UNH Speakers Participate in Mount Washington Resort Summer Series
Media Contact:  Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
April 28, 2008

DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire Speakers Bureau and the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods have partnered to bring seven university faculty and staff speakers to the resort's summer lecture series.

Lectures are held throughout the summer season on Thursday evenings at 8:30 p.m. All lectures take place in the conservatory of the historic 1902 Mount Washington Hotel, which opens onto a beautiful veranda with wide vistas of the resort's namesake peak.

The UNH Speakers Bureau is an outreach program connecting the people and communities of New Hampshire with the excellence and resources of the state's flagship university. All events are free and open to the public as well as to guests of the resort.

On June 21, James Krasner, associate professor of English, will discuss Darwin's influence on the portrayal of nature in turn-of-the-century British writings in "The Entangled Eye."

On July 3, Carl Lindblade, New Hampshire storyteller and hospitality management lecturer, will share the "History of Tourism in New Hampshire's North Country," a humorous and historical account of the area's evolution. Rounding out July, Dan Sedory,
associate clinical professor of kinesiology, will inspire and educate July 24 as he shares images and stories of his 15-day whitewater rafting trip in the Grand Canyon.

August 14, brings John Halstead, professor of resource economics, who poses the question "Changing Visibility in the White Mountains: How Much is a Clear View Worth?" and on August 21, research associate Steve Hale will speak on the "Birds of Bretton Woods." Priming for a climactic end to the democratic national convention on August 28, professor of communication Jennifer Borda presents a discussion of Clinton and Obama's rhetorical style/vision in a historical accounting of the concept of the rhetorical presidency. Her presentation is entitled "Beyond Poetry vs. Prose."

The summer series concludes in late September as wildlife ecology Professor Pete Pekins speaks about the links of wildlife and habitat diversity in his presentation "Seeing the Forest through the Trees."

Mount Washington Resort provides year round activity and adventure for guests of all ages and offers seasonal stay packages. Spoil the one you love with the resort's Romance Package which includes a bottle of champagne with keepsake glasses, fresh flowers and a private carriage ride around the picturesque grounds. For an outdoor experience, their Adventure Package includes unlimited access to mountain biking, fishing, disc golf and more. With the introduction of their natural pools this summer, you can be as adventurous - or as relaxed - as you like.

For information on their summer stay packages, visit www.mountwashingtonresort.com or call (800) 258-0330.

For more information on the UNH Speakers Bureau, and to view UNH Speakers Bureau events scheduled around the state, go to www.unh.edu/speakersbureau or call (603) 862-4401.

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