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UNH, UC Davis Launch Network to Study Environmental Microbes

A marine nematode.

A marine nematode. Credit: James Baldwin and Manuel Mundo, UCR

A grant to UNH and the University of California, Davis, will help biologists identify an abundant yet largely unknown category of organisms, leading to better understanding of the vital environmental functions they play.

Faculty Excellence: Dennis Britton


Dennis Britton is an assistant professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts.He won an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013.


Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Use Increases Slightly in 2012


In 2012, nearly 14 percent of all American households relied on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- the program formerly known as food stamps, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at UNH. The new research is presented in the Carsey Institute brief “SNAP Use Increased Slightly In 2012.” 

The key findings are as follows: 

Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes Summary Oct.21, 2013


I.  Roll – The following senators were absent: Denis, Freedman, Gingras, Guo, Harkless, Kaen, Kalinowski, Mebert, Minocha, Morgan, Scherr, and Shore. Woodward, Greenberg, and Chaston served as proxies for Caron, Seitz, and Weintraub, respectively.  Mark Rubinstein was a guest. 

II. Remarks by and questions to the provost – Provost Lisa MacFarlane was out of town, so the chair dispensed with this portion of the meeting. 

Opportunities, Challenges Facing Growers Topic of Next Issues & Ice Cream Nov. 13


Cooperative Extension field and state specialists will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing New Hampshire growers at the next Cooperative Extension Issues & Ice Cream discussion Nov. 13 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the MUB, room 338. Ice cream will be served. 

Wendy’s Surge Boosts UNH Franchising Index in Q3 2013


The UNH Rosenberg Center Franchise 50 Index, which tracks publicly traded companies in the United States engaged in business format franchising, rose 2.2 percent in the third quarter of 2013, boosted by strong performance from Wendy’s. 

Wendy’s was the best performing component of the Rosenberg Center Franchise 50 Index this quarter. 

Faculty Research Excellence Seminar Series Presents "Research and the Media" Nov. 19


The next Faculty Research Excellence Seminar Series takes placeTuesday, Nov. 19, from 4 – 6:30 p.m. in the Piscataqua Room at Holloway Commons where UNH scholars/researchers and experienced media professionals will present "Research and the Media," leading a discussion on the experience of translating research for consumption by a variety of audiences, the do's and don'ts, and how to be the most effective communicators.

This seminar is free and open to the public. Register here.

UNH Manchester Associate Dean Dan Reagan to Serve as Interim Dean


Ali Rafieymehr resigned as dean and director of UNH Manchester effective Nov. 1, 2013, to pursue other opportunities. 

JFK Movie Based on UNH Historian’s Book Premieres on TLC Nov. 17


The movie about President John F. Kennedy based on the book “Letters to Jackie: Condolences From a Grieving Nation” by Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history, will premiere nationwide on TLC at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. The film includes many A-list actors such as Kirsten Dunst, Anne Hathaway, Laura Linney, and Betty White.

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