UNH Honors Outreach Scholars Oct. 13
Contact: Denise Hart
UNH Media Relations
Oct. 7, 2004
WHAT: The University of New Hampshire’s Research and
Public Service office and the Provost’s office have teamed
up to launch the Outreach Scholars Program, a new initiative to
build faculty strengths in outreach scholarship. Twenty-two professors
were chosen by the selection committee. This year the specific focus
for the Outreach Scholars Program is math; science & engineering
education; marine education and research; social sciences and the
WHEN: Wednesday, October 13, 2004, from 11a.m.-noon
WHERE: Holloway Commons, Piscataqua Room
DETAILS: The program is designed to build teams of faculty
who will champion outreach scholarship at the university and develop
the knowledge to work more effectively with external constituencies.
Outreach scholars are those who typically focus some of their research
interests in areas that are beneficial to external partners. As
a land, sea and space grant university, UNH has a special commitment
to generate knowledge and applications that directly benefit the
The induction ceremony features the theme “Excellence in Outreach
Scholarship.” Dr. Joan Leitzel, president emerita of UNH,
will present a keynote address discussing how outreach and engagement
in scholarship connects to the national agenda. Additional speakers
include Bruce Mallory, provost and executive vice president for
academic affairs; Julie Williams, associate vice president for research
and outreach scholarship, and Eleanor Abrams, associate professor
of education and director of outreach scholarship.
The 22 Outreach Scholars will participate in a series of workshops
and lectures by nationally known experts in outreach scholarship
and work in teams to develop a year-end project related to policy,
educational outreach or research related to outreach scholarship.
For more information about the Outreach Scholars Program and a list
of the scholars, contact Eleanor Abrams, director of outreach scholarship,
at 603-862-1997 or email@example.com.
CONTACT: If you are planning to cover the event, please call
Denise Hart, 862-1462.