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UNH: LESI Increases Despite Flat Future Outlook


The UNH Lodging Executives Sentiment Index (LESI) for the current period ending December 2013 remained relatively flat at 80.8 from 80.0 in November 2013. Overall the index was down during this period for present business conditions while future business conditions increased.

Carsey Institute: 39 Percent of Unemployed Americans Are Seeking Work for Six-Plus Months


Thirty-nine percent of unemployed Americans are experiencing long-term unemployment in the wake of the 2008 recession, which is more than double the percent unemployed more than six months but actively seeking work in 2007, according to new research about trends in long-term unemployment since the recession from the Carsey Institute at UNH. 

UNH Stormwater Center Awarded Nearly $1M from EPA for Philadelphia Green Infrastructure Project

Tom Ballestero, director of UNH’s Stormwater Center

Tom Ballestero, director of UNH’s Stormwater Center, in Philadelphia for the announcement of a major EPA grant to address water management issues

Film Screening, Discussion Looks at Water, Climate and Winter Jan. 28

ice climber

The UNH Discovery Program is sponsoring a free screening of acclaimed film “Chasing Ice,” followed by a panel discussion with faculty on wat

UNH Hosts Corporate Governance Event About B Corporations Feb. 4


UNH will host “To B or Not To B: Are Benefit Corporations the Corporate Governance Architecture of the 21st century?”

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2013. The event, which includes workshops, a keynote address and a panel discussion, will focus on how benefit corporations, commonly known as B corporations, may provide a new model for corporate governance. 

President Mark Huddleston Attends White House Summit on Improving Access to Higher Education


President Mark W. Huddleston was one of 100 college and university presidents and 40 leaders from nonprofits, foundations, state governments, and the private sector attending a White House summit on expanding college opportunity Jan. 16, 2014. 

The daylong event with President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and senior administration officials highlighted more than 100 commitments made by the attending organizations to help low-income students enroll in college and ensure they succeed once they get there. 

UNH Integrates Nationally Recognized Anti-Bullying Program into Graduate Education Program


In the United States, it is estimated that a child is bullied every seven minutes. 

Now future teachers graduating from UNH’s graduate education program will enter their first classrooms better prepared to prevent bullying by focusing on creating civility and empathy. This spring, UNH is offering the new course “The Courage to Care: Teaching Empathy in the Classroom,” which is based on the university’s nationally recognized anti-bullying program for middle schools.

Passings: Emery Pierre Booska


Emery Pierre Booska, 80, former assistant dean of administration for the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, died Jan.12, 2014

In 1967, he moved his family to Durham, and began his fulfilling career at the University of New Hampshire. While at UNH, Booska served and chaired numerous committees. He retired in 2001. His professional honors include, among others, the Distinguished Pink Triangle Award, UNH Presidential Award of Excellence, Professional Administrative and Technical Staff (PAT) Outstanding Service Award.

Map NH Health Brings the State's Health Future Into Focus


What will the state of New Hampshire's health be in the next two decades, and how should we meet the healthcare needs of our residents? MapNH Health, a new project of the NH Citizens Health Initiative and the Institute for Health Policy and Practice at UNH, will help frame these two important questions and more.

Wilcox Industries Founder Speaks at UNH CEO Forum Jan. 23

Jim Teetzel

Jim Teetzel, founder of Wilcox Industries, will speak at the next meeting of the UNH CEO Forum Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.

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