The Newsletter of UNH Global Engagement
Editorial Board
Fall 2011

From the Director

CIE is committed to providing the highest quality international opportunities, supporting internationally-engaged students and scholars, and collaborating across the entire UNH community to maintain the spotlight on international education — its impact and value...

OISS and Navitas
Bringing the World to UNH

When you walk around campus or get a bite to eat at the Memorial Union Building, you can’t help but notice the international presence at UNH. In 2011, there are almost 500 students and scholars from 70 countries at the University...

Confucius Institute's First Year…
A Dynamic Chinese Partner for UNH and the State of NH

This semester, approximately 150 students are learning Chinese language and culture in ten classes at UNH, both in Durham and Manchester. Since the arrival of CI to campus, over 300 UNH students have benefitted from these classes, and the number is expected to grow each year...

UNH Exchange Programs
Spotlight on Heriot-Watt University — Scotland

One of Edinburgh’s premier institutions of higher education, Heriot-Watt (HWU), was recently honored as “Scottish University of the Year” by The Sunday Times of London. It is also Scotland’s most international university...

‘Meet’ Our International Affairs Dual Major Faculty

CIE is proud to introduce our Hood House Lecturer and talented team of teaching faculty...Molly Wallace, Biniam Iyob, Kirk Buckman and Jennifer Purrenhage...
Molly Wallace Biniam Iyob Kirk Buckman Jennifer Purrenhage
  Additional Articles

Fellowship and Scholarship Effort Invigorated at UNH

UNH Fellowships Office welcomes new Director Dr. Richard Parks to help UNH students navigate the difficult application and interview processes required by prestigious awards such as Fulbright, Boren, Truman, Udall, Rhodes and Gilman.

CIE Benefactors Honored at UNH Awards Ceremony

Bill Jackson ’75 and Craig Abbott ’70 were honored for their outstanding service to the Alumni Association and their dedication to sholarship development.

Alumna Molly Hodgson Smith Returns to Campus to Engage Students

With years of executive director experience, Hodgson Smith shared her real world examples of bringing together disparate groups to create common ground and mutually beneficial partnerships.

Building Bridges of Understanding
10 days in China with Project IMUSE

IA students travel to China to increase trust, curiosity and understanding between Western and Chinese students.

IA student, Ben Frehner, receives IROP Scholarship to Study German Companies

At the UNH International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) 2011 Symposium, Benjamin Frehner ’12 presented the findings of his research abroad: “German Employee Benefits and their Effect on Corporate Culture.”

Alumni Voices: Experiencing Diplomacy in the Heart of the Arab World

IA alumnus Raul Bernal ’03 interned at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and enhanced his interdisciplinary preparation for a career in international affairs.

IA alumni: Where in the world...?

Alumni report their news in brief, with a focus on teaching English overseas.

Giving back ~ Changing lives

The Founders Fund for International Affairs was established to enable UNH undergraduate students from any major to expand their interests and career options into the international arena. Consider making a difference. Learn more »
Faculty Travel Reports

This summer, CIE travel grants enabled UNH faculty to pursue their professional endeavors in the U.K., Portugal, South Korea, Uganda and Turkey. Topics ranged from Anatolian archaeology to Celtic crosses to climate change and household vulnerability. Faculty detail their experiences, challenges and successes (and include pictures!) on the CIE Faculty Travel Report page. The summer 2011 faculty recipients are:

  Joel Hartter (above)Uganda
  Gregory McMahonTurkey
  Annie DonahueEngland and Scotland
  Alynna LyonPortugal
  Eun Kyeong ChoSouth Korea

New Hampshire International Seminar
UNH Faculty Present Their International Research and Create Campus Dialogue

For almost a decade now, CIE has been spotlighting international research to encourage a campus-wide conversation on current international issues. Through the New Hampshire International Seminar (NHIS), CIE brings scholars from around the world to Durham, but also taps the rich expertise found right here on campus. This fall, UNH faculty members engaged the local community on the following themes, sparking thoughtful dialogue among students, faculty and staff:

Digging Up the Past: Archaeology and International Engagement in Turkey — Gregory McMahon

Early Childhood Education and Cross-Cultural Collaboration: Lessons from South Korea — Eun Kyeong Cho

Strategic Humanitarian Intervention: International Law and the case of Libya — Alynna Lyon

Look for NHIS’ focus on the complex and interrelated issues facing Sub-Saharan Africa in spring 2012.

About the Center

The UNH Center for International Education supports campus-wide internationalization and student, faculty and staff engagement on the international level. Center activities include:
International Affairs Dual Major
Study Abroad
Scholarship Opportunities
International Seminars
Faculty Development
Learn more »