On an early evening in mid-April, Antoinette Kudoto sings out a rhythm, her lilting voice lifting to a crescendo: "And-one-and-two-and-three-and-four!" Her hands fly above her drum, a blur of motion. She flashes a smile, shoulders bobbing. "Are you ready?" she shouts. Others are joining in now, more than 30 drummers following her every move.
Cory McKenzie's Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP) grant allowed him to complete his first “big” research project: he visited Holy Trinity Monastery in upstate New York to investigate the traditions that kept the Russian Orthodox Church alive during communist persecution in the twentieth century.
Brittany Bressler, from Franklin, Mass., has known that she wanted to be a dentist since middle school. “I went to a ‘kid-friendly’ orthodontist who, in my mind, just performed wonders,” says Bressler. Conversations with her orthodontist drew her into the profession.
There’s a back corner in Dimond Library with a big table where Kerry Murchie, from Portland, Maine, likes to write. Generally she starts at 10 p.m. and continues until around 2 a.m. when the library closes.
For Meghan Howey, UNH Assistant Professor of Anthropology/Archaeology, the distant past can yield clues to solving the environmental problems of the present. Howey’s research is driven by a central question: how did humans in the past transform their environment, and what can we learn from them?
Hilary Bird is a woman who craves the new and the different. A communication major from Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, Hilary decided to study abroad in China this semester because it was one of the few places in the world that promised to be entirely different from New Hampshire.
The UNH Magazine published a story that discusses the work of anthropology major Hillary Christopher '13 and several other students who work in UNH Professor Joann Curran-Celentano's organic dairy research lab. Christopher is continuing her research on the origins of cheese production in Neolithic Europe.