UNH is one of three universities tapped by a White House task force to do further research related to ending campus sexual assault. UNH’s Prevention Innovations was identified in “Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.” The center will design and implement a training program, in cooperation with campus-based practitioners from around the country and the university’s Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP).
UNH senior Spanish major Kelly Taveras ’14 of Manchester has received a Fulbright grant for the 2014-2015 academic year. Taveras will teach English at the Universidad del Atlántico in Barranquilla, Colombia.
David Finkelhor, director of the Crimes against Children Research Center and co-director of the Family Research Laboratory, has been named the first recipient of the National Kempe Scientific Impact Award. This award from the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect will be given annually to a research scholar who has made leading and sustained scientific contributions during the past decade to the field of child abuse and neglect.
Communication professor Joshua Meyrowitz has won the International Communication Association's 2014 Fellows Book Award for his book No Sense of Place: The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior (Oxford University Press, 1985). This prestigious award recognizes a book that has made a substantial contribution to communication scholarship and the broader rubric of the social sciences and has stood the test of time.
Two UNH students have received competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to fund study abroad trips in summer 2014. Gabriela Aguilera, a junior Russian/justices studies dual major from Cincinnati, OH, received $4000 to participate in the Bishkek Summer Internship Program in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Lena Khawatmi, a junior political science/international affairs dual major from Salem, NH, will be traveling to Jordan for the Summer Middle East Studies program at the Princess Sumaya University of Technology in Amman. Khawatmi received the maximum award of $8000 to fund her study.