Center for International Education
Spring 2011

Spring 2011

Featured Stories

From the director:  Times are changing...

“The Center has been immersed in the work of the President’s Panel for Internationalizing UNH....Weekly meetings and long hours of work throughout the semester have been slowly and surely leading to the careful articulation of exciting short-term and longer-term goals, which will put international education at the core of UNH’s mission.”

IA 25th Anniversary Celebration

... approximately 90 faculty, staff, IA alumni and special friends of the Center gathered at the One Hundred Club in Portsmouth. Alumni attended from as far back as the Class of 1987 and from as far away as China!

McCurdy says farewell to CIE and UNH after 28 years

“...as I prepare to retire, I am heartened by the growth of the Center, its student programs, and its hightly dedicated staff.”

Reaching the underserved in study abroad:  UNH McNair scholars explore UK; Ghana is next

“The UNH McNair Scholars Program is well poised to emerge as the national leader in undergraduate study abroad programming for underrepresented students.”

Additional Articles

Adrienne Messe ’12 wins $5,000 for spring 2011 study in China

Adrienne Messe, a UNH junior from New Ipswich, NH, won a $5,000 scholarship to support her study in Nanjing, China.

Visit from Roberta Barbieri ’88 drew enthusiasm from students at different levels and in diverse disciplines

As part of the Happy Returns program, Roberta Barbieri agreed to come back to UNH to talk with students about her career path...she didn’t realize how diverse her student audiences would be.

Two UNH undergrads chosen to attend meeting in South Korea

Kevin Kennedy and Jeanna Diorio were among the 75 students from universities across the U.S. who traveled to Seoul, South Korea, in March through CIEE’s partnership with the Korea Foundation.

IA alumni: Where in the world is...?

Read what some of your classmates are doing!

Peace Corps celebrates 50 years: Many IA alums part of the history

Many IA alumni have served in the Peace Corps since our first majors graduated in 1985, serving in many locations in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Ikegami leads successful effort to raise funds for Japan reconstruction

“Thanks to Pam’s hard work and leadership, the UNH community raised $4,200 for Architecture for Humanity.”

Faculty Travel through CIE

Stephen Trzaskoma - Scotland

“This year I was fortunate to be offered associate membership in KYKNOS, an international research group devoted to ancient narrative literatures of the ancient world.”

Ruth Varner - Sweden

“As a research faculty member, I rarely get the opportunity to visit research sites before I propose a project.”

Marla Brettschneider - Israel

“In accordance with the new UNH Strategic Plan, my project for this summer trip to Israel and Palestine was interdisciplinary. The project involved original research on Golda Meir’s political life.”

Mary Fran T. Malone - Costa Rica

“My goal was to investigate a series of study abroad opportunities for students, as well as conduct research on Costa Ricans’ reactions to the Central American crime crisis.”

Ruth Varner - Sweden

“As a research faculty member, I rarely get the opportunity to visit research sites before I propose a project.”

Robert C. Scharff - Italy

“... I presented ‘Why Heideggerians Can Love their Laptops without Guilt’ (soon to be published in Swedish)...at the 2010 International Symposium in Phenomenology, in Perguia, Italy.”

Paula Salvio - Sicily

“My book focuses on what is perhaps the most iconic high profile form of organized crime – the Italian mafia or mafias – in order to portray an exemplary international anti-crime social movement whose roots are in Sicily and that has been active since the late 1980’s.”

Ben Harris - The Netherlands

“Discovering that the psychology department at UU was academically strong and shared our emphases on (a) health psychology and brain-behavior relations, and (b) theoretical and historical bases of psychology, I wanted to find out what I could do to strengthen the ties between UU and UNH.”

Lina Lee - Costa Rica

“Due to the current security situation in Mexico and the travel warning issued by the US State Department, our Puebla summer study abroad program is temporarily inactive. As director of the Puebla program, I was interested in seeking an alternative program for the summer of 2011.”