Willem deVries, professor of philosophy, has been awarded the Fulbright- University of Vienna Distinguished Chair in Humanities and Cultural Studies for the 2004-2005 academic year. DeVries, who has been at UNH since 1988, will teach three courses at the University of Vienna. This is his third Fulbright award.
William Trumble, associate dean for research at the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture,
has been appointed dean of the college, effective April 1. Andy Rosenberg, former dean, has decided to return to the faculty to pursue research opportunities in marine science and management. Bruce Mallory, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, thanked Rosenberg for his service, saying, "Andy has increasingly been viewed as an international expert in this arena. I speak on behalf of the University administration when I state our great appreciation for Andy's work in the college over the past four years."
Cynthia "Mil" Duncan returned to UNH this spring as the founding director of the Carsey Institute for Families and Communities. Widely recognized for her research on rural poverty, Duncan was a sociologist at UNH for 11 years before leaving in 2000 to become director of the Ford Founda-tion's Com- munity and Resource Development Unit. The Carsey Insti-tute, launched by a $7.5 million gift from television producer Marcy Carsey '66, will serve as a center for social, behavioral and health sciences research.
Two UNH undergraduates and two recent graduates have won Fulbright scholarships for the upcoming academic year. Lisa Newcombe '04, a German major, will teach English as a second language in Germany. Senior Jessica MacManus, a wildlife management major, will research cheetahs in Namibia. Catherine Bozek
'03G will teach English in South Korea. Bozek earned
a master's degree in natural resources at UNH. Jessie Wallner '03 will study musical form and function in three Tibetan Buddhist sects in Nepal. Wallner graduated from UNH with a B.A.degree in music education and a minor in anthropology.
J. Mark Wrighton, assistant professor of political science at UNH, has been chosen to participate in the American Political Science Association's nonpartisan Congressional Fellowship Program, where he will gain an understanding of the legislative process by serving on a congressional staff for nine months.