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  • Kenneth M. Johnson, professor of sociology and senior demographer, Carsey Institute, College of Liberal Arts, received a 2013 Faculty Excellence Award.

  • "There isn't an environmental issue that isn't a people issue," contends sociologist Tom Safford.

    That's a critical point for this associate professor whose research focuses on the social aspects of environmental issues, particularly in coastal areas. While other scientists are measuring algal blooms, fecal coliform, or water runoff, Safford is measuring people's perceptions.

    Safford is one of several social scientists on a team of researchers studying the coastal ecosystem in Maine and New Hampshire. Funded by a $6 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, the three-year project investigates factors that affect the health of the coast. The team is assessing natural processes and human activity that cause bacterial outbreaks, beach erosion, and other ecosystem threats. Equally important is how those threats are perceived by decision-makers, the public, and other stakeholders, and how scientific data is used to determine such actions as beach or shellfish bed...

  • Therapy dogs from Pet Partners have become regulars in the Dimond Library during finals week at UNH. Part of the Frazzle Free Finals hosted by the library, the dogs provide a great stress break for students.

  • Effective Jan. 22, 2014, employees will need their 9-digit USNH ID number to log into WISE (Web Information System for Employees - https://wise.unh.edu). Social security numbers will no longer work after that date.

    If you don’t know your USNH ID, log into WISE prior to Jan. 22 using your SSN and navigate to the “Display Your USNH ID” link on the personal information tab.

    You may also find your USNH ID number by visiting IT accounts http://accounts.unh.edu. Click on “Find your ID Number” (listed under login help). If you have difficulty logging into WISE, contact the UNH IT service desk at 2-4242 Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Information employees can access through WISE:

      • ...
  • When some of New Hampshire’s most experienced emergency medical technicians (EMTs) first learned about a tough new national exam they are required to pass, more than a few worried that the strong, steady pulse that had defined their careers was about to flat-line.

    “There were a lot of guys who were very stressed out about the test,” says Shawn Riley, deputy fire chief for Laconia, NH and LRGHealthcare, which serves the Lakes Region, “because they realized if they didn’t pass, it meant a lot of them could lose their jobs.”

    Mary Katherine Lockwood Mary Katherine Lockwood, clinical associate professor...

  • Joyce Stone, a lecturer of biomedical science in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, received a 2013 Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award.

  • Give the gift that shows you really care—one that promotes healthy habits and a healthy lifestyle. If you’re stuck for ideas, Healthy UNH presents its Top 10 healthy gift suggestions:


    1. Yoga Kit

      Interested in yoga? This kit includes everything you might need to give it a try from home – a mat, instructional DVD, yoga ball, and more. 

    2. Travel Salad Container...

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    Number of new CHINS petitions filed, 2008-2013. Source: Carsey Institute at UNH

    Legislative funding cuts to a New Hampshire program designed to help the state’s troubled youths and help curb delinquent behavior and juvenile offenses resulted in a steep drop in the number of Granite State youths served by the program while reports of child maltreatment increased, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at UNH. The research was supported by New Hampshire Kids Count. 

    “As an independent advocate for child well-being, NH Kids Count recognized the negative effects of changes to the New Hampshire Child in Need of Services (CHINS) program. Some children and...

  • A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at 4 p.m. at the Community Church in Durham. The service will conclude with a short outdoor candlelight remembrance.

    Chalres Clark

    Professor emeritus of history Charles E. Clark passed away on Dec. 3, 2013, in Exeter, N.H. For 30 years, Professor Clark served with distinction the Department of History, the College of Liberal Arts, the University of New Hampshire, and the disciplines of history and humanities. He retired in 1997.

    Professor Clark earned a bachelor’s degree at Bates College and a master’s degree in...

  • twin Van Allen Probes

    The twin Van Allen Probes were launched Aug. 30, 2012 into elliptical, near-equatorial orbits around the Earth. Rather than seeing just the well-known two-belt structure, the mission found evidence of the clear three-belt structure portrayed in green in this diagram. Image courtesy of Andy Kale, University of Alberta.

    Researchers from UNH are unraveling the longstanding mysteries of the Van Allen radiation belts that circle Earth, improving predictions of space weather conditions and offering better...

  • The Institute on Disability (IOD) at UNH has been awarded a three-year, $1.08 million contract from New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services to provide training to community mental health centers to support young people with emotional and behavioral challenges.  

    “We have been piloting this work with the mental health centers, and this contract will allow us to work with every center in New Hampshire so they can support youth who struggle with emotional and behavioral challenges,” says JoAnne Malloy, project director of the IOD’s Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education, and Work (RENEW) program. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the state’s Division of Community Based Care Services and the mental health centers to provide this model of support.”   


  • Extension field and state specialists will discuss the health of New Hampshire’s forests at the next UNH Cooperative Extension Issues & Ice Cream discussion Dec. 11 in the MUB, room 338. Ice cream will be served. 

    The campus community is invited to join the discussion from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. to share ideas and hear how Extension is working to ensure New Hampshire’s forests remain healthy. UNH Cooperative Extension partners with citizens, landowners, state agencies, conservation organizations, and communities to care for New Hampshire’s forests and trees.  

    An audience-wide roundtable discussion will follow short presentations on the following topics:

    • Forest health and woodlots

    • Applied research on forest openings and non-native plant...

  • Corey Johnson

    How did you get involved in sustainability at UNH while an undergraduate student?

    My interest and involvement with sustainability at UNH began in a course on global environmental change (ESCI 405) taught by Dr. Cameron Wake and Dr. Tom Kelly. Since then, it has been a pleasure to remain...

  • Alison Watts - Research assistant professor in civil engineering and Sustainability Research Collaboratory faculty scholar

    Alison Watts

    Tell us about the research you do around water.

    I am working on water-related issues at a variety of scales and locations. Locally, I am involved with ...