UNH professor R. Scott Smith

Modern Mythology

“The Force. It’s calling to you. Just let it in.” So ends the official trailer for “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” and countless moviegoers are planning to do just that when the film opens this Friday. “The Force Awakens” may be one of the most anticipated films since “Star Wars Episode... Read More

Recent Stories

  • winter scene animation
    - ‘Frozen’ Science
    This spring, three senior engineering majors took a unique perspective on “Frozen,” pitting magic against reality for their final Snow Hydrology course paper. The students – Abby... Read More
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    - Tools of the Trade
    Breanna Edelstein ’14 (left) shares shots with Ericka Dupervil ’14 as they create a video for the 45-minute Film Festival in Tom Haines’s class. Journalism has gone online, and... Read More
  • jennifer lee
    - Lights, Camera, Commencement
    The first woman to direct an animated feature film for Walt Disney Animation Studios, Academy Award®-winner Jennifer Lee, will deliver UNH's commencement address Saturday, May 17... Read More
  • jennifer lee and colleagues with ocscar awards
    - And The Oscar Goes To...
    Oscar winner Jennifer (Rebecchi) Lee '92 flanked by Chris Buck (l) and Peter Del Vecho (r) at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Photo by Jason LaVeris/GettyImages. Congratulations... Read More
  • Jennifer Lee
    - UNH Goes to Hollywood
    Screenwriter and director Jennifer (Rebecchi) Lee ’92 is living like a princess—the kind of hard-working, modern Disney princess she writes about. In the fall, Lee became the first... Read More
  • Laurie Folkes '70
    - Act Two
    Laurie Folkes ’70 knew he was taking a risk when he decided to move from computer sales to acting during the country’s worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. But if he... Read More
  • jim conant, matthew broderick and sean conant
    - For the People
    (l to r) Jim Conant, Matthew Broderick, and Sean Conant (© 2013 RISING PICTURE COMPANY) What started out as a father-son quest to view all five copies of the Gettysburg Address... Read More
  • JFK Movie Based on UNH Historian’s Book Premieres on TLC
    - JFK Movie Based on UNH Historian’s Book Premieres on TLC
    Letters to Jackie, Official Trailer The movie about President John F. Kennedy based on the book “Letters to Jackie: Condolences From a Grieving Nation” by Ellen Fitzpatrick,... Read More
  • letters to jackie kennedy book cover
    - Academy-Award Winners Part of Star-Studded TLC Production
    The book “Letters to Jackie: Condolences From a Grieving Nation” by Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, will be made into a major... Read More
  • tom paine's book covers
    - From Fiction to Film: an Interview with Author Tom Paine
    This past January, Tom Paine’s short story, “The Hot War,” led off the stellar literary magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story. Paine is the author of The Pearl of Kuwait (2003), a novel... Read More