College Letter 12/2015
Twelve-year-old J. Pablo Chavajay met an American psychology researcher in his small Mayan village. Years later, she would become his mentor.
J. Pablo Chavajay was in a psychology class at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala City when the memory first began nagging him. It was the mid-1980s and he was in his first year at university, the first person from his small Mayan village of San Pedro La Laguna in the highlands of Guatemala to study psychology at the university. The day's class focused on child development, and the professor was showing examples of the tests developmental psychologist Jean Piaget gave to children as part of his research. "I said to myself, 'I've seen this before,'" Chavajay said. "It was bothering me."
A donor-supported arts initiative takes UNH fine and performing arts across New Hampshire and beyond.
After a recent jazz performance by a trio of music students, UNH Foundation board director Arnold Garron ‘84 said, “We do a lot of great things here at UNH, and we’re really good at not telling anybody about it.” He was deeply impressed — even surprised — by what he called a phenomenal performance and wanted more people to experience it.
A year-end round-up of selected scholarly and creative works by College faculty.
Fiction that reflects on the Iraq war, historical research that gives voice to the surviving victims of Stalin's repression, a study of Jewish connectedness in sub-Saharan Africa and an analysis of the Republican Party's fight for the 2016 presidential nomination. These are just some of the probing works published by College faculty this year.