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2014 Benefits Open Enrollment Available Online Through Nov. 1


Online 2014 Benefits Open Enrollment Available Through Nov. 1

From now through Nov. 1 employees can go online and make changes to their medical and dental plans, opting to switch health care plans, open or add funds to a flexible spending account (FSA) or change the particulars of life insurance benefits.

Doing nothing means your existing core benefits will remain the same in 2014. Changes take effect Jan. 1, 2014.

Researchers Receive Grant to Study Declining N.H. Moose Population

checking moose for ticks

At a check station in Berlin several years ago, students Stacy Eastman ’10 and Wes Smith ’10, ‘13G counted winter ticks on moose brought in by hunters.

UNH Economists Submit Sales Tax Brief to U.S. Supreme Court


Two economists at UNH have submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of an effort by and to halt a New York state Internet sales tax effort. 

 Neil Niman

Neil Niman

Joint Councils Urge Employees to Take Bullying Survey


A survey on workplace bullying has been sent to more than 4,300 UNH employees who are being asked to take the poll to help determine the extent that bullying exists on campus.

Representatives from the OS, PAT, EE and lecturers councils formed a task force and have been working on a bullying policy for many months. They developed and dispersed the survey as another step in the process. Employees are asked to take the survey to provide baseline data on bullying at UNH.

Researchers Receive $700,000 to Study Bacteria in Bioluminescent Squid


Microbiologists at UNH have received a $716,000 to study the evolution of beneficial microbes by examining the relationship between the Hawaiian bobtail squid and a bacterium that helps it avoid predators by emitting light. Cheryl Whistler and Vaughn Cooper, both associate professors of microbiology and genetics, are the investigators on the three-year grant from the National Science Foundation. 

UNH Celebrates Innovation; Recognizes Operation Hat Trick

ORPC awardees

The Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization recently celebrated the success of faculty and staff members whose research resulted in nine patents and 65 licenses during the last year. Perry Smith, UNH Photographic Services.

N.H. Authors Series Presents Eric Pinder


The N.H. Author Series, hosted by the Friends of Dimond Library, will present author Eric Pinder Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Dimond Library 5th Floor Reading Room. Local author and humorist Rebecca Rule will interview Pinder in front of a live audience.

Pinder is the author of the children’s books “Cat in the Clouds” and “If All the Animals Came Inside” and the nonfiction works “North to Katahdin” and “Tying Down the Wind." Two others, “Among the Clouds” and “Life at the Top" are about Mount Washington.

It's Homecoming: Oct. 11-13


Homecoming Weekend is set for Oct. 11-13, 2013. Alumni, family and friends will attend sporting events, a parade, bonfire and other activities that have become hallmarks of the fall reunion.

Highlights of the weekend schedule follow:

Friday, Oct. 11:

Online Master of Social Work Degree Now Offered


UNH has launched an online master of social work (MSW) degree program. The 28-month program provides the same high-quality professional education as the MSW programs at UNH’s Durham and Manchester campuses; all online courses are designed by full-time department of social work faculty, who share responsibility for teaching the core online courses and oversee all courses taught online. 

Social Business Innovation Challenge Winners Announced

The winning student team

The winning student team PLAN: The Post-Landfill Action Network receives its award from Muhammad Yunus.

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