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At English Professor's Core is Research and Love of Learning

02.20.13

Gail Fensom works in a laboratory. But, instead of pouring over beakers of bubbling concoctions, her experiments are human.

"I would consider myself a teacher-researcher," says Fensom, assistant professor of English and director of the first-year writing program at UNH Manchester. "So my research basically is my students. My classrooms are my research labs and my students are my subjects."

UNH Lodging Index Continues to Climb

02.20.13

U.S. lodging executives were more optimistic about general business conditions in January than the prior month, according to the UNH Lodging Executives Sentiment Index (LESI) for the current month ending January 2013. The index increased from 53.8 in December 2012 to 61.7 in January 2013.  

USNH Presidents, Chancellor Thank Governor for Budget Support

02.20.13

The presidents and chancellor of New Hampshire’s public four-year colleges and universities have thanked Gov. Maggie Hassan for her biennial budget proposal, in which she recommends increasing funding on behalf of in-state students to $75 million in FY14 and $90 million in FY15. 

UNH-Based PREP Nets Donation for Water Monitoring

02.13.13

Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP), a University of New Hampshire-based organization, has received a donation of $10,000 from NextEra Energy Seabrook Station for water monitoring and research efforts. This donation comes on the heels of PREP’s 2013 State of Our Estuaries Report, which called for increased investment in the data collection (monitoring) and research being conducted in the Great Bay and Hampton Seabrook estuaries.  

Abused Children Likely to be Placed Voluntarily with Other Family Members, UNH Carsey Institute Finds

02.13.13

Abused children who are removed from their homes are likely to be placed voluntarily in the homes of other family members instead of other placement arrangements, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at UNH.  

The new research is presented in the Carsey Institute brief “Informal Kinship Care Most Common Out-of- Home Placement After an Investigation of Child Maltreatment” conducted by Wendy Walsh, research associate professor of sociology at the UNH Crimes against Children Research Center and research associate at the Carsey Institute. 

Natural Gas Safety Information

02.14.13

Whether you are at home, at work, in a public place, or on the UNH campus, it’s likely you are often in areas served by natural gas pipelines. Across the U.S., more than 2.2 million miles of pipelines and mains deliver natural gas for use by residential, commercial and industrial customers. 

Like all forms of energy, natural gas must be handled properly. Despite an excellent safety record, a gas leak caused by damage to a pipeline may pose a hazard and has the potential to ignite.

Targets of Bully Bosses Aren’t the Only Victims, New UNH Research Shows

02.13.13

Abusive bosses who target employees with ridicule, public criticism, and the silent treatment not only have a detrimental effect on the employees they bully, but they negatively impact the work environment for the co-workers of those employees who suffer from “second-hand” or vicarious abusive supervision, according to new research from UNH. 

2013 Confucius Institute Celebration of the Chinese New Year

02.06.13

2013 Chinese New Year Gala sponsored by the Confucius Institute at UNH took place Feb. 4 in the Johnson Theater. Seven performers with Chengdu University were joined by seven local artists from China for the evening festivities, which included singing, dancing, musical performances, and martial arts.

 

UNH Business College Offers Tax Preparation Help to Low-Income Residents

02.06.13

The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics is offering tax preparation help to low-income residents.

The students, all accounting majors, are certified tax preparers with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a collaboration among the university, Internal Revenue Service, Northeast Credit Union and the Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope (CASH) Coalition of Southeastern New Hampshire.

UNH volunteers will be available:

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