Youth Enrichment For Budding Investigators

July 28, 2014

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LAST WEEK TO REGISTER! Course registration for Investigating Homicide ends this Friday, August 1 at 4 p.m. Don’t miss out! Course dates: August 4-15, 2014.

Does your son or daughter enjoy CSI? Does he or she aspire to a career as an investigator? If so, your child will love this program! During this online course, students will work with University of New Hampshire Professor Charles Putnam in a 2-week program that explores the world of forensic investigation through case studies in homicide. For youth entering grades 8 – 11.

UNH faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on tuition when they use their UNH emails to register their children.

More info and registration at: http://cola.unh.edu/investigating-homicide


Education Professor Publishes Book on Legal Boundaries of Dress Codes

July 22, 2014

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Todd A. DeMitchell, UNH professor of education and justice studies, has co-authored a book due to be released in early August entitled Student Dress Codes and the First Amendment: Legal Challenges and Policy Issues. Co-author Richard Fossey is the Paul Burdin Endowed Professor of Education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The book’s publisher is Rowman & Littlefield.

Students’ early morning decisions about what to wear to school have led many school districts into legal issues and policy challenges. Confederate belt buckles, exposed bellies, sagging pants, political statements, and social commentary have all been banned from schools, and these bans have often resulted in litigation by students who claim their constitutional right to free speech has been violated.

Student Dress Codes and the First Amendment: Legal Challenges and Policy Issues explores the legal issues that arise when a school prohibits various types of student attire. Through an analysis of major Supreme and federal court cases, this volume examines conflicts that arise when administrators juggle a student’s right to free speech with the need to maintain an environment conducive to learning.

DeMitchell is a former public school elementary teacher, principal, director of personnel and labor relations, and superintendent.

The book is available for preorder now from the publisher and major online retailers.


Attention Harry Potter Fans

July 3, 2014

animated photo of James Krasner

REGISTER NOW! Course registration for Reading, Writing, and Storytelling with Harry Potter ends July 11 at 4 p.m. Don’t miss out! Course dates are July 14 – August 1, 2014.

Join Professor James Krasner for a 3-week online adventure that uses the Harry Potter series to help students learn about language, writing, history, art, and culture. For children entering fourth through eighth grade, this dynamic program features rich media and interactive learning.

UNH Faculty and Staff receive a 50% discount on tuition when they use their UNH emails to register their children.

Find out more and register at cola.unh.edu/storytelling-harry-potter.

“Here’s my take away from the course. First off it was brilliantly taught at the children’s level of understanding. Professor Krasner taught via videos in each section of the course. The array of information he pulled in from a myriad of other sources was phenomenal. ‘O’ kept mentioning over and over again about how much he was learning. He even mentioned once that he might want to go to University of New Hampshire just to study with Professor Krasner.”
–an online parent review. Read the full review.


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