PBK Announcement Archive

September 2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell.


September 2020
UNH alumnus and former New Hampshire Gov. Stephen Merrill has died. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Read story.


Spring 2020
The Beta of New Hampshire chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is pleased to announce its 31st Annual Essay Competition winners.  First Place goes to Taylor Landry for Octavia Butler’s Kindred and the Contemporary Relevance of Slavery (Prof. Briggs Bailey, ENGL 419). Second Place goes to Bailey Prasad for National vs. Cosmopolitan “Citizenship” in Covid-19 (Prof. Janet Polasky, HIST 444). The Phi Beta Kappa competition was initiated by Professor Barbara Cooper to encourage students in general education (now Discovery) courses to strive for excellence in written work. 


Spring 2020
Phi Beta Kappa members Darby O’Neil and Jake Gehrung stand out at Hamel Center Undergraduate Research Conference. Read about their research: 

Media, Gender, and National Identity in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Darby spent two months in Almaty, Kazakhstan, analyzing how the country’s evolving gender roles are portrayed in popular magazines and on billboard images.

Growing as an Undergraduate Researcher and the Benefits of Directed Research
What’s the most efficient way for an undergraduate to learn the research process? Jake Gehrung reflects on his three undergraduate research experiences to answer that question.   --Spring 2020