Center for International Education
December 2006

December 2006

Featured Stories

First Center director, McCann, to retire

Frank McCann will retire in the spring after 36 years at UNH. Through his relentless efforts to provide meaningful international experience for UNH undergraduates, McCann madea personal dream come true, and in doing so changed the lives of hundreds who, as alumni, regularly express their gratitude for the opportunities they enjoyed at UNH.

Reardon recognized for International Excellence

Professor Chris Reardon, Department of Political Science, was named recipient of the 2006-07 Award for Excellence in International Engagement.


Additional Articles

Two win prestigious national scholarships

Amy Fowler '05 and Jennifer Kelly '07 are UNH winners of national scholarships for study or research abroad.

Lukens and McNamee win $2,000 reseach grants

Sheila McNamee, professor of communication, received a grant to develop a collaborative education program for training health care professionals in Brazil. Nancy Lukens, professor of German and women's studies, was awarded a $2,000 grant to spend a part of summer 2006 in Germany and Switzerland.

International Opportunities: Why Asia? Why not?

"Imagine yourself in a new country navigating sights, sounds and culture, an exciting opportunity to live and learn in a continent that is strongly connected to the United States."

A return to my birth country to study Mandarin

"How very fitting for a staff member of the Center for International Education to study abroad! I recently attended the Mandarin Studies Program in Taiwan, my birth country."

Foiled plans in China lead to adventure of a lifetime

A dual major in international affairs and political science and member of the UNH Honors Program, Susannah Pratt spent spring and summer 2006 in China, studying at East China Normal University in Shanghai and conducting research with support from the UNH Summer Undergraduate Research Fund.

NSEP scholarship the perfect fit for study in Russia

"I never thought that ordering a cup of coffee would be so complicated."

Twenty-two receive scholarships for study abroad

The Center for International Education (CIE) is pleased to announce the names of 22 UNH students who were granted scholarships for study abroad summer or fall 2006 or spring 2007. The winners represent 16 academic majors from all five schools or colleges and study in 11 countries.

IA seniors take seven awards at 2006 Undergraduate Research Conference

Graduating International Affairs (IA) dual majors won seven of the $500 cash prizes at the university-wide Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) last spring.

Brittany Rittenberry attends national conference in Washington, D.C.

In August, UNH student Brittany Rittenberry traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend a mini-conference entitled, "Transatlantic Approaches to Global Security."

Where in the world is...?

Find out what CIE graduates have been up to.

Career options plentiful for internationally savvy grads

"Earlier this year I realized, with some amazement, that it has been ten years since I graduated from the University of New Hampshire in May 1996."


Faculty Travel Inserts

Gino Alibrio ~ Italy

Professor Gino Alibrio traveled to Italy in January 2006 to explore ways the New Hampshire tourism industry might benefit from understanding more about tourism in Tuscany, especially in the area of agritourism.

Andrzej Rucinski ~ Poland & Ukraine

Professor Andrzej Rucinski traveled to Poland and Ukraine in January 2006 to formalize a process for recruiting graduate students who will serve as teaching and research assistants here at UNH.

Stephen Brunet ~ Italy

Professor Stephen Brunet, Department of Classics, traveled to Pompeii in January 2006 to prepare a field trip for the UNH and UConn students participating in the UNH in Italy program in Ascoli Piceno.

Kondagunta Sivaprasad ~ India

Professor Kondagunta Sivaprasad traveled to Chennai, India, to investigate the possibility of an undergraduate exchange.

David Frankfurter ~ France

In March, Professor David Frankfurter presented a paper in Paris at a seminar on "The protection of the child, from antiquity to the byzantine world."

P.T. Vasudevan ~ Portugal

Professor P.T. Vasudevan traveled to Portugal to participate in a conference, Bioenergy: From Concept to Commercial Processes, organized by the Engineering Conferences International.

Barbara White ~ England

Professor Barbara White is studying the potential effects of stress on child development. In June, she traveled to London, England, to meet with Dr. Vivette Glover, professor at Imperial College and researcher at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology.

Sean Moore ~ Ireland

Professor Sean Moore reconnected this summer with colleagues from around the world in ongoing scholarly workinggroups and conferences.

Raelene Shippee-Rice ~ Bulgaria

Professor Shippee-Rice returned to Bulgaria after working for six months on a Fulbright grant, to conduct a seminar series on hospice care for nurses, physicians and social workers.