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Connecting Alums in Cyberspace With UNH Connect


UNH Connect graphicThis just in: UNH has a new online alumni community—UNH Connect­—and we hope you’ll visit soon. It was more than a decade ago, when Wildcat World was launched, that alumni first had the opportunity to connect with one another in cyberspace. Now it’s time to expand the UNH online universe with new opportunities for networking and social interaction at 

UNH LunaCats Rocket to Third Place in NASA Robot Mining Competition


UNH LunaCats team at the Kennedy Space Center

The 2013 UNH LunaCats team at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. L-R: Front row: James Clifford, Jonathan Shepard, Anthony Edmonds, Caleigh MacPherson, Jonathan Wilson; back row: Timothy Gerade, Antoine Procyk, Nicolas Grauel. Credit: Courtesy of UNH LunaCats 

A Country’s Culture Influences Whether a Movie Gets Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down


M. Billur Akdeniz, assistant professor of marketing at the Paul College.


M. Billur Akdeniz, assistant professor of marketing at the Paul College.

Banner Year Forest Watch Celebrated


Barry Rock mentors a group of Forest Watch students

Barry Rock mentors a group of Forest Watch students during the summer of 2012. Photo by Kristi Donahue, UNH-EOS.

Emeritus Status Approved


Emeritus status has been approved for the following faculty members: 

Elizabeth Dolan, associate professor of family studies

Ihab Farag, professor of chemical engineering

Curtis V. Givan, professor of biological sciences

David Hebert, professor of education

Robin Lent, lecturer of English

Fred Metting, professor of English, Manchester

William Scott, professor, Thompson School of Applied Sciences

Sally Ward, professor of sociology

UNH Professor: Growing Demand for ‘Green’ Technologies Threatens Environmental, Humanitarian Nightmare


As global consumers demand more “green” technologies and advanced products, people living in areas where extraction of substances used to manufacture such products face increasing environmental and humanitarian devastation, according to a new analysis by Stacy VanDeveer, associate professor of political science. 

Learn to Cook (Better) This Summer at UNH’s Thompson School


Learning – and great eating – doesn’t need to stop this summer, when a new series of cooking classes at the Thompson School of Applied Science introduces adult learners to a wide range of cuisines and culinary techniques. From “Mindful Cuisines” to bakery classics, gluten-free to grilling, the classes tap the Thompson School’s professional facilities and culinary arts faculty. 

Classes start on June 5 and run through July 19, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays; the fee is $65 per class.  

UNH Center for Family Business Announces Leadership Development Graduates



UNH Center for Family Business 2013 Leadership Development graduates.

Front row: Peter Goedecke, Goedecke Flooring & Design, Bedford; Kristin Makris, Makris Lobster & Steak House, Concord; Brandi Coulter, Skillings and Sons, Amherst; Grant Kelly, New Hampshire Distributors, Concord.

Graduate Student Receives Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship


UNH doctoral candidate Sylvia Rodriguez-Abudo has been selected as an awardee in the Ford Foundation Fellowship 2013 dissertation competition. The fellowship provides a one-year stipend of $21,000 and pays Rodriguez-Abudo’s expenses to attend the annual Conference of Ford Fellows.  

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