Center for the Humanities
The Center for the Humanities fosters excellence in the humanities, broadly conceived, at the University of New Hampshire. Center resources and programs support faculty research, encourage reflection and inquiry across the university community and beyond, create interdisciplinary initiatives in many forms, and undertake special projects to raise the visibility of the humanities.
Crimes Against Children Research Center
The Crimes Against Children Research Center (CCRC) is concerned with all forms of crimes against children and adolescents, from birth through age 17, both within and outside the family, both known and unknown to law enforcement. These include criminal acts as defined by law but also include child abuse and child neglect, as well as child-to-child violence and indirect victimization, when children witness or are affected by the crime victimization of a family member or friend.
Family Research Laboratory
Since 1975, the Family Research Laboratory (FRL) has devoted itself primarily to understanding family violence and the impact of violence in families. The FRL provides comprehensive literature reviews, new theories, and methodologically sound studies. Researchers at the FRL pioneered many of the techniques that have enabled social scientists to estimate directly the scope of family violence.
Global Racial and Social Inequality Lab (GRSIL)
GRSIL is a dynamic site of (1) research, (2) pedagogical and (3) community engaged activity. (1) Faculty and students (undergraduate and graduate) already working on or interested in projects that variously engage with racial and social inequality are invited and encouraged to participate in the GRSIL. Additionally, we encourage faculty and student engagement on these thematic areas by incentivizing new and continuing research on such topics and with the intention to apply for external funding to support this research. (2) The Lab provides pedagogical workshops on evolving best practices in creating inclusive syllabi and inclusive classrooms, as well as provides a venue for open discussion of complex issues. Additionally, the GRSIL serves as the administrative home of our many interdisciplinary minors focused on inequality. (3) The Lab uses its analytical expertise to facilitate community partnerships, develop internships and expand our collaborative relationships with community colleges and non-profit community organizations in the region.
Museum of Art
The Museum of Art is the New Hampshire Seacoast’s premier public art museum, serving the University, local, and regional communities. Visitors and members gather to enjoy a wide variety of changing exhibitions as well as annual exhibitions featuring UNH faculty and student work. Accompanying programs include gallery talks, lectures, concerts, family programs, and special events. The museum’s diverse permanent collection includes more than 1,600 works of art, from prehistoric to contemporary.
Paul Creative Arts Center
The Paul Creative Arts Center (PCAC) is UNH's center for the fine and performing arts on the Durham campus, housing three academic departments—Art and Art History, Music, and Theatre and Dance—plus the Museum of Art.
The Survey Center
The Survey Center is a full-scale, non-partisan academic survey research center, committed to providing university researchers, government and business leaders, and private organizations with reliable information about public attitudes concerning important policy matters. It is nationally known for its public opinion and political polling for the Boston Globe, CNN, Fox News, and WMUR-TV.
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Carsey School of Public Policy
The Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire is a nationally acclaimed resource for research, leadership development, and engaged scholarship relevant to public policy. The School addresses the most pressing challenges of the twenty-first century, striving for innovative, responsive, and equitable solutions at all levels of government and in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Liberal Arts faculty across the College serve as researchers and fellows in the Carsey School.
Prevention Innovations Research Center
Prevention Innovations is a fee-for-service consulting, training, and research center that develops, implements, and evaluates cutting-edge programs, policies, and practices that will end violence against women on campus. Liberal Arts faculty lead the Center and both faculty and students from across the College of Liberal Arts work in the Center.