College Letter 04/2014
Born in Sarajevo, Jasmin Cesko ’14, is creating a bright future in multicultural America.
Jasmin Cesko’s earliest memories are of huddling in Bosnian bomb shelters in his mother’s arms while his father fought on the frontlines. Cesko, a Muslim, was born in 1991. When the war in Bosnia began in 1992, his family was soon on the run from the “Serbian war machine.” For the next five years, they moved from town to town. As Cesko noted in a recent academic paper, according to the UN, approximately 100,000 people were killed during the war and more than two million were displaced. [Read more]
COLA expands online youth enrichment courses with the help of academic technology staff.
“What’s a MOCK?” you might ask. It’s a Massive Online Course for Kids—UNH’s spin-off of Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, embraced by the likes of Harvard, MIT, and Stanford. UNH’s MOCKs are not free, but they are low-cost. And they’re not for adults but youth. Similar to MOOCs, they provide an avenue for connecting large numbers of students to the University. [Read more]
Professor Rochelle Lieber challenges 30 years of linguistic theory in this year’s Lindberg Lecture.
Mice or mouses. Thief or stealer. These are some of the conundrums that Rochelle Lieber considers daily. A professor of English and linguistics who studies morphology, Lieber examines the way humans form complex words from smaller pieces of words called morphemes. [Read more]