Dr. Amos Winter's "Leveraged Freedom Chair Project"

Tuesday, November 18
MUB Strafford Room

Dr Amos Winter, is one of the founders of GRIT, an MIT group of mechanical engineers who are passionate about using technology to improve people’s lives. The Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC), is a lever-powered all-terrain wheelchair. GRIT was founded in 2012 to bring the LFC to market, to help people with disabilities get off-road and on with their lives. For more information view the TED talk on the LFC. Event sponsored by the President's Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities


Delaney Rustin, M.D., "Hidden Pictures"

Wed, October 22
MUB Strafford Room

Dr. Delaney Rustin has created the first feature length documentary on global mental health. Hidden Pictures captures moments of compassion, profound frustration, and haunting insights from stories told to her in India, China, South Africa, France and the U.S..  Dr. Rustin will talk about her documentary and her work experiences in mental health.  View film trailer. Event sponsored by MUB Lecture Series, Counseling Center, Health Services and President's Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities


Dustin Lance Black

Oct 8, Wed
MUB Strafford Room

Academy Award screenwriter winner (2009 Milk Screenplay), producer, director and social activist, Dustin Lance Black will be the featured speaker for Coming Out Week. Dustin is also the founding board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights which successfully led the Federal case against Prop 8 in California, and continues to work for LGBT equality today.  Program sponsored by MUB Lecture Series, MUSO, Alliance, Kidder Fund, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, Diversity Support Coalition, Residential Life and Student & Academic Services.


Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

Making Excellence Inclusive NH SUMMIT: Building Engaged Learning Communities Throughout New Hampshire

On April 20, 2012, the 2nd Biennial Inclusive Excellence Statewide Summit was held in Bedford, NH with the theme "Building Engaged Learning Communities Throughout New Hampshire".  The emphasis of the Summit was to engage campus leaders in a dialogue on ways to sustain institutional change, develop institutional and community collaborations, and leverage networks while building engaged learning communities in the face of New Hampshire's changing demographics. Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, was the keynote speaker for this event.  To view the video (click here).
For a copy of the Summit Program (click here)
More info on Dr. Hrabowski (watch video)


Alumni Excellence Through Diversity Lecture Program

Distinguished alumnus John Laymon '73, President and sole owner of JRL Enterprises, Inc., one of the largest Minority businesses in Pittsburgh, recently spoke about his UNH experiences as an engineering major and athlete. He also discussed his rise to business ownership and his continued efforts to promote diversity in his field, community, and personal work. Laymon was the first African American to graduate from UNH with a degree in Mechanical Engineering