The University of New Hampshire and Chinese officials will launch the state’s only Confucius Institute with a series of events Oct. 26-27, 2010. The nonprofit educational institution, which will sponsor classes in Chinese language and culture, will be housed at UNH.
As part of the 50th anniversary of the Paul Creative Arts Center, UNH announces a new project, “Cultural Stages: The Woodward International Drama and Dance Initiative.” Comprised of an international playwright in residence program and the Woodward International Playwriting Prize, the initiative is designed to promote a greater understanding of world cultures through drama and dance. The project is funded by Ellis Woodward, UNH Class of ’74.
Some of the most indelible images of women in recent American film have been of working women fighting for labor reform or to expose corporate corruption. In her new book, Jennifer Borda, associate professor of communication at the University of New Hampshire, explores films with female labor activists as main protagonists, illuminating issues of gender and class while depicting the challenges of working class women.
In the second year of the recession, wives’ contributions to family earnings leapt again, jumping two percentage points from 45 percent in 2008 to 47 percent in 2009. This rise, documented in a new fact sheet from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire, marks the largest single-year increase in 15 years.
From learning about literature, art, and popular culture to biology, environmentalism, and business, students at the University of New Hampshire this fall have the opportunity to explore what it means to be an American through the lens of a fly fisherman.