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Historian Recounts Efforts to Regulate Whaling Industry in New Book


Kurkpatrick DorseyBefore commercial whaling was outlawed in the 1980s, diplomats, scientists, bureaucrats, environmentalists, and sometimes even whalers themselves attempted to create an international regulatory framework that would allow for a sustainable whaling industry. 

Plan Outlined for New Athletic Complex


With a focus on meeting its strategic priorities, UNH is moving forward with fundraising and planning for a new athletic complex that will benefit the university, Durham and the Seacoast region, and the state. Athletic facilities and venues, including a new stadium, were identified as a priority in the campus’ master plan to improve recruitment, student satisfaction, and overall visibility in an increasingly competitive marketplace.   

UNH Outreach Helps Put N.H.’s Unemployed Back to Work

Julia Heinlein

Julia Heinlein opened Vanish Laser Studio in Portsmouth on Jan. 3, 2014, with help from the NH Small Business Development Center (NH SBDC) as part of the state’s new Pathway to Work program.

Employees: Take Advantage of Free Employee Fitness Center


Want to find a way to fit fitness into your day without having to wait to get on a machine? You can at the Employee Fitness Center where faculty and staff can work out free of charge.

Located in the Field House, the center is open Monday through Friday, 6–8 a.m. and 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Users need to sign in but aren’t required to show a UNH ID. The center, launched in 1986 with start-up funds from the President’s Office, is run by graduate and undergraduate exercise science students under the guidance of a faculty member from the department of kinesiology. 

Campus Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Feb. 5- 12


U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will deliver the commemorative address at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration taking place Feb. 5–Feb. 12, 2014. Lee Daniels, director and producer of "The Butler" and "Precious" and producer of "Monster's Ball" will be the featured speaker in the MUB Lecture Series Feb. 12. 

All events are free and open to the public. 

Lori Trauntvein, APRN: Employee Clinic Provider


Faculty and staff who use the employee clinic will now be seen by the same provider rather than different health professionals. Lori Trauntvein, a board certified family nurse practitioner who has been part of a rotating medical staff at the clinic since 2012, will now provide continuity of care for employees and dependents. 

Medical assistant Kathy Spiers, a Health Services employee since 2006, will offer support in the clinic. 

Healthy UNH Offers New Online Campus Walking Tool


Walking is one of the easiest ways to get exercise, and, with 300 acres making up the core campus, UNH has plenty of routes to choose from. 

Mardi Gras Indians Exhibition Opens at UNH Museum Feb. 10

Marid Gras Indians dancing

Mardi Gras Indians celebrate Super Sunday in their inner city n

Tandem Increases Incentives; Adds Concierge Nursing Care


Harvard Pilgrim subscribers have been eligible for cash rewards when using Tandem Care to compare the cost of medical services before treatment since the program was launched in January 2012.  As of Jan. 1, 2014, those rewards have been increased.

If you’re not familiar with Tandem Care, it’s a 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.

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