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Spring 2012
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From the Director

The Deep Learning of a McNair Scholar in Ghana

Carsey Institute: Microfinance in Ghana

Inspired Nursing Students in Kumasi and Rural Ghanaian Villages

Ghanaian Author: UNH's First Playwright in Residence

UNH Hosts Nationwide Dialogue on U.S. - China

UNH Recognizes Michael Gass for International Excellence

Indonesian Climate Researcher Studying Earth Science at UNH

Faculty Spotlight: Gregg Moore

Studying in Taiwan, Israel, and South Korea Creates a Global Citizen

International Affairs Student Publishes in Distinguished Journal

Journey On, Travel Bugs!

IA alumni: Where in the world...?





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From the Director

Special Focus: Ghana and UNH

There are innumerable connections between Ghana and the University, including Ghanaian students and scholars on campus as well as study abroad and UNH research and development in Ghana. Below is a sampling of current engagement.

The Deep Learning of a McNair Scholar in Ghana
Michael Vidal (Psychology, International Affairs, Women’s Studies ’12) integrates transformational experience into passion for social justice.

Carsey Institute: Microfinance in Ghana
Spring break program immerses students in sustainable development.
Inspired Nursing Students
Professor Gene Harkless leads new January course to Kumasi and rural Ghanaian villages.
(pictured: nursing student Jennifer Lyon)

Acclaimed Ghanaian Author and Politician is UNH's First International Playwright in Residence
Dr. Ben-Abdallah of Ghana joined the faculty of Theatre & Dance this spring to teach playwriting as part of the Woodward International Drama and Dance Initiative. UNH is hosting the world premiere of his play Song of the Pharoah.

UNH Hosts Nationwide Dialogue on U.S. - China

Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security advisor to President Jimmy Carter, led a discussion of “the dynamic and expanding Sino-American relationship,” during the last semester's live Webcast.
 
  Additional Articles

UNH Recognizes Michael Gass for International Excellence

Professor of Kinesiology Michael Gass helped develop UNH's Browne Center and the most comprehensive outdoor education program in the world.

Indonesian Climate Change Researcher Studying Earth Science at UNH

Sofyan Kurnianto, master’s student in earth science, is researching tropical peatlands and climate change mitigation.


Faculty Spotlight: Gregg Moore

Longstanding mangrove research leads to study abroad and renewed environmental stewardship in Grenada.

A New Worldview: Studying in Taiwan, Israel, and South Korea Creates a Global Citizen

Tollan Renner '13: “I no longer feel far removed from the news headlines about affairs abroad...”

International Affairs Student Publishes in Distinguished Journal

Jessica LeBlanc ’11 published “Senegal and Guinea: A Comparative Study of Democratic Success and Failure,” in the National Honors Society’s Sigma Iota Rho Journal of International Relations.

Journey On, Travel Bugs!

There is a new UNH student organization, a common interest group for students who love and spread cultural awareness.

IA alumni: Where in the world...?

Read the latest updates!

UNH International Educator establishes Editorial Board

The UNH International Educator established its first Editorial Board.

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

Faculty Travel Reports

This semester, CIE travel grants enabled UNH faculty to pursue their professional endeavors in Latin America. Topics included the study of tropical ecosystem response to climate change and research on neuromuscular performance and mobility in older adults. Spring 2012 recipients are:

  Dain LaRoche ------- Brazil
  Heidi Asbjornsen ----Costa Rica

Spring 2012 NH International Seminar
Presents Africa: A Lecture Series

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 as well as calling upon our own UNH faculty. This spring, the series focused on Africa and a range issues facing the continent, sparking thoughtful dialogue among students, faculty and staff:

Africa and Globalism: State Crisis, Transnationalism, and Social Reconstruction in A New Century
Olufemi Vaughan, Bowdoin College

Civil War and Development in Angola: ‘Local’ Actors / International Interests
Rebecca Warne Peters, Syracuse University

Challenges of Educational Reform in Post-Colonial Ghana
Mohammed Ben-Abdallah, University of Ghana, Legon, and UNH Resident Playwright

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 »