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UNH Researcher Receives NFL Charities Grant to Advance Work on Football Equipment


Erik Swartz

Erik Swartz, associate professor of athletic training. Credit: Jeremy Mayhew.

CHHS Dean Search Committee Named; Search Underway


Provost John Aber has announced the members of a search committee who will recruit and appoint a dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Neil Vroman is serving as interim dean.

The search committee includes:

Heather Barber, Kinesiology

Rosemary Caron, Health Management and Policy

Pamela DiNapoli,  Nursing

Dan Innis (co-chair), WSBE, Dean

Jerry Marx, Social Work

Amy Plante, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Josephine Porter, Institute for Health Policy and Practice

Saving a Piece of American Music History


A few weeks ago, associate professor of music Robert Eshbach found out that the house that belonged to Charles Ives (American composer, 1874-1954) was about to be sold and possibly torn down. He couldn’t stand by as this great piece of American history was lost.

UNH Researcher Investigates Character Development with $1.1 Million Templeton Grant


A UNH professor is among a group of researchers who will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the worldwide essay contest the Laws of Life Essay Contest to determine if the project, sponsored by the Templeton Foundation, has a lasting impact on participants.

Victoria Banyard, professor of psychology, will join researchers at Sewanee University and Marquette University to conduct the study, which has been funded by a more than $1.1 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to Sewanee University.

New England Fall Astronomy Festival Brings the Moon and the Stars to UNH Sept. 21 - 22


UNH ObservatoryAstronomers of all ages and experiences will gather at UNH for lectures, demonstrations, games, crafts and, of course, observing, at the second annual New England Fall Astronomy Festival Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

Health Questionnaire – Get A Comprehensive Picture Of Your Health Status*


Take just 20 minutes to find out how healthy you are and you’ll be rewarded with a $50 Visa gift card for taking steps to improve your health and well-being.

Earn your reward by completing the Harvard Pilgrim health questionnaire between Sept. 12 and Oct.15. You’ll gain valuable information about your health and lifestyle, and be able to identify areas for improvement. You’ll receive an immediate, easy-to-read summary profile, and information on what you can do to reduce risks by changing specific health behaviors.

New Faculty Members


College of Liberal Arts

  • Maya Abtahian, UNH:  English
  • Eliani Benaion-Basile, UNH:  Languages, Literatures & Cultures
    • Bentley University, Worcester State University, Assumption College, Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University
  • Mary Berguin, UNH:  English/ESL               
    • Abu Dhabi men's college, University of Strasbourg, St.

NSF Awards $450,000 to UNH, Conductive Compounds Inc. for Solar Panel Innovation


UNH researchers and Conductive Compounds Inc. in Hudson recently received $450,000 from the National Science Foundation to help produce more conductive and cost-effective solar panels. The three-year grant, under the GOALI (Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry) program, will support the engineering of nanoparticles of silver suitable for screen-printing onto photovoltaic (PV) solar panels.

Policy Changes for Getting Keys


UNH Facilities is instituting key issue policy and procedure changes within the next few weeks that will affect the way keys are requested on campus.  These changes will lead to a paperless streamlined system allowing designated “key requestors” to request keys online through the Facilities database FAMIS. 

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