Faculty Travel Reports 2011-2012

Each year, the Center for International Education awards competitive grants for faculty international development activities from funds provided by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Academic Year 2011-2012 

Jenni Cook, Associate Professor of Music ~ Brazil

"I’ve been invited back to Brazil in 2014 to give more in-depth lectures, presentations, and lessons in Body Mapping. The timing of that will work well because our goal for the student exchange is to send our first UNH student to Brazil in January of 2014."

Lu Yan, Associate Professor of History ~ England

"...my research in London and Oxford was full of wonderful discoveries. Initially planned only for the National Archives in London, I added Oxford when I learned about the papers of a former Hong Kong Governor..."

Dain LaRoche, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology ~ Brazil

"The purpose of this visit was to share our respective research findings, develop a collaborative project on the role of leg strength and the biomechanics of gait in the elderly, and to foster exchange between our two programs."

Heidi Asbjornsen, Associate Professor of Natural Resources ~ Costa Rica

"...I traveled to Costa Rica to visit potential field sites for a future UNH J-term course in Tropical Ecology and to collect preliminary data for a new research project linked to the course."

Joel Hartter, Assistant Professor of Geography/Affiliate Assistant Professor of Natural Resources ~ Uganda

"While Kibale may be less known than some of the other flagship parks of East Africa, it is an extremely important reserve for biological diversity conservation...Therefore, my task this summer was to find out about how local farmers in Uganda are affected by climate change.."

Gregory McMahon, Associate Professor of History ~ Turkey

"As the director of the Çadır Höyük Excavation, which has been conducting an ongoing research project since 1993, I spend six to eight weeks in central Anatolia (Turkey) every summer..."

Annie Donahue, Associate Professor/Chairperson—Humanities Division, UNH Manchester Library & Media Services - England & Scotland

"The Northumbria Conference attracts librarian-scholars from across the world to discuss performance measurement from a myriad of perspectives and across the span of academic librarianship, from specific departmental functions to the global need to demonstrate institutional value..."

Eun Kyeong Cho, Assistant Professor of Education ~ South Korea

"My topic was about the early childhood teacher policy in the United States, focusing on “Recruitment, Preparation, and Retention of Early Childhood Teachers in the U.S.” Other presenters shared their research on early childhood education and care..."

Alynna Lyon, Associate Professor of Political Science ~ Portugal

"In 1996, Oporto, Portugal was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The city is one of the oldest within Europe and displays the legacies of the once powerful Portuguese empire, the antiquities of Portuguese culture, as well as a modern urban lifestyle."