Brooks Payette had no idea why John Aber, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, and Lisa MacFarlane, senior vice provost for Academic Affairs, were visiting his photography class until his name was mentioned. And even then, he still didn't realize it was to announce he had been named a 2011 Truman Scholar—only the third student in UNH history to earn the honor since the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation was established 36 years ago. James A. Burchell earned the honor in 1978 and Dennis J. O'Connell in 1986.
UNH Carsey Institute: Louisiana, Florida Residents Differ on Views of Long-Term Effects of Oil Spill One Year Later
One year after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion on the Gulf Coast, new research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire shows that despite the roughly equivalent economic compensation, Louisiana and Florida residents differ in perceptions about the current and long-term effects of the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history.
Three students in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Hampshire have been named the 2011 B. Thomas Trout Scholarship recipients. The students will receive scholarships to be used toward their study abroad program expenses in the 2011-12 academic year.
New Report: Catholics More Supportive of Gay and Lesbian Rights than General Public, Other Christians
Catholics are more supportive of gay and lesbian rights than the general public and other Christians, according to a new report released today. The new report, which is the most comprehensive portrait of Catholic attitudes on gay and lesbian issues assembled to date, also finds that 7-in-10 Catholics say that messages from America's places of worship contribute a lot (33 percent) or a little (37 percent) to higher rates of suicide among gay and lesbian youth.