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Researchers Develop Drones for Orchard Management

apple with fungus

Apple scab, a persistent fungus in the Northeast, does not affect apples’ flavor but makes them difficult to sell. Photo: Rachel Rohr. 

Faculty, Staff Art Exhibit at the UNH Museum

artwork at UNH MusuemWorks by UNH employees Jackie Finnegan, Richard Haynes, Bridget Finnegan, and Judy Muller are on display in the UNH Museum as part of the exhibit “In the Company of Artists: An Exhibition of Art and Fine Crafts by UNH Staff” running through Dec.

Biological Sciences Library Moving to Dimond Library


In a move that will bring information together in one convenient place, the Biological Sciences Library will relocate from Kendall Hall to Dimond Library this summer. After that, Dimond will be the place where the majority of the life sciences information can be found. 

Professor Tapped to Investigate Washington State Landslide


A UNH civil engineering professor is part of a team that will collect information and document the effects of the March 22, 2014, Oso landslide in Snohomish County, Washington. Jean Benoît, professor of civil engineering at UNH, and colleagues on the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association, supported by the National Science Foundation, will document the effects of the landslide on the built and natural environments. 

UNH Reports: NH Getting Warmer, Wetter as Climate Changes


As heat-trapping gases from the burning of fossil fuels and other human activities continue to accumulate in the atmosphere, average annual temperatures in New Hampshire will likely rise by 3 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit and extreme precipitation events will likely double by mid-century, according to two UNH reports released recently. 

It Pays to Get Healthy With Healthy Returns


Everyone knows the biggest benefit to being healthy is, well, being healthy. But USNH’s Healthy Returns program provides a little bonus: it offers employees rewards for taking the time to learn their numbers.

Rewards come in the form of a $10, $25 or $50 Visa gift cards. Attend a Healthy Returns event and set health goals and you’ll be eligible to receive a $25 card. Measure your progress at the next consecutive session and you’re eligible for a $10, $25 or $50 gift card, depending on the goals you reach.

John Pike to Retire From UNH Cooperative Extension


John Pike will retire as dean and director of UNH Cooperative Extension after nearly 40 years with the organization that has served the people, businesses, and communities of the Granite State for a century. His retirement is effective June 30, 2014. 

15th Annual URC April 11-26, 2014


The 15th annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) at the University of New Hampshire featuring more than 1,300 hundred UNH students from all academic disciplines takes place April 11-26, 2014.
All events are free and open to the public.

The two-week symposium is a celebration of the university's academic excellence and showcases students scholarly, engaged, and creative research in more than 20 professional and artistic venues at both the Durham and Manchester campus, making UNH's research conference one of the largest of its kind in the country.

John Christie ’70 is 2014 Donald M. Murray Visiting Journalist

John Christie

Investigative journalist John Christie ’70 has been named the 2014 Donald M. Murray Visiting Journalist at the University of New Hampshire. He will discuss “Leaving journalism’s false god behind” Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 5 p.m. in MUB Theater I. The talk is free and open to the public.

2014 Carsey Summer Scholars Named


The inaugural recipients of the summer scholars program at the proposed Carsey School of Public Policy have been announced. Each awardee will receive $10,000 to use toward producing both a peer-reviewed and an applied research publication.

The recipients are:

Reagan Baughman, associate professor, economics, “The Impact of Economic Conditions on Utilization of Long-term Care” 

Cliff Brown, associate professor, sociology, “Mobilization in Defense of Local Water Resources”

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