Speakers Participate in Mount Washington Resort Summer Series
By Erika Mantz, Media Relations
April 30, 2008
The UNH Speakers Bureau and the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods have
partnered to bring seven university faculty and staff speakers to the resort’s
summer lecture series.
Lectures are held throughout the summer season on Thursday evenings at 8 p.m.
All lectures take place in the conservatory of the historic 1902 Mount Washington
Hotel, which opens onto a beautiful veranda with wide vistas of the resort’s
The Speakers Bureau is an outreach program connecting the people and communities
of New Hampshire with the excellence and resources of the state’s flagship
university. All events are free and open to the public as well as to guests
of the resort.
On June 21, James Krasner, associate professor of English, will discuss Darwin’s
influence on the portrayal of nature in turn-of-the-century British writings
in “The Entangled Eye.”
On July 3, Carl Lindblade, New Hampshire storyteller and hospitality management
lecturer, will share the “History of Tourism in New Hampshire’s
North Country,” a humorous and historical account of the area’s
evolution. Rounding out July, Dan Sedory,
associate clinical professor of kinesiology, will inspire and educate July
24 as he shares images and stories of his 15-day whitewater rafting trip in
the Grand Canyon.
August 14, brings John Halstead, professor of resource economics, who poses
the question “Changing Visibility in the White Mountains: How Much is
a Clear View Worth?” and on August 21, research associate Steve Hale
will speak on the “Birds of Bretton Woods.” Priming for a climactic
end to the democratic national convention on August 28, professor of communication
Jennifer Borda presents a discussion of Clinton and Obama’s rhetorical
style/vision in a historical accounting of the concept of the rhetorical presidency.
Her presentation is entitled “Beyond Poetry vs. Prose.”
The summer series concludes in late September as wildlife ecology professor
Pete Pekins speaks about the links of wildlife and habitat diversity in his
presentation “Seeing the Forest Through the Trees.”
Mount Washington Resort provides year round activity and adventure for guests
of all ages and offers seasonal stay packages. Spoil the one you love with
the resort’s Romance Package which includes a bottle of Champagne with
keepsake glasses, fresh flowers and a private carriage ride around the picturesque
grounds. For an outdoor experience, their Adventure Package includes unlimited
access to mountain biking, fishing, disc golf and more. With the introduction
of their natural pools this summer, you can be as adventurous - or as relaxed
- as you like.
For information on their summer stay packages, visit www.mountwashingtonresort.com or call 800-258-0330.
For more information on the Speakers Bureau, and to view Speakers Bureau events
scheduled around the state, go to www.unh.edu/speakersbureau or call 2-4401.