Much congrats to Sonia Scherr, MFA ’13, who has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship! Scherr, who was an alternate in the competition last year, will conduct research in Morocco in order to write a historically informed Young Adult novel about the relationship between Jewish and Muslim Moroccans during the Holocaust.
The Professor Donald Steele Music Research Award was created in 2014 through a generous gift from Daniel Heartz, professor emeritus in musicology at the University of California, Berkeley and an alumnus of the University of New Hampshire. Heartz publishes widely on topics including Classical music and the sixteenth-century printer Pierre Attaingnant.
Each spring, university-wide, competitive achievement awards are given to only a dozen or so of the most accomplished and impressive undergraduates at UNH. This year, five liberal arts students won awards.
An award ceremony to honor these students was held on May 5.
Oboist Margaret Herlehy has released Café 1930, her debut CD. It is the culmination of a two-year collaboration with UNH jazz/classical guitarist David Newsam exploring the oboe as a lead voice in the popular instrumental music of South America.
The New Hampshire Humanities Council recently announced its list of "40 Over 40," 40 New Hampshire residents who have made a significant impact on New Hampshire culture over the past 40 years. The list includes writers, filmmakers, teachers, volunteers, civic leaders, philanthropists, and scholars.
A.J. Asbury, a junior political science major, was on the winning team in the 2015 Paul J. Holloway Innovation-to-Market Prize, for his team's company, Everton's Organics. Sixty teams submitted registrations for the competition. Forty teams were invited to participate in the first round of the competition, with 20 teams moving on to the Bud Albin Challenge Round.
Four prominent national figures have delivered lectures at UNH this year about the state of humanities in higher education and the larger society. Taken together, the talks are a fascinating look at the long history and broad utility of humanities and, more generally, liberal education. The videos of those lectures are now available here.