Lisa Tiemann, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, has been awarded a prestigious three-year, $520,299 fellowship through the National Science Foundation’s Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (NSF SEES) program. The grant will fund interdisciplinary research on sustainable agricultural practices in Uganda
UNH faculty members Stuart Grandy, assistant professor of soil biogeochemistry, and Joel Hartter, assistant professor of geography, will serve as her advisors and collaborate closely with Tiemann on the project.
Cord Whitaker, assistant professor of English, has been awarded the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship for junior faculty. The award supports promising research by young scholars who "are committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and sciences."
The Career Enhancement Fellowship Program provides one year of financial support, mentoring, and a fall retreat for participants. Its goal is to "aid the scholarly research and intellectual growth of fellows."
Tell Ken Johnson the county you live in and he can tell you a lot about your town, your state, and how that place has changed over past decades. As both a professor of sociology and the senior demographer at UNH’s Carsey Institute, Johnson tells the nation’s evolving story by making impersonal data about population patterns come alive for students, community leaders, and readers of newspapers such as USA Today.
Thomas Newkirk, professor of English at UNH, suggests that students get more enjoyment out of and have greater success with reading when they slow down. Newkirk outlines how to boost student enjoyment of reading in his new book “The Art of Slow Reading.”
“This book challenges popular notions of reading—the idea that quick, extractive reading is the goal for students. I argue that traditional acts of ‘slow reading’—memorization, performance, annotation, and elaboration—are essential for deep, pleasurable, thoughtful reading,” Newkirk says.