Professor Peggy Vagts of the Music Department will join the Dean's Office as a Faculty Fellow in January. In this capacity, she will work with all current office staff to facilitate instructional, research, and service functions which the College embraces.
Vagts has served two terms as chair of department, worked with the Discovery Committee, and has also been on a host of other college and university committees.
Clarence ‘Chief’ Boston ’35, is being inducted into
the Moses Brown School Hall of Fame on Nov. 4 during a ceremony at the
Providence, R.I., school.
As a student at Moses Brown, the former UNH football coach earned varsity
letters in baseball, football, soccer, and wrestling.
He played varsity football, baseball, and wrestled at Harvard University,
where he went undefeated in four years in the heavyweight division. He
coached football at Harvard and West Point, and was head coach of the UNH
football team from 1949-64.
Other honors include becoming American Football Coaches Association Coach
of the Year in 1962, member of the Harvard Varsity Hall of Fame, and induction
into the UNH 100 Club Hall of Fame in 1995.
Paul Kei Matsuda, associate professor of English, has received the 2006
Richard Ohmann Award for his essay, "The Myth of Linguistic Homogeneity
in U.S. College Composition."
The article was unanimously selected as the outstanding refereed
article for the 2005-2006 volume year of College English, a journal
published by the National Council for Teachers of English.
According to the award committee chair, Matsuda’s essay
was chosen because committee members agreed that of all the essays
in the volume, it made "the most significant contribution
to scholarship, research, theory or pedagogy in English Studies." (10-11-06)
Julia Rodriguez, assistant professor of history, has received
a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies
as part of their 2005-2006 fellowship competition. This year
ACLS awarded fellowships, totaling over $5.5 million, to over
ACLS is a private, non-profit group of 68 national scholarly
organizations whose goal is to advance studies in the humanities
and the social sciences and to support national societies
devoted to those studies.
Robert Dalton, director of the University’s Office of Research
Partnerships and Commercialization (ORPC), announces the appointment
of Michelle E. Gregoire as Marketing Manager. Gregoire will assist
ORPC staff engaged with the New Hampshire Industrial Research Center,
the EPSCoR program, and technology transfer functions of the Office.
For the past five years, Gregoire has been Communications Coordinator
for the Biomolecular Interaction Technologies Center, an NSF research
consortium at UNH. Michelle can be reached at 603-862-0126, email
email@example.com and her office is located in Gregg Hall,
Don Black, forest resources educator in Strafford County, will receive
the Wesley R. Meier Outstanding Inspecting Forester of the Year
Award at the 2006 National Tree Farmer Convention in Mobile, Alabama,
Black began his association with the Tree Farm program almost
40 years ago in South Dakota and now continues this effort
in New Hampshire.
Current vice chair and past of the NH Tree Farm Committee,
Black is also involved with local and national chapters of
the Society of American Foresters. Since 1971, he has organized
countless Tree Farm banquets, tours, field days and media
UNHM welcomes Lucyann Zeller of Canterbury as the new assistant director
of the Center for Academic Enrichment (CAE). Zeller has a
master's in math education from Plymouth State University, and
has taught college mathematics courses at the New Hampshire Technical
Institute for several years. She will train and tutor student mentors
with a focus on mathematics. She will also work with faculty members
to teach them about enrichment opportunities available to students
in their classes.
The center provides students with individual tutorials in reading,
writing and math, computerized testing for placement in ESL courses,
software for TOEFL practice, software for GRE practice, and ESL grammar
Alan Ray, who joined UNH as vice provost for Academic Affairs in
August, 2004, assumed the position of senior vice provost July
1, 2006. Since his appointment, Ray has acquired a complex and
growing portfolio including oversight responsibility for the Discovery
Program, the Honors Program, the University Writing Program, the
Center for Undergraduate Research, the Center for International
Education, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Office of Institutional
Research and Assessment, and ROTC. In each of these areas, Ray
has provided creative and strategic leadership and helped the University
advance the goals of the Academic Plan. As the primary representative
of the provost and executive vice president, Ray exercises campuswide
authority relative to undergraduate curricula and serves as a liaison
to the System Academic Planning Council of USNH. He is currently
the provost’s lead advisor to the COLSA reorganization process.
In addition to his administrative duties, Ray teaches regularly
in the College of Liberal Arts and holds appointments as an affiliate
associate professor in justice studies, political science, and
Susan Allen, director of
financial aid, has won the NASFAA State and Regional Leadership Award. The award is
presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the financial aid
profession at the regional and state levels over a sustained period of time.
in the University of New Hampshire Magazine, written by co-associate
editor Virginia Stuart, has received a national bronze medal for
best article of the year. The article, “The Not-So-Elusive
Modern Moose: Easy to find—but a challenge to manage,” appeared
in the Spring 2005 edition of the magazine, and described how the
state’s exploding moose population is providing UNH professors
and students opportunities to study moose behavior and to test theories
of moose management. It was selected from 265 entries in the Council
for Advancement and Support of Education’s 2006 Circle of Excellence
Awards. To receive a copy of the article or to be placed on the subscription
list, call (603) 862-2040 or (800) 891-1195, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or write UNH Magazine, Elliott Alumni Center, 9 Edgewood Road, Durham,
Olshansky, director of the Center for the
Advancement of Art-Based Literacy at UNH presented at the 51st International Reading Associationís (IRA)
Annual Convention in Chicago, Ill. April 30-May 4. More than 400 teachers from across the country attended
the presentation to learn more about Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy Through Art and Image-Making
Within The Writing Process, two art-and-literature-based literacy programs developed by Olshansky.
These two innovative approaches to literacy learning give students access to visual and kinesthetic
modes of thinking at each and every stage of the writing process. Participants at the conference were
able to view Picturing Writing and Image-Making first hand via a new DVD created by Olshansky and
review the research which documents dramatic improvement in studentsí reading and writing, particularly
for at-risk students. A variety of teacher-training options will be available during the summer months.
For more information about these programs, visit www.picturingwriting.org or call Liz Arcieri at 2-3691.