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Researcher Receives $750,000 from NSF for Work on Lamprey Hormones


Stacia SowerProfessor of biochemistry Stacia Sower has received a prestigious accomplishment-based renewal grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant, of $750,000 during five years, will support Sower’s ongoing investigation into the reproductive hormones in the sea lamprey, one of the oldest lineages of vertebrates in the world.

Sustainability at Work


Sustainability is a matter of choice. It takes effort; conscious thought. At UNH, the Sustainability Institute provides guidance on how anyone can be a part of our sustainable community. Listen to what they’ve been doing.

UNH Hosts Statewide Social Business and Microfinance Forum Sept. 30


UNH will host a statewide New Hampshire Social Business and Microfinance Forum and the Social Business Innovation Challenge for New Hampshire college students, community members, and social entrepreneurs Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.

First Recipient of Thomas W. Haas Professorship is Named


Joanne BurkeJoanne Burke, clinical associate professor of nutrition, is the first Thomas W. Haas Professor in Sustainable Food Systems. The professorship was established earlier this year with a $1 million gift to the Sustainability Institute at UNH from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, generated from a donor-advised fund established by Durham philanthropist Tom Haas. 

Horsing Around

Rhiannon Beauregard  on her horse Yomen

Rhiannon Beauregard and Yomen stop near the UNH sign on Main Street during a campus horseback tour.

Thompson Hall has had its share of visitors throughout the years but it’s likely that it’s been a long time since any of them arrived on horseback. 

Author Dava Sobel Headlines Fall Astronomy Festival Sept. 13

author and playwright Dava Sobel

Award-winning author and playwright Dava Sobel delivers the keynote address at the New England Fall Astronomy Festival at UNH Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. Credit: Mia Berg

Sharrow the Road: Symbol Reminds Drivers and Cyclists to Be Aware

sharrow on College Road

A sharrow on College Road reminds cyclists and drivers to share the road.

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. 

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