Honors 20/20 Night


Honors 20/20 Night with the University Honors Program

Thursday, March 2, 2017
5:00-6:30 pm
Murkland Hall, Room 115


Please join us for our Honors 20/20 Night - an evening featuring fun, fast-paced presentations that showcase faculty and student work. Honors 20/20 Night uses the “20/20” format, meaning that each presentation is image-rich and includes 20 slides for 20 seconds each.  The inspiration is the “Pecha Kucha” format, which you can learn more about here.


Honors Student Presenters

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Daniel Faiella Studio Art, Class of 2019

"Informing Imagination:  Studying Light, Form, and Color in the New England Landscape"

Dan Faiella is a Sophomore in the BFA Drawing and Painting program.  He has been avidly studying the art of painting for the past 8 years.  This past summer he had the opportunity to study the principles of landscape painting with UNH Art Dept. Chair Craig Hood.  During the summer he produced a number of studies of landscapes in New Hampshire and Maine, studying their light effects, form, and color.  Dan is also a music performance minor and plays the guitar in traditional Irish and New England roots music groups around New England.




Alison Jeffrey

Alison Jeffrey Biomedical Sciences, Class of 2017

"The relationship of life stage to daily social patterns of captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana) and the correlation of handler perceptions of elephant personality to demonstrated social behaviors"
Alison Jeffrey is a senior Biomedical Science (med/vet science option) major.  Last summer, she traveled to Knysna Elephant Park in South Africa on an IROP grant to study social behavior and personality in African elephants.  Aside from her research and scientific studies, she is also working on an art minor, is an avid member of the figure skating club on campus, and enjoys working with the cows at the dairy barn.  Next year, she has plans to attend veterinary school.


Lizzie Gill

Lizzie Gill International Affairs and Sustainable Agriculture, Class of 2017

"Exploring the Diversity of Tropical Pumpkin in Costa Rica"

Lizzie Gill is a senior Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems and International Affairs major. She was raised in Montana where she came to love the outdoors and her unique natural surroundings. A strong believer in systems thinking, Lizzie is trying to use her agricultural studies to construct a bridge between biological and sociological sciences to address global food security and environmental degradation. This past summer, she traveled to Costa Rica with an IROP grant to perform independent research on the diversity of squash vegetables. In addition to research, Lizzie spends her free time on the UNH Ski Team, enjoying the outdoors, volunteering for the Cornucopia food pantry and cooking festive meals. Come September, she is shipping off to Paraguay to serve as a Crop Extension Peace Corps Volunteer until December 2019.​





Faculty Presenters

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Dr. Paul Harvey Associate Professor, Department of Management

“We’re all so Special! Psychological Entitlement in the Workplace”
Dr. Paul Harvey is an Associate Professor of Management in the Paul College of Business and Economics. He studies workplace perceptions and emotions, with an emphasis on psychological entitlement. His research has been published in numerous books and journals and has been reported on by international media outlets such as BBC News, Fox News, and National Public Radio. His goal is to cut through existing generalizations and misunderstandings to identify effective managerial practices for correcting and coping with workplace entitlement.
Ruth Sample

Dr. Ruth Sample   Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy

Ruth Sample is a philosopher specializing in Early Modern Philosophy, Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, and Feminism. She graduated with a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1986 and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1995. She has published articles on the philosophy of John Locke, libertarianism, feminism, contractarianism, and exploitation. She is the author of Exploitation: What It Is and Why It’s Wrong (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003) and the co-editor (along with Professors Charles Mills and James Sterba) of Philosophy: The Big Questions (Blackwell, 2004). She lives in Madbury, New Hampshire, with her husband, computer scientist Dean Rubine, her daughter Hannah, son Sam, and her Portuguese Water Dog Moxy.



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Dr. Michael Leese Assistant Professor, Department of History

"The Great Mental Shift: Rationality in Economic History"
Michael Leese completed his Ph.D. in the University of Michigan’s interdepartmental program in Greek and Roman history. Previously, he earned a B.A. in classics and an M.A. in Latin education at the University of Connecticut as well as an M.A. in classics at the University of British Columbia. He also had the good fortune of being bussed around the beautiful countryside of Greece as a fellow and regular member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens during the 2011-12 academic year. In 2014-15, he served as the first postdoctoral associate with the Responsible Governance and Sustainable Citizenship Project at UNH in the Department of Classics, Humanities, and Italian Studies. His research interests focus on the economic history of the ancient Greek world, as well as the evolution of capitalism throughout world history. In his teaching, he draws upon a wide array of interdisciplinary theory to demonstrate how the ancient world can provide a useful perspective on problems in the world today. Courses he teaches at UNH include pre-modern world history, economic history, Greco-Roman history, and historical methodology. He is currently working on his first book project based on his dissertation, tentatively entitled “Making Money in Ancient Greece.”