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Going Underground: April 10 Science Café Looks at Soil and Climate


Serita Frey

Serita Frey, professor of soil microbial ecology.

John C Edwards Undergraduate Prize Plays Debut April 17-21


The John C Edwards Undergraduate Prize Plays honors outstanding work in playwriting, as well as directing, stage management and design. The program has been created to foster student playwriting through the development of new works. It has been underwritten through a generous gift by Mike O’Malley ’88, (“Diverting Devotion,” “Yes Dear” and “Glee”).

These original student productions will be featured in an evening of one-act plays, April 17-21, 2013 in the Hennessy Theatre.  The winning entries are:

History and Humanities Professor to Deliver Lindberg Lecture April 11


Jan Golinski, professor of history and humanities and recipient of the 2012 Lindberg Award.

Benefitting From the Unexpected Topic of CEO Forum April 11


How delivering the unexpected can deliver profits and employee loyalty will be discussed at the next meeting UNHCEO Forum. 

The event will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013. The program begins at 8 a.m. at the Derryfield Country Club in Manchester with coffee and networking, with a full breakfast at 8:30 a.m. 

UNH’s Thompson School Offers Adult Cooking Classes


From the Pyrennes Mountains to the shores of southern Italy, from classic pastries to gluten-free concoctions, 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. 

The classes, which are ongoing throughout the spring on Wednesday and Friday nights, can be taken individually or as themed series.  

UNH Brings Harry Potter’s Adventures to Youth Via First Massive Online Course for Kids


This summer, UNH will bring the magical world of Harry Potter to young learners who will have a chance to participate in the university’s first Massive Online Course for Kids (MOCK).

New Course Provides Greens to UNH Diners; Their Waste Becomes Compost


Two new high tunnels growing greens for the UNH Dairy Bar are classrooms for the Food Production Field Experience class.

U.S. Lodging Executives More Optimistic About Future, UNH Lodging Index Shows


U.S. lodging executives reported strong optimism about general business conditions in February, an improvement in their outlook compared with the prior month, according to the UNH Lodging Executives Sentiment Index (LESI) for the current month ending February 2013. The index increased from 61.7 in January 2013 to 72.6 in February 2013.  

N.H. Farm to School Receives Funding for State Gleaning Work



N.H. Farm to School, housed at the Sustainability Institute at UNH, received New Hampshire Charitable Foundation funding to bring farms and volunteers together to glean unused produce from local farms to donate to state food banks, public schools and others in need.

UNH ADVANCE Awards Leadership, Collaboration Grants to Faculty


The UNH ADVANCE program, funded by the National Science Foundation to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, has awarded its Collaborative Scholarship Advancement Awards and the 2013 Karen Von Damm Leadership Development grant. UNH’s Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education at UNH administers the grants. 

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