Center for International Education
Spring 2009

CIE International Development Grant winners for spring 2009

The following faculty members were awarded $500 grants for academic travel abroad between January 1 and June 30, 2009.

While in New Zealand this semester Ahmad Etebari, professor of finance, will participate in professional seminars and meet with colleagues at Otago University and Waikato University and with research staff of the New Zealand Securities Commission related to his research on insider trading.

Lynette Hamlin, associate professor of nursing, for March travel to Celaya, Mexico, where she will help to launch, in partnership with the University of Guanajuato, the Nursing Department’s new international health study program.

Joanne Curran Celentano, professor of nutritional sciences for April travel to Pollenzo, Italy. She will attend classes and meet with faculty and administrators at the University of Gastronomic Sciences to discuss the new UNH Ecogastronomy dual major program.

Leslie Couse, assistant professor of education and Dora Chen, assistant professor of child and family studies, will travel to Beijing, China, in May to spend a month visiting preschools, conducting focused observations on teaching methods and children’s engagement in the learning process, and to provide in-service training for teachers.

Lori Hopkins and Marco Dorfsman, associate professors of Spanish, will travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June to participate in a Latin American Studies Association conference panel on, “Imaginary Equality and Identity in Contemporary Literature.”

William Kempster, associate professor of music, will travel with about 50 members of the UNH Concert Choir to the Czech Republic in June to compete in the prestigious Bohuslav Martinu Choral Competition.

Wheeler Ruml, assistant professor of computer science, plans to establish a research collaboration with colleagues at the Cork Constraint Computation Centre while in Cork, Ireland, in June. He will be joined by undergraduate IROP awardee Kevin Rose, who will conduct research in Cork this coming summer.

Faculty International Development Grants

* $500 grants for travel between July 1, 2009 and December 30, 2009.

* $1000-$3000 grants for faculty to initiate or expand international teaching,
research, or outreach activities between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010.

Deadline: April 24, 2009

Guidelines and applications are available online at