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Promising Student Entrepreneurs Present Business Ideas April 26

04.18.13

Promising entrepreneurs hoping to win this year’s record $25,000 Holloway Prize – the oldest business plan competition in the state and one of the first in the nation – will vie in the first stage of the competition this April, having only 10 minutes to make their best first impression. 

Promising Student Entrepreneurs Present Business Ideas at UNH April 26

04.18.13

Promising entrepreneurs hoping to win this year’s record $25,000 Holloway Prize – the oldest business plan competition in the state and one of the first in the nation – will vie in the first stage of the competition this April, having only 10 minutes to make their best first impression. 

PT Now Eligible for Tandem Rewards

04.15.13

By now you’ve heard of Tandem Health Advantage, the personal health care shopping service that compares medical fees and offers cash rewards to eligible UNH employees who opt to use a lower cost provider for qualifying tests or procedures.

Now, physical therapy (PT) has been added to the list; employees who call Tandem to find a lower cost provider before having treatment will receive $100. The incentive is for the entire course of therapy, not per visit. Meaning you get $100 whether you go four times or 10. 

Opening of Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics Celebrated

04.17.13

On April 12, UNH celebrated the opening of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and the generosity of philanthropist and alumnus Peter T. Paul, whose record-setting $25 million gift made the new college possible. The new building transforms the university’s graduate and undergraduate business education and reinforces its long, proud history of offering a first-rate business education.

14th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference Runs Through April 27

04.11.13

UNH’s 14th annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) takes place in Durham and Manchester  through April 27, 2013, featuring hundreds of UNH students from all academic disciplines presenting the results of their research, scholarship, engagement, and creative works.  

Students work with faculty mentors to conduct scholarly inquiry into topics that intrigue them, engaging in a process that teaches creative thinking and problem solving within their chosen disciplines.

EPA Honors UNH for Reducing Food Waste

04.09.13

The Environmental Protection Agency honored UNH with its Food Recovery Challenge Achievement Award last week, recognizing the university for cutting food waste significantly below the previous years’ levels. UNH was among seven New England colleges and universities to receive the award

Police Department Receives Reaccreditation Recommendation

04.09.13

UNH Police After an exhaustive four-day review by two members of the national Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) the UNH Police Department learned late last week that it continues to meet professional law enforcement standards and assessors will recommend the agency be awarded reaccreditation.

Employee Clinic Celebrates First Year

04.10.13

The Employee Clinic at Health Services, which has allowed UNH faculty and staff and their over-18 year old dependents to receive medical care on campus during the workday, is celebrating its first year of operation with an open house on April 24. If you haven’t had a need to use the clinic since it opened in 2012, the event will be a great time to see all it has to offer. 

Meanwhile, here’s a look at some of the numbers. 

Workplace Flexibility at UNH

04.03.13

Two forums will take place during the week of April 8 to provide an overview of the workplace flexibility program that provides eligible employees the opportunity to have a nontraditional work schedule.

Eligibility varies depending on circumstances; not all jobs lend themselves to flexible workplace arrangements.

UNH Scientists Document First Expansion of ‘Sea Potato’ Seaweed Into New England

04.03.13

There’s a new seaweed in town, a brown, bulbous balloon befitting the nickname “sea potato.” Its New England debut was spotted by two UNH plant biology graduate students; now researchers are keeping a close eye on the sea potato’s progress to determine whether there is cause for alarm.

Graduate students Lindsay Green and Hannah Traggis discovered the rapid southern expansion of Colpomenia peregrina, also known as sea potato or oyster thief, during a SCUBA diving trip in Kittery, Maine, in the summer of 2011.

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