You are invited to the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning's 2016 Summer Symposium  held June 7, 9 and 10 in the Frost Commons! 
Your colleagues and some guest speakers will host in-depth workshops and conversations about:
• Interdisciplinarity and engagement;
• Helping students budget time for research;
• Encouraging student preparedness;
• Immersion experiences & block scheduling;
• Beyond lecture & discussion: Creative classrooms;
• Moodle upgrade, e-mail system upgrade, and other academic technology topics.
Here we can share our wisdom, ask questions, and see how to adapt practices and philosophies to our own disciplines and courses. Full schedule here.
All are welcome! Refreshments and lunch will be provided. So we can better serve you (we want you to have enough food!)please RSVP by June 1 here.

5:15 pm

New Hampshire filmmaker Dan Habib will be on campus to discuss his film, Intelligent Lives.

The perception of intelligence is a powerful force in the systematic segregation, maltreatment, and unfulfilled potential of hundreds of millions of individuals with disabilities in the US and worldwide. The documentary film project Intelligent Lives explores how the segregation of people with intellectual disabilities became the norm, why this segregation is slowly being dismantled, and how some people with intellectual disabilities are blazing a bold new path.

  • May 12, 5:15–6:15 p.m.
  • Boyd Science Center, room 001

12:00 pm

Sex. Religion. Pizza. Our lunchtime discussion series examining the intersection of spirituality and sexuality continues with dynamic guest speakers.

Noha Elmohands is a queer Muslim, social justice educator and poet. She currently serves as the multicultural coordinator for UNH's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Noha will discuss how being queer made her a better Muslim.

Hosted by C3 (Caring Campus Coalition) and the Office for Community Development and Diversity.

  • April 6, noon-1 p.m.
  • HUB Student Senate Room

12:30 pm

Join us for a brown bag lunch conversation about human trafficking in NH. Erin Albright from Give Way to Freedom and Alan Robichaud from the NH Human Trafficking Workgroup will provide a brief overview of the issue, including the definition, scope, and what we are seeing in NH. We will end with questions from the audience.

  • March 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • HUB Student Senate Room

12:00 pm

Sex. Religion. Pizza. Our lunchtime discussion series examining the intersection of spirituality and sexuality continues with dynamic guest speakers.

Reverend Emily C. Heath is the genderqueer, binary-smashing senior pastor of the Congregational Church in Exeter. Heath's first book, Glorify: Reclaiming the Heart of Progressive Christianity, is coming out in April.

Hosted by C3 (Caring Campus Coalition) and the Office for Community Development and Diversity

  • March 30, noon-1 p.m.
  • HUB Student Senate Room

4:00 pm

Spring 2016 Environmental Science Colloquium

With some of the longest climate records in the Northeast the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and partners have been examining how climate is changing at upper elevations in the Northern Appalachians. While most locations have positive seasonal temperature trends, elevation-dependent difference have been observed. This, in combination with AMC’s more recent mountain plant phenology observations, provides insight into the physical and biological changes happening in New Hampshire’s mountains in response to human-driven climate change.

Please join us for the Spring 2016 Environmental Science Colloquium. The Colloquium series is for students, faculty, and the public. All are invited to come hear the latest on environmental research and topics of interest to our region.

  • Wednesday, March 23 at 4 p.m.
  • Boyd Science Center, Room 001
  • Speaker: Georgia Murray, staff scientist at the Appalachian Mountain Club

8:00 am

Managing New Hampshire’s Water for a More Resilient Environment

Each year, this popular event addresses current issues around our water resources and watersheds. Our watersheds are regularly exposed to a variety of disturbances, both of natural and human causes. Some disturbances are happening more frequently and often are of larger magnitude. The 2016 conference, on Friday, March 18, will focus on the concept of resiliency, or the ability of our natural watersheds and water systems, and built infrastructure, to respond to and recover from disturbances.
The event is at capacity, but if you would like to be added to the contact list, please complete our Contact Form.

11:30 am

Join the Center for Active Living and Healthy Communities today in a Colloquium Series event for "Adaptive Skiing Narratives for Individuals with Varying Disabilities," a topic researched and presented by Dr. Rebecca Busanich of the Health and Human Performance department. Our event is taking place in the new AllWell North Center in the downstairs Mountain Room, 115, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments served.

Dec ’15
4:00 pm

Patterns of Macroinvertebrate Abundance and Diversity in a Headwaters Stream in Coos County
Presented by Brigid O’Donnell, PSU Department of Biological Sciences

This study is an ongoing investigation of the spatial and temporal variation in macroinvertebrates across Johnson Brook in Nash Stream Forest (Coos County, NH). The aim of this work is to document shifts in macroinvertebrate communities over heterogeneous habitats along the length of this headwaters stream and following habitat manipulation to create Brook trout habitat.

  • Today, 4 p.m.
  • Boyd Science Center, Room 001

Nov ’15
7:00 pm

Safe and Free? The Case Against a Civil Liberties Tradeoff

Devon Chafee from the NH Civil Liberties Union will be unpacking the assumption that the goals of advancing civil liberties and protecting national security are necessarily counter-balanced. Focusing on US counterterrorism efforts in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001, Chaffee will address the costs and effectiveness of federal national security policies that implicate individual rights.

Devon Chaffee is the executive director of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union and is the former legislative counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union in Washington, DC.

  • November 17, 7 p.m.
  • Smith Recital Hall of the Silver Center for the Arts