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.”
Krista Jackman didn't set out to be a pivotal influence on UNH students' first year college experience. But for many fledgling Wildcats making the transition from high school to college, she has been exactly that, giving them a critical tool kit to chart a course for academic success at UNH.
Every Friday, UNH journalism student Jake DeSchuiteneer joins a Google+ Hangout—a video conference call—with the Washington Post’s social media director, Natalie Jennings. He updates Jennings on the presidential election news from New Hampshire, and they discuss blogging strategy for the coming week.
Through a grant from the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, journalism major Merhawi Wells-Bogue ’13 spent last summer learning about the lives of homeless children in the northern Ethiopian city of Mekelle.
Remember in high school when you were assigned to read Shakespeare and finished a play not quite knowing exactly what Shakespeare meant? You’re not alone. In fact, Shakespeare is so challenging that even those who study his works marvel at the different ways they are interpreted.
In the travel-writing course that I teach for the UNH summer program in Cambridge, England, we talk a lot about the difference between tourist and traveller, how the first conjures up images of bellowing Americans demanding ice with their Cokes. How the second is a gentler visitor, a guest fuelled with respect for the host culture, a curiosity to learn more.