National Fulbright Scholarships Awarded
May 2, 2007
Three UNH students have received U.S. Student Program Fulbright
Scholarships to conduct research abroad in the coming year.
Whitney Blanchard will spend the 2007-2008 academic year
in Trondheim, Norway, working with scientists from the Foundation
for Scientific and Industrial Research at the Norwegian
Institute of Technology (SINTEF) and the Norwegian University
of Science and Technology. With the aid of computer modeling,
the team will study and quantify the physical, chemical
and biological effects of oil spills in arctic regions.
A 2005 MFA graduate and UNH instructor of painting and
drawing, Brett Gamache will travel to Italy this fall to
study the works of early Renaissance painters Andrea Mantegna
and Piero della Francesca while also producing plein-air
landscapes and compositions from imagination. He will establish
his studio in the town of Ascoli Piceno and conduct independent
study at the University of Ascoli Piceno under faculty member,
Hannah Varn will spend the coming year in Germany
studying with Professor Anton Koch at the University of
Tübingen. Under his guidance, Varn also proposes to
conduct research which applies the concept of the philosophical
ideal to the discussion of global warming, engaging with
international scholars of philosophy as well as policymakers
involved with climate change.
Many thanks to their faculty mentors who include Nancy
Kinner, civil and environmental engineering; Kevin Gardner,
UNH Environmental Research Group; Grant Drumheller, Jennifer
Moses and Langdon Quin, arts and art history and Willem
deVries, David Hiley and Nick Smith, philosophy.