March 19, 2014
Each spring, university-wide, competitive achievement awards are given to only a dozen or so of the most accomplished and impressive undergraduates at UNH. This year, four liberal arts students won awards.
The award ceremony to honor these students is Tuesday, May 6, at 3 p.m. in Holloway Commons. All are welcome to attend.
The Class of 1899 Prize was awarded to Jennifer Lindsay, a studio art and international affairs dual major from Pembroke, NH. The award recognizes a senior who has developed the highest ideals of good citizenship during his or her course of study.
The Erskine Mason Award went to Annie Crossman, a psychology and women’s studies double major from Merrimack, NH. This award recognizes a senior who has distinguished him or herself through the most consistent progress and achievement.
The Helen Duncan Jones Award was awarded to Brittany Marien, a political science major from Lincoln, NH. The award goes to the sophomore woman showing the greatest promise of outstanding achievement in American citizenship, leadership, and scholarship.
The Hood Achievement Prize was awarded to Jasmin Cesko, a political science and international affairs dual major from Hooksett, NH. The award recognizes the senior man who shows the greatest promise through character, scholarship, leadership, and usefulness to humanity.
March 10, 2014
The National Endowment for the Humanities has released this 9-minute film, featuring UNH history professor Jeff Bolster, about the power of the written word to change lives. Here’s the NEH lead in…
“Washington, DC, native Greg White had always wanted to become a sailor, but after being arrested and sent to a maximum security prison for armed robbery his dream never felt so far away. While serving his 22-year prison sentence, Greg frequently turned to literature as a source of strength and inspiration. During one 18-month stint in solitary confinement, Greg read a book that resonated deeply with his long-held childhood dream to become a sailor. The book, Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail, told a historical narrative of African Americans reclaiming their sense of freedom as merchant mariners on the high seas at the turn of the 19th century. White’s ensuing correspondence with the book’s author—Dr. Jeff Bolster, a maritime historian and professor at the University of New Hampshire—would prove to be a transformative experience for both men.”
March 6, 2014
The New Hampshire Writers Project has chosen Andrew Merton’s book Evidence That We Are Descended from Chairs (Accents Publishing, 2012) as the Outstanding Book of Poetry for 2013. Merton is professor and chair of the English. Tim Horvath, an alumnus of the MFA in writing program was recognized with the Outstanding Work of Fiction award for his collection of short fiction, Understories (Bellevue Literary Press, 2012).
The award ceremony will take place during Writers’ Day on March 22, 2014. Writers’ Day is the region’s largest writing conference, attracting bestselling authors, award winners, laureates, and more.