New Book on Sweatshops and Consumer Contracts
Women's studies professor Lyn K.L. Tjon Soei Len has published a book titled "Minimum Contract Justice: A Capabilities Perspective on Sweatshops and Consumer Contracts" (Hart Publishing) in which she explores the question of how theories of justice bear on consumer contracts: how should a society treat a transaction for a good made under deplorable conditions elsewhere? Learn more.
UNH Music Students Perform in China, Europe this Summer
A UNH student vocal quartet, woodwind quartet, pianist and three dancers have arrived in China for a 10-day tour intended to foster cultural awareness. The students will perform at Chengdu University and Chengdu Institute of Technology and meet with student musicians and dancers. Learn more. Later this summer, the UNH 3 O'Clock Jazz Band will perform at two prestigious international jazz festivals: the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy. Learn more.
Grant Supports Research on Environmental Infrastructure Targeting in Middle Eastern Wars
Jeannie Sowers, associate professor of political science, and Erika Weinthal of Duke University have been awarded a two-year grant from the Gerda Henkel Stiftung Foundation for their project that analyzes how water, energy and sanitation infrastructures are targeted in ongoing warfare in the Middle East and North Africa. Learn more.
UNH Students, Education Faculty Visit Bhutan
Students from UNH and Royal Thimphu College in Bhutan are participating in a cultural exchange program this summer funded by the U.S. Department of State. Education professors Sameer Honwad and Andrew Coppens will also take part. “Students will talk with people in rural communities about how climate change impacts them from a cultural perspective,” says Coppens. Learn more.