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Owen Rogers, professor emeritus of plant biology and former chair of the Department of Plant Science, has been awarded the highest award given by the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs -- the 2005 Gold Seal Award. The award was made for his long-term contributions as "scientist, educator, lilac breeder, as well as good citizen of the world" at the annual state meeting of the NH Federation of Garden Clubs May 25. Rogers has served the UNH community for many years, is a sought after speaker by many garden clubs in New England and has been a great ambassador for UNH. He has contributed much over the years through his scholarly work as a lilac breeder and is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Lilac Society. He has served many years as the editor of the Journal of the International Lilac Society. Though he retired about 10 years ago, he remains an active member of the Department of Plant Biology. (06-01-05)  

In "The Science of Child Sexual Abuse," an article published in the April 22 issue of Science magazine, Kathy Becker-Blease, a UNH Cooperative Extension Family Education and Policy Specialist and former research fellow in UNH Family Research Laboratory, and a team of experts in psychiatry, law, political science, and psychology summarize the scientific research on child sexual abuse. In it, they also offer recommendations to researchers and policy makers. The authors cite research that shows a range of lifelong negative consequences for victims. To address serious gaps in the research-based understanding of child sex abuse, the authors call for (1) stepping up interdisciplinary research efforts to determine its prevalence and identify its causes and consequences, as well as the most effective forms of prevention and treatment; (2) expanding the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, a federally funded coalition of 54 centers providing community-based treatment to children and their families; and (3) creating an Institute of Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence within the National Institutes of Health. (04-27-05)  

Marianne Fortescue
, coordinator of UNH's Partnership for Social Action, has been appointed chairperson of the board of Volunteer NH!, an organization that oversees national service programs (AmeriCorps) in the state and provides training, recognition and a central site for volunteers and volunteer programs to strengthen communities. (04-22-05)  

At a recent conference of the American College Personnel Association, an international association for student affairs professionals, several University of New Hampshire staffers were recognized for their work. Brett Mongeon, coordinator of Off-Campus & Commuter Services, was selected by the association’s Commission for Commuter Students and Adult Learners as the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Commuter/Adult Learner Perspective by a Student Development Professional (less than five years). Dave Zamansky, MUB assistant director for student leadership was elected chair of the association’s Commission for Student Involvement and Curt Kenoyer, MUB student organization services coordinator, was selected as a directorate member of the commission. (04-20-05)  

Burt Feintuch, professor of English and director of the UNH Center for the Humanities, is a member of the National Recording Preservation Board, an advisory group that assists the Librarian of Congress in making his annual selection of 50 sound recordings for the National Recording Registry. Feintuch represents the American Folklore Society on the board, which is charged with ensuring the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America’s sound recording heritage. This year’s selections include a number of significant political recordings, as well as the first complete recording of the Bible. (04-20-05)  

Peter Urquhart, associate professor of music, recently had an article, “Another Impolite Observation on Absalon, fili mi,” published in The Journal of Musicology. (04-20-05)  

Classics professors Stephen Trzaskoma, R. Scott Smith and Stephen Brunet recently published the Anthology of Classical Myth: Primary Sources in Translation. They served as coordinating editors and translators. (04-20-05) 

Larry Hamilton, professor of sociology, recently had an article, “A Short History of Statistics with Stata,” published in the Stata Journal. (04-20-05) 

Beverly James, professor of communication, recently published a book titled Imagining Postcommunism: Visual Narratives of Hungary’s 1956 Revolution. (04-20-05)


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