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Carsey Director Search Announced


Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the creation of a search committee for the new director of the Carsey Institute. This is the first step in the important process to recruit, review, and recommend candidates for the next director.  The goal is to appoint someone to continue and expand on the excellent leadership provided by Interim Director Bruce Mallory and Mil Duncan prior to Mallory’s appointment.  

The search committee includes: 

Rosemary Caron, associate professor of health management and policy

NSF Grant Will Create Network to Prepare Roads, Bridges for Changing Climate



On very high tides along the New Hampshire coast, this causeway is almost submerged, illustrating the importance of infrastructure engineers to collaborate with climate scientists.
Credit: Steve Miller, Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. 

UNH Receives Outstanding Community Tree Farm Award


tree measuring

Steve Eisenhaure, land use coordinator in UNH’s Woodlands and Natural Areas Office, measures a white pine at UNH’s Woodman Farm. Credit: Victoria Forester Courtland, UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

Irving Oil President Discusses North American Energy Trends at CEO Forum Oct. 11


The president of Irving Oil will discuss the changing energy landscape in North America, with particular focus on oil and gas and the refining business, at the next meeting of the UNH CEO Forum. 

The event will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. The program begins at 8 a.m. in Huddleston Hall with coffee and networking, with a full breakfast at 8:30 a.m. 

UNH to Study Great Lakes Archaeological Sites via Satellite


Researchers from UNH have been awarded funds from NASA’s Space Archaeology program to investigate the transition of indigenous hunter-gatherer cultures in the U.S. Great Lakes region to agricultural-based communities prior to European contact between AD 1200-1600.  

Siobhan Senier Begins Full Term Hayes Chair


This story first appeared in the fall 2012 Center for Humanities newsletter.

Visiting Scholar Discusses “The Origin of the Elements” at UNH Oct. 18


Wick HaxtonWick Haxton, professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar at UNH, will peer back to the first instants following the Big Bang to discuss “The Origin of the Elements” in a public lecture Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. The lecture, at 4 p.m. in Parsons N104, is co-sponsored by the physics department and the UNH Beta of New Hampshire chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. 

Safety Training Pays Off: Fire Extinguisher Training Testimonial


On June 29, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety sponsored live fire extinguisher training for the UNH community.  One of the 153 people who participated had to put that training into use at home:

“I wanted to let you know that I attended the fire extinguisher training at UNH on June 29. I went because I’d always wanted to know what it was like to use one, without having to use one. It sounded like fun. The training was well done and I appreciated the opportunity. You made it very easy to attend.  

Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes Summary Sept. 10, 2012


I.  Roll – The following senators were absent:  Fagerberg, Kazura, Scherr, and Simos.  Guests were John Aber, Terri Winters and Sonic Woytonik.

NSF Grants of $947,000 Help UNH Professor Boost Ethanol Efficiency


 Xiaowei Teng, assistant professor of chemical engineering, has received two National Science Foundation grants totaling nearly $1 million to improve the efficiency of ethanol oxidation fuel cell reactions.  

“With these grants, we’re trying to promote ethanol as a future renewable fuel in the power generation industry,” says Teng. “Our research tries to target the most efficient way to burn it.”  

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