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P.T. Vasudevan Named Interim Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs


P.T. Vasudevan, associate dean in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS), has been named interim senior vice provost for academic affairs.  

Todd Sweet: Culinary Chops


Executive Chef Todd SweetWhen Todd Sweet was growing up (which wasn’t all that long ago) there were no celebrity chefs. Julia Child, he says, was just an educator.

USNH Saves $10 Million by Moving to Self-Insured Health Care


Moving to a self-insured health care plan for its employees, along with administrative efficiencies, saved University System of New Hampshire (USNH) institutions $10 million in the last fiscal year. These savings will be re-invested primarily in system wide efforts in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education to help New Hampshire meet growing demands for skilled workers in STEM related fields. 

U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter Talks With Upward Bound Students

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  • Heavenly Science: Student Balloons Video Earth Below, Space Above

    Alpha at 90,000 feet shortly after balloon burst

    Alpha just prior to a soft landing  in Lee, N.H. Photo by Project SMART.

    Historic Fundraising Year; $35.8 Million in Private Support Raised


    The UNH Foundation raised $35.8 million in FY13 (July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013), making it the largest fundraising year in UNH’s history, beating the previous record of $29.9 million set in 2002. Included in the total are eight gifts of at least $1 million. The UNH development staff had set a goal to raise $28 million.

    Gifts and pledges last fiscal year (FY12) totaled $22.5 million, the most raised in the previous decade. 

    NH Small Business Development Center Partners With State to Create ‘Pathway to Work’ Program


    The New Hampshire Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC) has partnered with New Hampshire Employment Security to assist laid-off workers participating in the new statewide program Pathway to Work.

    Harvard Pilgrim HMO Subscribers Vacation Coverage


    If you’re a Harvard Pilgrim subscriber with an HMO and you’ll be traveling this summer, here’s what you need to know if you get injured or sick: you’re covered.  

    UNH Wildcats 1, New York Rangers 0

    Professor Brent Bell and NYC park ranger

    Outdoor education professor Brent Bell (left) and park ranger in New York City's Central Park.

    Defense of Marriage Act Results in Benefits Changes


    On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, is unconstitutional. This decision provides same-sex married couples the same status as opposite-sex couples when applying Federal government guidelines to spousal benefits. As a result the USNH Benefits Office has implemented the adjustments described below.

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