Recent Grad Awarded Prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

August 19, 2015

photo of Cory McKenzie

Cory McKenzie ’15 has been named a fellow in the Junior Fellows Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Each year the endowment offers only 10-12 one-year fellowships to recent graduates. Approximately 5 percent of applicants are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie junior fellows work as research assistants to the endowment’s senior associates. They have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony, and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists, and government officials. McKenzie will work on the Japan Studies project in the Asian Program.

From Hampstead, N.H., McKenzie graduated in May with majors in history, philosophy, and classics. In his final semester, while studying abroad in Japan, he won the University’s Hood Achievement Prize, which recognizes the senior man who shows the greatest promise through character, scholarship, leadership, and usefulness to humanity. A member of the University Honors Program, McKenzie garnered a number of other awards as well as grants and scholarships during his time at UNH. He also was awarded a critical language scholarship from the U.S. Department of State that funded intensive language study in Japan.

Students interested in this opportunity may contact the UNH Office of National Fellowships.


2015 University-Wide Student Awards Announced

May 14, 2015

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, five liberal arts students won awards.

An award ceremony to honor these students was held on May 5.

Stephanie Kuhn and Larry Brickner-Wood

The Class of 1899 Prize was awarded to Stephanie A. Kuhn, a women’s studies and communication major from Kittery, Maine. The award recognizes a senior who has developed the highest ideals of good citizenship during his or her course of study. Stephanie is pictured here with one of her nominators, Rev. Larry Brickner-Wood.

Philip Horner-Richardson and Subrena Smith

The Frederick Smith Book Award went to Philip A. Horner-Richardson, a philosophy major from Cornish, N.H. This award recognizes the most meritorious student and supports the purchase of books. Philip is pictured here with one of his nominators, philosophy professor Subrena Smith.

Bryan Merrill and Lisa MacFarlane

The Jere A. Chase Service Award was awarded to Bryan W. Merrill, a political science and international affairs dual major from Londonderry, N.H. This award honors the graduating senior who has displayed outstanding service to the University. Bryan is pictured here with Provost Lisa MacFarlane.

Hannah Waller and Georgeann Murphy

The UNH Award of Excellence was awarded to Hannah M. Waller, a political science and international affairs dual major from Spokane, Wash. This award recognizes excellence in leadership, scholarship, and citizenship. Hannah is pictured here with one of her nominators, Georgeann Murphy, international research coordinator at UNH’s Hamel Center.

The Hood Achievement Prize was awarded to Cory McKenzie, a history, philosophy, and classics triple major from Hampstead, N.H. This award recognizes the senior man who shows the greatest promise through character, scholarship, leadership, and usefulness to humanity. Cory was studying abroad in Japan at the time of the award ceremony.

Congratulations to all!


The Future Leaders Institute Announces Summer 2015 Program

March 3, 2015
FLI students

2014 participants in a financial crisis tribunal

The Future Leaders Institute announces its 2015 summer program, running July 13-25, 2015. Now in its second year, this UNH residential summer camp for ambitious high school students explores citizenship and ethics from both an ancient and modern perspective. Due to the success of last year’s camp, the program has now expanded to two weeks. Students may choose to attend one week or the full two-week session.

The 2015 program theme is Money, Greed, Corruption. In week one, students will focus on money, greed, and society. Week two covers money, politics, and government. People tend to have mixed feelings about money and how it influences us, note program faculty Scott Smith, professor of classics, and Nick Smith, professor of philosophy. Money motivates us, for better or worse, to do things we would not otherwise do. Students will explore these dynamics and examine the questions: Can one be a good person, honest, loyal and caring while attempting to maximize profits and win elections in a money-hungry world? Or are ethical principles naive in a world where money and power are so entwined?

Camp participants will spend their days discussing and debating classical and contemporary views on wealth, power, corruption, and leadership. The faculty and teaching assistants will mix highly interactive in-class work with evening films and discussions, as well as excellent food and outdoor activities on the beautiful UNH campus.

Costs include all room, board, and materials. Early application applications are due April 15, 2015; applications will be open on a rolling basis until June 15, 2015 until the spots are filled. Spaces are limited!

The program is committed to ensuring that every New Hampshire student who wants to participate in this program can do so regardless of financial need. Please see the application for more on financial assistance.

For more information and to apply, visit cola.unh.edu/chi/fli.

students at Mendum's Pond

The 2014 campers enjoy some time relaxing at Mendum’s Pond in Durham.


UNH Philosopher Explores Nature of Morality in New Book

December 2, 2014

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UNH philosopher Timm Triplett has published a new book that explores the nature and scope of morality through a fictional dialogue among four college students, their teaching assistant, and the course professor. In Morality’s Critics and Defenders: A Philosophical Dialogue (Hackett Publishing Company), Triplett’s characters embody differing perspectives on morality, from moral relativism to egoism to religious viewpoints and beyond, in order to shed light on the broad debate about the overall status of morality. While specific social policy issues, such as animal rights and racism, arise in the course of the dialogue, the discussions focus on more fundamental questions such as: what is the motivation to be moral, is religion in tension with secular moral principles, does science undermine morality, and can a common morality emerge out of the diversity of human interests?

Triplett is an associate professor of philosophy whose teaching and research focus on contemporary epistemology and ethical theory.


Faculty Excellence

April 1, 2014

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The University has announced the 2014 winners of the university-wide faculty excellence and teaching awards.

Congratulations to these distinguished faculty members.

Outstanding Assistant Professor
Szu-Feng Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance

Distinguished Professor Award
Willem deVries, Professor, Department of Philosophy

Teaching Excellence Award
Joan Glutting, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Teaching Excellence Award
Suzanne Graham, Associate Professor, Department of Education

Excellence in International Engagement Award
Sheila McNamee, Professor, Department of Communication

Teaching Excellence Award
Catherine Moran, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology

Award for Excellence in Public Service
Sharyn Potter, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology


The 2013 Trout Scholars

May 1, 2013
B. Thomas Trout

B. Thomas Trout

Four students have been awarded B. Thomas Trout Scholarships from the College of Liberal Arts to support their study abroad experiences.

Laura Bello, a Spanish major, will be studying nutrition in the UNH-in-Italy summer program in Ascoli Piceno, Italy.

Cory McKenzie, a history and philosophy double major, will be studying Roman architecture and history in the Rome January Term program.

Melanie Platt, a linguistics major–and avid painter, will be studying art in the UNH-in-Italy summer program.

Brianna Smith, a fine arts major, will be studying art in the UNH-in-Italy summer program.

The late B. Thomas Trout was a professor of political science and an associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts. Throughout his career, Professor Trout actively and tirelessly promoted international studies as a vital part of the college curriculum. He was equally dedicated to the development of study abroad programs for undergraduates, convinced that expanding the range of international study opportunities for American college students was integral to their understanding of a complicated world.

In Professor Trout’s honor, the College of Liberal Arts established the B. Thomas Trout Scholars Fund, which supports annually up to five College of Liberal Arts undergraduate students with outstanding academic records and financial need, allowing them to participate in a UNH-managed study abroad program in the College.


Outstanding!

April 22, 2013

statue of hand with outstretched laurel

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, five liberal arts students won awards.

The award ceremony to honor these students is Tuesday, May 7, at 3 p.m. in Holloway Commons. All are welcome to attend.

The Class of 1899 Prize went to Megan Brabec, a political science and international affairs dual major from Spofford, N.H. This award is given to that senior who has developed the highest ideals of good citizenship during his or her course of study.

The Dean Williamson Award went to Kate Brock, a Spanish major from Marblehead, M.A. This award goes to that senior who has been outstanding and well-rounded in extracurricular activities, scholarship, athletics, and loyalty to the University.

The Erskine Mason Award went to Eric Sales, a political science and international affairs dual major from Exeter, N.H. This award goes to that senior who is distinguished for the most consistent progress and achievement.

The Frederic Smyth Book Award went to Joshua Hamor, a philosophy major from Kingston, N.H. This award goes to the most meritorious student for the purchase of books.

One of two UNH Awards of Excellence went to Merhawi Wells-Bogue, an English journalism major from Grantham, N.H. These awards recognize excellence in leadership, scholarship, and citizenship.

Congratulations all!


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