College Letter 03/2016
Political science major Ross Conroy studies post-genocide restoration and peace building in Rwanda and Uganda.
Only a dozen or so awards are given each year to graduating seniors who have made an extraordinary mark at UNH. Of those awards, one of the most prestigious is the Hood Achievement Prize, given to the man who shows the greatest promise through his character, scholarship, leadership and usefulness to humanity. Ross Conroy, a political science major from Berwick, Maine is this year’s recipient of the Hood Prize. But Conroy isn’t on campus to accept his award. Instead, he’s in Rwanda and Uganda studying the path to peace.
Collaboration is at the heart of a range of projects that explore the digital humanities landscape.
When Scott Weintraub thinks about digital humanities, he thinks of conversations — and, sometimes, trees. The assistant professor of Spanish is working on a book titled “Latin American Technopoetics: Scientific and Poetic Explorations,” an examination of how a number of Latin American poets are engaged in a “bidirectional dialogue” with a variety of scientific disciplines, mathematics and computational methods.
UNH challenges itself to double the number of students studying abroad by 2020.
Jim Parsons is a study abroad coordinator who never studied abroad as an undergraduate. Strange? Not really. As a first-generation college student at a small private university, he wasn’t quite sure how to make it work logistically or financially. It seemed out of reach. But after college, he figured out a way to go international. He taught English in France, earned a master’s degree in intercultural relations at Lesley University, worked for a major American study abroad program provider and travelled. Now he helps UNH students find their path to international experiences, putting study abroad within reach for others.