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  • I.  Roll – The following senators were absent: Bromberg, Caron, Guo, Harkless, Kalinowski, Morgan, Onosko, Scherr, Shore, Simos, Tenczar,  A guest was Lisa MacFarlane. 

    II.  Remarks by and questions to the provost – The provost welcomed the senators and wished them all a year of optimism and possibility.  She shared some ideas on the university’s Strategic Plan, beginning with reference to the 1862 Morrill Act, which assumed that a broadly, liberally educated population will be more civically engaged.  This continuing philosophy shapes the research mission, the teaching mission, and the engagement mission of this university.  The new initiatives from the provost’s office this year will be on the following items currently of great importance to the university president:  advancement, research and commercialization, stabilizing enrollments,...

  • Story contributed by Carmen Garcia de la Rasilla, associate professor of Spanish

    Who said that imaginary places exist only on the pages of books? Don Quixote demonstrates that on any road one may find giants disguised as windmills, fantastic medieval castles or strange caves where our past, although buried, is still alive. Travel and imagination, if they're different things, are the two key ingredients to live out the fantastic and the wonderful and even the impossible.

    With this quixotic formula in mind, a group of UNH students and I set out to travel in Spain last spring. We visited some of that land's most important cultural enclaves spanning from prehistory to the present, engaged in direct contact with masterpieces of art and literature, and attended a number of wonderful concerts and performances.

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  • Maybe you want to quit smoking, or would like a little help figuring out how to best manage your money. Or, maybe you’re looking to have some fun. You can find information on all three and more with the online Wellness Resource Guide, sponsored by Healthy UNH.

    It’s easy to find what you’re looking for; you can search by the more than 150 program names, by topic, department, or participant (faculty, staff, community member, i.e.).

    Topics include financial wellness, fitness, health education, health screening, holistic care, medical services, mental health, nutrition, sexual health, tobacco cessation, and general wellness.

    New this year is the addition of information on how to access services once you find the program you’re looking...

  • An extensive analysis of New Hampshire child support guidelines by UNH has resulted in a substantial change in how child support is calculated in the Granite State. 

    The UNH researchers recommended that the state adopt the income shares model for calculating child support. The idea behind the income shares model is that a child should receive the same amount of financial support had the family remained intact. Under the new formula, the incomes of each parent are combined to determine the total amount that would have been spent on the child, and each parent’s contribution toward child support is allotted based on that joint income figure. 

    Previously, one parent was assessed a percentage of his or her income to provide to the other parent, regardless of the other parent’s income, even if the parent receiving the child support actually made more than the parent providing the support. 

    The new child support guidelines went into effect July 1, 2013....

  • In a 163-year-old mill is Manchester's newest business resource, a center for innovation and possibility. Here, entrepreneurs and business leaders tap into the energy and expertise of students eager to learn and build their portfolio. For those with start-up fever or even serial-entrepreneurs, the Emerging Technology Center at UNH Manchester is the place to be.

    Launched in April 2013, the Emerging Technology Center (ETC) at UNH Manchester is an extension of the college experience for students and a resource for start-ups, small businesses, and established firms in need...

  • Health Services has been awarded national accreditation for the fifth consecutive time by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Status as an accredited organization means UNH Health Services has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of accreditation providing the highest quality of care to its patients/clients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all that undergo the rigorous on-site survey process are granted accreditation. The accreditation runs for three years. 

    “The process of meeting the accreditation standards is a team effort that helps make all of us at Health Services accountable to our students, staff, and faculty,” said Kevin Charles, assistant vice president for student and academic services and executive director of Health Services. “Accreditation provides an important set of objective standards for a health program to...

  • A workshop co-hosted by the New Hampshire Farm to School program at UNH's Sustainability Institute aims to bring the region’s growing local food movement to its youngest eaters. On Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, the Northeast Farm to Preschool Forum brings together farmers, preschool providers, parents and others in Dublin for a full-day forum to learn about bringing joy to early childhood through agriculture.

    Northeast Farm to Preschool Forum

  • The UNH Lodging Executives Sentiment Index (LESI) surged to 78.1 in August 2013 from 65.8 in July 2013, fueled by strong business conditions and a more positive employment outlook.

    “These results represent lodging executives’ strong and positive sentiments of the present general business conditions for their properties, which increased 8.7 on the sentiment scale, combined with a strong sentiment about general business conditions 12 months in the future, which increased by 16.0,” said Nelson Barber, associate professor of hospitality management, who manages the index. 

    “This robust increase in sentiment was also evident at a recent lodging conference where attendees all stated a near unanimous sense of confidence in the current and future state of the hotel industry,” Barber said. 

    Forty-four percent of lodging executives indicated current business conditions were good, an increase from 26 percent last period, while 56 percent indicated conditions were...

  • MIcheal WelchHow can people be more sustainable with their IT choices and behavior?

    We can start by making informed choices when considering computer purchases. We consume fewer resources and create less waste by upgrading existing computers and buying fewer devices. When buying new, plan to keep your computer longer by choosing a model that can be easily upgraded, and get the most energy efficient options you can afford.  Buy computers and IT services from vendors who espouse green computing practicesRecycle your old electronics properly

    In everyday use of computers, turn off screens if you aren't actively using...

  • The state of New Hampshire experienced the largest increase in child poverty of any state in the country from 2011 to 2012, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at UNH.
     
    After having the lowest child poverty in the nation for more than a decade, New Hampshire no longer holds this distinction with a 2012 child poverty rate of 15.6 percent, an increase of 3.6 percentage points from 2011 when the child poverty rate was 12 percent. This...
  • To be competitive in the 21st century workplace, high school students today need to acquire strong computational skills and be able to connect and apply academic content to real-world challenges. UNH has been awarded a $750,000 five-year grant from the National Science Foundation EPSCoR program to develop a pilot project for students in the state’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) centers.

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  • Employees who have a sense of unjustified entitlement are more likely to say that their bosses are abusive and mistreat them than their less entitlement-minded coworkers, according to new research from UNH. 

    The research was conducted by Paul Harvey, associate professor of organizational behavior at UNH, and his research colleagues Kenneth Harris from Indiana University Southeast, William Gillis from the University of South Alabama, and Mark Martinko from the University of Queensland. It is presented in The Leadership Quarterly journal in the forthcoming article “Abusive Supervision and the Entitled Employee.” 

    The researchers found that employees who had higher levels of entitlement were more likely to claim their managers were abusive. The researchers also found that when they compared the responses of employees supervised by the same manager, entitled employees were more likely to report higher levels of abuse from their managers, even when their less-...

  • UNH Manchester will offer a free lecture and film series titled “Family Matters.” The series will explore the challenges NH families face as they negotiate the realities of everyday life. Through lectures, panel discussions, and films, the series examines key issues including education, immigration, addiction, and violence.

    “Family Matters” will feature leaders from a variety of public, private, non-profit, and community organizations who will create a safe, respectful, and welcoming forum for productive conversation about these topics. Through discussion and dialogue, series participants will explore best practices for addressing these challenges.

    This series begins in October and runs through December and is free and open to the public. Funding is provided by the Saul O Sidore Memorial Foundation. All lectures in the series will be held in the 3rd floor auditorium.

    Free parking is available after 5:30 p.m. in Arm’s Lot, behind UNH Manchester. Events will be...

  • Jessica Veysey

    Jessica Veysey, a student in UNH’s natural resources and Earth system science Ph.D. program, received the Switzer Environmental Fellowship. Credit: Courtesy of Jessica Veysey.

    Graduate student Jessica Veysey has received the Switzer Environmental Fellowship, a program of the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation that recognizes the achievements of environmental leaders and their potential to drive positive change.

    Vesey, from Pepperell, Mass. and Newmarket, is a doctoral candidate in the natural resources and Earth system science Ph.D. program. She was one of 22...

  • Did you know that UNH Media Relations has several Twitter feeds where you can find out about UNH news?

    UNH Media Relations works with local, regional and national media to tell the university's stories and connect journalists with faculty experts. It disseminates news releases to members of the media and responds to media inquiries.

    Our main Twitter feed is @UNHNews. We post a lot of great information here, including all of our news releases. For those interested in news about the social sciences at UNH, follow @UNHSocialSci. And if you’re interested in the hard sciences at UNH, follow @UNHScience. Campus Journal also has its own Twitter feed, @UNHCJ. Never miss another CJ story.

    We’re always interested in learning about what is going on at UNH. To learn more about what kinds of stories we write and where our news is disseminated, visit http://www.unh.edu/news/getting-the-word...