UNH Speakers Bureau
UNH Speakers Bureau is an outreach service made possible by volunteer speakers from among the faculty and staff who teach, conduct research, study and work at UNH. Our speakers have an unparalleled enthusiasm for sharing their expertise and extending our learning community to every corner of New Hampshire.
The Speakers Bureau has more than 200 speakers and 500 presentations to choose from and reaches more than 4000 New Hampshire citizens annually.
Take advantage of this resource to see and hear for yourself the people and ideas that make the University of New Hampshire a dynamic and engaging center of learning.
As of July 1, 2012, a new Speakers Bureau model took effect. The Speakers Bureau Web site has been updated to include speakers contact information, thus enabling clients to contact members of the Speakers Bureau directly to arrange and schedule speaking engagements.
Please note: Speakers do not require honorariums; however, if an organization generally offers an honorarium, UNH speakers appreciate similar consideration.
Ikebana Flower Arranger/Artist
Holly Harris will give a brief description of the philosophy and history of Ikebana. The presentation will feature her... (Read more)
Promoting Student Motivation
This presentations focuses on information about student motivation and how teachers and parents can establish environments... (Read more)
The Philosopher and the Rainbow: Why Philosophers are Fascinated with Colors and Color Perception
Colors are extraordinary because they are at once utterly familiar and yet quite mysterious. We think we know exactly what colors are, that all we have to do is look to see and know them, and yet they raise deep philosophical perplexities. For example, is color in the object, or in the mind? Can I know what your color experience is like...... (Read more)
A Family's Loss (Novel Title)
Family love, family secrets, and family mythologies are at the heart of this novel, which is set in New Hampshire and tells a story about a family whose love for each other can be smothering or withheld, confused... (Read more)
Spain: A Magical Mystery Tour
Designed to educate those unable to travel to Spain and to give travel ideas to those who will, this presentation provides the attendees to experience and learn through video, pictures, music, and commentary with a whirlwind tour of some of the wonders ... (Read more)
The Roosevelt Funeral Train
The Roosevelt Funeral Train, probably the greatest trainevent in American History (along with the Lincoln Train 80 years earlier). Deception, cover up, betrayal, A Russian spy...
Creating a Workplace Culture
Participants will learn a practical approach on how they can change their workplace culture to one where they and their fellow associates want to come to work. Focusing on several case studies ... (Read more)
This presentation can cover various topics related to leadership and ethics tailored to specific audience. Material is drawn from 20 years of military experience with applicability to civilian environments. The speaker will tailor the format (lecture, Q&A, facilitated discussion, etc.) and multimedia aids to specific venue and audience. (Read more)
Are You Talking to Me? The Language of Dogs and Cats
Have you ever wondered what your pet was trying to say to you? Dog and cats are talking to us all the time, but unfortunately their message often is lost in translation... (Read more)
Chick Lit and Postfeminism
In one of the first full-length studies of chick lit, UNH instructor Stephanie Harzewski analyzes the popular fiction genre that is both a commentary on the rise of the singles lifestyle and arguably the most defining writing of the postfeminist era -- a media phenomenon that has been frequently pointed to a symptom... (Read more)
The Weeks Act of 1911: Conservatives, Conservation and Not One Cent for Scenery
2011 is the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Act. This Act was passed by Congress and, for the first time authorized the use of federal money to purchase private land for national forests. Our White Mountain National Forest was the result... (Read more)
1918 Flu Pandemic
This presentation will cover the 1918 flu pandemic (Spanish Flu) that spread across the world. While World War I did not cause the flu, the close troop quarters and massive troop movements hastened the pandemic... (Read more)
Propaganda in the World War Era
Since total wars include weapons of all kinds, including wars, propaganda was ubiquitous in both wars, appearing everything from posters and news stories to film and music. Creative and sophisticated at their best, World War propaganda was blunt, patronizing, and untrue at its worst...(Read more)
Chemical Warfare in World War I
Chemical weapons are taboo weapons today, but that has not always been the case. Poison gas was outlawed in 1899 and 1907 in the Hague Conventions before it was ever used it in war, yet the Germans introduced it to the battlefield at Ypres in 1915. The British, who were one of the first victims, reacted with shock...(Read more)
History of Gay Rights
This presentation will focus on the history and culture wars over gay rights and California's proposition 8. (Read more)