• Kurkpatrick Dorsey, associate professor of history, won the John Lyman Book Award in the naval and maritime science and technology category for his work “Whales & Nations: Environmental Diplomacy on the High Seas,” published by the University of Washington Press.

  • J. William Harris, professor of history, has been named to the Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair at the Roosevelt Study Center (RSC) in the Netherlands for next year.  He will be in residence there for one semester.

    This prestigious chair allows prominent U.S. scholars in the field of U.S. history and American Studies to be affiliated for a four-month period with the RSC, and to work on a contracted book project or article(s) for a peer-reviewed academic journal. Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program.


  • Rachel Trubowitz, professor of English and president of the Milton Society of America, will be giving an address at the society’s annual meeting this January in Chicago.

  • Bill Stine, associate professor of psychology, has been named a guest editor for the “Frontiers in Perception” research topic "the Venetian blind effect and early stereopsis." More information: http://www.frontiersin.org/perception_science/researchtopics/The_Venetian_blind_effect_and_/1174

  • David Cataneo, adjunct professor of English/journalism, will publish his first novel “Eggplant Alley,” this fall. More information: http://www.amazon.com/Eggplant-Alley-D-M-Cataneo/dp/1593731469.

  • Ginger Hobbs Lever, director of community relations and events at UNH Manchester, has been appointed to the NH State Advisory Council for the US Commission for Civil Rights. The committees “investigate, receive reports, suggestions and recommendations from individuals, public and private organizations, and public officials, and forward reports, advice and recommendations to the Commission. Members of State Advisory Committees serve without compensation.”

  • A painting by artist Richard Haynes, associate director of Admissions-Diversity, has been selected to serve as a communication piece for CASA of New Hampshire. 

    “For The Child” is a bold representation of a courtroom scene, where normally cameras do not go, and the public is not invited, since family court proceedings are confidential.  

    The painting will travel statewide during the next couple of years to educate the public on the role of the CASA guardian ad litem (GAL) in the family courts.

  • “The ELL Writer, Moving Beyond Basics in the Secondary Classroom” by Christina Ortmeier-Hooper, assistant professor of English, was released in April 2013. 

    This resource for secondary school ELA and ELL teachers brings together compelling insights into student experiences, current research, and strategies for building an inclusive writing curriculum. The ELL Writer expands the current conversation on the literacy needs of adolescent English learners by focusing on their writing approaches, their texts, and their needs as student writers.

  • “Margaret Fuller and Her Circles” co-edited by Brigitte Bailey, associate professor of English, was released earlier this year.

    From publisher: These essays mark the maturation of scholarship on Margaret Fuller (1810–1850), one of the most important public intellectuals of the 19th century and a writer whose works have been much revived in recent decades. The authors—leading scholars of Fuller, Transcendentalism, and the antebellum period—consider anew Fuller the critic, the journalist, the reformer, the traveler, and the social and cultural observer, and make fresh contributions to the study of her life and work.

  • “Diversity in Diaspora: Hmong Americans in the Twenty-First Century” edited by Monica Chiu, UNH associate professor of English, Mark Edward Pfeifer, Kou Yang was recently released. 

    This anthology wrestles with Hmong Americans’ inclusion into and contributions to Asian American studies, as well as to American history and culture and refugee, immigrant, and diasporic trajectories. It negotiates both Hmong American political and cultural citizenship, meticulously rewriting the established view of the Hmong as “new” Asian neighbors—an approach articulated, Hollywood style, in Clint Eastwood’s film “Gran Torino.” The collection boldly moves Hmong American studies away from its usual groove of refugee recapitulation that entrenches Hmong Americans points-of-origin and acculturation studies rather than propelling the field into other exciting academic avenues.

  • “Prophetic Critique and Popular Media: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Applications”, edited by Kevin Healey, assistant professor of communication, and Robert H. Woods Jr., was recently released.

    From editor's website: This book positions the "prophetic" as an organizing concept that can bridge religious and secular criticism of popular media. Drawing from philosophical ethics and moral psychology, the book argues that prophetic critique engages a complex set of universal human capabilities. Whether religious or secular in origin, prophetic critique requires developmentally complex modes of critical reflection, imagination, empathy, and communication. Although this book is diverse in perspective, each author seeks to expose how the content, institutions, and technologies of popular media alternately support – or undermine – the basic values of equality, human dignity, and social justice.

  • Ann Dillon, Institute on Disability staff member and coordinator of the New Hampshire Leadership Series, has been named to Gov. Maggie Hassan’s Commission on Disability. A registered and licensed occupational therapist, Dillon brings her expertise to the commission as a parent of a daughter who had disabilities and chronic health conditions and experienced many of the state’s educational and care systems.

  • David Richman, professor of theatre and dance, has been selected by the provost to receive the Class of 1938 Professorship Award, which recognizes a UNH faculty member for excellence in teaching and provides a discretionary allowance for professional expenses for a three-year term.

    With the help of the University of New Hampshire Foundation, UNH initiated the Professorships program in 1990 to help support faculty members in their teaching, public service, and research. The purpose of the program is to help the University be more competitive in hiring new faculty members, reward outstanding academic accomplishments, and enhance the faculty’s opportunities for superior scholarship, innovative teaching, and meaningful service.

    Professorships are awarded by the provost based on nominations by deans.

  • Brendan Prusik, a UNH Cooperative Extension natural resources field specialist in Coos County, is one of the participants in the inaugural class of the Community Practitioners Network (CPN).

    The network is funded by the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. CPN is a two-year leadership program offered at no charge to participants designed to build and strengthen leadership skills among community and economic development professionals from Coos County and surrounding communities in the United States and Canada.

    Participants will engage in a mix of face-to-face and virtual meetings with the first year devoted to building participants' leadership skills and capacity, and the second year to strengthening social, professional and community networks across the region and implementation of participant-led community project(s). Participants were selected through a competitive application process.

    The Neil and Louise Tillotson...

  • David Bachrach, associate professor of history, recently had two books published: “Warfare in Tenth-Century Germany” (Boydell & Brewer, 2012), and Warfare and Politics in Medieval Germany, ca. 1000 On the Variety of Our Times” by Alpert of Metz, which he translated.

    From the cover of “Warfare in Tenth-Century Germany”: This book shows how Henry I and Otto I, the first two kings of the Saxon dynasty, recreated the empire of Charlemagne, and established themselves as the hegemonic rulers in Western Europe. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the organization, training, morale, tactics, and strategy of Ottonian armies over a long half century."

    From “Warfare and Politics in Medieval Germany”: Written in the early eleventh century, the De diversitate temporum by Alpert of Metz is an...