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Patrons Have It Their Way In UNH Dining Halls

10.17.12

You know how there are some restaurants that have a note on their menus letting patrons know they can meet special dietary needs? UNH’s dining halls can do that. No—not just can, do. On a daily basis. For more than six years now, UNH Dining—which serves more than 100,000 meals a week-- has been providing gluten-free food in all three of the dining halls. Each has separate refrigerator areas for gluten-free items as well as separate gluten-free cooking stations, cutting boards, and utensils.

Stonyfield’s CE-Yo Will Share Insight with Emerging Leaders in Corporate Social Responsibility

10.17.12

New Hampshire business professionals with an interest in corporate social responsibility and sustainability are in for a treat: Walt Freese, Stonyfield’s president and chief executive officer (CE-Yo), will be an instructor in the certificate in corporate sustainability program at UNH in November.

The program will be held Nov. 7-9, 2012. The certificate in corporate sustainability is a collaboration of the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR), and UNH’s Sustainability Institute.

Geographer Jeffrey Alford Presents UNH Holden Lecture Oct. 25

10.17.12

Jeffrey AlfordUNH welcomes Jeffrey Alford, author of several books about geography and food, who will present the annual Holden Lecture Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. The Holden Lecture “Eating Leaves: Seeing the World through Food on the Thai-Cambodian Border” takes place at 7 p.m. in Richards Auditorium in Murkland Hall. The lecture is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Department of Geography, and is free and open to the public.

Italian-American Cuisine on Menu for UNH Gourmet Dinner Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

10.17.12

Authentic Italian-American cuisine is on the menu for the next gourmet dinner hosted by the Department of Hospitality Management, and for the first time, the dinner will feature the pop-up restaurant concept.

A new trend in the hospitality industry, pop-up restaurants appear in surprise locations and offer guests access to delicious new foods and restaurant experiences.

UNH Scientists Provide Window on Space Radiation Hazards

10.17.12

Astrophysicists from UNH’s Space Science Center (SSC) have created the first online system for predicting and forecasting the radiation environment in near-Earth, lunar, and Martian space environments. The near real-time tool will provide critical information as preparations are made for potential future manned missions to the moon and Mars.

National China Town Hall on Sino-American Relations Oct. 29

10.17.12

UNH is the state’s host site for the sixth annual China Town Hall, an international event that will focus on China’s rapid development and feature Gary Locke, U.S ambassador to the People's Republic of China.

UNH Announces New Economic Index for Lodging Industry

10.17.12

UNH has announced a new quarterly economic index that will help the lodging industry conduct short- and long-range economic planning.

 Managed by the UNH Department of Hospitality Management at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, the Lodging Executive Sentiment Index (LESI) is based on a monthly survey of 20 lodging executives representing companies with more than 2.5 million hotel rooms across lodging segments and geographic regions of the United States -- more than 55 percent of all U.S. rooms.  

UNH Awarded $1.25M for Early Childhood Special Education

10.17.12

The University of New Hampshire has been awarded a five-year federal grant of $1.25 million from the U.S. Department of Education for the Early Childhood Special Education Assistive Technology (SEAT) Project, which will allow UNH to meet the regional workforce needs of highly qualified teachers for children with disabilities through third grade. 

Angel Investor Market in Steady Recovery, UNH Center for Venture Research Finds

10.10.12

Jeffrey SohlThe angel investor market in the first two quarters of 2012 showed signs of steady recovery since the correction in the second half of 2008 and the first half of 2009, with total investments at $9.2 billion, an increase of 3.1 percent over the same period in 2011, according to the Center for Venture Research at UNH. 

Grant Demonstrates Positive Outcomes for Youth with Autism in N.H., Maine

10.10.12

A collaborative study from the universities of New Hampshire and Maine has found that youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) benefitted significantly from a family-centered transition services model, with 90 percent of participants finding employment after high school. 

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