• Meghan C. L. Howey, assistant professor of anthropology/archaeology recently published “Mound Builders and Monument Makers of the Northern Great Lakes, 1200–1600” (University of Oklahoma Press, 2012).

    From publisher's website: 

    Rising above the northern Michigan landscape, prehistoric burial mounds and impressive circular earthen enclosures bear witness to the deep history of the region’s ancient indigenous peoples. These mounds and earthworks have long been treated as isolated finds and have never been connected to the social dynamics of the time in which they were constructed, a period called Late Prehistory.

    In “Mound Builders and Monument Makers of the Northern Great Lakes, 1200–1600” Howey uses archaeology to make this connection. She shows how indigenous communities of the northern Great Lakes used earthen structures as gathering places for ritual and social interaction, which maintained connected egalitarian societies in the process...

  • Kathy Mandsager, program coordinator for the Coastal Response Research Center, will receive a Volunteer Service Award from Volunteer NH on Thursday, Oct. 18, during the annual Spirit of New Hampshire Awards celebration.

    Mandsager is being recognized for her work as a volunteer puppy raiser with Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that trains and provides assistance dogs. Spirit of New Hampshire awards honor outstanding contributions to volunteerism throughout the state.

    The award ceremony will take place Oct. 18 from 7-9 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord.

  • John Aber, University Professor and Provost, will receive the Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal from Yale University Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. The Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal is Yale’s highest graduate alumni honor.

  • Erik Swartz, associate professor of athletic training in the kinesiology department, has been named to the medical and science advisory board of the Korey Stringer Institute. The KSI, housed at the University of Connecticut's Neag School of Education, provides first-rate information, resources, assistance and advocacy for the prevention of sudden death in sport. 

    On the advisory board, Swartz joins a group of internationally recognized experts on topics related to preventing sudden death in sport and physical activity, including physicians, athletic trainers, exercise physiologists, and strength and conditioning specialists.



  • Professor Ben Harris's article on Arnold Gesell, published in the refereed journal, History of Psychology, has been selected "Best Article" in the 2011 volume by the journal's publisher, The Society for the History of Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association.

    The winning article is entitled "Arnold Gesell's progressive vision: Child hygiene, socialism, and eugenics." The president of the Society, Andrew Winston, points out in his award letter that this award is the most important one given by the society. "It is a direct reflection of the value placed on your [Harris's] scholarship," Winston adds. 

    Read more about the research that led to this article.


  • Laura Piazza, a graphic designer at UNH Manchester, along with her mother Gail Piazza, has been awarded a bronze medal in the fourth annual Living Now Book Awards in the Cooking/Natural category for their book “Recipes for Repair: A Lyme Disease Cookbook.” The awards are designed to honor outstanding books that help readers attain healthier, more fulfilling, and productive lives.

    Piazza is co-author and designer of the book. For more information visit www.recipesforrepair.com.

    The Living Now Book Awards are presented by Jenkins Group of Traverse City, Michigan, which has been involved in book packaging, marketing and distribution since 1988. 

  • Brigitte Bailey, associate professor of English, has co-edited “Transatlantic Women: Nineteenth Century American Women Writers & Great Britain,” published by the University Press of New England.

    In this volume, 15 scholars from diverse backgrounds analyze American women writers' transatlantic exchanges in the nineteenth century. They show how women writers (and often their publications) traveled to create or reinforce professional networks and identities, to escape strictures on women and African Americans, to promote reform, to improve their health, to understand the workings of other nations, and to pursue cultural and aesthetic education.

  • Rachel Trubowitz, professor of English, has authored “Nation and Nurture in Seventeenth-Century English Literature,” published by Oxford University Press (USA).

    “Nation and Nurture in Seventeenth-Century English Literature” connects changing seventeenth-century English views of maternal nurture to the rise of the modern nation, especially between 1603 and 1675. Maternal nurture gains new prominence in the early modern cultural imagination at the precise moment when England undergoes a major paradigm shift -- from the traditional, dynastic body politic, organized by organic bonds, to the post-dynastic, modern nation, comprised of symbolic and affective relations.