Center for International Education
Fall 2007

Hamilton receives International Excellence Award

Professor Larry Hamilton

Professor Larry Hamilton, Department of Sociology, was named recipient of the 2007-08 UNH Award for Excellence in International Engagement.

Dr. Hamilton came to UNH in 1977. Over the years he has made numerous contributions to the university and the scientific community. An environmental sociologist, Hamilton has focused his research on global environmental change and its resulting impact on human populations, especially those in North Atlantic regions. Collaborating with scientists around the world, Hamilton is internationally known and respected for his work on the collapse of fisheries affecting Alaska, Newfoundland, Iceland, Scotland and Greenland.

Hamilton has been the recipient of numerous NSF grants and has presented his research at many international conferences. At the 2003 North Pacific Marine Sciences Organization annual meeting held in Seoul, Korea, he won the award for best paper. Here on campus, he was presented the UNH Award for Excellence in Research in 2000.

Hamilton’s interests, expertise, and international connections have enriched the lives of students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, engaging them in studies involving Newfoundland, Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and arctic areas of Russia. In addition, Hamilton has been a major participant in the Circumpolar Arctic Social Science Ph.D. Network. The program, developed in 1996 by a Danish professor, brings doctoral students from around the world together once each year in an arctic location to meet with international scholars about the environmental, social and cultural changes in arctic communities.