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Buddies without Borders Pairs International and American Students


Sambid Wasti and Amanda Ogden

Sambid Wasti and Amanda Ogden eating lunch during a Buddies without Borders meeting.

SHARPP Receives $162,000 Anonymous Donation


UNH’s Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP) has received donations in the past. The largest amount was a generous $1,000--until now. 

Just before winter break, the UNH Foundation received a $162,000 check from an anonymous donor who asked that the money be given to SHARPP for use in creating “an environment more inclusive towards male victims” of sexual violence.   

IT's Scott Valcourt Honored by Gov. Maggie Hassan


Scott Valcourt, UNH IT’s director of strategic technology, received an award from the governor last week for overseeing the completion of a project that brought 865 miles of fiber optic cable to New Hampshire residents through Network New Hampshire Now.

And while the nod from Gov. Maggie Hassan is appreciated, Valcourt says he’s apt to benefit from the project as much as anyone.

UNH Receives $1 Million Gift for Need-Based Scholarships


A new $1 million endowed scholarship fund at UNH will provide financial support every year to as many as 20 students from New Hampshire. Established by Michael Pilot ’84 and his wife Yvonne Tuberty Pilot ’84, the Pilot Scholarship Fund reflects the Pilots’ commitment to making sure deserving students get an opportunity to attend college—just as Mike Pilot himself once did.

New Logo Unveiled During Hockey Game


There was more blue and white than usual at the men’s hockey game Saturday night. That’s when UNH’s new logo was officially unveiled. The new symbol was prominently displayed on the doors and the floor of the Whittemore Center-- and on dozens of volunteers who wore T-shirts bearing the blue and white logo.

First Student Art Sale Set for Dec. 5


If you’re looking for handmade gifts for the holidays, don’t miss the first  annual student art sale Thursday, Dec. 5, from 1-6 p.m., at the Paul Creative Arts Center. 

Zercher to Become CEPS Associate Dean


Professor of chemistry Chuck Zercher, current chair of the chemistry department, has been named associate dean for academic affairs for CEPS, announced CEPS Dean Samuel Mukasa. Zercher’s appointment is effective January 1, 2014. He replaces current associate dean P.T. Vasudevan, who has also been serving as interim senior vice provost for academic affairs for the university, a role he will assume full-time at the start of 2014. 

Food Donations Down; Help Cornucopia Fill Thanksgiving Baskets


During the 2012 Thanksgiving holiday, the Cornucopia Food Pantry provided 240 food baskets for those in need. They do it every year, three times a year, thanks to the generosity of supporting organizations and members of the UNH community.

This year, however, some of those partners are struggling to get their own donations. As a result, places like the N.H. Food Bank will not be able to help Cornucopia in the capacity it has in the past.

Professor Wins Top Prizes from American Historical Association for ‘The Mortal Sea’


W. Jeffrey Bolster, professor of history, has won the American Historical Association’s 2013 Albert J. Beveridge Prize and 2013 James Rawley Prize in Atlantic History for his book “The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail” (Harvard University Press, 2012).  

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