College Letter 11/2015
Liberal Arts faculty members are recognized for outstanding work.
The University of New Hampshire annually selects a small number of outstanding faculty members for special recognition of achievement. This year, eight faculty members from the College of Liberal Arts are honored for their excellence in teaching, research, public service, and engagement.
Isabelle Beagen studies an intriguing slice of theatre history and finds a new passion in the process.
When Isabelle Beagen read “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen in her freshman theatre history course, she fell in love. “Ibsen is a writer in which every prop, every line, every costume piece is intricately connected and important…every time I read it I discovered something new. It was like a treasure hunt,” says Beagen. She was also drawn to the central character, Nora, who leaves her husband and children to be true to herself and discover who she really is. Beagen was fascinated to learn of the visceral — and negative — audience reactions to Nora’s choice. The play struck a chord with her.
Anthropologist Meghan Howey searches for meaning in Native American earthworks.
Across the Midwest and for thousands of years, Native American societies built large earthen constructions, the purpose of which mystified European settlers and generations of anthropologists. Meghan Howey, associate professor of anthropology at UNH, has harbored her own fascination with the phenomenon. Not only has she written a book about mounds and other earthen structures, but she’s expanding that research in innovative ways.
Recent news from the College of Liberal Arts.
The world-renowned Indonesian Papermoon Puppet Theatre has a new play opening at UNH this week, new research documents the percent of bystander interventions at high schools, a professor is recognized for a distinguished book chapter, and more.