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UNH ADVANCE Hosts Panel Discussion

05.01.13

facutl yand staff at UNH Advance meetingThe first meeting of the UNH ADVANCE Institutional Transformation program, held April 30, drew a large crowd and praise from panelists outside of the university.  

The National Science Foundation project focuses on strengthening policies and practices to address gender imbalance, particularly in STEM disciplines.

UNH Announces 2013 Granite State Award and Honorary Degree Recipients

04.17.13

For their significant contributions to the state and its people, the Running Nuns from the St. Charles Children’s Home in Rochester, and New Hampshire storyteller Fritz Wetherbee will receive UNH's 2013 Granite State Award.

The awards will be presented during commencement Saturday, May 18, 2013. Also being recognized are Gov. Margaret Wood “Maggie” Hassan, commencement speaker Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere ‘82, and former chairman of the University System of New Hampshire board of trustees Andrew Lietz, all of whom will receive honorary degrees.

UNH Historian’s Book about JFK’s Assassination to Become Major Documentary

04.13.13

The book “Letters to Jackie: Condolences From a Grieving Nation” by Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history, will be made into a major documentary film produced by TLC and involving many A-list actors, including Kirsten Dunst, Anne Hathaway, Laura Linney, and Betty White.

EDUC 556: Mentoring Adolescents with Disabilities

04.02.13

Georgia Kerns knew that the idea of developing a course on mentoring adolescents with disabilities was a good one. At any one time during the last few years, she has had three, four, five undergraduates volunteering on their own to work with middle school and high students who have special needs.

This semester, the third that Kerns has taught EDUC 556, “Mentoring adolescents with disabilities in the transition to work,” four of the 19 students taking the course have a disability.

Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere '82 to Give Commencement Address

03.27.13

Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere, the Army's deputy chief of staff for intelligence, will deliver UNH's 2013 commencement speech Saturday, May 18. 

Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere '82 is UNH Commencement Speaker

03.27.13

Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere, the Army's deputy chief of staff for intelligence will deliver the commencement speech at UNH Saturday, May 18, 2013. 

The Sustainability Institute At a Glance

03.06.13

When people hear ‘Sustainability Institute’ they may think of such initiatives as single-stream recycling that aims to make waste disposal so simple everyone will do it, or the energy watch challenge that has students vying to out-save their peers in energy consumption for their dorm or residence.  

But behind these moves there stands a philosophy and a plan of action that is bigger, broader, than the goals of recycling and energy use at UNH.  

UNH Researchers Contribute to First Sequence of Lamprey Genome

02.27.13

Sea lamprey. Credit: Mike Ross, UNH Photographic Services 

President Testifies on Capitol Hill in Support of Charitable Tax Deductions

02.20.13

President Mark W. Huddleston testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means earlier today at a hearing on tax reform and charitable contributions where he stressed to lawmakers the importance of charitable giving to higher education.

Heart Health: Automated External Defibrillators on Campus

02.13.13

 February is American Heart Month, making this an apt time to remind people about automated external defibrillators (AEDs), how to use them, and where they are located on campus. During a recent incident at the Hamel Rec Center, staff members used an AED and CPR to revive a student who collapsed while running on the treadmill.

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