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Arctic Warming and Your Weather: Public Sees a Connection


New research from UNH finds that most people think future Arctic warming will affect the weather where they live. 

The research was conducted by Lawrence Hamilton, professor of sociology and senior fellow at the Carsey Institute, and Mary Stampone, assistant professor of geography and the New Hampshire state climatologist. Their study, combining surveys with weather data, is presented in the article “Arctic Warming and Your Weather: Public Belief in the Connection” in the International Journal of Climatology.  

Grant to UNH Institute Will Evaluate Public Health Funding in N.H.


The New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice (NHIHPP), a research institute at UNH, has received a $150,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to identify New Hampshire’s myriad sources of public health funding with an eye toward improving the funding and delivery of public health services in the state. 

Peter Erickson Honored for Dairy Science Teaching


Professor Pete EricksonPete Erickson, professor of dairy cattle management, has received Land O’Lakes/Purina Teaching Award in Dairy Production, the nation’s highest award for dairy science teaching.

New Youth Ticket Pricing at UNH Theatre & Dance



The Department of Theatre and Dance has added a universal ticket price of $8 for all shows for youth, 17 and under.  

NASA Probes Detect ”Smoking Gun” to Solve Radiation Belt Mystery

artist’s conception shows an enhancement in the electron intensity in the heart of the radiation belts

This artist’s conception shows an enhancement in the electron intensity in the heart of the radiation belts where they are accelerated.

New NSF EPSCoR Award Tackles Problems Related to Closure of Shellfish Beds and Beach Advisories


With the value of coastal recreation estimated at some $20 billion nationally and $400 million in New Hampshire and Maine, coastal closures represent a significant sustainability problem with complex and interacting economic, social and environmental dimensions. As long-term trends indicate worsening coastal pollution, this research will inform choices and provide a promising model for interactions between science and decision-making.

UNH: LESI Falls as Present and Future Business Conditions Weaken


U.S. lodging executives were less optimistic about present and future business conditions in June, according to the UNH Lodging Executives Sentiment Index. The index declined from 71.2 in May 2013 to 65.3 in June 2013.

From May to June 2013, lodging executives were less optimistic about present general business conditions, with optimism falling 11.7 percent. They also were less optimistic about general business conditions in the next 12 months, with future sentiment falling by 5.1.

Wildlife and Forest Conservation Volunteer Training Set for September


Cooperative Extension is seeking those interested in protecting New Hampshire's wildlife to volunteer with its New Hampshire Coverts Project. Landowners, wildlife enthusiasts, and the conservation-minded are encouraged to apply for the 2013 New Hampshire Coverts Project training workshop by Aug. 1. 

The annual training workshop, now in its 18th year, takes place Sept. 18-21 at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield. 

New Campus Map Available


Campus Planning has released the 2013-2014 official campus map. It is available (along with other official maps and directions to/from campus) for downloading here.

Changes to this year's map include:

SERC (Southeast Residential Community) buildings have now been named. The USNH board of trustees approved the following at their June meeting:

SERC A is now known as Handler Hall in honor of Evelyn E. Handler

SERC B is now known as Peterson Hall in honor of Walter R. Peterson

Carsey Institute: Part-Time Workers Still Struggling to Find Full-Time Work


American workers who found themselves in part-time positions in the aftermath of the economic downturn still struggle to find full-time work and are much more likely to be living in poverty than their peers with full-time work, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at UNH. 

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