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Bring your imagination to life at the College of Liberal Arts (COLA) at the University of New Hampshire. Explore your passions and create your very own path from dozens of majors, minors and graduate programs in the social sciences, humanities, fine and performing arts and education. Immerse yourself in an engaged, innovative community of academic excellence with some of the world’s best faculty leading the way.

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  • Philosophy Major | Systems Engineer at Google
    Why did you major in philosophy? I had this crazy idea after high school that I wanted to be a professional rock climber. I never got close to good enough, but devoted a lot of time to training and weekend trips to Rumney. It was awesome and I don't at all regret my time in the mountains, but it...
    Philosophy Major | Systems Engineer at Google
    Why did you major in philosophy? I had this crazy idea after high school that I wanted to be a professional rock climber. I never got close to good enough, but devoted a lot of time to training and weekend trips to Rumney. It was awesome and I don't at all regret my time in the mountains, but it...
  • German and International Affairs Majors | Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA, The Global Education Network
    Tell us about yourself and where you are today. I grew up in New Hampshire, graduated from UNH in 2006, and have worked in international education ever since with a couple of years teaching abroad in Austria. Currently, I’m the Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA The Global Education...
    German and International Affairs Majors | Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA, The Global Education Network
    Tell us about yourself and where you are today. I grew up in New Hampshire, graduated from UNH in 2006, and have worked in international education ever since with a couple of years teaching abroad in Austria. Currently, I’m the Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA The Global Education...
  • Music Performance and Music Education Major | Performance Artist and Studio Teacher
    UNH Alumna Amal El-Shrafi '09 will be singing the role of  ‘Antonia’ from The Tales of Hoffman with Opera North in August 2018. She has been hailed by the Boston Music Intelligencer as “shining through with a strength and power that matched her character’s presence onstage.” The Palestinian-...
    Music Performance and Music Education Major | Performance Artist and Studio Teacher
    UNH Alumna Amal El-Shrafi '09 will be singing the role of  ‘Antonia’ from The Tales of Hoffman with Opera North in August 2018. She has been hailed by the Boston Music Intelligencer as “shining through with a strength and power that matched her character’s presence onstage.” The Palestinian-...
  • Psychology and Justice Studies Majors | Director of the Mental Health Community Supervision Programs
    What were you doing 1 year out of college? One year out of college I was working as a correctional officer at the Strafford County House of Corrections. I had been working on campus while I attended classes, but when I graduated I had no prospective job offers in my field. I was aiming higher than...
    Psychology and Justice Studies Majors | Director of the Mental Health Community Supervision Programs
    What were you doing 1 year out of college? One year out of college I was working as a correctional officer at the Strafford County House of Corrections. I had been working on campus while I attended classes, but when I graduated I had no prospective job offers in my field. I was aiming higher than...

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Upcoming Events

Aug
21

Japanese Conversation Circle

 Zoom Japanese Conversation Circle Link:  https://unh.zoom.us/j/152972380 All levels are welcome. Please contact Sachiko (sachiko.ikeda@unh.edu) for more information and questions.
Aug
30

Asymmetry of Existence: Locating the Self

Asymmetry of Existence: Locating the Self on view August 30 -October 15, 2021   This exhibition presents for the first-time prints, drawings, and photographs by thirteen artists acquired for the ...
Aug
30

The Artists Revealed: 2021 Studio Art Faculty Review

The Artists Revealed: 2021 Studio Art Faculty Review will be on view August 30 - December 10, 2021 Artist reception: September 9, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. This exhibition of work by the artists who teach i ...
Aug
30

Wendy Klemperer: Artist at Sea

Wendy Klemperer: Artist at Sea  August 30 -October 15, 2021  In 2019, Wendy Klemperer joined Dr. Jennifer Miksis-Olds, Director of the Center for Acoustics Research and Education, University of N ...
Sep
08

ArtLAB Lecture: Wendy Klemperer & Dr. Jennifer Miksis-Olds

Join us for the Museum's ArtLAB lecture,  featuring Wendy Klemperer and Dr. Jennifer Miksis-Olds. In this hour-long discussion both panelists will present their work and research from the three we ...
Sep
09

COLA Faculty Meeting, Fall 2021 #1

A fall semester meeting of the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts will take place from 12:40-2.

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