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Sustainability Institute Expands Sustainability Curricula To Even More Classrooms With Support from Verizon Foundation

04.17.13

The Sustainability Institute at UNH can now work with high school teachers and community college faculty in the state and region to design sustainability curricula for their classrooms with a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation. Participating schools include Farmington, Salem, and Goffstown high schools; Manchester, Nashua, and Great Bay community colleges; and New Hampshire Technical Institute. 

Peace Corps Announces Coverdell Fellows Partnership with University of New Hampshire

04.17.13

The Peace Corps and UNH have teamed up to launch a Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program partnership, an initiative that provides graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers who wish to pursue a Master of Arts in development policy and practice.

UNH Lowers Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 26 Percent

04.10.13

The University of New Hampshire lowered its greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 26 percent compared to a 2001 baseline, it reported in its latest greenhouse gas emissions inventory, released today. Based on current emissions reduction goals set forth in UNH’s Climate Action Plan, called “WildCAP”, the university is well on the way to achieving its goal of reducing emissions 50 percent by 2020.

University Will Investigate Hot Water Pipe Break That Injured Three Students

04.10.13

In the wake of a hot water pipe break Saturday, April 6, 2013, that left three female students with serious burns to their feet, University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston has called for an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

“I was devastated to learn three of our students suffered serious burns when this pipe failed,” said Huddleston. “The safety of the campus community is our top priority and we need to do everything we can to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.”

UNH Archaeology Students Unearth Original Campus Train Depot

04.10.13

Students at UNH are unearthing the site of the original train depot that used to be on the great lawn near Morrill Hall until it was moved after a tragic 1905 train accident. 

UNH Faculty and Staff Prep for Wildcat Commuter Challenge April 15 – May 10

04.10.13

When the second annual Wildcat Commuter Challenge launches on Monday, April 15, more than 50 UNH faculty and staff will forgo to their single-rider car trips to campus in favor of a more environmentally friendly, community-building commute. And by tracking the number of commutes they take via bus or train, carpooling, biking or walking to work, those employees will spark some healthy competition between colleges and administrative areas.

Works by Emerging Artists Presented at the Museum of Art

04.10.13

Three new exhibitions featuring the work of emerging artists are on display at the Museum of Art. The 2013 Senior B.A. and B.F.A. Exhibition, the 2013 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition I, and the2013 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition II, showcase the artistic talents of students graduating from the department of art and art history’s studio art program.

Making the Invisible Visible

04.10.13

river fireWhen Northern Ohio’s Cuyahoga River caught fire back in 1952, the depth of American environmental degradation was made manifest. The startling image helped spawn the environmental movement and the eventual passage of laws that cleaned up the nation's water and air.

UNH Student Explores N.H. Civil War Soldier Attitudes about Slavery

04.04.13

soldier's letter

Letter written by John Henry Jenks, a soldier from Keene who served in the 14th N.H. Infantry Regiment, to his wife dated June 9, 1864.

UNH Hosts ‘Tribute’ to Popular Gourmet Dinners April 19 and 20

04.04.13

In a tribute to its rich history of gourmet dinners, UNH will host five courses of fine cuisine paying homage to all of the shared experiences in Stillings Hall at its April gourmet dinner.

Organized by 22 hospitality management students at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, The Gourmet Dinner: A Tribute, will be held Friday, April 19, and Saturday April 20, at Stillings Hall. The evening begins with a cocktail hour at 5 p.m., with dinner to follow. 

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