For most Americans, the Revolution's main achievement is summed up by the phrase "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." But according to Eliga Gould, a history professor, the American founding was also a bid for inclusion in the community of nations as it existed in 1776—America aspired to diplomatic recognition under international law and the authority to become a colonizing power itself.
To most passersby, the small, grassy lot catty-corner from Stoke Hall looks like nothing special. But UNH students in Anthropology 444 know that it holds clues to UNH's past – and they've been working to uncover them this spring by conducting an archeological dig at the now-vacant site that once was home to the late Charles Holmes Pettee, a longtime UNH professor and dean. They will share what they've learned this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., when the public is invited to visit the dig across from the intersection of Garrison Avenue and Brook Way.
Two professors have received National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awards to support their humanities projects this year.
University of New Hampshire researchers have found that residents of Louisiana and Florida most acutely and directly affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster -- the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history -- said they have changed their views on other environmental issues as a result of the spill.