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  • UNH announces the 2013-2014 Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series “Health and Freedom in the Balance: Exploring the Tensions among Public Health, Individual Liberty, and Governmental Authority,” which will examine the intersection of public health policies and individual freedom.

    “Quarantines, vaccinations, and municipal hygiene are respected tools in the public health arsenal. Invasions of bodily integrity, privacy, and freedom of movement are resultant consequences to these protective efforts,” according to Sidore series organizers Marion Girard Dorsey, associate professor of history, and Rosemary Caron, associate professor of health management and policy.

    “The clash of the needs of public health and the boundaries of personal freedom has occurred throughout history and will continue to occur based on the public health threats anticipated in the 21st century. The intersections between the past and present and the authoritative issues raised by these events warrant...

  • child looking through magnifiying glass Touch a prehistoric sea creature, drive a remotely operated vehicle, or tour a new state-of-the-art research ship at the Ocean Discovery Day Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Formerly Know the Coast Day, Ocean Discovery Day brings UNH research to life with hands-on fun and education for families at two locations, the Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory on the UNH campus in Durham and UNH’s Judd Gregg Marine Research Complex in New Castle. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

    The day’s activities kick off at 9:30 a.m. with a homeporting ceremony for NOAA’s new coastal mapping ship the ...

  • Kicking off the fall series and following on the heels of Portsmouth’s annual Fish and Lobster Festival is the first fall science café on the topic of North Atlantic fish stocks and long-term human trends at the Portsmouth Brewery Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at 6 p.m.  The fall 2013 science café series, hosted by UNH, NH EPSCoR, and the Portsmouth Brewery, explores topics related to the sustainability of food.

    The Science Café, hosted by UNH faculty member Cameron Wake, provides a unique opportunity for Seacoast residents to feed their minds with contemporary science in the relaxed atmosphere of a pub. The discussions, which are free and open to all, are held once a month on Wednesday evenings in the Portsmouth Brewery’s Jimmy LaPanza Lounge from 6-8 pm. Doors open at 5 p.m. for food and drinks.

    Sept. 18: Long-Term Human Trends on North Atlantic Fish Stocks
    Presented by Jeff Bolster and Jaime Cournane
    Bolster is a professor of history at...

  • Donna Marie Sorrentino, director of Affirmative Action and Equity; Jim Piet, N.H. Vocational Rehabilitation; President Mark Huddleston; and Gov. Maggie HassanDonna Marie Sorrentino, director of Affirmative Action and Equity;...
  • UNH Manchester was among 18 New England college campuses recently selected for an EPA sub-grant. 

    Northern New England Campus Compact, a coalition of nearly 60 college and university presidents across New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont, has awarded the grants to develop academic programs that will address some of the region’s most pressing environmental issues. 

    Through this two-year initiative, campuses will partner with community organizations to embed sustainable environmental projects into a range of academic courses. Students will learn about environmental stewardship while providing immediate services such as water quality monitoring as well as studying ways to mitigate climate change....

  • The UNH Lodging Executives Sentiment Index (LESI) increased slightly in July, remaining essentially flat at 65.8 from 65.3 in June 2013.

    “These results represent lodging executives’ positive sentiment of the present general business conditions for their properties, which increased 2.1 on the sentiment scale. However they were less optimistic about general business conditions 12 months in the future. Future business conditions influenced the LESI by the 1.1 decline in expectations about room reservations over the same 12-month period. Some lodging executives were concerned that occupancy has flattened with a decline in business traveler activity,” said Nelson Barber, associate professor of hospitality management, who manages the index. 

    Twenty six percent of lodging executives indicated current business conditions were good, an decrease from 28 percent last period, while 74 percent indicated conditions were normal, up from 66 percent during the same period. No...

  • With the onset of the new school year, the employee clinic at Health Services has returned to its Monday-through-Friday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. schedule. Care is also available during Health Services’ regular hours 

    The clinic, which opened in February 2012, is staffed by board certified physicians and nurse practitioners. Services include routine medical care for illnesses and injuries, lab tests, x-rays and $5 generic prescriptions as well as a number of non-prescription medications at reduced cost....

  • Tom KelleyHow did UNH first become committed to being a sustainable learning community?

    Sustainability at UNH began with the grassroots leadership of faculty, students, and staff, which lead to the establishment of the Sustainability Academy (formerly the Office of Sustainability Program and the University Office of Sustainability) as an endowed, university-wide program in 1997. UNH has always recognized its unique responsibility to the state and region. Its commitment to sustainability extends this vision to future generations and to national and international issues as the university undertakes the purposeful reform of its cultural and ecological relationships with the broader world in a manner consistent with sustaining the foundations of human development.

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  • Athletics is asking faculty and staff to join students in voting for UNH as the school with the most college spirit and loyal fan base to help win the national Spirit Cup award, which includes $10,000 toward the general scholarship fund. 

    Wildcat fans can register at https://www.facebook.com/collegecolorsday/app_272638222877985. After placing a vote, fans will have the opportunity to win prizes and discounts through an instant win game, view and submit photos to the College Colors Day fan photo gallery, and download a custom Facebook cover photo promoting UNH for College Colors Day. 

    “We want to encourage all students, alumni, staff, and fans to...

  • Patrice MacNevin, a financial support specialist in the Academic Affairs Business Service Center, passed away suddenly Aug. 12 in Concord, as a result of an auto accident. She had worked at UNH for 13 years.

    An advocate of education, MacNevin received an MBA from Plymouth State College in 2012 and had started the process of getting her PhD. She began playing the flute around the age of 50 and agreed to be interviewed about her new interest for Campus Journal in 2007. You can read the story here.

    She is survived by her husband, Scott MacNevin, a son Dylan MacNevin and a brother Philip Quinn. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Cocheco Valley Humane Society, 262 County Farm Road, Dover, NH 03820.

    A full obituary that ran in Foster’s Daily Democrat and is available...

  • People in end-stage kidney failure in need of a kidney transplant are much less likely to be placed on a waiting list for a new kidney or to actually receive a new kidney once on the list if they are unemployed or work part time, according to new collaborative research from UNH. 

    “There is a strong negative association between a patient’s unemployment and the likelihood of being placed on a waiting list for a kidney transplant, and once on the waiting list, the likelihood of receiving a transplant,” says Robert Woodward, the Forrest D. McKerley Endowed Chair in Health Economics at UNH.

    The researchers found that patients who are retired and/or disabled, working part time, or working full time are much more likely to be placed on a transplant waiting list than unemployed patients. They also are more likely to receive a transplant once placed on the list than unemployed...

  • UNH recently signed a license with Avalon Promotions to produce the UNH Wildcat Plate, a copyrighted image developed by Healthy UNH and UNH Dining Services. 

    In 2010 the USDA created its Dietary Guidelines for Americans to remind people to think about food choices in leading a healthier lifestyle. With permission from the USDA, Healthy UNH and Dining Services adapted these guidelines and developed an image to guide patrons in making healthy food choices in the dining halls. The newly developed image was reformatted and placed on high-quality melamine plates that can withstand multiple industrial dishwasher use and are used in UNH dining halls today.

    “Avalon Promotions is excited to be a partner in the first UNH license of its kind for commercializing the UNH Wildcat Plate,” said Glenn Chase, owner of Avalon Promotions. “This venture is also a first for Avalon Promotions. Although we have been a vendor at UNH for many years, this will be the first time we’ll...

  • green bubbleJoan Walton, Green Bubble, 7" x 9.5" x 8"

    Three new exhibitions featuring sculptures by regional ceramicists, still life paintings from 19th and 20th century American artists, and a new installation of public sculpture will be on view at the Museum of Art beginning Aug. 28. A reception for “Touch the Earth,” “Caught up with Reality,” and “Wendy Klemperer: Release and Restrainttakes place Thursday, Sept. 5, from 6-8 p.m.

    The Museum of Art and its programs are open to the pubic free of charge.

    “Touch the Earth”

    Works of art that comment on the regional diversity of the landscape, from beaches, forests, and deserts to the residue of urban development, art the focus of “...

  • Naomi Crystal ’11G conducting research.

    Naomi Crystal ’11G conducts research on the effectiveness of post-exercise ice baths in Robert Kertzer Exercise Physiology Laboratory. Credit: Amy Davies.

    Dunking in a tub of ice water after exercise – a surprisingly popular post-workout regimen used by athletes to reduce inflammation and speed recovery – is time consuming and bone-achingly painful. New research from UNH finds that it may not be effective, either. 

    In a study published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, researchers report that research subjects who engaged in post-exercise cryotheraphy, or...

  • Mt. Hunter plateau in Denali National Park, AlaskaUNH, Dartmouth College, UMaine ice core drill site on the Mt. Hunter plateau in Denali National Park, Alaska. The drill site is in the middle of the photograph, just left of the sun-shade line on the snow and a mile from UNH scientist Cameron Wake in the foreground. Peaks from left to right are Mt. Foraker, Mt. Hunter, and Denali. Photo by Seth Campbell-UMaine.

    In an effort to chronicle 1,000 years of regional climatic history, UNH scientists Cameron Wake and Elizabeth Burakowski spent late spring 2013 in Alaska’s Denali National Park as part of a collaborative UNH, Dartmouth...