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  • Dan Innis, dean of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, has informed university administrators that he will step down as dean Nov. 1, 2013.  A professor of marketing, Innis came to UNH in 2007. During his tenure as dean he helped secure the college’s largest ever gift of $25 million and oversaw the building and opening of a new business school, the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. 

    “The new business college is already transforming the university’s graduate and undergraduate business education,” said Provost Lisa MacFarlane. “It is a giant step forward for our students, allowing us to expand our capacity in business programs from 1,700 to 2,500 students.  Dean Innis was an integral part of making it happen. We are grateful for his commitment to our students and for his six years of service.”  


  • John and Brad Tatum, 88- and 90-year-old swimmers

    John and Brad Tatum, 88- and 90-year-old swimmers

    It’s one of life’s great inevitabilities: every minute of every day, we’re all getting older. Next week, celebrate aging as the UNH Center on Aging and Community Living and UNH Health Services mark National Active Aging Week with a free screening of the award-winning documentary film “Age of Champions.” The viewing, on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m., is in MUB Theater II; it will be followed by a panel discussion with older active adults. 

    “This is an opportunity to discover...

  • Paul Bradley, ’86, president of ROC USAPaul Bradley talks with community leaders at the 2012 NeighborWorks America Community Leadership Institute in Orlando, Fla.
    Credit: ROC USA/Mike Bullard

    Paul Bradley, ’86, president of ROC USA LLC, has been named the Carsey 2013 Social Innovator of the Year. Bradley will be honored and presented his award at the New Hampshire Social Business and Microfinance Forum Monday, Sept. 30, UNH.

    The Carsey Social Innovator of the Year Award recognizes a New England business leader with a demonstrated commitment to social innovation and business. Social innovators combine the passion and purpose of...

  • Pulitzer Prize winner and author Robert Caro, who has written extensively on the life and presidency of President Lyndon B. Johnson, will give the inaugural Rutman Distinguished Lecture on the American Presidency at UNH Friday, Sept. 27. 

    The lecture "Fifty Years Ago:  John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and November 22, 1963" will be held at 7 p.m. in Richards Auditorium, Murkland Hall. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required due to limited seating capacity. Register at http://cola.unh.edu/history/robert-caro

    “No one has provided a more penetrating, deeply researched, and illuminating portrait of President Lyndon Johnson and the times in which he lived than Robert Caro. His brilliant four-volume study of Johnson's rise to power and LBJ's impact on American...

  • A draft of a policy that addresses kids participating in UNH programs was presented to the PAT Council last week and will be discussed at the monthly meeting of the OS Council today. It will also be shared with other UNH governance groups and councils during the next few months. 

    The draft, titled “UNH Policy for the Protection of Minors” aims to provide a secure environment for children attending university programs. 

    “Adopting and implementing a successful university wide policy is imperative in establishing a safe environment for any youth that are here in our community,” the draft reads.  

    UNH brings upwards of 30,000 youth under the age of 18 to campus each year. Having this many children either in day camps or staying overnight for various sports camps and academic programs requires careful program planning, policy and training for employees and program managers. 

    A working group that includes child safety experts in UNH’s...

  • President Mark Huddleston is one of 10 university presidents who contributed to the 2013-2014 edition of “Presidential Perspectives”, a higher education leadership series, now in its eight year, written by college presidents for college presidents.

    This year's theme, "Elevating Sustainability Through Academic Leadership," addresses how colleges and universities can support environmental stewardship initiatives while incorporating sustainability into their curriculum.


  • students learning t oknit

    In the Thompson School of Applied Science Human Relations 201 class, Mary DeTurk teaches students to knit baby caps. The students have partnered with the New Hampshire Children’s Trust to raise awareness of shaken baby syndrome.

    Students in a general social science course at the Thompson School of Applied Science have aligned with the New Hampshire Children’s Trust to help prevent shaken-baby syndrome – and they’ve taken up hooks and needles to do so. Participating in the Trust’s CLICK for Babies...

  • Larry Hamilton

    Larry Hamilton, professor of sociology and senior fellow at the Carsey Institute

    When BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in April 2010 and released nearly 5 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, UNH researchers responded by sharing their expertise with the government, the media, and the scientific community. On Monday, Sept. 23, they’ll bring their perspectives to the public at the inaugural event of the Faculty Research Excellence Seminar Series. 

    Seminar: Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Monday, Sept. 23, 4 – 6:30 p.m., Squamscott Room, Holloway Commons. A reception will follow.


  • The Issues and Ice Cream discussion series returns Sept. 19 with a conversation about youth and child obesity prevention at 12:30 in MUB rooms 338-340.

    Issues and Ice Cream is a monthly discussion series where UNH and Cooperative Extension faculty, specialists, students and special guests come together to discuss pertinent topics and opportunities for collaboration.

    At the Sept. 19 event, panelists will discuss what has become a critical societal issue, childhood obesity, and what university and statewide partners are doing to help prevent it.

    “Although obesity rates have declined slightly in recent months, there is still a long way to go with families, youth, communities and policies before there is any long-term and sustained changes in obesity rates,” said Debbie Luppold, professor for UNH Cooperative Extension, the sponsor of the event.

    Speakers include Semra Aytur of UNH Health Management and Policy, Cheri White from the New Hampshire Department of...

  • solar systemThis image shows the nearest interstellar gas clouds around the solar system, including the Local Interstellar Cloud (LIC) and G Cloud, along with positions of neighboring stars in the plane of our Milky Way galaxy. The arrow shows the sun's motion relative to neighboring stars....
  • Gov. Maggie Hassan and the Executive Council held their regularly monthly meeting on the UNH campus today and university officials took the opportunity to offer thanks for their work to restore state funding for higher education. The restoration made it possible for UNH to freeze in-state tuition for two years, a move students celebrated at the meeting with a reverse commendation.

    Led by student body president Bryan Merrill, the students shared the commendation for the governor’s work, noting that it was the first time in 25 years there was a tuition freeze.

    “This is a great step in the right direction on what we believe must be an ongoing path towards a stronger University system,” read the commendation. “If our state and our school continue in this direction, this university can be an increasingly powerful driver for a New Hampshire economy and workforce that are both nationally and globally competitive.”

    President Mark Huddleston also addressed the group...

  • Peter Egelston, founder and president of Smuttynose Brewing Co. and the Portsmouth Brewery, will speak at the next meeting of the UNH CEO Forum Thursday, Sept. 19, at 9 a.m. The program begins at 8 a.m. in Huddleston Hall with coffee and networking, with a full breakfast at 8:30 a.m. 

    Egelston grew up in Southern California and earned a degree in Spanish literature at NYU. He went on to teach English as a second language in two New York City schools and was in graduate school when his sister Janet convinced him to join her in founding what is now the oldest brewpub in the Northeast, the Northampton Brewery in Northampton, Mass.

    Egelston and his sister opened the Portsmouth Brewery, the Granite State's first brewpub, in 1991. Two years later the brother and sister opened Smuttynose Brewing Co. Today, Egelston and his partner Joanne Francis are the sole proprietors of Smuttynose and the Portsmouth Brewery, while Egelston’s sister is sole proprietor of the...

  • Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history A special screening of a documentary film based on the book “Letters to Jackie: Condolences From a Grieving Nation” by Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history, will take place on campus Wednesday, Sept. 18. The major documentary produced by TLC involves many A-list actors, including Kirsten Dunst, Anne Hathaway, Laura Linney, and Betty White.

    The screening of the 90-minute film “Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy” will be held at 7 p.m. in MUB Theater II. A discussion with...

  • Sheila McNameeSheila McNamee, communication professor, and UNHSI culture and sustainability faculty fellow, talks about the sustainability. 

    What role do you see the UNH Culture and Sustainability Task Force playing on campus?

    To me the Culture and Sustainability Task Force (CAST)...

  • sustainable horticulture Becky Sideman Becky Sideman, a vegetable and berry specialist with UNH Cooperative Extension, will use cutting edge technology to assist with crop research and classroom teaching.

    During those endless sultry days last June, Rolling Thunder appeared on the crest of the Woodman Horticultural Farm, a facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES) at UNH. This particular expansion of rapidly heated air didn’t break the brutal cycle of humidity, however, as the only thing it has to do with weather is to buffer crops from nature’s extremes and extend the growing season. 

    Rolling Thunder is actually the name of a moveable high tunnel, developed and...