Stories in Topic: Worldviews

  • Rev. Jean Ngobo Segasinde at the University of New Hampshire
    11.06.15 - Conflict and Compassion
    Segasinde on genocide, ministry and reconciliation
    Rev. Jean Ngobo Segasinde has experienced firsthand the tragedy of genocide and its aftermath in Rwanda, where he was on the staff of the Rwanda Prison Fellowship Ministries helping perpetrators and survivors of Rwanda’s genocide.
  • UNH student presenting
    11.06.15 - Talking the Talk
    Foreign language study brings student success at home and abroad
  • Students receiving study abroad scholarships
    10.23.15 - Scholarship Surprise
    Students receive funds for study abroad
    What a way to start the weekend. The staff at the Center for International Education surprised two undergraduates with study abroad scholarships Friday afternoon. When Sarah Jakositz '18 and Emily Amlaw '17 walked into the Hood House solarium, they were greeted with cake, balloons and tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to fund their international education endeavors.
  • UNH students lunching in China
    10.21.15 - Chinese Lunch Special
    UNH students and faculty say it with food in China
    On a round wooden table that fills most of the room, a large lazy susan turns slowly, with dishes of eggplant, fish and watermelon floating by, and bowls of obscure meats and vegetables. “Lotus root,” says Ian MacKay '16, helpfully naming the contents of one bowl. From another, he deftly picks out a long vegetable with his chop sticks, eats it and says instructively, “And that is ‘strange-tasting bean.’”
  • 07.22.15 - A Thirst for Knowledge
    For Christine Ieronimo ’90, the quest to help others has no boundaries
    Christine Cornell Ieronimo ’90 never thought she’d write a children’s book, “Not in a million years,” she laughs. She also never imagined that one day she would adopt a child from Ethiopia or spend what little free time she has raising money for a small community of Africans. But today that is exactly what she is doing — in addition to working as a critical care nurse and raising four children with her husband in her home state of Connecticut.
  • 06.26.15 - The Winds of (Climate) Change
    UNH experts weigh in on Pope Francis's "Laudato Si"
    On Thursday, June 18, 2015, Pope Francis made history in an encyclical — a papal letter that is distributed to all bishops in the Roman Catholic Church — entitled “Laudato Si,” in which he acknowledged that climate change is real. The 180-page document is the first to focus only on environmental issues. In it, the pope stated that climate change “represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day,” and he hopes the letter will help us recognize “the appeal, immensity and urgency of the challenge we face.”
  • UNH Cooperative Extension staff
    06.10.15 - Save the Shrimp
    UNH team heads to Vietnam to help farmers fight a deadly disease
  • Jennifer Lindsay, UNH alumna and 2015 Fulbright fellow
    05.27.15 - Four Alumnae Fetch Fulbrights
    They’re headed to China, Morocco and the Republic of Georgia to teach, conduct research
    Gabriela Aguilera '15
  • Ross Conroy, UNH student and 2015 Boren Scholarship recipient
    05.27.15 - UNH Student Headed to Rwanda on Boren Scholarship
    Ross Conroy will study post-genocide peace building
    Ross Conroy '17 of Berwick, Maine, has received a Boren Scholarship to study in Rwanda during the 2015-16 academic year. The junior political science and international affairs dual major and member of the University Honors Program is one of only 171 students nationally to have received a 2015 Boren award.
  • 05.13.15 - Five Undergrads Receive Coveted Gilman International Scholarship
    Awards will fund summer study abroad and internships in five countries
    2015 Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship recipients, from left to right: Tamir Blum, Elinor Purrier, Matthew Kimball, Jacqueline Sullivan, Nicholas Lajoie
  • 05.07.15 - Live in the Big World
    UNH sets out to double the number of students who study abroad by 2020
    About 750 UNH students study abroad each year. The university hopes to double that number by 2020.
  • UNH student Curtis White
    05.06.15 - Making History Personal
    A donor gift helps student connect to Holocaust victims' experiences
    The inside of the railway car was cramped. Some 26-feet long, 7-feet high, and almost 9-feet wide, it was barely big enough for Curtis White '16, who stood alone inside the car on display at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum last November.
  • 05.05.15 - #UNHforNepal
    Nepalese students hold candlelight vigil for earthquake victims; UNH earthquake expert weighs in with the science behind the recent tragedy
      In the days since a 7.8-magnitude earthquake ravaged Nepal, the death toll has climbed to more than 7,500. Homes, businesses, schools and other buildings now lie in rubble — an estimated 2.8 million people have been displaced. For the Nepalese students attending UNH, waking up the morning of April 25 brought immediate panic, as they tried to reach family members and friends in their home country.
  • 04.29.15 - Engineering Her Way to Africa
    A senior capstone project explores solar energy in Ghana
    The first time Katerina Messologitis ’15 went to Costa Rica, in 2012, it was to learn about sustainable energy — wind, water, geothermal, solar. The second time, she served as a mentor with the Green Program, a study abroad organization whose sole focus in renewable energy had led her there the year before. 
  • UNH senior Nathan Faro
    04.23.15 - Nathan Faro '15 Discusses His Research: “Rediscovering Revolutions - Amy Beach and Bulgarian Folk Song”
  • UNH students doing service work in New Orleans
    04.16.15 - In the Classroom: Big Lessons of the Big Easy
    Honors class travels to New Orleans to put perspective on classroom learning
    When they weren't helping to rebuild homes in the Lower Ninth Ward, UNH students in Bill Ross's New Orleans class learned about city culture at places like the House of Dance and Feathers museum, and chatting with museum owner Ronald Lewis. (Photo courtesy of Bill Ross)
  • Medal of Honor Recipient and UNH Alumnus Ryan Pitts
    03.26.15 - Medal of Honor Recipient is 
2015 Commencement Speaker
    UNH alumnus Ryan Pitts '13 will deliver address
    Ryan Pitts received the Medal of Honor at the White House on July 21, 2014.  The ninth living recipient of the Medal of Honor for his combat actions in Afghanistan, former U.S. Army staff sergeant Ryan Pitts ‘13 will deliver this year’s commencement address on Saturday, May 16, 2015. 

  • 03.03.15 - Remembering Warmer Climes: Undergraduates Immerse Themselves in the Tropical Agriculture and Ecology of Costa Rica
  • UNH alumnus Josh Chamberlain '99
    02.25.15 - School of Rock (Steady): Jamaica Jives with this Music Alum
    A passion for music led Josh Chamberlain ’99 to Jamaica
    Josh Chamberlain ’99 fell in love with music as an undergrad, spinning tunes as a DJ for WUNH. A history major, Chamberlain was interested in the cultural roots of different kinds of music and became fascinated with the bold, rhythmic musical forms of Jamaica. But he had no idea this interest would one day inspire him to move to that country and ultimately lead to his involvement with a world-famous music school.
  • UNH Students in Costa Rica for January 2015 Sustainable Agriculture Course
    02.25.15 - Students Spend J-Term in Costa Rica Studying Sustainable Agriculture