The new chair of the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees is John Lynch '74, president and chief executive officer of Knoll Inc., a furniture manufacturer. Lynch, a graduate of Harvard Business School and Georgetown Law School, took over at Knoll in 1994 and in less than a year turned the company's $50 million in annual losses into an annual operating profit of $240 million. A former president of the UNH Alumni Association, Lynch was appointed to a four-year term on the board in 1999 by Gov. Jeanne Shaheen.
John Lynch '74
Charlotte Bacon, assistant professor of English, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to continue work on a new novel set in India. The award-winning author of Lost Geography and A Private State, Bacon will spend a year away from teaching to write the novel, which she says "juxtaposes two women, two countries, two eras in an effort to better explore how travel reveals facets not only of an individual's character, but of an entire culture." She currently is on leave from UNH on a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Warren C. Lackstrom has been named director of the new Hamel Center for the Management of Technology and Innovation. Previously, Lackstrom was a vice president in the health-care-management consulting firm Kendall. He has also served as vice president for business development and director of new product planning for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in Ingelheim, Germany, and has held senior financial and administrative positions at Yale University School of Medicine. UNH established the Hamel Center with a $7 million gift from Dana A. and Kathryn P. Hamel.
Dean Andrew Rosenberg of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture is one of 16 people named to serve on the National Commission on Ocean Policy. The commission will examine ways in which the U.S. manages its ocean and coastal policies and programs. Rosenberg was also named a Senior Fellow to the Marine Conservation Program of the World Wildlife Fund. The position honors marine science experts who have made significant contributions to marine conservation efforts.
Dean Andrew Rosenberg
Nina Glick Schiller, associate professor of anthropology , is studying immigration at the Max-Planck Institute for Ethnology in Halle, Germany, for seven months after winning a Class of 1941 Professorship award and a Sidore Fellowship. Schiller is studying and comparing immigrant settlement and long-distance nationalism in Halle and Manchester, N.H.
UNH's Distinguished Professor for 2000-2001 is Robert Kertzer, professor of kinesiology. Elizabeth L. Crepeau of occupational therapy received the Outstanding Associate Professor award, and Ju-Chin Huang of economics was named Outstanding Assistant Professor.
Nadine Berenguier, associate professor of French and Italian, has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue her research on books on conduct for adolescent girls in 18th-century France. She will also begin writing a book on the subject. Berenguier was also awarded a residential fellowship from the Camargo Foundation to work in a community of scholars and artists in Cassis, France, for three months.