PBK Announcement Archive

February 2021
Prof. R. Scott Smith of the Department of Classics, Humanities & Italian Studies is the recipient of the 30th Jean C. Brierley Award for Excellence in College Teaching at UNH. The annual Brierley presentation is the signature event celebrating the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching and student learning. Prof. Smith will deliver the presentation on College Teaching: Why (Dusty Old) Languages Matter. Prof. Smith is a PBK member and has served on a number of chapter committees.


February 2021
Allen Linden, professor emeritus of history, passed away on April 16, 2020. He served as president of the UNH PBK Chapter in 1968-1969 and 1989-90. Read more about Allen Linden.


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