginalized groups as particularly impressive. They noted Edwards’s extensive record of publications and presentations, as well as her leadership at the state and national level on issues of sexual violence.

Edwards’s interdisciplinary program of research focuses broadly on better understanding the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence, primarily intimate partner violence and sexual assault among adolescents and young adults. Edwards uses this research data to develop, implement and evaluate prevention, intervention and policy efforts.

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues is a group of over 3000 scientists from psychology and related fields who share a common interest in research on the psychological aspects of social and policy issues. The independent Society is also a division of the American Psychological Association.


UNH Poet Publishes New Volume

August 29, 2016

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Professor of English and poet David Rivard has published his sixth book of poetry, “Standoff” (Graywolf Press). In this latest volume, Rivard asks an essential question: In a world of noise, of global anxiety and media distraction, how can we speak to each other with honesty?

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky wrote in “The Washington Post”: “Rivard’s poems move . . . with an exhilarating, smart pace of association and evocation. The speed of mind, compressing details and emotions, covering the maximum distance in the least time, gives this writing its thrill. . . . These street-wise, book-wise, eloquent poems have a bracing sureness and scope.”


UNH Faculty Artists Featured in New Exhibit at York, Maine Gallery

August 25, 2016

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Works by faculty artists from UNH will be on display at the George Marshall Store Gallery of the Old York Historical Society in York, Maine from August 27 to October 2, 2016. The opening reception is Saturday, August 27, from 5-7 p.m. The Gallery is located at 140 Lindsay Road in York.

For almost a century, the studio art program at UNH has provided a sound formal education in the fine arts for art students from New Hampshire, the New England region and beyond. An emphasis on fundamental concepts and traditional methods as well as an insistence on original thinking characterize an art program that has produced many of New England’s prominent artists, in addition to many others living around the country and the world.

The artists teaching at UNH are themselves active professionals whose works are on continual display at regional, national or international venues. Between them, they cover the disciplines of painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, printmaking, sculpture and woodworking. As teachers, they are in the habit of giving assignments to their students. Perhaps, unconsciously they also give themselves assignments. The result is work that is always exploring new ideas and techniques.

Artists included: Sachiko Akiyama, Michael Cardinali, Brian Chu, Grant Drumheller, Rick Fox, Julee Holcombe, Craig Hood, Jennifer Moses, Don Williams, and Leah Woods. Click here to read more about each artist. Click here to view images of the artists’ works.


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