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NHAES Researchers Receive $482,500 Grant to Study Nitrogen Loss in Soils

05.19.14

Researchers at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, have received a $482,500 USDA grant to study the loss of environmental nitrogen in agricultural systems. A critical macronutrient that all plants need, nitrogen is an important part of plant growth and reproduction. 

Northeast Passage Awarded HealthcareGIVES Grant for 2014

05.21.14

Northeast Passage, a UNH program, has been awarded the 2014 HealthcareGIVES donation designation. HealthcareGIVES is a giving circle of medical professionals who support not-for-profits in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire and Maine. The group collectively provides grants to worthy non-profit organizations who share the goal of growing healthy and abundant communities. Around 200 medical professionals have pledged to donate to Northeast Passage, totaling $25,000 or more in donations. 

UNH Survey Finds New Hampshire Residents Continue to Trust Scientists on the Environment

05.20.14
graphDo Do you trust scientists as a source of information about environmental issues? Responses are categorized by respondent’s identification with a political party. Republicans are subdivided into those who do or do not support the tea party movement.

Harris Family Furniture Named 2014 UNH Family Business of the Year

05.16.14

Harris Family Furniture with locations in Chichester, Laconia and Plymouth has been named the 2014 Family Business of the Year by the UNHCenter for Family Business.  

Harris Family Furniture will be recognized at the fourth annual family business recognition dinner Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Manchester Country Club. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:15 p.m., and the keynote address and awards at 7 p.m. 

Tuscan Kitchen Founder, UNH Alum CEO Forum Speaker May 22

05.12.14

Joe Faro, ’91, owner of Tuscan Kitchen and Tuscan Market, will speak at the next meeting of the UNH CEO Forum Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 9 a.m. The program begins at 8 a.m. in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics with coffee and networking, with a full breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

Faro will talk about his passion for Italian food, his time at UNH, developing Joseph’s Pasta into a $60 million business, and launching Tuscan Brands and Tuscan Market in Salem. Attendees also will have the opportunity to tour Paul College. 

UNH Scientists to Conduct NASA Amazon Forest Project

05.12.14

NASA’s Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science program has funded scientists from UNH to conduct a comprehensive assessment of Amazonian forest resilience and vulnerability to drought in the wake of two Amazon megadroughts in 2005 and 2010. 

The three-year, $1.8 million project is led by environmental scientist Michael Palace of UNH’s Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) and leverages the expertise of six current and former scientists from the EOS Earth Systems Research Center. Approximately $1.1 million of the grant will go to UNH. 

UNH Receives Grant to Study Climate Change Adaptation in Wildfire-Prone Area

05.07.14

UNH received a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture to study climate change adaptation in the Blue Mountains of Oregon, an area that is prone to wildfires and drought that have impacted the area’s economy. 

Confessions of a Morphologist

05.07.14

Mice or mouses. Thief or stealer. These are some of the conundrums that Rochelle Lieber considers daily. A professor of English and linguistics who studies morphology, Lieber examines the way humans form complex words from smaller pieces of words called morphemes.

Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes Summary April 28, 2014

05.02.14

Meeting called to order at 3:12 on April 28, 2014

I. Roll – The following senators were absent: Harkless, Lauer, Mebert, Mulligan, and Shannon. Afolayan and Vashisth served as proxies for Mellyn and Wu, respectively. Gingras was excused. Lisa MacFarlane, Bruce Mallory, Barbara White, and Lu Yan were guests.

Apply by June 29 for UNH HERS Scholarship

05.06.14

UNH women faculty and PAT staff are invited to apply for a scholarship to attend the 2014-2015 HERS Management Institute for Women in Higher Education at Wellesley College. (Get full information on the HERS Institute at Wellesley College here. If your attendance is contingent on this scholarship do not open an application at the WEB site).

Attendance comprises all of these dates: October 9-11, November 6-8, 2014; February 5-7, March 12-14, 2015

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