In Case You Missed It - Fall 2020

In Case You Missed It - Fall 2020

A roundup of recent international news from UNH
Contributed by Wen Houle, UNH Global Education Center
Friday, December 4, 2020

UNH scientists study “Godzill” dust storm impact in the Sahara desert

Professor Shadi Atallah’s research studies the Soligas tribe in India and their relationship with the endangered Bengal tiger

UNH researchers study wildfire effect on Artic watersheds even after 50 years

COVID-10 delays travel dates for UNH students awarded Fulbright scholarships

Fueling her passions for social justice, journalism major Jordyn Haime went from writing for UNH’s student newspaper The New Hampshire to New Hampshire Public Radio and other local newspapers to reporting in and on China. This led to being awarded a Fulbright grant to fund a year of research in Nanjing.

Michelle Grenier, associate professor of kinesiology, was invited to the Latvian Academy of Sports Education in Latvia to work with students with disabilities in educational and sports settings.

Assistant professor of education in learning sciences Andrew Coppens’ video showing cultural differences in early collaboration is featured in the 2020STEM for All Video Showcase hosted by the National Science Foundation.

Mahad Khan ‘21 was inspired by the sense of community and campus life for college students, leading him to create the Muslim Student Association (MSA) at UNH Manchester.

Japanese exchange student Tomoyo Ieda ‘22 reflects on the culture of learning

International student Ali Asghar ’20 wants to work in renewables in Pakistan

In Our Own Voices: Shreya Vijay ’19 learns to appreciate her Indian cultural background

As VP of the American Himalayan Foundation, Norbu Tenzing Norgay ’86 helps to give back to the Sherpa community and beyond

Lily Buchbinder ’21 served in the Israeli Army, is now studying physics, and serves as a STEMbassador

Charlotte Thompson ’16 writes “…studying abroad in New Zealand through the EcoQuest program was the best thing I did at UNH.” She is now a stewardship outreach program manager for UNH Cooperative Extension.

Jackie Klatt ‘18, studied abroad in the Netherlands for a semester while earning a degree in psychology and theatre and working part-time for the Global Education Center. Upon graduation, she was hired as a student success coach for UNH Online.

Ali Nassiri’s (M.S. ’13, PhD ’15) journey from Iran to UNH (M.S. Integrated Applied Mathematics & PhD Mechanical Engineering) ultimately led him to become a University (Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering) at Ohio State University.

Dr. Georgeann Murphy: Travel, study, and in this case, research abroad can have a ripple effect with waves that travel long distances over time…and saying good-bye to IROP, the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research.

UNH Manchester Professor Patricia Halpin chaired a symposium in Cuba

Professor Erik Hobbie expands research perspective with international travel

UNH students bring clean water to Malawi village

New Zealand Study Abroad Program Turns 20