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For Staff Psychologist, Work Is A Passion


It doesn’t take long into a conversation with Szu-Hui Lee to know she is the kind of person who is good at accomplishing things. Many things.  A senior staff psychologist at the UNH Counseling Center, Lee specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy to treat anxiety disorders.

The treatment is goal-oriented, often resulting in reducing symptoms quickly in cases, for example, of individuals who are dealing with general anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, or social phobia. It is a method, she says, that suits her personality.

Dining Services Recipients of First Disability Commission Award


For Dining Services, it’s about more than just the food. Accessibility, comfort and inclusion are as important to their mission as their culinary offerings. Proof of that comes with receipt of the first Annual Disability Commission Award from the President’s Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities. 

The award, presented Tuesday, Feb. 25, reads: “For fostering understanding of the issues and for building a community of inclusive excellence that has raised awareness through insight and action increasing opportunity and access for people with disabilities.”

Scientists Reveal Cosmic Roadmap to Galactic Magnetic Field


Scientists on NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission, including a team leader from UNH, report that recent, independent measurements have validated one of the mission’s signature findings—a mysterious "ribbon" of energy and particles at the edge of our solar system that appears to be a directional “roadmap in the sky” of the local interstellar magnetic field.

UNH Among Top Peace Corps Volunteer-Producing Schools in 2014


 Rebecca Keyes

Rebecca Keys, a UNH alumna serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines, with students.

Five Priorities Identified by President During 2014 State of the University Address


Five overarching priorities identified in its 2010 strategic plan will help to steel the University of New Hampshire against the looming challenges that continue to threaten higher education, President Mark W. Huddleston said during his State of the University address delivered Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.

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.

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