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  • 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...

  • 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.”  

    Innis...

  • 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...