I enjoy transitions and experiencing new surroundings. Starting a job or joining a new team leaves me searching at first, but I quickly find my footing. Even leaving my small, private high school to begin life at UNH was smooth. It wasn’t until I arrived in Shanghai that I experienced the sensation of being immersed in a totally new environment.
This summer, the University of New Hampshire will bring the magical world of Harry Potter to young learners who will have a chance to participate in the university’s first Massive Online Course for Kids (MOCK).
UNH Today recently had the pleasure of talking with alum Jack Gray ’02 (journalism) during the whirlwind of his first book tour for Pigeon in a Crosswalk: Tales of Anxiety and Accidental Glamour, a collection of humorous essays. He talked to us about his time at UNH, his job as a primetime producer, and the book. Keep reading.
This past January, Tom Paine’s short story, “The Hot War,” led off the stellar literary magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story. Paine is the author of The Pearl of Kuwait (2003), a novel set during the 1991 Gulf War.
Meredith Hall, Emeritus Lecturer and Adjunct Faculty in the Writing MFA Program, was recently named in Flavorwire's and the journal Creative Nonfiction's list, "17 Essays by Female Writers That Everyone Should Read." Her piece, "Shunned," was her first published essay, in 2003. It won the Pushcart Prize and was a Notable in Best American Essays.
Tom Haines had first written about Beatrice Munyenyezi's case in a cover story for the Boston Globe in August. A new piece, for TheAtlantic.com, looks at the story a second jury heard during the retrial.
As an instructor of such undergraduate standards as “The Rise of the Novel” and “British Literature, 1800-Present,” you might expect I’d take a traditional route when offering up a list of good Valentine’s Day reads.
Ask English Professor Rachel Trubowitz why she decided to devote her life to 17th-century English literature and she’ll give you the answer people who’ve found their life’s calling generally do: “It just clicked.”